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Announcement: Launching the Solidarity Edition of One More Voice

One More Voice is delighted to announce the launch of a new edition, the Solidarity Edition (2022). One More Voice is a resource centered on helping teachers and scholars examine and reflect on the role of race in shaping nineteenth-century literature and history.

One More Voice is a digital humanities recovery project that identifies, documents, and critically engages with the voices of racialized creators in British imperial and colonial archives. The voices take multiple forms and appear in multiple genres. This project seeks to introduce these rich and diverse materials to broad academic and public audiences. Recourse to the voices promises to transform our understanding of imperial and colonial history and literature while foregrounding perspectives that scholarship in majority has hitherto overlooked or silenced.

The Solidarity Edition of the site represents a significant departure from prior editions. The team has completely redesigned the front end of One More Voice so that the site is now much more vibrant in its “look and feel.” They have sought to streamline site navigation in order to make users better aware of the extensive materials published by the site. The “Mission Statement” has been revised and updated so that it accurately reflects the evolving nature and scope of the project. The team has also invested considerable effort in further enhancing the site’s accessibility features in order to make the site available to as wide an audience as possible.

Additionally, in keeping with the solidarity theme – i.e., the fact that the work of One More Voice is fundamentally relational and that the project's main efforts center on collaboration with individuals and other projects – we have also sought to foreground the various thematic initiatives in which One More Voice is currently involved. These initiatives include efforts with COVE, SOAS Special Collections, and Adam Matthew Digital to recover and examine representations of racialized voices in missionary periodicals, and a new partnership with the Ardhi Initiative and archives in Kenya and Britain that will focus on studying land treaties.

The One More Voice team members are grateful to a range of contributors and archives for making their work possible. They are also thankful for grants from the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP), the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) to support our newest initiatives.

If this project speaks to you, the organizers would love to involve you in their work. Please visit the “Collaboration” page to learn more about contributing to the project's efforts or just send us an email at awisnicki@yahoo.com.

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