2012-2013 Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender

2012-2013 Seminars

Friday, September 28, 2012
Women and Gender Seminar
Felice Batlan, Illinois Institute of Technology-Kent College of Law

“Constructing a Female Dominion of Legal Aid: The Chicago Experience”
Felice Batlan, Illinois Institute of Technology-Kent College of Law

Friday, October 26, 2012
Women and Gender Seminar
Missionaries and Preachers: Antebellum Religion from New York City to the South Seas

Panelists: Amanda Hendrix-Komoto, University of Michigan and Kyle Roberts, Loyola University Chicago

“Mormons in the South Seas: Masculinity, Marriage, and the Imperial Politics of Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century Tahiti”
Amanda Hendrix-Komoto, University of Michigan

Friday, November 30, 2012
Women and Gender Seminar
Margaret Freeman, College of William and Mary

“’Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals’: White, Greek-Letter Sororities and the Culture of Nostalgia”
Margaret Freeman, College of William and Mary

Friday, January 25, 2013
Women and Gender Seminar
Exploring Women’s Agency in the City

Panelists: Sharony Green, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Kyle Mays, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Freedom: ‘A Matter I Deserve to Have’: Constructions of Identity and the Fancy Girl”
Sharony Green, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Friday, March 1, 2013
Women and Gender Seminar
Motherly Figures and Soldierly Bodies: Gender, War, and the Military

Panelists: Julie Fountain, University of Illinois at Chicago and Martin Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Mother Figures: Women Military Officers in Britain in the 1950s”
Julie Fountain, University of Illinois at Chicago

Friday, April 5, 2013
Women and Gender Seminar
Susan Rensing, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

“‘Falling in Love Intelligently’: Eugenic Love in the Progressive Era”
Susan Rensing, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Commentator: Susan J. Pearson, Northwestern University