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Celebrate Women's History Month


When: Mar 05, 2014 - 12:00pm - Mar 31, 2014 - 05:00pm

Where: Mesa Vista Hall, Dane Smith Hall, SUB

Celebrating Women's History Month with the UNM Department of History

The UNM History Department has a long tradition of teaching women’s history, beginning more than forty years ago when it hired Dr. Jane Slaughter. Its commitment to women’s and gender history has grown stronger over the years and it now has a much larger cohort of professors teaching women’s history across geographic regions and time periods. To highlight and celebrate women's stories, the History Department has organized a series of events for Women’s History Month. We invite you to take in the presentations of our faculty and graduate students and share in the conversations over the next few weeks.

For more information see: http://womenshistorymonth.gov/index.html

Women’s History Month Events

UNM Department of History

March 2014


March is Women’s History Month 

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.


(In Cooperation with Women’s Studies and the Feminist Research Institute)


Wednesday, March 5 at noon, History Department Common Room, MVH 1104

        Visualizing Women’s History! [Powered by PechaKucha]:

Women and Gender in Cold War Europe
            Dr. Melissa Bokovoy, UNM History Department
Native Women and Images of Indians in the Woman Suffrage Movement   
            Dr. Cathleen Cahill, UNM History Department
Women as Counterrevolutionary Spies, Mexico in the 1920s.
            Julian Dodson UNM History Department, Ph.D. candidate
March 12, 5-7pm Dane Smith Hall, Rm 120
Film Screening: Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years, 1984-1992
Introduction by Dr. Tiffany Florvil, UNM History Department
Tuesday, March 25, 12:30 - 1:30 PM [*SUB Luminaria Room*]
“Lesbian Liberation: The Construction of Rural Lesbian Identities, Cultures, and Activism in New Mexico, 1970s-1980s”
Jordan Biro (Ph.D. candidate US/US West, UNM)
Part of the Feminist Research Institute Spring 2014 Research Lecture Series
Monday, March 31, at noon, History Department Common Room, 1104 MVH
New Directions in Women’s History: Graduate Student Research
Not Your Mother’s PTA:  Gender, Race, and Polity in Building America’s Schools, 1950-2000
Jen McPherson (Ph.D. candidate, US/US West)
Vicenta Castro Cambon:
Female Leadership in the Blind Movement in Argentina, 1900-1930
Becky Ellis (Ph.D. candidate, Latin America)  
The Heterosocialization of Public Drinking, 1920-1933
Adam Blahut (Ph.D. candidate, US/US West)
Guaraní Women as Tributaries in Colonial Paraguay
Shawn Austin (Ph.D. candidate, Latin America)  
Moderator:  Dr. Michael Ryan, Associate Professor and Graduate Director, UNM History