Friday March 1, 2013
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Registration in Heimbold Lobby — Pick up your conference materials and mingle with other passionate women’s historians!
6:00 p.m. HEIMBOLD AUDITORIUM: THE MAIN EVENT!
Welcome Address: Rona Holub, Director, Women’s History Graduate Program, Sarah Lawrence College
Keynote Address: Alice Kessler-Harris, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History, Columbia University
Alice Kessler-Harris earned her PhD from Rutgers in 1968. She is the author of numerous women’s labor histories including Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States (1982) and Women Have Always Worked: A Historical Overview (1981). She is a pioneer in her field and a beloved professor; she currently teaches at Columbia University and is the R. Gordon Hoxie professor of American History there. She has recently published a book called A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman. We are so privileged and honored to host her at our Women’s History conference in honor of Amy Swerdlow and Gerda Lerner, two close colleagues and friends of Dr. Kessler-Harris’.
Reception: Slonim Living Room
We look forward to seeing you there for this inspiring opening program!