Women in the Archives: England/New England

Brown University, Providence, RI

Please join us for Women in the Archives, a one-day colloquium co-sponsored by the Women Writers Project and the Sarah Doyle Women's Center at Brown University, to be held on April 24, 2010 at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Our keynote lecture for this event will be "New England and its Others: Women, Assemblage, and the Archive", given by Elizabeth Maddock Dillon.

This colloquium is the third in what we hope will be an annual series of "Women in the Archives" events; for more information about the series and about past WIA events, please visit the main Women in the Archives page.

Women in the Archives explores the use of archival materials in the study of women's writing, and the construction of disciplinary practices in archival research and pedagogy. This year our theme is "England/New England", focusing on periodization and regionality in women's writing during the colonial period. Papers and panels will address the following themes:

  • colonial perspectives on English culture and writing (and vice versa)
  • digital approaches to the representation of physical and archival space
  • gender and the emerging sense of regional or national identity
  • the construction and aesthetics of archival spaces

Detailed conference program


Registration is free, though we ask that all conference attendees register in advance by using the form available here.


The conference will be held on the Brown University campus. Details will be available closer to the conference date.

On-street parking is available near the conference site, and especially north of campus on Bowen, Lloyd, Keene, and Barnes.

Booking your travel? Information about travel and lodging is available here.

Brown's campus is easily accessible by car, bus, train, and airplane. See here for directions, maps, and additional details.


Support for Women in the Archives has been generously provided by the Brown University President's Office, the Brown University Library, the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, the English Department's Zucker Fund, and the John Carter Brown Library.