The New Historia: A Feminist Historical Recovery Project

Author(s): Anne T Comer

Year: 2023


This is an abstract from the session entitled "Archaeology, Memory, and Politics in the 2020s: Changes in Methods, Narratives, and Access", at the 2023 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

My paper will focus on the anthropological perspective of accessible design in creating social media content based on historical research. The mission of The New Historia is to create a global network of scholars from many disciplines who submit biographies of women of the ancient to more present past. These biographies, called “schemas,” focus on the lives of the women they cover, and scholars highlight the women within the contexts of their lives and their contributions to their communities. These “schemas” will then turn into educational materials accessible through popular social media platforms. What forms of communication and communal learning does the COVID-19 pandemic foster that can be taken into a “post-COVID” society? What can one learn from an attempt at creating a new knowledge ordering system for feminist historical recovery which bases its materials on the recontexualization of women’s stories in past events through the use of social media?

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The New Historia: A Feminist Historical Recovery Project. Anne T Comer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Lisbon, Portugal. 2023 ( tDAR id: 476225)


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