CFP: [Renaissance] Women in the Archives Colloquium March 2008 Providence, Ri

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Jacqueline Wernimont

Call for proposals
The Brown University Women Writers Project is seeking roundtable
participants for our March 2008 colloquium on archival sources for research
on women's writing, the first of a year-long series of events. The
colloquium will bring together scholars across the disciplines in order to
explore current research questions and teaching approaches have emerged out
of the diverse formative influences operating on the study of women's
writing. This will be one day event to be held on the Brown University
campus on March 22nd.

We invite proposals for participation for both of our planned roundtable
discussions. The first roundtable, “Women in the archives”, will focus on
research in primary source archives, how archival research has shaped the
study of women’s texts, and how the status and use of the archive is
changing. The second roundtable, “Teaching in the digital archive” will
focus on the use of archival material and digital archival tools in
teaching. Each roundtable will have up to four presenters, who will use
their own research and/or pedagogical experience to help direct the
colloquium conversation on these two topics. Participants should plan to
offer a short presentation (10-15 min) on the topic of the roundtable.

To apply please send a presentation abstract and a c.v. to by
February 25th. A modest travel grant may be available for advanced graduate
students and early career faculty (within five years of Ph.D.). If you
would like to be considered for this support, please append a statement of
interest that includes a comment on the relevance of the colloquium to
current or future research.

The Women Writers Project is now celebrating its 20th year of activity.
During the past two decades the WWP has been a leading digital humanities
research project in two major areas: in the reclamation and republication
of rare materials by early women writers, and in exploration of new ways of
supporting research and pedagogy through the innovative representation of
archival materials in digital form.

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