Call for Papers: Women's History in the Digital World 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 12:00am

Call for Papers: 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
May 21-22, 2015, Bryn Mawr College


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. Continuing a conversation begun at our inaugural meeting in 2013, the conference will feature the work of librarians and archivists, faculty, students, and other stakeholders in the development of women’s and gender histories within digital scholarship.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Claire Bond Potter, Professor of History and Co-Director of the Humanities Action Lab at The New School for Public Engagement.

Panels will be scheduled during the day Thursday, May 21, and the morning of May 22; a projects showcase and digital lab will offer opportunities for unstructured conversation and demonstrations.


We invite individual papers or full panel proposals on women’s and gender history projects with a digital component, investigating the complexities of creating, managing, researching and/or teaching with digital resources and digitized materials.

All thematic areas, geographies, and time periods are welcome: this is a chance to share knowledge, network, and promote collaborations that locate new possibilities.

To submit a proposal, please send the following information by email to

  • complete contact information including current email and institutional affiliation, if any;
  • short (150-200 word) biography for each presenter; and
  • abstract (s) of the proposed presentation (500 words for single paper, poster, or demonstration, or 1,500-2000 words for panels of 3 papers)

The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 16, 2015.



Women’s History in the Digital World 2015 is organized by The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education with the support of Bryn Mawr College Libraries and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. 

Launched in 2011, and housed in Bryn Mawr College Special Collections, the Center serves as an online locus of scholarship on the history of women’s higher education. Through its blog, exhibits, instructional lesson plans, and digital collections the Center provides informative materials and a digital space for teaching and learning on these topics.

Bryn Mawr College is located less than fifteen miles outside of Center City Philadelphia, easily accessible by both car and public transportation.

Visit the 2013 conference repository to read more about our first meeting:

To learn more about the Greenfield Digital Center, visit

For updates, follow the Greenfield Digital Center on Twitter: @GreenfieldHWE and the conference hashtag, #WHDigWrld.



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