ASECS 2015 Memorial Roundtable: "Adrianne Wadewitz and the Feminist Digital Humanities"
The ASECS Digital Humanities Caucus invites proposals for a roundtable panel in memory of Adrianne Wadewitz. Before her untimely death, April 8, 2014, she was Mellon Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Digital Learning + Research at Occidental College and was to begin a new post as Assistant Professor of English at Whittier College in the Fall of 2014. Adrianne was a scholar of late eighteenth-century children's literature and a voice for the digital humanities, notably in her work on a primary source archive focused on the New England Primer. Adrianne was also a prominent and eloquent advocate for Wikipedia as an open and democratic source of information. Deeply invested in Wikipedia as a site of teaching as well as learning, she encouraged colleagues and students to become more critically involved in the production of knowledge. Her commitment to making Wikipedia a more inclusive resource was manifest in her strong advocacy both for coverage of women in the encyclopedia, and for participation by women—she was, for instance, instrumental in the #tooFEW (Feminists Engage Wikipedia) campaign. We invite both brief personal remembrances of Adrianne and reflections on the scholarly and methodological questions about which she had only just begun to speak with such force and insight.
Please email discussion topics/proposals to Tonya Howe (email@example.com) by September 15.