Women’s History Through a Modern Lens
I had the opportunity to attend the first lecture in the Fall lecture series put on by the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM). If you’re not familiar with NWHM, you should be! For over 15 years, the Museum has been producing permanent and online exhibits and programs that highlight the often overlooked contributions of women to the social, cultural, economic and political aspects of our rich history.
They are currently working hard to secure a permanent site on the National Mall, which you can help out with by signing this petition!
You should also take note of the next few events in their lecture series. Housewives and history? I can’t miss that!
“Relationship of Feminism to History”
Dr. Nancy Cott (Harvard University) – October 24, 2012
“Woman-Made Women: American Designers, Taste, and Mid-Century Culture”
Dr. Kathy Peiss (University of Pennsylvania)- November 7, 2012
“You call that women’s history? Real Housewives vs. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”
Dr. Susan Strasser (University of Delaware) – December 12, 2012