Keynote today: “Feminist Critique vs. Feminist Production in Digital Humanities”

Today marks the beginning of Women’s History in the Digital World, the inaugural conference of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education!

MandellLauraKeynote speech by Professor Mandell
Friday, March 22nd, 5:30 pm
Ely Room, Wyndham
Reception to follow, all welcome

Laura Mandell is Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture and Professor of English at Texas A&M University. She is the author of Misogynous Economies: The Business of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1999), a Longman Cultural Edition of The Castle of Otranto and Man of Feeling, and numerous articles primarily about eighteenth-century women writers, and Breaking the Book (forthcoming). She is Editor of the Poetess Archive, on online scholarly edition and database of women poets, 1750-1900, Director of 18thConnect, and Director of ARC, the Advanced Research Consortium overseeing NINES, 18thConnect, and MESA. Professor Mandell will speak on ‘Feminist Critique vs. Feminist Production in Digital Humanities’.

The conference will bring together scholars, archivists, technologists, librarians, graduate students and those involved in the arts, heritage and cultural sectors to discuss their work on women’s history in the new realm of the digital world of research and teaching.To view a full schedule and speaker bios please refer to the conference site: Participants are coming from across the US and the world to showcase their work, share information on tools, research, funding and practices, and most of all, meet each other in an environment wholly dedicated to women’s history issues in the digital era. Members of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education and its Advisory Board members will be in attendance to inform you about our work and our future plans.

As advertised on the official conference website, we are also offering a free tour of campus at 3.30pm on Friday March 22nd before the conference begins. If you would like to attend the tour, please email with ‘RSVP Tour’ in the subject line of the email.

If you cannot attend the keynote, use the conference hashtag #WHDigWrld to follow the action! We will be posting updates via Twitter @GreenfieldHWE

For any queries regarding the conference or the work of the Center, please email the Director, Jennifer Redmond, at

Come join us – we look forward to seeing you!



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