Corinne T. Field gives lunch talk at VFH

Women’s Rights and the Struggle for Equal Adulthood in America, 1792-1939

Field recently earned her Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. She has taught in the University of Virginia’s Studies in Women and Gender program and is completing a book on the political significance of adulthood. In her presentation, she will explore how ideas about female aging structured not only the women’s rights movement but American democracy itself. She will examine how activists such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass, Frances Harper, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman fought to win women respect for mature achievement rather than youthful beauty. In the process, they redefined what it means for men and women to grow up and grow old. This event is cosponsored by UVA Studies in Women and Gender. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

Tuesday December 1, 2009 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities on Ednam Drive.