It breaks my heart that I am not able to post condolences to his talk page.
I wanted to say so much about what he did for people behind the scenes, how
he kept this forum moderated and open for discussion after arbcom closed
down the gender gap project, and how when he talked, the ideas rushed out
of him as if he knew how little time he had, and could overcome mortality
itself in order to accomplish them, but in the end, there are no words,
there are no words.
Good news, the WMF grant has now been approved! This gives the
community a modest prize fund of $600 for photographers sharing new
LGBT+ visually themed photographs on Commons which then get to
Featured Picture status either on Commons or one of the 43 different
language Wikipedias with Featured Picture processes.
There were a couple of areas to be tightened up before the competition
starts, refer to the grant page for details and feel free to chip in
with further questions (or to share ideas for possible answers).
If you would like to help out with this competition, either as an
experienced helper for photographers new to the Featured Pictures
process, a writer to propose a couple of central notices and list
announcements, or would like to help me and Funcrunch with checking
that nominations are appropriately "visually LGBT+ themed", drop me an
email in confidence (it may take me a while to get back to you as I'm
travelling over the coming week).
P.S. crossposting to GenderGap as I know a lot of LGBT+ and those
interested in helping with improving this type of diversity of content
and quality hang out here. :-)
These are mostly TL:DR and not tailored specifically to online
communities, but are mainly valuable for their overviews
"DARVO stands for "Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender." The
perpetrator or offender may Deny the behavior, Attack the individual doing
the confronting, and Reverse the roles of Victim and Offender such that the
perpetrator assumes the victim role and turns the true victim -- or the
whistle blower -- into an alleged offender. This occurs, for instance, when
an actually guilty perpetrator assumes the role of "falsely accused" and
attacks the accuser's credibility or even blames the accuser of being the
perpetrator of a false accusation."
"The term "Institutional Betrayal" refers to wrongdoings perpetrated by an
institution upon individuals dependent on that institution, including
failure to prevent or respond supportively to wrongdoings by
individual"..."Victims, perpetrators, and witnesses may display betrayal
blindness in order to preserve relationships, institutions, and social
systems upon which they depend."
*Tactics against sexual harassment: the role of backfire*"...if an action
is perceived as unjust and information about it is communicated to
receptive audiences, it has the capacity to cause outrage and consequently
backfire on the perpetrator. Perpetrators regularly use five types of
tactics to inhibit outrage: (1) cover-up of the action; (2) devaluation of
the target; (3) reinterpretation of the events; (4) use of official
channels to give the appearance of justice; and (5) intimidation and
bribery of targets, witnesses and others"
"A button to report harassment"
This is ties in to the Citron speech Q&A on "precision in recall": or "a
rule that was very easy for people who are harassed to report that
harassment, but it also enabled people to use reporting harassment...to
harass other people."...and "we’re making a place where you can safely
report harassment, and somebody will turn around and well, now somebody is
going to in a very hidden place, report that I’m harassing them, and you
know, work against me..."
Now on Wikisource:
Any German-speakers on this list? This looks like a goldmine of lost
From: Bettina Wagner <Bettina.Wagner(a)bsb-muenchen.de>
Date: Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 6:06 AM
Subject: Writing Culture in Southern German Women*s Convents
*Writing Culture in Southern German Women's Convents*
'Writing Culture in Southern German Women's Convents' was the focus of a
project funded from September 2008 until May 2012 by the Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of its action plan on 'Libraries and
Archives in Cooperation with Research'. This programmatic new approach made
possible the cataloguing, digitisation and academic study of medieval
manuscripts and early printed books as well as of pragmatic documents and
archival records from five selected southern German women's convents.
Jointly organised by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich and the
Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in
Münster / Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf, the project studied the
medieval books of these Bavarian convents and their archival holdings
(until 1550) and now presents them embedded in their historical context.
The manuscripts, archival records and incunables created or formerly owned
by the Dominican sisters of Altenhohenau, the Bridgettines of Altomünster,
the Poor Clares (St. Jakob am Anger) and Franciscan Tertiaries
(Pütrichhaus) of Munich and the Benedictines of Neuburg an der Donau
allowed systematic insights into the convent libraries, economic management
and the particular roles of office holders. More broadly the project
offered new perspectives on the education, internal organisation and the
self-conception of these religious communities.
After the dissolution of these houses the historical records were divided
up and as a result, books and documents are today preserved in libraries as
well as in archives. It was therefore crucial to bring them back together
under an overall perspective. Through a synthesis of the source material,
the rich heritage of these often highly-educated women and their engagement
with literature can be assessed and presented in an unprecedented way,
within the wider context of these politically and economically influential
When the project expired, the project partner provided in-house effort for
the publication of the results. The documents have been recently made
accessible online as well as in a printed catalogue.
A thematic research archive hosted by the Bayerische Landesbibliothek
offers introductory texts and an overview of the mediaeval
holdings,structured by subject groups based on mediaeval ways of organising
libraries and knowledge, to allow comparisons, despite the different
quantity of source material from each convent. Links provide direct access
to the digitised manuscripts, early printed books, documents and archival
records. Manuscript descriptions are available online via
The printed catalogue contains introductory material and detailed
descriptions of the manuscripts from two of the convents as well as an
overview of the printed material:
Katalog der lateinischen Handschriften der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek
München. Die Handschriften aus den Klöstern Altenhohenau und Altomünster:
Clm 2901-2966 sowie Streubestände gleicher Provenienz, Anja Freckmann,
Juliane Trede and Elisabeth Wunderle, eds, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2016.
Melanie Hömberg's study of the economic practices of the female communities,
'Economic Book Keeping in Context', is available on the homepage through a
link. Almut Breitenbach's publications are listed in the bibliography.
With best wishes,
The Project Team
- Projektleitung, Universität Düsseldorf: Prof. Dr. Eva Schlotheuber
- Projektleitung, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München: Dr. Bettina Wagner
- Admin. Projektleitung, Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Archive
Bayerns: Dr. Joachim Kemper, Dr. Michael Unger, Dr. Julian Holzapfl
- Projektkoordination: Dr. Ingrid Gardill
- Auswertung (Buchbestände): Dr. Almut Breitenbach
- Auswertung (Wirtschaftsschriftlichkeit): Dr. Melanie Hömberg
- Erschließung, Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv: Daniel Russell, Dr.
Silvia Strodel, Dr. Peter Urbanek
- Erschließung, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München: Dr. Anja Freckmann,
Dr. Juliane Trede, Dr. Elisabeth Wunderle
- Online-Präsentation, Universität Düsseldorf: Anna Durwen, Anna
Bündgens, Julius Wimmer
- Online-Präsentation, Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online: Dr. Stephan
Kellner, Friedrich Ulf Röhrer-Ertl, Jasmina Zöller
Dr. Bettina Wagner
Leiterin des Referats Handschriftenerschließungszentrum
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Abteilung fuer Handschriften und Alte Drucke
Tel. (++49) 89 / 28638-2982
Fax. (++49) 89 / 28638-12982
postbox: D-80328 Muenchen
Michael J. "Orange Mike" Lowrey
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