Celebrating the fortitude of women

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By Mary Wise and Amy Winter

A new online exhibit celebrates Women’s History Month 2018 and honors the arrival of UNM’s first female president, Garnett Stokes.

"And Yet She Persisted:  Documenting Women's History in New Mexico" is a new online exhibit that explores women's history in the Land of Enchantment. The exhibit was conceived and curated by Mary Wise, assistant professor and digital humanities librarian, and Amy Winter, program specialist of the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Program (DISC) in the College of Libraries and Learning Sciences at the University of New Mexico.

"And Yet She Persisted" aims to document the social structures that have long impacted New Mexican women, and celebrate their narratives of resistance.

This digital humanities project is just getting started and will be expanded in the coming months. The first phase explores structures governing women, attitudes about women and female academic achievements at UNM.

While campus borders limit the initial scope of the project, we hope that the project will grow in our second phase beyond the boundaries of campus,” the creators said. 

In addition to historic images, the exhibit includes data and visualizations, interpretive essays and primary sources, all of which highlight University Libraries' unique collections and the services DISC can provide to student and faculty researchers.

Click here to read more about the curators favorite discoveries so far in this project.  

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