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."