Voices of Southern Women


Undergraduate student Madeline Coffey, with support from URECA and the Humanities Institute, collected oral histories from a variety of women of many different backgrounds who lived through the Women’s Liberation Movement (1950-1970). In order to increase accessibility and understanding, Madline published collected histories on a digital platform that enables users to easily navigate between the textual transcript and audio recording of the interview. Additionally, these oral histories were accessioned by Z. Smith Reynolds Library’s Special Collections & Archives and will be preserved and made available via WakeSpace Digital Collections. Chelcie Rowell served as co-mentor of Madeline’s research fellowship (along with Lisa Blee) and liaised with Special Collections & Archives to determine the strategy for the library to steward the oral histories collected by Madeline.

What will you build?

A digital map? A web exhibit? A course blog anthologized at the end of the semester? A collaboratively annotated critical edition of primary sources? Paintings or art prints digitized to support deep zoom? Or something else?

Whatever you imagine, we can build with you.

  • Digital Humanities Research Designer

    Carrie consults on the development of digitally-inflected scholarly projects. She assists faculty and faculty-student research teams in deciding the best platforms for showcasing their work and for visualizing their data. Recently Carrie has collaborated with faculty to design digital exhibits of rare materials using Omeka and has assisted with integrating technology into class projects.

  • Scholarly Communication Librarian

    Molly consults on copyright and author rights management issues for scholarly projects and products. She assists faculty in understanding their intellectual property rights as content creators, and in assessing rights and permissions when projects incorporate others’ copyrighted works.