"Game Changers and History Makers" is the first women’s history conference in the Pacific Northwest in many years. Academic, oral, and independent historians, preservationists, archivists, museologists, genealogists, community activists, and others will gather November 3-5, 2010, at the historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane. The conference will reveal new scholarship, current trends, and exciting avenues for new research and presentation.
The conference commemorates the centennial of Washington women permanently winning the right to vote in 1910. State senators Karen Fraser of Olympia and Lisa Brown of Spokane will provide remarks. Gail Dubrow, Professor of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Public Affairs and Planning, and History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Stephanie Coontz, History and Family Studies, The Evergreen State College and Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families will be featured speakers. Historians Sue Armitage, Professor of History and Women’s Studies, Emerita, Washington State University, Pullman and Karen Blair, Chair, Department of History, Central Washington University, Ellensburg will be honored for their lifelong contributions to the field.
The Women’s History Consortium; Washington State Historical Society, permanent sponsor of the Pacific Northwest History Conference (of which this is the 63rd); Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, host of a related traveling exhibit, "Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices"; and the Northwest Oral History Association are co-sponsors of this event.
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