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Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL 62026-0001)
Jessica DeSpain (Project Director: June 2019 to present)
Emily J. Rau (Co Project Director: October 2019 to present)
Melissa J. Homestead (Co Project Director: October 2019 to present)
Society for the Study of American Women Writers Recovery Hub

A series of planning activities to create a network of scholars (or “hub”) to surface works by women writers through digital methods and also provide support, mentorship, and peer-review services for women in the digital humanities.

The project team is seeking a Level I Digital Humanities Advancement Grant to plan a digital recovery hub that will operate as a network of scholars grounded in diverse feminist methods under the umbrella of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW). The hub will provide a much-needed resource for project consultation and technical assistance for scholars engaged in the recovery of the works of American women writers from all periods. The hub's broader goals are to: 1) reinvigorate the value of digital scholarship as a recovery method by extending traditional editing projects with network mapping, spatial analysis, and the distant reading of massive datasets; 2) provide support for projects at a variety of levels; 3) act as a feminist peer reviewing body for in-process work; and 4) build a community of use to help recovery projects reach broader audiences by interfacing with SSAWW’s membership and journal Legacy.

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Participating institutions:
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL) - Applicant/Recipient
Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE) - Participating Institution

Project fields:
American Literature; Literary Criticism

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Digital Humanities

$50,000 (approved)
$45,267 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2020 – 7/31/2022