The goal of this 6-week seminar will be to examine the recent scholarly literature on motherhood in modern history (18th-20th centuries) with respect to the ways in which this important and varied experience of women has historically intersected with and been defined and shaped by political decision-making during the development of nation-states in Europe and America. The seminar will expose participants to primary sources drawn from several national literatures and will facilitate research and teaching on related subjects across the humanistic disciplines.
The seminar aims to recover the history of motherhood as an essential ingredient in all discussions of human interaction in western societies, not only those dealing with family economy, personal identity, social life, and women’s experiences, but also those which address citizenship and authority, nationalism and politics, religion, economics, ethics, and law. For application materials, email to mboxer@sfsu or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications due March 1, 2002.
Marilyn J. Boxer and Karen Offen
Institute for Research on Women & Gender
Stanford, CA 94305-8640
Ph: 650-723-1994 (message only) Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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