Knowledge Organization and Data Modeling in the Humanities

In March 2012, the WWP and the Center for Digital Editions at the University of W├╝rzburg co-organized a three-day workshop funded by the joint NEH-DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Program, with additional sponsorship from the Brown University Library. The event focused on what data modeling means in a humanities context, and on how our modeling approaches shape and inflect the research objects we create and the research we undertake with them. We captured a full record of the event, including papers, slides, video, and other materials. The original web site and blog are still visible at Wordpress.com. A white paper synthesizing the discussion and outcomes will be published here soon.

Women in the Archives

“Women in the Archives” was a series of conferences sponsored by the Women Writers Project in collaboration with the Sarah Doyle Women's Center and other groups at Brown University. The conferences explored the use of archival materials in the study of women's writing, and the construction of disciplinary practices in archival research and pedagogy.

Women in the Archives 2011: Organizing Knowledge

On April 15-16, 2011, the WWP hosted Women in the Archives: Organizing Knowledge, focusing on systems of knowledge representation in relation to different kinds of archival practice. The keynote presentation was by Laurie Crumpacker. The event received generous financial support from the Brown University President's Office, the Brown University Library, and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women.

Women in the Archives 2010: England/New England

On April 24, 2010, the WWP hosted Women in the Archives: England/New England, focusing on periodization and regionality in women's writing during the colonial period. The keynote presentation was by Elizabeth Maddock Dillon. The event received generous financial support from the Brown University President's Office, the Brown University Library, the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, the John Carter Brown Library, and the English Department's Zucker Fund.

Women in the Archives 2009

On March 5-7, 2009, the WWP hosted Women in the Archives, a two-day conference on the role of archival materials in shaping the study of early modern women's writing. The conference was co-sponsored by the WWP and the Sarah Doyle Women's Center, with generous financial support from the Brown University President's Office, the Brown University Library, the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, the English Department's Zucker Fund, and the Brown University Graduate School. Our summary of the event includes links to abstracts and in some cases full papers.

Revealing Women, March 22, 2008

On March 22, 2008, the WWP hosted Revealing Women, a one-day colloquium on the role of archival texts in the study and teaching of early modern women's writing. This event brought together scholars, archivists, and technologists for an initial exploration and to set the research agenda for the year. A summary of the event, with links to selected presentations, is available. The event was funded with generous support from the Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Sarah Doyle Women's Center.