Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection

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Symposium on Women Across the Disciplines
April 15-16, 2019

Keynote by Dr. Johnnetta Cole
Monday, April 15, 2019

6:00 p.m. Reception and exhibit viewing, Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room, Rubenstein Library, 1st floor

7:00 p.m. Keynote lecture by Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Chair and President of the National Council of Negro Women

Welcoming remarks by Paula D. McClain, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Duke University, and Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian & Vice Provost for Library Affairs, Duke University

Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University (125 Science Drive, Durham, NC)

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Panel Presentations
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room, Rubenstein Library, 1st floor

8:30 a.m. Registration and light breakfast

9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Panels Presentations

Panelists will focus their remarks on the following themes: using the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection in research and teaching, recovering the history of forgotten women, and transmitting knowledge to support social justice.

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Welcoming Remarks by Naomi L. Nelson, Associate University Librarian and Director, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Panel One: A Working Collection

  • Courtney Baker, Associate Professor of American Studies and Co-founder and Chair of Black Studies, Occidental College
  • Tom Robisheaux, Professor of History, Duke University
  • Britt Rusert, Associate Professor, W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Moderator: Mandy Cooper, History Department, Duke University

Coffee break

Remarks by Lisa Unger Baskin

Panel Two: Visibilities/Invisibilities

  • Fiona Brideoake, Assistant Professor, Department of Literature, American University
  • Genna Miller, Lecturing Fellow of Economics, Duke University
  • Moderator: Meggan Farish Cashwell, Departments of History and African and African-American Studies, Duke University

2:00 p.m. Tour of the Exhibition with Lisa Unger Baskin: Five Hundred Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection

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Women Across the Disciplines symposium co-sponsors: The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Department of African & African-American Studies, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship, Duke Council on Race & Ethnicity, Economics Department, English Department, History Department, Program in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, Program in Literature

Exhibit On Display

Thursday, February 28 - Friday, June 14, 2019
Biddle Exhibit Suite, Rubenstein Library 

Grolier Club Exhibit and Events (New York, NY)

This exhibit will travel to be on display at the Grolier Club in New York, NY, December 11, 2019 through February 8, 2020.

Exhibit Opening Program
Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

Symposium on Women in the Book Arts
with keynote by Dr. Nell Irvin Painter
January 21, 2020, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.