Women in History

Women’s Suffrage, Political Responsiveness and Child Survival in American History

Women’s choices appear to emphasize child welfare more than those of men. This paper presents new evidence on how suffrage rights for American women helped children to benefit from the scientific breakthroughs of the bacteriological revolution.

URL: 
http://www.stanford.edu/~ngmiller/suffrage.pdf

Expert Profile

Location: 
United States
40° 42' 51.3684" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W

Gloria Jacobs is Executive Director of the Feminist Press, a non-profit publisher affiliated with the City University of New York. The Press has been publishing books by and for women around the globe for 36 years, and also publishes WSQ, the Women’s Studies Quarterly. A journalist, author and feminist activist, Ms. Jacobs was for many years the Executive Editor of Ms. magazine. She is the co-author, with Barbara Ehrenreich and Elizabeth Hess, of Re-making Love: The Feminization of Sex, which analyzed the convergence of the women’s movement and the sexual revolution. Her articles have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Guardian (UK), Mother Jones, Working Mother, and New York Woman. Working as a consultant for the United Nations, she edited and wrote several major reports on the status of women around the world.

Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.3684" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W

Red Networks: Women Writers and the Blacklist in Television

Date/Time: 
03/13/2010

Carole Stabile, Director, Center for the Study of Women in Society; Professor, English and School of Journalism and Communication, will talk about the blacklisting of women television writers during the anti-communist crusade at this CSWS “Road Scholars” presentation.

Women of the Oklahoma Legislature oral history project

URL: 
http://www.library.okstate.edu/oralhistory/wotol

"Passing the Torch"

Date/Time: 
03/22/2010

Location: School of Social Work, Educational Conference Center 1080 S. University Avenue

Presentation "Chicana por mi Raza: Uncovering the Hidden History of Chicana Feminism"

Date/Time: 
03/17/2010

Location: CEW, 330 E. Liberty Street

 

A Question of Habit: A documentary film on images of religious women in U.S. popular culture

Date/Time: 
04/08/2010

Dr. Bren Ortega Murphy, a faculty member in communication studies and women and gender studies, will discuss and present portions of her film that examines the wide variety of visual images of Catholic nuns and sisters used in contemporary U.S. popular culture and contrasts these images with the lives of actual women religious, both historical and current.
 

Location: Klarchek Information Commons, 4th Floor Gathering Space
 

The Library Speaker Series is free, but RSVP is requested.
Contact Carol Franklin at 773.508.2641 or
cfrankl@luc.edu

 

“(Hi)stories of Sexuality: Same-Sex Marriages in 16th-Century Rome”

Date/Time: 
03/19/2010

Gary Ferguson, University of Delaware
 

*Respondents: David Wallace (English) and Ann Matter (Religious Studies)

 Location: 436 Cohen

Angela Davis Honors Beverly Guy-Sheftall During NWSA Conference

Angela Y. Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. She has been active as a student, teacher, writer, scholar, and activist/organizer. Davis served as the keynote speaker for the 2009 National Women's Studies Association's annual conference where she honored Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., NWSA President & Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Womens Studies at Spelman College.

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