As security concerns and border restrictions increasingly make research travel to and between countries in the Middle East challenging, how can scholars use digital resources to study women and gender history? A roundtable panel at the 2016 Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting in Boston, “Digitizing Women’s and Gender History: A Way Forward for the Field?,” brought together scholars from four projects to offer working answers regarding gender and digital archives: Hoda Elsadda of Women and Memory Forum (Al-Marʾa wa al-Thakira) in Cairo; Afsaneh Najmabadi of the digital archive, Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran; Seçil Yılmaz and Susanna Ferguson of the “Women, Gender, and Sex in the Ottoman World” podcast series; and Akram Khater of the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at North Carolina State University. Some of these projects produce content for a digital platform and...
Digitizing Women’s and Gender History
NOVA ROBINSON is assistant professor of history and international studies at Seattle University. She is working on a book manuscript tentatively titled Truly Sisters: Syrian and Lebanese Women’s Transnational Activist Networks. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nova Robinson; Digitizing Women’s and Gender History. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 1 July 2018; 14 (2): 213–216. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15525864-6680244
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