Now Accepting Contributions!
We are excited to launch the first digital archive of transnational feminist memory and memorialization research and resources in Fall 2022. We're working behind the scenes to build a user-friendly, responsive and accessible Omeka-powered platform through which we can share, explore and engage in critical dialogues about the transnational dimensions our collective spaces and practices of remembrance.
Whether you're a scholar, a public intellectual, an artist, an activist, a practitioner, a community organizer, an archivist, or someone personally connected to or interested in the foci of this archive, we would love to learn more about your original digital material and/or research. If you know of a publication, web resource, research centre or initiative, community mobilization, creative work or other resource that should be included in our bibliography, we'd also love to hear about it.
Browse below for previews of our upcoming archive, and get in touch to discuss ways you can contribute to this project.
Mapping Memorial Landscapes
Our interactive digital map spatializes archive entries that are tagged by location markers, whether a specific address, region, national context or multiple connected points within or across political boundaries. Advanced indexing and search functions allow for the visualization of not only entries-to-place, but of thematic, temporal and social relationships among archived entries.
Record Overview Cards
Clicking on any highlighted entry on the map reveals an overview card that contains basic bibliographic information and a description of the record and its relevance to the project. From that card, visitors can choose to explore the archive record in full detail or continue searching other entries on the map.
Search by Keywords, Form, Location, Collection, and More...
In addition to the map, visitors can explore the archive either through an open-ended keyword search or select from a set of drop-down options that reflect what is currently available in the archive. Keywords include themes, topics, sociopolitical issues, events and names (of people, groups, movements, etc.) that either the entry contributor or the research team archivist have used to label the item. Form describes the type of memorialization or remembrance practice (i.e. song, performance, street art, vigil, statue, etc.). Location options range from a town or city to a territory or region, and many demarcations inbetween. Collection allows you to search according to special collections curated by our research team and invited project associates.
Collections curated by project researchers and other contributors bring together a selection of archiveable materials that centre around a specific theme, question, context or event. Far from definitive narratives, collections serve as theoretical interpretations that invite further inquiry and discussion. If you have an idea for a collection that you or you and your colleagues would like to propose, connect with us at email@example.com.
Searchable Bibliography of Academic Literature, Research Centers and Initiatives, Past Conferences and Workshops, Community Mobilizations, Creative Works, Other Archives, and More
Sifting through the vast body of literature and resources in the field of Memory Studies can be a daunting task. That is why we've created a searchable bibliography of resources referenced or recommended by researchers associated with our project. Our bibliographic section asks what feminist scholars thinking through the transnational dimensions of memory find useful within the mainstream canon, but more importantly, how these thinkers have generated theory, genealogies and praxis beyond the bounds of white Euro-centric understandings of collective remembrance and mourning.
Coming Fall 2022 - Digital StoryMaps and Interactive Timelines
Utilizing the innovative technologies developed by Northwestern University's Knight Lab, from fall 2022 we will offer researchers and other contributors with established projects support in visualizing their research in StoryMap or interactive, multimedia Timeline formats. We will provide the technical assistance and expertise needed to translate your findings into accessible and engaging visuals that ensure that you and/or your team, group or organization's insights journey beyond institutional silos to engage in and catalyze broader conversations.
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Interested in Becoming a Contributor?
Whether you're a scholar, a public intellectual, an artist, an activist, a practitioner, a community organizer, an archivist, or someone personally connected to or interested in the foci of this archive, we would love to learn more about your original digital material and/or research. If you know of a publication, web resource, research centre or initiative, creative work or other resource that should be included in our annotated bibliography, we'd also love to hear about it.