The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education is an online locus of scholarship on the history of women’s higher education. The Center aims to foster inquiry and dialogue on how the history of women’s education has informed contemporary life and how it will shape the global future. Through its blog, exhibits, instructional lesson plans, and digital collections the Center provides informative materials and a digital space for teaching and learning on these topics.
Perhaps because the CFP for the Greenfield Center conference, Women's History in the Digital World 2015, is due later this week, I spent a lot of time over Winter Break thinking about how conferences bring us together, and about how we support each other and build audiences for our work in digital histories of women, gender, and sexuality.
The Relaunching Perry House Committee has been meeting since the fall, and we're excited to gather on campus Tuesday, January 27 to share a preview of plans for its reopening, slated for the next academic year. Join us in the Campus Center from 4-6pm. »
It's finals week at Bryn Mawr, which means that campus is getting quieter by the day. But for historians like me, the December break also requires getting ready for the American Historical Association annual meeting, where I'll be chairing a panel featuring work at the intersection of women's and gender history and the digital humanities. »
Most of our past reflections on the relationship between our digital mode and the content we publish have been concerned with how different platforms influence the messages we craft. However, we haven’t given as much space to the equally interesting matter of how the culture surrounding digital tools resonates with aspects of our subject matter. Does "digital culture" have lessons to offer the traditional academic culture of colleges and universities, especially those that are attempting to address issues of social inequality on campus? »
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