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Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) Annual Conference

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Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) Annual Conference

June 6, 2017

Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) Annual Conference Programme
6th July 2017

The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, University of Oxford
8.45-9.00: Registration

9.00-9.15: Coffee and Tea and welcoming remarks

9.15-10.45: Panel 1.
Alexi Garrett (University of Virginia) “Gender, Slavery, and Capitalism: Feme Sole Masters of Early National Virginia.”
Mara Keire (University of Oxford), “Coax Me”: Sexual Coercion and Commercial Recreation in New York, 1900-1920’
Michael Hammond (University of Southampton), ‘Forbidden Zones: Sex, Death and Slang in the War Nurse Production Cycle of the 1930s’

10.45-11.15- Coffee and Tea

11.15-12.15: Panel 2.
William Mouelle Makolle (Paris-Sorbonne University), “Soon you will reach the goal of glorious beauty”: Advertising light skin and early black American feminism
Elizabeth Smith (Liverpool Hope University), ‘Loud Voices from the Margins: Alice Childress (1916-1994)’

12.15-13.00: Lunch

13:00-14:00 Panel 3.
Laura MacDonald (University of Portsmouth), “I’ll be an opera star yet”: Olive Moorefield’s success as an African-American in Europe
Nitya Koch (Freie Universität Berlin) “Dance, Mobility, Women’s Labor and the Hollywood Musical of the early 1940s”

Panel 4. 14.00-15.30
Johanna Peterson (University of California, San Diego), ‘“To Help All Syrian and Lebanese Needy Wherever”: The Syrian Ladies’ Aid Society and Identity Formation in the Diaspora’
Lara Track (University of Heidelberg), ‘Meeting Our Sisters. How Transnational Collaboration Influenced Women Strike for Peace’s Pacifist Feminism’
Kirsten Swinth, (Fordham University) ‘Work and Family” in Second Wave U.S. Feminism, 1963-1978

15.30-16:00 Coffee and Tea

Panel 5 16:00-17:00
Jazmin Duarte Sckell, (University of Oxford), The Process of obtaining Women’s Civil and Political Rights in Paraguay (1954-1961)
Emma Day (University of Oxford) ‘HIV is Living with Me’: Women, HIV and AIDS Theatre Activism in the United States, 1980-2016.’

17:00-17:45 Keynote Lecture: Professor Diana Paton (University of Edinburgh), ‘(Still) writing the history of slavery as if women mattered’
17:45: Dinner (optional) To register to attend please email shawconference2017@gmail.com Registration Fee: £20-waged, £10- unwaged/student to be paid in cash on the day.


June 6, 2017
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