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Indiana Women’s History Conference // March 26, 2016

[The Call for Papers has closed.]

The bicentennial of statehood provides an ideal opportunity to discuss and analyze the many contributions of women’s work to Indiana history. Thus, the Indiana Historical Bureau and the Indiana State Library will host “Hoosier Woman at Work,” a women’s history symposium, on March 26, 2016, at the Indiana State Library and Historical Building in downtown Indianapolis.

This one-day conference will explore and expand knowledge of women’s contributions to Indiana through their labor via speakers, presentations, and panel discussions. The theme, “Hoosier Woman at Work” is broadly defined but not limited to the following topics: volunteering for public welfare, contributing to Indiana’s agricultural heritage, caring for home and family, and wage earning occupations.

Conference keynote speaker, Dr. Nancy Gabin, historian of labor and gender studies, will provide an overview and remarks at the luncheon. Dr. Gabin is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Purdue University, and the author of Feminism in the Labor Movement: Women and the United Auto Workers, 1935-1970, as well as numerous articles and anthologies on women, work, and the labor movement.

The committee will issue a Call for Papers in August 2015 with a deadline for receipt December 2015.

Committee members:

Dani Pfaff, Indiana Historical Bureau dpfaff@history.IN.gov

Marcia Caudell, Indiana State Library Mcaudell@library.in.gov

Jeannie Regan-Dinius, Historic Preservation & Archaeology, Department of Natural Resources JRDinius@dnr.IN.gov

Anita Morgan, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Department of History, IUPUI aashende@iupui.edu

For more information, call the Indiana Historical Bureau at 317-232-2535.

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This program has been made possible through a matching grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.