Symposium on Women Across the Disciplines

Keynote by Dr. Johnnetta Cole

Monday, April 15, 2019

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

7:00 p.m. Keynote lecture  
Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University (125 Science Drive, Durham, NC)

Featuring Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Chair and President of the National Council of Negro Women, with 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

RSVP for April 15 keynote: Please register online.

Panel Presentations

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Panel presentations (Details below)

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.

RSVP for April 16 panels: Please register online.

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

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

Weekly Exhibition Tours

Fridays at 2:00 and 3:00 p.m., March 8 – June 14, 2019
Mary Duke Biddle Room, Stone Family Gallery & Trent History of Medicine Room

Register for an exhibit tour

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

Keynote by Dr. Nell Irvin Painter
January 21, 2020, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Grolier Club, New York, NY

Past Events

Exhibit Opening Program:
In Conversation with Lisa Unger Baskin

With Naomi L. Nelson, Associate University Librarian and Director, Rubenstein Library and introductory remarks by Edward Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Exhibit preview at 5:00 p.m.; Reception at 5:30 p.m.
Program at 6:00 p.m. in the Gothic Reading Room, Rubenstein Library, Second Floor

February 28, 2019 – June 15, 2019
Duke University Libraries

December 11, 2019 – February 8, 2020
Grolier Club, New York City