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Introducing Feminism into the Classroom: A Syllabus On Women Writers Who Challenge Societal Structures Through Literature

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If literature is meant to challenge students by presenting them with different worldviews, then how can secondary and post-secondary educators construct a syllabus that encourages students to consider the implications of those worldviews? How can we design a course that invites students to consider what specific authors or characters may be trying to highlight about …

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Introduction: Issue Fifteen

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For many, imagining the possibilities of digital technologies, in classrooms and in our lives, conjures up two dystopian extremes: unregulated chaos or constant surveillance. These nightmares are animated by a fear that the digital is something created for us, something we receive rather than construct. Headlines promise us that we are falling into our screens …

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Unpaywall and Open Access Button: Browser Extensions for Fast Access

How often have you run across a paywalled journal article and, despite knowing that you have options for finding the article, shrugged and decided not to pursue it? Whether you’re a student or a faculty member, a humanist or a scientist, a first-year student or a dissertation writer, you’ve probably done this at least a few …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Building Your Website on the Commons

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As the semester winds down for students and faculty alike, there’s no time like the present to take a moment to think about your online scholarly profile. Do you have an online portfolio that gathers your various academic achievements in one place? If you haven’t done so already, consider creating a profile on the CUNY …

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Project Vox: A Digital Humanities-Philosophy Project Review

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Project Vox is a feminist philosophy project dedicated to expanding the philosophical canon in the early modern period by highlighting the lives, works, and key contributions of women who were and are too often ignored. The project is a digital archive about several significant women during this time, including their works, a digital image gallery …

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Inspecting Influenza: Review of American Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919: A Digital Encyclopedia

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American Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919: A Digital Encyclopedia is a digital history project produced and supported by the University of Michigan Center for the History of Medicine and Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library. The editors are J. Alex Navarro, Alexandra Stern, and Howard Markel. The site’s visual format is laid out similar to a …

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Adventures in the Archive: Text Mining Pan Am Periodicals

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Pan American Airlines was the major international airline for much of the 20thcentury, the United State’s unofficial national airline, and responsible for many of the innovations in air travel that are still with us today. Following bankruptcy in 1991, University of Miami acquired its archives and, thanks to a grant from National Historical Publications & Records …

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