News & Events

Judy Woodruff with Camille Jackson on Women in Media

Monday, March 2, reception at 6:00 p.m., remarks at 6:30 
von der Heyden Pavilion, Perkins Library

Join the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture for an evening with award-winning journalist Judy Woodruff, WC ’68, who recently donated her papers to the Bingham Center. Woodruff is the co-anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour. She has been reporting U.S. political news for more than three decades at CNN, NBC, and PBS. She is a founding co-chair of the International Women’s Media Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging women in communication industries worldwide. She serves on the boards of trustees of the Freedom Forum, the Newseum, the Duke Endowment, and the Urban Institute, and is a trustee emerita of Duke University. Woodruff will participate in a dialog about women in journalism with Camille Jackson, Director of Communications at Duke Consortium on Social Equity. The conversation with be facilitated by University Distinguished Service Professor Emerita Jean Fox O’Barr.

Women at Duke Wikipedia Edit-a-thon


Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 10:00am-2:00pm
The Edge Workshop Room, Bostock Library, First Floor

Please join us for an opportunity to learn how to edit Wikipedia articles, learn more about the rich history of women at Duke University, and then put that knowledge into action by creating and editing entries that document the lives and contributions of women alumnae, faculty, staff, and community members. This event is part of a worldwide movement to increase the percentage of women editors and woman-focused articles within Wikipedia. Bring your laptop if you can, and create an account in advance. You can also participate from anywhere in the world! Co-sponsored with Duke University Archives and the Duke Women's Center. More details and R.S.V.P. on our meetup page.

Co-sponsoring: Zine Machine Printed Matter Festival

Friday, February 20, 3:00-10:00pm
Durham Armory, 220 Foster St., Durham, NC

Zine Machine, Durham, North Carolina's first-ever zine fest, is coming February 20, 2015.  Zine Machine is calling all zine makers, comic artists, indy book writers, and assorted do-it-yourself printed matter makers to join us in our occupation of the old city armory for a festival of autonomous, alternative printed media. Zine Machine is part of a large and growing global zine festival movement that celebrates small-batch, self-published, personal, non-corporate, handmade printed matter of all kinds. Zine Machine is helmed by Bill Fick, Duke art professor and founder of Durham's Supergraphic; Everett Rand, co-publisher of Mineshaft; and Bill Brown, Duke film professor and publisher of Dream Whip zine. Bill Brown's zine collection is held at the Rubenstein Library. The Bingham Center will have a table at this event and is a co-sponsor.

Envisioning the Future of the Sallie Bingham Center

Remarks from the Bingham Center's 25th anniversary celebration held in March 2014 are available on a new website. The Bingham Center hosted an evening with author, playwright, teacher, and feminist activist, Sallie Bingham (pictured left), who reflected on 25 years of documenting women’s history at Duke and offer her vision for the Center’s next 25 years, and Rachel Seidman, Associate Director, Southern Oral History Program, at UNC-Chapel Hill and visiting lecturer in Women’s Studies at Duke University, who gave her perspective on Bingham Center contributions to preservation, teaching, and activism. Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian & Vice Provost for Library Affairs, and Robert L. Byrd, Associate University Librarian for Collections and User Services, gave introductory remarks. Read more