2010-2011 Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender

2010-2011 Seminars

Friday, September 10, 2010
We are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Unequal Sisters: An Inclusive Reader in American Women’s History, with a panel discussing the volume’s impact on the panelists personally, and on the field of women’s history more generally.  Panelists will revisit their own work in the volume, and discuss patterns in the historiography on women of color.&nbs
Friday, October 8, 2010
“Martha Jefferson Randolph and the Performance of Patriarchy: Family, Gender, and Presidents in the Early American Republic”Cynthia A. Kierner, George Mason University
Friday, November 12, 2010
Reform and Immigration in Chicago: Hull-House Alumnae in Action “The Professor and the Prostitute: Sophonisba Breckinridge and the Morals Court in Depression-Era Chicago”Anya Jabour, University of Montana
Friday, February 4, 2011
“Dreams in Orbit: Girls, Science, and Space in Cold War America and the Soviet Union”Roshanna P. Sylvester, DePaul University
Friday, March 4, 2011
Working Women: African American Women’s Livings and Lives in the Twentieth-Century North “ ‘The Pride of Ownership:’ African-American Businesswomen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1940s-1960)”Crystal M. Moten, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, April 8, 2011
“The Gender Amazon: Indigenous Female Masculinity in Early Modern European Representations of Contact”Heather Martel, Northern Arizona University
Friday, April 29, 2011
Desire, Sexuality, and the Cold War Body “Someone to Love: Girls, Adolescence, and Same-Sex Desire in the 1950’s United States”Amanda H. Littauer, Northern Illinois University