Category: Women’s History

Aletta Biersack’s coedited volume “Gender Violence and Human Rights” now available

February 2, 2017—Cultural anthropologist Aletta Biersack, whose research in Papua, New Guinea, has been supported in part by a CSWS Faculty Research Grant, has two new volumes just out. The University of Oregon professor emerita of anthropology is coeditor of Gender Violence and Human Rights: Seeking Justice in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu (Australian National […]

Women’s History Month starts with film, panel discussion

[ March 6, 2017; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Source: Women’s History Month starts with film, panel discussion | Around the O

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion is hosting a special program, “Yes We Can!” on Monday, March 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Ford Alumni Center ballroom.

The program includes a viewing of […]

2017 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium: featuring Ayana Mathis

[ March 3, 2017; 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
March 3 Light reception 2:30 – 3 p.m. JSMA Ford Lecture Hall
March Panel with Ayana Mathis: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. JSMA Ford Lecture Hall
March 3 Keynote talk with Ayana Mathis: 6 – 8 p.m. Downtown Eugene Public Library

Free & open to the public
6th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium
“Women and Work: Stories […]

Historians shed light on private life of American “Patriarch” Thomas Jefferson

[ April 21, 2017; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ] “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination
The Oregon Humanities Center is honored to host two of America’s leading Jefferson scholars for this spring’s O’Fallon Lecture in Law and American Culture: Annette Gordon-Reed, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School; and Peter Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Professor […]

Exchange Students as Cultural Ambassadors: Knight Library Exhibit

[ November 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. ] “Between 1949 and 1966, at least 4,713 Japanese students studied at American universities with the best-known fellowships at the time—GARIOA (Government Account for Relief in Occupied Areas [1949 through 1951]) and Fulbright (established in 1952)—along with a few private scholarships. This group included 651 women. Among them were future leaders in fields as diverse as […]

Breathtaking History

 
Last night, on July 28, 2016, history was made when Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first woman to be nominated by one of the two major political parties in the United States. What’s more, her nomination comes as we prepare to say goodbye to our nation’s first black president. To be witnesses to this moment […]