Event Details

  • November 11, 2017
  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Free


Event Description

Symposium: The Iowa Women's Archives at 25: The Feminist Impulse at Work SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017 SHAMBAUGH AUDITORIUM, MAIN LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA 9:00-10:00 Coffee & pastries 10:00-10:30 Welcome John Culshaw, University Librarian, University of Iowa A look back Kären Mason, Curator, Iowa Women’s Archives Video clips Iowa Women’s Archives opening (1992) 10:30-10:45 Opening remarks Leslie Schwalm, Professor of History, University of Iowa 10:45-12:15 Transforming Scholarship An exploration of the innovative scholarship made possible by collections in the IWA, in fields ranging from sport studies and Latina/o studies to political history and rural women’s history. Chair: Sharon Wood, Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Omaha Catherine Rymph, Associate Professor of History, University of Missouri Jenny Barker-Devine, Associate Professor of History, Illinois College, Jacksonville IL Diane Williams, PhD candidate, American Studies/Sport Studies, University of Iowa Claire Fox, Professor of English, University of Iowa 12:15-1:15 Lunch 1:15-1:30 Video clips Uses of Suffrage Conference (1996) IWA 10th anniversary—Christine Grant, Gerda Lerner (2002) 1:30-2:45 Iowa History Mysteries Stories of how collections in the IWA have shed light on Iowa’s Jewish history, added new historical insights on civil rights in Iowa, or turned up surprising documents on Iowa homesteaders. Chair: Lisa Heineman, Professor of History, University of Iowa John Fry, Professor of History, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL Katrina Sanders, Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Iowa Jeannette Gabriel, PhD candidate, College of Education, University of Iowa, & Graduate Research Assistant, Jewish Women in Iowa Project, Iowa Women’s Archives 2:45-3:00 Break 3:00-4:15 Iowa Women’s Archives as Classroom A look at the creative ways instructors in a variety of disciplines have used IWA collections in the classroom. Chair: Greg Prickman, Head, Special Collections Department, University of Iowa Libraries Matt Gilchrist, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Rhetoric, University of Iowa Pilar Marcé, PhD candidate, College of Education, University of Iowa Catherine Denial, Professor of History, Knox College, Galesburg IL 4:15-4:30 Closing remarks Teresa Mangum, Director, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa 5:00-7:00 Adjourn to a local watering hole Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact colleen-theisen@uiowa.edu in advance of the event.