Digital Archive – Women and Social Movements International

The new digital archive, “Women and Social Movements International– 1840 to Present,” will be available for library subscription from Alexander Street Press in December or January. The first 25,000 pages of the archive will appear at that time and the entire archive of 150,000 pages will be online in late 2011. Kathryn Kish Sklar and Thomas Dublin are co-editing the resource with support from an international editorial advisory board.

At the AHA the archive will be considered as a research tool in a session, “New Research in the History of Women’s Transnational and International Social Movements.” That session will take place on Friday, Jan. 7, 9:30-11:30 in the Arlington Room of the Boston Marriot Copley Place and will have screen shots of the Beta version of the archive. Participants will include Francisca de Haan of Central European University, Tiffany Ruby Patterson of Vanderbilt University, Megan Threlkeld of Denison University, Barbara Reeves-Ellington of Siena College and Kitty Sklar.

There will also be a luncheon on Friday, Jan. 7 at 12:15 in the Vineyard Room of the Boston Marriot Copley Place to unveil WASM International. There we will describe the archive in a slide presentation. Please contact tdublin[at]binghamton.edu to reserve a place. The luncheon is free, but seats are limited.

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