The Suffrage Postcard Project: Transatlantic Suffrage History and Feminist Digital Archiving

Stevenson, Ana ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4858-1073 and Allukian, Kristin (2021) The Suffrage Postcard Project: Transatlantic Suffrage History and Feminist Digital Archiving. Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies, 8:8. pp. 1-25. ISSN 2380-8845


Abstract

This article introduces The Suffrage Postcard Project (SPP), a feminist digital humanities project that utilizes digital tools to explore how transatlantic suffrage postcards and feminist digital humanities practices engender new historical narratives of the suffrage movement, especially in the United States and Britain. This article uses our Omeka-based digital archive of suffrage postcards to discuss the history of the postcard, the significance of a postcard archive to digital archival studies, and the significance of the digital postcard archive to digital history. Our project uses feminist DH methodology in coding, tagging, and data visualization to better understand how gender, and intersecting identity markers, was deployed in suffrage postcards in ways that challenged, supported, or participated in upholding hegemonic political structures. This article shares our recent data visualizations, explains the feminist DH methodologies behind them, and explores what they can tell us about suffrage history anew.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2022 06:33
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 04:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital humanities; digital history; women's history; suffrage; postcards; data visualisation
Fields of Research (2020): 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430309 Gender history
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430306 Digital history
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130706 Understanding the past of the Americas
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130704 Understanding Europe’s past
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47473

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