Seminar sessions are held on Fridays from 3 – 5 pm at the Newberry, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois.
This seminar explores diverse topics and genres—such as race/ethnicity, biography, war, religion, family, and sexuality—through the prisms of women and/or gender. The focus is on the United States and North America across all time periods; however, some papers focus on non-American aspects of the history of women and gender.
The seminar’s co-sponsors are the history departments of DePaul University, Northeastern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago.
To see a listing of past seminars, please select a year below:
Panelists: Margaret Power, Illinois Institute of Technology and Jennifer Scanlon, Bowdoin College
“Rethinking Sexual Violence and the Marketplace of Slavery”
Scholars and activists discuss the legacy of Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique” 50 years after its release.
Panelists: Janet Allured, McNeese State University and Rebecca Wagner, Cambridge University
“Mixed Blood Americans, Passing, and Gender in the 19th Century West”
Panelists: Gwen Jordan, University of Illinois at Springfield and Rhaisa Williams, Northwestern University
“Inventing the Modern Citizen in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions”