“Texas Women/American Women: New Historical Scholarship and Fresh Approaches,” a symposium, will be held Friday evening and Saturday, February 27-28, 2009, at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas. The Friday night keynote speaker, Elizabeth Hayes Turner (University of North Texas), will focus on Texas women during the 1930s. The Saturday morning plenary sessions will feature Juliana Barr (University of Florida) speaking on women in the borderlands, Laura Edwards (Duke University) considering southern women before 1880, and Marjorie Spruill (University of South Carolina) discussing southern women after 1880. Afternoon workshops will explore various topics relevant to Texas women, including ethnicity, race, class, education, social and political movements, and public life. Attendees will also discuss plans for a larger conference on Texas women and for articles for a proposed edited volume, “Texas Women: Lives and Times,” part of a series being published by the University of Georgia Press.
The symposium and proposed book are projects of the Texas Women’s History Network, an informal group of historians, and the Center for Texas Studies and the Department of History at Texas Christian University.
Registration, travel, and lodging information will be available soon on the TCU Center for Texas Studies Web site, http://www.texasstudies.org . For more information or to submit suggestions for the book and/or future conference, please contact Rebecca Sharpless, at R.Sharpless@tcu.edu
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