The Suffrage Postcard Project: feminist digital archiving and transatlantic suffrage history

Stevenson, Ana, and Allukian, Kristin (2021) The Suffrage Postcard Project: feminist digital archiving and transatlantic suffrage history. Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies, 8. 8.

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Abstract

The Suffrage Postcard Project (SPP) <https://thesuffragepostcardproject.omeka.net> uses digital humanities methods to produce thematic analyses of its growing open-access digital archive of woman suffrage postcards. By developing a critical feminist digital humanities (DH) framework to explore the visual narratives that suffrage postcards produced during the 1900s and 1910s, especially in the United States and Britain, the SPP fosters critical approaches to feminist and transatlantic suffrage history and visual culture. It utilizes a range of digital tools, including Omeka and Python, to address the following research question: How can feminist digital humanities practices engender new visual historical narratives of the suffrage movement? Our aim is to better understand how gender and intersecting identity markers were deployed in suffrage postcards in ways that challenged, subverted, supported, and upheld hegemonic political structures.

Item ID: 68158
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2380-8845
Keywords: suffrage; digital humanities; digital history; postcards; feminism; women's history
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2021 02:52
FoR Codes: 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430306 Digital history @ 40%
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430304 British history @ 40%
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430321 North American history @ 20%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1302 Communication > 130204 The media @ 50%
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1302 Communication > 130205 Visual communication @ 50%
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