Women’s History in the Digital World 2015, the second conference of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education, will be held on the campus of Bryn Mawr College on May 21-22. We aim to bring together experts, novices, and all those in between to share insights, lessons, and resources for the many projects emerging at the crossroads of history, the digital humanities, and women’s and gender studies.
The conference will open Thursday, May 21 with afternoon sessions and a keynote address, followed by a full day of panels scheduled for Friday, May 22. Claire Bond Potter, Professor of History and Co-Director of the Humanities Action Lab at The New School for Public Engagement, will give the conference keynote address at 4:30pm on Thursday, entitled “Putting the Humanities In Action: Why We Are All Digital Humanists, and Why That Needs to Be A Feminist Project.”
A draft program for the two days is now available as a PDF [updated 5/7/15]. We are thrilled to host more than seventy presenters, representing projects from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
FINAL GreenfieldConf_Program link updated 5/14/15
A conference fee of $50 USD includes coffee breaks, a light breakfast on Friday, and Friday lunch. The registration fee will be waived for current Bryn Mawr College students.
We have arranged for discounted rates at three hotels in the area. The deadline for booking at these rates is Sunday, April 19, after which the rates go back to their usual price:
- Radnor Hotel (591 East Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA): $159/night. Call 1-800-537-3000 and ask for the Bryn Mawr College rooms.
- Holiday Inn Express Midtown (1305 Walnut Street): $159/night. Call (888)-752-5341 and ask for Bryn Mawr College rooms.
- Marriott Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown (21 N. Juniper Street): $179/night: Call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 321-2211 or (215) 496-3200 and ask for Bryn Mawr College group rate.
Please note that the suburban Radnor Hotel is convenient for those planning to drive to the conference. If you are staying in Philadelphia, SEPTA regional rail can be taken from the Center City hotels directly to Bryn Mawr’s campus. [See Bryn Mawr College directions.]
Women’s History in the Digital World online:
We’ve updated our conference hashtag on Twitter: #WHDigWrld15! The official conference website has been updated with transit directions to campus, the link to preregistration, and, shortly, a full conference schedule (currently available as a PDF, here). The conference site also acts as a repository for conference related materials after the event, so if you can’t make it be sure to check back for copies of the presentations you missed.