Roundtable Reshaping History: The Intersection of Radical and Women's History

AHA Session 10
MARHO: The Radical Historians' Organization 1
Coordinating Council for Women in History 2
Thursday, January 5, 2012: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Los Angeles Room (Chicago Marriott Downtown)
Eileen Boris, University of California, Santa Barbara
Iris Berger, University at Albany (State University of New York)
Ellen Carol DuBois, University of California, Los Angeles
Jean Quataert, Binghamton University (State University of New York)
David Serlin, University of California, San Diego
Rhonda Y. Williams, Case Western Reserve University
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Ohio State University
Steve Brier, The Graduate School and University Center and the Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, CUNY

Session Abstract

On a panel commemorating 25 years of the Journal of Women’s History, major senior and junior scholars whose work encompasses both radical history and women’s history will address the intersections of the two fields.  How did the origins of the fields connect?  How have their trajectories converged or diverged across time?  What have been the crucial developments in radical history, in women’s history, and in radical women’s history?  What might the future hold for radical women’s history?  This is a joint project of the Coordinating Council for Women in History and MARHO:  The Radical Historian’s Organization.

The Session participants want to include 3 senior and 3 younger scholars, representing a range of fields, and they do not intend for them to give formal presentations.  Rather, they will respond to a set of questions about the relationship between radical history and women's history, with time for the audience to respond as well.  Therefore we do not think that 6 panelists will be too many.

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