Conference Proceeding: Transnational Archival Collaboration: Connecting the Past, Present and Future of Global Feminism

Brandeis University’s Archives & Special Collections Department and the Haifa Feminist Institute at Isha L’Isha have embarked on a joint pilot project based on their extensive archival American Jewish and Israeli feminism collections. The project centers around a web portal designed to serve as an online clearinghouse and educational and academic resource wherein researchers can learn about the feminism collections at these institutions. The long-term goal for this project is to expand the collections at each institution beyond the Second-Wave, as well as to welcome additional international partner institutions into this collaborative venture. There is considerable material at both Brandeis and Haifa that relates to connections between American and Israeli women and to issues regarding international, global matters with which both groups of women were involved. This collaboration, the brainchild of Brandeis Professor Emerita Joyce Antler and Hannah Safran of the Haifa Institute, was born of the recognition of these linkages and both marks and embraces a new and exciting direction in the development of a transnational feminist Archive.

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