The Svoboda Diaries Newbook Project has made a giant step forward. With a boost from 2012-13 funding by the Simpson Center, our project to publish a collection of 19th century personal diaries from Iraq has grown to include two other primary texts publication projects: The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project, which will make available the diaries of an amazing 19th century woman, the mistress of Theodore M. Davis (1837 - 1915), an Ohio businessman who funded much of the “Golden Age of Egyptian Archaeology,” and The Georgian Digital Text Collective, which will publish a large collection of little-known Georgian literature in multiple languages and formats.
Since 2011, Women Who Rock (WWR) has brought together scholars/archivists, musicians, media-makers, performers, artists, and activists to explore the role of women and popular music in the creation of cultural scenes and social justice movements in the Americas and beyond. The project encompasses several interwoven components: project-based coursework at the graduate and undergraduate levels; an annual participant-driven conference and film festival; and an oral history archive hosted by the University of Washington Libraries Digital Initiatives Program that ties the various components together. The archive features oral histories with Medusa, Alice Bag, Nobuko Miyamoto, and many others.