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Libraries, archives, digital scholarship and teaching
I am an interdisciplinary scholar of improvised sound, performance, and archives. My main focus is how black creative musicians engage with the idea of the archives in their musical works and performances.
Archival and library sciences; German literature; Yiddish literature
Digital humanities, archives, games, contemporary literature
Dever, M. Paper, Materiality and the Archived Page. Series: New Directions in Book History. London: Palgrave, 2019, xvii + 121pp.
Dever, M. Ed. Archives and New Modes of Feminist Research. London: Routledge, 2018, viii + 218pp.
Dever, M., Taylor, A. and Adkins L. Eds. Germaine Greer: Essays on a Femi…
Professor Maryanne Dever is joint Editor-in-Chief (with Lisa Adkins) of the journal Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis). She is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Digital) at the Australian National University. She was previously an Associate Dean in Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney and Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies & Gender Research at Monash University in Melbourne. She has held posts at the University of Sydney and the University of Hong Kong, as well as visiting posts at McGill University, University College London and the University of Tampere. Her research interests encompass feminist literary & cultural studies and critical archival studies. Her latest research on the status of archived paper with the advent of digital technologies appears in the book Paper, Materiality and the Archived Page (2019). She co-edited a special issue of Archives and Manuscripts on ‘Literary Archives, Materiality and the Digital’ (2014) and one on ‘Archives and New Modes of Feminist Research’ for Australian Feminist Studies (2017). The latter has since appeared as an edited book with Routledge and won a 2018 Mander Jones Award from the Australian Society of Archivists.
I am an English PhD candidate at TCU. My research interests include the relationships between early American women’s manuscript culture, the archive, and digital archive. I am also interested in the Digital Humanities.
…mmunity to Decolonize the Archival Record for the Enslaved.” Digital Humanities 2020 (Online due to COVID-19). Slides & summary.
2020 “Displaced Archives in the Study of the Western Sephardic Diaspora.” Association for Jewish Libraries (AJL) (Online due to COVID-19).
2020 “Documentation and Dig…
… public engagement with historical newspapers
2019 Initiated the “Barbados Runaway Slaves Digital Collection” (in collaboration with the Barbados Archives and the Early Caribbean Digital Archive)
2019 Digitization of The Barbadian newspaper (EAP1251)
2018 Digitization of The Barbados Mercury newspap…
… 2021 Amalia S. Levi and Michelle Chesner (Eds.). Jewish Digital Humanities special issue – Reviews in Digital Humanities.
2020 “Using Digital Archives to Engage Students, Part I: Ten Strategies for Instructors.” Clio and the Contemporary.
2020 Amalia S. Levi and Tara Inniss. “Decolonizi…
I am currently conducting doctoral research at Bonn University’s Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies. My research focuses on the community of enslaved people in Sephardic Jewish households in Bridgetown, Barbados, in the early modern period. As a practicing archivist, I have done archival processing and digitization projects in the Caribbean with a special focus on colonial archives and Jewish collections. I have worked in the heritage sector for 15+ years, and have Master’s degrees in History (Jewish Studies); Library Science (Archives); and Museum Studies. Through my research and praxis, my goal is to restore marginalized people into the archival record by weaving together different types of information through digital methods to go beyond archival documents. Finally, I am passionate about public outreach work that engages people with digitized collections.
Scholarly communication, publishing, libraries, archives, humanities (digital and non), fiction/literature.
Ph.D. in Spanish Philology. Researching in Literature, libraries, archives and Digital Humanities.