Yesterday I attended the Institute for the Humanities and the Institute for Research on Women & Gender at the U. of Michigan’s one-day conference on “The Data of Life Writing: Gender, Race, and the Digital.” The conference was part of an on-going series at UM on Digital Currents (#digitalcurrents).
To be honest, I wasn’t familiar with life writing as an academic field before yesterday. I’m not sure if this was just a personal lack of familiarity (likely), or if this is one of those interdisciplinary parties that historians show up late to, but it turns out that the study of auto/biographies,etc., is, you know, kind of relevant to historical work.
What I learned! Continue reading