Mercado: Sharing our Work: Reflections on Digital History at AHA 2015 | Educating Women

“This panel convinces me more than ever before that we shouldn’t have to fear the loss or muting of women’s voices — both scholars and historical subjects — in the rise of digital history, but we do need to continue to be vigilant about getting our work out there. Over the weekend, I’ve been eyeing the digital workshop, sessions, lightning rounds, posters, and proposals coming in for Tuesday’s THATCamp, and I’ve been thinking critically about the digital projects drawing the most attention and conversation. Do they take seriously histories of women, of gender, or sexuality? There’s a reason you may have seen me tweeting during these presentation: We have to be researchers, digital historians, and promoters.”

Dear Monica: I’m so very late wishing you this but THANK YOU for sharing our work with the Queering Slavery Working Group in your reflection. You’re a fantastic example of how to do this work with generosity, a sense of justice, and a feminist methodology!

Read her full reflection here: Sharing our Work: Reflections on Digital History at AHA 2015 | Educating Women.

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