Jenifer Ishee

Hoffman

Jenifer Ishee

Bio

I am a third year PhD student and special collections librarian. My research interests focus on the experiences of 18th century Covenanters in Pennsylvania during the Seven Years War. I’m also interested in early twentieth century women’s history and participation in social movements.

Education

PhD student, Mississippi State University (2018-present)
Master of Library and Information Science, Kent State University (2016)
M.A. History, University of Nebraska (2014)
B.A. Paralegal Studies, University of Southern Mississippi (1987)

Academic Career

2020-Present  Linda Lear Librarian for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College
2020-Present Visiting Instructor, Ashesi University, Ghana. Courses: Written and Oral Communication; Text and Meaning
2017-2020  Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University Libraries

Publications

Publications:


2021 Ishee, Jenifer. “I would not comply:” Covenanter Intransigence in a Colonial Pennsylvania Captivity Narrative;” Pennsylvania History, A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies (Accepted article, publication, Fall, 2021 edition).
2020 Hoffman, Jenifer Ishee, and David S. Nolen. 2020. “The Museum as an Extension of the Library: Embracing John Cotton Dana’s Vision in a Modern Academic Library.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship, January.
2020 Repercussions of the Married Women's Property Act: A review of 19th century American notarial oaths designed to protect women from their husbands. Conference Publication for UNTAMED Women and the Law Symposium, Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, Virginia.
2019 Biography of Alma Dorsey Birdsall, for Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States, Tom Dublin, ed. Alexander Street Publishing.

Presentations:


March, 2021 The ties that bind us: A study of the transformative friendships of women who changed the world. Global Conference on Women and Gender, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia (virtual)
June, 2020 A review of the Woman Suffrage Movement in Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Archives and History monthly speaker series.

May, 2020 Triage: Special Collections Instructional Services In the Age of COVID-19; 12th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (Jennifer McGillan and Carrie Mastley, co-presenters).
March, 2020 “An Ounce of Mississippi was Worth a Pound of Massachusetts:”Chronicling the Mississippi Suffrage Movement through the Local Press.  Mississippi Historical Society Annual Meeting
February, 2020 “I would not comply:” Recasting the Narrative of Captivity in Colonial Pennsylvania.  “Transformative Interactions in the Eighteenth Century,” Southeastern American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Macon, Georgia. Awarded Graduate Student Essay Prize.
January, 2020 “No God, No Master:” Religious Rhetoric in the American Radical Feminist Movement for Women’s Suffrage.  Panel – “Negotiating Race and Space: Re-centering Women’s Participation from Medieval to Modern,” American Society of Church History Annual Conference, New York, New York
September, 2019 Using a Learning Management System to Restructure ETD Submission. United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA), (Teri Robinson, Lara Threet, co-presenters)
September, 2019 Repercussions of the Married Women's Property Act: A review of 19th century American notarial oaths designed to protect women from their husbands. UNTAMED Women and the Law Symposium, Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg, Virginia.
June, 2019  Researching Military Genealogy. E.O. Templeton, Jr. History and Genealogy Fair.
April, 2019 The Museum as an Extension of the Library: Embracing John Cotton Dana’s Vision in a Modern Academic Library. American College of Research Libraries (ACRL) Annual Conference (David Nolen, Co-Presenter).
April, 2019 The Museum as an Extension of the Library: Embracing John Cotton Dana’s Vision in a Modern Academic Library. Society of Mississippi Archivists Annual Meeting (David Nolen, Co-Presenter).
April, 2019 Chronicling the Mississippi Women’s Suffrage Movement through the Local Press; Poster Presentation for Society of Mississippi Archivists Annual Meeting.
October, 2018 Digital Humanities Dissertations. Digitorium, Annual Digital Humanities Conference, University of Alabama.
October, 2018 The Museum as an Extension of the Library: Embracing John Cotton Dana’s Vision in a Modern Academic Library. Mississippi Library Association Annual Conference (David Nolen, Co-Presenter).


Exhibits:


March 1, 2021: The Smart Set:  Exhibition Featuring the American Women’s History Collection at Connecticut College; physical and accompanying virtual exhibit.
August, 2019: Votes for Women: A Centennial Celebration of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in America; physical and accompanying virtual exhibit.

Professional Associations

• Digital Library Federation (Steering Committee member, Project Management Group), 2019-present
• Reviews Editor, New England Archivist Newsletter, 2022-2025
• Member, New England Archivist Association, 2021-present
• Member, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, 2021-present
• Member, Southeastern American Society of Eighteen Century Studies, 2020-present
• MSU Library Faculty Chair 2019-2020
• Library Administrative Council, Faculty Representative 2019-2020
• MSU University Library Committee, Faculty Representative 2019-2020

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