Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: New Article

  • 1.  Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: New Article

    Posted 28 days ago

    The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) announces the publication of volume 8, article 8, "The Suffrage Postcard Project: Feminist Digital Archiving and Transatlantic Suffrage History," written by Ana Stevenson and Kristin Allukian.


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    AbstractThis article introduces The Suffrage Postcard Project (SPP), a feminist digital humanities project that utilizes digital tools to explore how transatlantic suffrage postcards and feminist digital humanities practices engender new historical narratives of the suffrage movement, especially in the United States and Britain. This article uses our Omeka-based digital archive of suffrage postcards to discuss the history of the postcard, the significance of a postcard archive to digital archival studies, and the significance of the digital postcard archive to digital history. Our project uses feminist DH methodology in coding, tagging, and data visualization to better understand how gender, and intersecting identity markers, was deployed in suffrage postcards in ways that challenged, supported, or participated in upholding hegemonic political structures. This article shares our recent data visualizations, explains the feminist DH methodologies behind them, and explores what they can tell us about suffrage history anew.


    JCAS is a peer-reviewed, open access journal sponsored by the Yale University Library, New England Archivists, and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.



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