Women in the Archives 2009
Brown University, Providence, RI
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. The conference web site and schedule are available for historical reference. A summary of the event is provided here with links to abstracts or, where available, full papers. An exhibit on "women in the archives" including a fuller summary of the conference will be published at the WWP web site in summer 2009.
This conference was the second event in what is now an ongoing series.
All materials presented below are drafts and should not be quoted without first consulting the author.
Panel discussion 1: Materialities of the Archive
Jacqueline Wernimont (moderator), Sheila Cavanagh, Earle Havens, Sandra Petrulionis, Elizabeth Vincelette
Keynote lecture: "Silent Bodies: Archives, Race, Women and the Cultural Historian"
Paper session 1
and : "A Grand Tour in 1862: Digitizing Documents and Parsing an Itinerary"
Paper session 2
: "Three Texts By or About Women from English Catholic Recusant Families: Anne (Dacre) Howard, Countess of Arundel (1557-1630); Dorothy Arundell (1559/60-1613); and Ann Bellamy (fl. ca. 1580-1595)."
Panel discussion 2: Editing the Archive
Margaret Ezell (moderator), Noelle Baker, Kate Eichhorn, Elizabeth Hageman, Elizabeth Patton, Juliette Paul
Paper session 3
: "Reading the Recipe Box: Archives, Memory and Embodied Knowledge"
: "Re-Zoning the Historical Memory: Susan Howe's Poetics of Marginalization and Marginalia"
Paper session 4
: "Building a Collaborative Archive: 14 Years of the Emory Women Writers Resource Project"
and : "Close, Near, and Distant Reading"
: "Mary Hays: Archives and Contexts"
Panel discussion 3: Pedagogy in the Archive
Gail Cohee (moderator), Elizabeth Hageman, Kathryn Tomasek, Gina Luria Walker