Women's History Seminars

“How Can the Wife Submit?"

African Families Negotiate Gender and Slavery in New England

Gloria Whiting, Harvard University, with commentary by Barbara Krauthamer, University of Massachusetts at Amherst 

The Boston Seminar Series on the History of Women and Gender—cosponsored by the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—offers scholars and students an opportunity to discuss new research on any aspect of the history of women and gender in the United States, without chronological limitation.

The seminar series includes four meetings that will take place during the 2013–2014 academic year, each revolving around the discussion of a precirculated paper. Sessions open with remarks from the essayist and an assigned commentator, after which the discussion is opened to the floor.

Registration for the series is required. Registered participants may access the papers online at the Massachusetts Historical Society website. For more information, please call 617-495-8647.


Nancy F. Cott, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
Cornelia H. Dayton, University of Connecticut
Crystal Feimster, Yale University
Judith E. Smith, University of Massachusetts at Boston
Conrad Edick Wright, Massachusetts Historical Society

Also of Interest

Boston Area Early American History Seminar

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 
Elaine Crane, Fordham University
“The Poison Plot”
Comment: Irene Q. Brown, University of Connecticut

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 
Serena Zabin, Carleton College
“Marriage and the Boston Massacre”
Comment: Lisa Wilson, Connecticut College

Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Dominique Padurano, Scarsdale High School
“Dynamic Tensions: Charles Atlas, Immigrant Body Builders, and Eugenics”
Comment: E. Anthony Rotundo, Phillips Academy Andover

Sessions in both the Boston Area Early American History Seminar and the Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar take place at the Massachusetts Historical Society and begin at 5:15 p.m.