The following events are NOT programs of the Huntington Women's Studies Seminar, but they are other free programs at the Huntington, with topics we think many in our audience might find interesting.
Distinguished Fellow Lecture “Wild Unrest” Revealed: Pasadena and the Making of “The Yellow Wall-Paper”
Nov. 9 (Tuesday)
7:30 p.m. Free
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper” is a harrowing story of a woman’s descent into madness, fueled by the author’s own experience. Helen Horowitz, professor of history at Smith College and the Los Angeles Times Distinguished Fellow, considers Gilman’s life in Pasadena and the making of the story. No reservations required.
History of Science Lecture Series - Science, Medicine, and the Woman Question: The Activism of Dr. Mary Putnam Jacobi
Dec. 2 (Thursday)
7:30 p.m. Free
The intersection of science and women's rights activism will be explored in this lecture by Carla Bittel, professor of history at Loyola Marymount University. Bittel will discuss the life and work of 19th-century New York physician Mary Putnam Jacobi, focusing on how Jacobi used biological knowledge to advance women's participation in the professions. No reservation required.
Talk and Book Signing: Helen of Pasadena
Dec. 12 (Sunday)
2 p.m. Free
Writer and talk show host Lian Dolan, one of radio’s Satellite Sisters, discusses her new novel, Helen of Pasadena, which takes place in and around The Huntington. Dolan, a longtime Huntington Member, will reveal her inspiration for a key plot device in this lighthearted romantic comedy. A book signing follows. No reservations required.