vol. 1, no. 1 (Summer 2004)
University’s Lakeshore Campus on the north side of Chicago was the
site of the first WGHOM Conference in June 2004. With more than 120
participants, the one-day event brought together university faculty,
graduate students, public history professionals, community
activists, museum curators, independent scholars, and interested
members of the public. On the whole, it was a successful way to
begin the conference tradition that WGHOM hopes to continue on a
- Included in the program were roundtable discussions of teaching
women’s history, the nature of oral history, and Chicago women’s
activism and history as well as research presentations on different
aspects of American and world history through the lens of gender.
Presenters came from most states in the Midwest (Illinois,
Minnesota, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa,
Kentucky) and from further afield (one scholar even came from South
- The keynote presentation by Prof. Nancy MacLean of Northwestern
University focused on the timely and important issue of the history
of job discrimination and equal opportunity in the United States over the last fifty years. Her succinct and informative
lecture touched a chord with the audience and was enthusiastically
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and scholars. If you’d like to see something on the webpage, please
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