Presentation Title

The Women of Keene State: An Exploration through Personal Narratives

Presentation Type

Exhibit

School

School of Arts and Humanities

Discipline

English

Mentor

Mark Long

Abstract

“The Women of Keene State: An Exploration through Personal Narratives,” is a digital humanities exhibit regarding how women shaped Keene State. This project incorporates stories through interviews with alumnae and faculty because of an interest in the narratives of women who have held a prominent role in the campus community for the last one hundred years. This project also displays archival information about fields of study which affected women students, such as the Home Economics program, and, later, the emergence of a Women’s Study degree. The oral history is the most integral part of this project. So far, there are four interviews of women who attended or attend Keene State and their personal and family history in regards to the institution. This project is displayed on a WordPress site, in hopes that the work will be accessible to a variety of audiences through an accessible format.

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The Women of Keene State: An Exploration through Personal Narratives

“The Women of Keene State: An Exploration through Personal Narratives,” is a digital humanities exhibit regarding how women shaped Keene State. This project incorporates stories through interviews with alumnae and faculty because of an interest in the narratives of women who have held a prominent role in the campus community for the last one hundred years. This project also displays archival information about fields of study which affected women students, such as the Home Economics program, and, later, the emergence of a Women’s Study degree. The oral history is the most integral part of this project. So far, there are four interviews of women who attended or attend Keene State and their personal and family history in regards to the institution. This project is displayed on a WordPress site, in hopes that the work will be accessible to a variety of audiences through an accessible format.