The Recovery Hub for American Women Writers peer reviews digital projects at various stages of completion. The Hub uses a hybrid model of peer review, with private, actionable feedback followed by a public-facing showcase. Projects are publicized by SSAWW and included in a twice-yearly showcase on the Hub website. Showcases are cross-published in an annual issue of Reviews in Digital Humanities. Peer-reviewed projects will also be featured in a pedagogical forum where educators at the K-12 and college level can access professionally produced teaching materials, including assignments, video interviews, and examples of student work. The Hub’s peer review process is grounded in feminist practice; reviewers use an open model that emphasizes one-on-one mentorship and encourages project directors to build upon and cite the work of other feminists. The Hub also values the iterative nature of digital projects by offering in-process peer review even at a project’s earliest stages. An article outlining the results of peer review will be published on the website with each project to model best practices and demonstrate the value of digital recovery work. Accepted projects must fit within the Recovery Hub’s Mission.

Interested in submitting your project?

Calls for projects are issued twice annually, in March (for July publication) and September (for January publication). Submissions include the following:

  • Your information
    • Name
    • Institution (if applicable)
    • Phone number and email address
  • Project information
    • Project name
    • Project URL (if applicable)
    • Names of any project collaborators
    • Project abstract (up to 500 words) – Explain the project in its entirety and the specific segment or iteration of the project under consideration for peer review (500 words)
    • Project charter/editorial statement
    • Two-page CVs for you and each of your collaborators

Project charters should include:

  • Project description
  • Explanation of the project’s process of creation in terms of humanistic claims, selection/curation of content, and technical infrastructure
  • A brief historical timeline of the project and description of future milestones and sustainability. 
  • Explanation of the project’s approach to inclusivity. If your project is not centered on issues of inclusivity, how does its design otherwise address the Recovery Hub’s diversity goals?
  • Description of the project team and their roles or contributions
  • Description of audience (Are there audiences other than academia your project can or does engage, for example, K-12, artistic, regional, environmental?) 

Interested in being a peer reviewer?

If you’d like to serve as a peer reviewer for the Recovery Hub, please send an email with your CV to recoveryhub@siue.edu.

Our peer reviewer instructions include some of our guiding principles and an outline of the process.

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Showcase: Marjorie C. Luesebrink Collection at ELO’s The NEXT

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Showcase: Winnifred Eaton Archive

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