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2013/14 is the second year of the ‘Gender and History in the Americas’ seminar series at the Institute for Historical Research, London. Held at 17.30 on the first Monday of the month, the series offers a forum for speakers to present research investigating women’s and gender history from a hemispheric perspective that stretches from Canada to Argentina, Mexico to the Caribbean. The presentation of works-in-progress and contributions from postgraduate and early career scholars are particularly encouraged, reflecting our desire to create a series in which new and cutting-edge ideas can be shared and discussed in an intellectual and supportive environment.

For further information, visit the website or contact the Society for the History of Women in the Americas by email.

7th October 2013 Janet Floyd, King’s College London, “Letter-Writing, Friendship and the Foote-Gilder Correspondence”

4th November 2013 Antonia Mackay, Oxford Brookes University & Goldsmiths University of London, “The Influence of Architecture in Cold War Literature”

2nd December 2013 Joy Porter, University of Hull, “The Woman who Changed Nixon: LaDonna Harris’s Lessons on How Small Nations Can Successfully Relate to Entrenched Power”

6th January 2014 Henrice Altink, University of York, “War and the Female Franchise in Jamaica”

3rd February 2014 Laila Haidarali, University of Essex, “Modelling Beauty Brown: Sex, Race, Representation and African American Womanhood in the early Cold War era”

3rd March 2014 Claire Irving, University of Newcastle, “Women of Letters – Editing and Writing the Caribbean”

7th April 2014 Stephen Robinson, University of Southampton, ““Freemen and Citizens”: The Citizen-Soldier and the Spanish-American War of 1898”

2nd June 2014 Morwenna Chaffe, University of East Anglia, “An Incurable State: Involuntary Childlessness in Nineteenth-Century America”

Convenors: Professor Jay Kleinberg (Brunel University); Dr Rachel Ritchie (Brunel University)

Dr Inge Dornan (Brunel University); Dr Lee Sartain (Portsmouth University)

Dr Dawn-Marie Gibson (RHUL; Ms Imaobong Umoren (Oxford University)

Dr Sinead McEneaney (Saint Mary’s University College); Dr Natalie Zacek (University of Manchester)

A PDF copy of the full programme can be downloaded below:

2013-14 Gender and History in the Americas programme

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