The University of Scranton Sponsors Second Conference on Women and History in NEPA

2/3/09

“Women and Social Movements in U.S. Women’s History” will be the keynote topic presented at the Second Biennial Conference on Women and History in Northeastern Pennsylvania, which will take place at The University of Scranton on Saturday, March 14, 2009. The conference will take place on the fifth floor of Brennan Hall on campus. It is open to the public.

Kathryn Kish Sklar, Ph.D., Distinguished Bartle Professor and co-director of the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender at the State University of New York at Binghamton, will deliver the keynote address.

The day begins at 9 a.m. with a welcome and opening remarks by Josephine M. Dunn, Ph.D., associate professor of art history at The University of Scranton. Morning presentations will include such topics as “Cornelia Bryce Pinchot of Milford, PA,” “The Suffrage Story in Scranton, August 19-November 4, 1920” and “The Women Who Founded the Tioga Point Museum, Athens, PA.” A buffet luncheon will take place at noon, followed by the keynote address. Cost for the luncheon is $10. Reservations are required by Feb. 27 to attend the luncheon. Call (570) 941-7625.

Topics to be presented during the afternoon include “The Scranton Lace Factory Goes to War,” “Scranton’s Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary” and “Nursing in early 20th-Century Scranton.”

The conference concludes at 3:30 p.m. with a reception in the university’s Hope Horn Gallery on the fourth floor of Hyland Hall, Jefferson and Linden Streets.

The Second Biennial Conference on Women and History in Northeastern Pennsylvania is supported by grants from the Office of Equity and Diversity at The University of Scranton, The Art and Music Program at The University of Scranton, The Hope Horn Gallery at The University of Scranton, the Lackawanna Arts Council and the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority.

For more information, call (570) 941-7625. The lectures are free and open to the public and do not require reservations. There is a $10 fee to attend the luncheon, which also requires a reservation to be made by Feb. 27.

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