Women's History Seminars

"Her Hat Will Not Down"

Sumptuary Laws and Consumer Rights in 1890s Chicago
Women's History Seminars

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 2014–2015 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, 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