The “Micro” Digital Humanities and the Recovery of American Women Writers
Proposed panel for the SSAWW 2018 Triennial Conference. November 7-11, 2018 in Denver, CO.
Digital Humanities initiatives continue to dominate the field of literary studies, especially in the way they increase access to women writers and their lesser-known or out of print works. However, securing funding and institutional support remains a key concern for scholars eager to work on “micro” dh projects that often involve minimal computing and shorter timelines, and may be less dependent on expensive software or other kinds of technology. Recently, scholars have addressed these challenges by resisting expectations for digital humanities work in innovative and exciting ways. This panel invites proposals that will showcase and discuss the merits and challenges involved in “micro” dh work on projects related to or about women writers. Topics can include but are not limited to pedagogical methods for incorporating digital humanities into the classroom or working with students, ongoing dh projects with short-term deliverables, or the experience of attempting this kind of work at institutions with limited framework, funding, or technological support for digital humanities research.
Please submit a 250-word abstract and brief 2-page CV to Jordan Von Cannon (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 11, 2018.