History Department Lecture Series
"Transitional Perspectives on Women and Gender: Historicizing Difference, Power, and Resistance"
This workshop will explore the changing field of women's and gender history in an increasingly global landscape. Current scholarship constructs new kinds of knowledge about gender identity and human experience in response to such influences as decolonization and postcolonial theory; transnational circuits of capital; a recognition of the mutual imbrication of race, gender, class, sexuality, and nation; challenges to normative constructions of masculinity and femininity; recognition of the diversity of "women's experience"; and finally, the changing nature of the boundary between the "public" and the "private." The workshop will examine how these themes were enacted in the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe, while highlighting the nature of their interdependency in a world-system.
Thursday, 10 October 2002, 4:30 P.M., Reinhardt Room, LNG 332:
Professor Martha Hodes, Department of History, New York University. "Geography, Gender and Race in the 19th-Century U.S. and British Caribbean: A Family Story"
Thursday, 27 February 2003, 4:30 P.M., Reinhardt Room, LNG 332:
Katherine Pence, Assistant Professor of History, Baruch College, City University of New York, "Showcase Showdown: Consumption, Conflict and Citizenship in the Cold War Germanies"
Thursday, 10 April 2003, 4:30 P.M., Reinhardt Room, LNG 332:
Chad Heap, Assistant Professor of American Studies, George Washington University, "'Slumming' and the Spatial Dynamics of Gender, Sexuality and Race in Early Twentieth-Century American Nightlife"
Thursday, 24 April 2003, 4:30 P.M., Reinhardt Room, LNG 332:
Usha Zacharias, Assistant Professor of Communication, Westfield State College, "Gender, Community, and Citizenship: Notes from Fieldwork Among Dalits in Dehli"
Other Department-Sponsored Lectures
Wednesday, 5 March 2003, 7:00 P.M., Lecture Hall # 14:
The Department of History, the Department of English, and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies present: "The Lord of the Rings and the Middle Ages" Open to the Public, All Are Welcome.
Thursday, 6 March 2003, 4:30 PM, Reinhardt Room (LNG 332):
The Department of History, and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies present:
"Was Queen Fredegund a Serial Assassin?" Open to the Public, All Are Welcome.