Here are highlights from students’ public projects, part of our commitment to sharing our knowledge. Please also check out our blog, with responses to, interpretations of, and bibliographies for the texts we read and discussed in class.


Our class produced content for two exhibitions: a digital exhibition intended for this site and contributions to an upcoming in-person exhibition at the Homewood Museum. For the former, students selected texts we had read in class, elaborating on their production and meaning. For the latter, students researched works by and about girls and women that the women of Homewood might have had access to in the first decades of the nineteenth century. Since the Homewood exhibition opening has been deferred until 2021, those student contributions are also posted here.

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Transcriptions and translations

Students brought their skills as readers of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writing by women to several crowd-sourced transcription projects focused on women’s suffrage and rights more generally, such as those hosted by the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and Virginia Memory. Some students instead designed their own transcription and translation projects.

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Social media

In order to bring the works and biographies of the writers we studied out into the world beyond the classroom, students adapted them to social media, with posts and content on YouTube, Reddit, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Here are some examples.

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