2010-2011 Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender

2010-2011 Seminars

Friday, September 10, 2010
Women and Gender Seminar: Celebrating 20 Years of Unequal Sisters: An Inclusive Reader in U.S. Women’s History

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
Women and Gender Seminar: Cynthia A. Kierner, George Mason University

“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
Women and Gender Seminar: Anya Jabour, University of Montana and Bridget O'Rourke, Elmhurst College

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
Women and Gender Seminar: Roshanna P. Sylvester, DePaul University

“Dreams in Orbit: Girls, Science, and Space in Cold War America and the Soviet Union”
Roshanna P. Sylvester, DePaul University

Friday, March 4, 2011
Women and Gender Seminar: Crystal Moten, University of Wisconsin and Lashawn Harris, Michigan State University

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
Women and Gender Seminar: Heather Martel, Northern Arizona University

“The Gender Amazon: Indigenous Female Masculinity in Early Modern European Representations of Contact
Heather Martel, Northern Arizona University

Friday, April 29, 2011
Women and Gender Seminar: Amanda Littauer, Northern Illinois University and Elizabeth Matelski, Loyola University Chicago

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