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 attend, please read our Registration Information.
To see a listing of past seminars, please select a year below:
“Constructing a Female Dominion of Legal Aid: The Chicago Experience”
Felice Batlan, Illinois Institute of Technology-Kent College of Law
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
“’Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals’: White, Greek-Letter Sororities and the Culture of Nostalgia”
Margaret Freeman, College of William and Mary
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
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