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A More Perfect History: A Symposium Celebrating International Women's Day

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4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day, this symposium presents the results of Project Continua, an investigation by New School students aimed at bringing to light scholarly work produced by “undiscovered women.” This scholarship, newly reclaimed by feminists, reflects a lost history of women representing themselves, individually and collectively. Presentations emphasize how much is owed to these little-remembered female intellectuals, who paved the way for the access to higher education that many women now enjoy. Coordinated by Gina Luria Walker, associate professor of women’s studies at The New School for Public Engagement, and Carin Kuoni, director of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. Speakers include Catherine J. Morris, curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, and Andrea Geyer, artist and assistant professor of fine arts at Parsons The New School for Design, with others to be announced. Co-sponsored by The New School for Public Engagement and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, with support from the University Academic Event Fund.

 

Image: Simon Van De Passe, Pocahontas, 1616.Copper engraving. National Portrait Gallery.

The caption reads "Matoaks als Rebecka daughter to the mighty Prince Powhâtan Emperour of Attanoughkomouck als virginia converted and baptized in the Christian faith, and wife to the wor.ff Mr. Joh Rolff.

The inscription under the portrait reads Ætatis suæ 21 A. 1616, Latin for "at the age of 21 in the year 1616."

 

 

Location:

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

Admission:
Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served



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