The Porter L. Fortune, Jr. History Symposium will be held March 19 and 20, 2008 at the University of Mississippi. The symposium will focus on the scholarship and career of Anne Firor Scott, author of the pioneering work, The Southern Lady, published in 1970. The symposium will emphasize Professor Scott's role in helping to launch the field of American women's history and will assess the field's trajectory in researching areas to which Professor Scott has been committed. Presentations will reflect the diversity of Professor Scott=s scholarly interests and will include scholarship inspired by her mentoring, leading, or, in Rutgers University Professor Suzanne=s Lebsock's words, "pestering" historians of women to get on with their work.
Speakers include Professors Laura Edwards, Crystal Feimster, Mary Kelley, Deborah Gray White, Suzanne Lebsock, Darlene Clark Hine, Glenda Gilmore, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, and Jacquelyn Hall. The symposium will end with a response by Professor Scott.
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