The Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender is intended to bring together scholars from a variety of historical fields to share their works in progress. We envision that it will explore diverse topics and genres—such as race/ethnicity, biography, war, religion, family, and sexuality—through the prisms of women and/or gender. Our focus will be on the United States and North America across all time periods; however, we welcome papers on non-American aspects of the history of women and gender. Ideally our meetings will stimulate wide-ranging discussions applicable for use in classrooms and professional forums.The seminar will be open to graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty. To maximize time for discussion, papers will be circulated electronically in advance. Priority will be given to individuals who are at a stage in their research at which they can best profit from discussion, and to individuals who need a venue to present their work. The seminar will meet on selected Fridays during the academic year, 3:00-5:00 PM, at the Newberry Library in Chicago.
To propose a paper, please send a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief c.v. to Heather Radke, Program Assistant, Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street; Chicago, IL, 60610. Please send all materials as electronic attachments via email to email@example.com.
If you are interested in presenting and have questions, please contact one of the seminar coordinators, Francesca Morgan (Northeastern Illinois University; firstname.lastname@example.org; (773) 442-5609) or Joan Marie Johnson (Northeastern Illinois University; email@example.com; (773) 442-5628)The Newberry Library is unable to provide funds for travel or lodging, but can provide assistance in locating discounted accommodations.
Scholl Center for
American History and Culture
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago IL 60610
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