Video of the Signs@40: Feminist Scholarship through Four Decades event held at Rutgers University’s Douglass Library is below.
Celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, speakers explore the history of feminist publishing and the use of digital humanities techniques to map the field. Hosted by Professor Mary Hawkesworth, outgoing Editor in Chief of Signs, the program begins with Signs Founding Editor Catharine Stimpson and Founding Associate Editor Domna Stanton offering reflections on the establishment of the journal and its pivotal role in the early years of women’s studies. Art historian and Signs Associate Editor Susan Sidlauskas discusses the evolution of the cover art of the journal. Women’s Studies Librarian Kayo Denda uses the topic model of Signs to discuss archives and libraries in the journal. Then, Andrew Mazzaschi, Andrew Goldstone, Lindsey Whitmore, Susana Galán, and C. Laura Lovin, editors of the Signs@40 virtual issue, discuss how its use of digital humanities techniques, including topic modeling, a cocitation graph, and edited tables of contents, offers new possibilities for teaching, research, and understanding the history of feminist scholarship and the field of women’s and gender studies.