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She Knows: Using the Brandeis Feminist Collection Archives to Explore the History of Israeli Feminism

Hosted By: Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

Dr. Orly Nathan of The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology will undertake an archival research case study, which has evolved from the work on “She Knows,” Israel’s Gender Knowledge Center and Isha L’Isha during her residency at HBI. The first aim is to expand the range of the thesaurus terms by tracing the evolution and transformation of terms expressed by Marcia Freedman and used in feminist and gender research and practice. The case study will attempt to propose in-depth cataloguing of a sample of collection documents using the thesaurus, integrated with the existing LCSH- Library of Congress Subject Headings.

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Dr. Orly Nathan

Orly Nathan is an Information professional and a feminist activist. Her current position is in Samuel Neaman Institute at the Technion where she is chief information specialist of “She Knows (Yoda'at)." Nathan is involved in the establishment of dedicated databases according to the research needs of the institution. She is responsible for information services and knowledge management for the faculty and external researchers and participating in research projects including women's promotion in academia and STEM professions. She worked as an academic librarian and was the editor of “MEIDAAT” – A journal dedicated to Library, Information & Archival Studies. Nathan is a long-time volunteer at Isha L’Isha (woman to woman) – feminist organization, Haifa.
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Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is a research institute of Brandeis University that promotes and shares research at the intersection of Jewish studies and women's and gender studies. We seek to put a gendered lens on all things Jewish.
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