Digital Feminist Humanities: Lessons from the Sharing Stories from 1977 Project Documenting the National Women’s Conference

Solicited by Women and Social Movements in the United States,1600-2000

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Type: Roundtable Discussion

Tags: Digital History; Women's History


The 1977 National Women’s Conference (NWC) was the first and only time that the U.S. federal government provided funding and authorized the creation of a national women’s agenda. Inspired by the 1975 United Nations International Women’s Year Conference in Mexico City, the 1977 Houston gathering was preceded by 56 pre-conferences, held in each state and six territories. To capture the historical significance of this series of events, a team based at the University of Houston has been developing feminist digital humanities approaches for research, analysis, and publication. This session, sponsored by  Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000, explores how the “Sharing Stories from 1977” project is creating innovations in feminist digital humanities.

Session Participants

Chair and Commentator: Samantha de Vera, Pennsylvania State University

Panelist: Caitlyn Jones, University of Houston

Panelist: Peggy Linder, University of Houston

Panelist: Elizabeth Rodwell, University of Houston

Panelist: Nancy Beck Young, University of Houston

Panelist: Leandra Ruth Zarnow, University of Houston