Wednesday, October 21, 2009

November 14: The Queen's Bench: Women's Voices in the Judiciary

Come join the Women's Studies Seminars on November 14, for a lively and timely roundtable discussion on women and the US Supreme Court. The panelists will be:

Jane S. De Hart
Professor of History
University of California, Santa Barbara

Rachel F. Moran
Founding Faculty
University of California, Irvine School of Law
Robert D. and Leslie-Kay Raven Professor of Law
Berkeley Law School

Donna Schuele
Lecturer, Department of Criminology, Law & Society
University of California, Irvine

Moderator: Mary R. Boland, Associate Professor, Department of English
California State University, San Bernardino

As usual, the program will start at 10am, and end at 12noon, followed by lunch on the garden terrace (you may purchase a lunch ticket at registration, or bring your own lunch). The program is free and no reservation is required.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Preview of the 2009-2010 schedule of seminars

The dates are firm, but the topics will no doubt get refined as the planners work their ways on these seminar programs:

November 14: Women and the Supreme Court

January 30, 2010: Trafficking in Women

March 20, 2010: Women, Power and Science

May 1, 2010: Women Writers and the Middle East

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Huntington Women's Studies Seminars--now on Facebook!

If you like to organize your schedule or share announcements with friends using Facebook, now you can include the Huntington Women's Studies Seminars in that habit. Join our Facebook group, and automatically get announcements and reminders about our seminars; you can also see who else is planning to attend and refer friends to the event announcements.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

May 2: Our annual "Women Writers in LA" panel!

Here are the confirmed speakers our annual "Women Writers in Los Angeles" panel, planned for May 2, 10am-12noon. This has become an annual favorite of the seminars' audience, always worth attending.

Gayle Greene is a professor of literature and women's studies at Scripps College, who has published numerous articles in both scholarly and popular intellectual venues. Her non-fiction works include The Woman Who Knew Too Much: Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation (2001) and the recent Insomniac (2009), which mixes memoir with scientific reportage and addresses the scientific neglect of a disorder that affects millions.

Dorothy Randall Gray
is Los Angeles-based poet, author of the best-selling book Soul Between The Lines: Freeing Your Creative Spirit Through Writing. Dorothy has been a commentator for National Public Radio, literary consultant to the United Nations Committee on Women, and delegate to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing which commissioned her to create a poem for their opening ceremony, as well as a featured reader and workshop facilitator at many universities, cultural institutions and venues. She is the founder and executive director of the Heartland Institute for Transformation.

Corina Gamma holds an MFA from Claremont Graduate University and teaches fine art photography at Long Beach City College. Her work has been featured in several solo exhibitions as well as numerous group exhibitions. She directed the 2005 documentary, Ties on a Fence: Women in Downtown Los Angeles Speak Out, a beautiful film about homeless women in downtown L.A., narrated in their own voices.

There will be a screening of Ties on a Fence following the presentations, during lunch.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

March 14: Our 25th Anniversary Event!

On March 14, the Huntington Women's Studies Seminars will mark a milestone--25 years of programs bringing quality humanities scholarship on women to a diverse and discerning audience. Join us for a special all-day program (details below), and a lunchtime reception.

Where Are We Now:
A Discussion on the Impact of Feminism on Women's Studies

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Inderpal Grewal, Women's Studies, University of California, Irvine
Dianne Bartlow, Gender and Women's Studies, California State University, Northridge
Gail Livings, Social Science, Santa Monica College

Ricky Manoff, Gender and Women's Studies, California State University, Northridge

Reflections on Women’s History: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mary Beth Norton, Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History, Cornell University, and Los Angeles Times Distinguished Fellow, The Huntington Library

Karen Offen, Senior Scholar, Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University

Vicki Ruiz, Professor of History and Chicano Latino Studies, and Dean, School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine

Kendahl Radcliffe, Assistant Professor, Afro-Ethnic Studies, California State University, Fullerton

Women Changing the Face of the Middle East
Saturday, March 14, 2009
1:30pm--3:30 pm

Keynote Speaker: Nayereh Tohidi
Chair, Gender and Women’s Studies, California State University, Northridge
The Women’s Movement and Democracy in Iran: A Comparative Perspective

The Case of Syria
Anne Bennett
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, California State University, San Bernardino

Women’s Self-representation and Use of Media in Turkey
Ece Algan
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, California State University, San Bernardino

Transcending the Obstacles: Women in Saudi Arabia
Ferial Masry
Author, Running for all the Right Reasons: A Saudi-born Woman’s Pursuit of Democracy

Moderator: Wendy Smith
Member, Huntington Library Women’s Studies Seminars Steering Committee
Associate Professor of English, California State University, San Bernardino

Sue Castagnetto contributed a great deal to organizing this panel. Thanks Sue!