Women in the Archives Conference Program

Friday, April 15

Sessions will be held in the Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall

9:30-10:00 Registration and breakfast

10:00-11:00 Keynote lecture: “Teaching the New American Renaissance and Margaret Fuller”

Laurie Crumpacker, Simmons College

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Paper session 1 (Chair: Amy Greer, Brown University)

  • Mary Caldera, Yale University. “The Lesbian in the Archive: A Brief Discussion of History, Themes, and Challenges.”
  • Sherrill Redmon, Smith College. “Seventy Years of Preserving Women's Archives at Smith”
  • Respondent: Deborah Weinstein, Brown University

12:30-2:00 Lunch on our own

2:00-3:30 Paper session 2 (Chair: Jacqueline Wernimont, Scripps College)

  • Constance Crompton, York University, and Michelle Schwartz, Ryerson University. “What She Said: Women's Contributions to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives”
  • Hannah Scialdone-Kimberley, Old Dominion University. “Breaking Annie Out of the Basement: Archival Materials as Systems of Knowledge”

3:30-4:00 Coffee Break

4:00-5:00 Pecha-Kucha session (Chair: John Melson, Brown University)

  • John Melson, Brown University
  • Michelle Carriger, Brown University
  • Heather Dean, Yale University

5:00 Reception

Saturday, April 16

9:00-9:30 Breakfast

9:30-11:00 Paper session 3 (Chair: John Melson, Brown University)

  • Tara Rodgers, University of Maryland. “Ephemerality and Resonance: Archives of Women in Electronic Music”
  • Dorothy Kim, Vassar College. “Networking Women in Early Middle English”
  • Jacqueline Wernimont, Scripps College. “Are Digital Archives Feminist?”

11:15-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-1:00 Paper session 4 (Chair: Julia Flanders, Brown University)

  • Elizabeth Vincelette, Old Dominion University. “Rendering the Archive”
  • Angela Todd, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. “Love's Labors Lost: Gender and Discipline in the Archives”
  • Vivian Wong, UCLA. “Documenting 'Home' in the Diaspora: Memory, Records, and Identities in the Archival Imaginary”
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