Thou Shalt Commit: The Internet, New Media, and the Future of Women's History

Claire Bond Potter
2013 Journal of Women's History  
More than a tool for global networking and intellectual exchange, digital technology has transformed the most basic terms of feminist scholarship: reading, writing, archival research, and publication itself. This article addresses how the Internet and the emerging field of digital humanities has fulfilled some of the larger aspirations of feminist scholarship as they were articulated at the dawn of the twenty-first century. When we move online, however, scholars engaged with history and new
more » ... a identify new questions that require feminist attention. Among them are the digital divide between universities and their publics; transnational linguistic barriers; the uncertain future of journals within an altered reading and publishing environment; and the gendered history of digital technology itself.
doi:10.1353/jowh.2013.0041 fatcat:jgi5b6rxsnhdtfa345pu4bvgde