Remembering Kate MillettKate Millett portrait

Tuesday, October 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
(Light reception to begin at 5:00 p.m.) 

Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room  
153 Rubenstein Library, Duke University
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Please join us for a program honoring the memory of feminist writer, artist, and activist Kate Millett (1934-2017) with readings and reflections. Kate Millett's papers have been at the heart of the Bingham Center’s collections since 2000, and have inspired much scholarship, enhancing our understanding of the world. (Read more.)

Speakers will include Kimberly Lamm, Toril Moi, Sylvia Herbold, Heather McGowan, Kathy Rudy, Naomi Nelson, and others. Light reception preceding remarks at 5:00 p.m. with program to begin at 5:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture; Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies; and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Honoring Jean O'Barr's 75th Birthday

“The best knowledge is created in a social context.” — Jean Fox O'Barr

Political scientist and women’s studies scholar Jean Fox O’Barr has been a community builder at Duke University since 1969, continuing her connection even after retiring in 2008. After directing Continuing Education for 11 years, she established the Women’s Studies Program in 1983. O’Barr did groundbreaking work to foster connections between faculty members and with students while fulfilling her roles as an administrator, as the editor of feminist journal Signs and as a published author.

As a co-founder of the Bingham Center, O’Barr was a member of a small group that created the Women's Studies Archivist position in 1988. The center was permanently endowed in 1993 and named the "Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture" in 1999. In 2009, the Bingham Center held a symposium in honor of O’Barr’s influential career at Duke University and her dedication to women’s education. Join the Bingham Center in celebrating Dr. O'Barr's 75th birthday this year by making a contribution in her honor. Your gift will support the work of our librarians to collect and provide access to books, digital media, manuscripts and photographs documenting five centuries of women’s history.

Make a donation in honor of Dr. Jean Fox O'Barr's 75th birthday

Women at the Center Spring 2017 Newsletter Online

Newsletter cover with photo of Batya WeinbaumIn this edition of Women at the Center:

  • Batya Weinbaum: a Maverick in Her Field
  • Profiles in Research: Hanne Blank
  • Recent Acquisitions
  • Edith Sitwell: "an Unpopular Electric Eel"
  • Mary Lily Research Grant 2017-2018 Recipients
  • An Extreme Rarity: Sojourner Truth Broadside