Women in the Archives Conference Program

Saturday, April 24

Sessions will be held in the Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall

8:30-9:00 Registration and breakfast

9:00-10:00 Keynote lecture: "New England and its Others: Women, Assemblage, and the Archive"

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern University

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 Paper session 1: The Hemispheric Archive

Melanie Reid, University of Hawai'i. "Women at Sea: Journals of Whaling Captains’ Wives"

Allison Bigelow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. "‘Lustie corne’ and ‘mucha dote’: Gendered Readings of Nature in New England and New Spain"

Sandy Perot, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. "Staging A Revolution: British and American Women in Theatre in the Late 18th Century"

1:00-2:30 Paper session 2: Case Studies on Method

Bindu Malieckal, Saint Anselm College. "Mistresses of Spice: Food, 'Physick,' and the East India Trade in Early Modern English Women’s Manuscripts and Books"

Marina Leslie, Northeastern University. "Coneys, Coiners, and Femmes Couvert: the Female Criminal Subject under Cover in Early Modern England"

Elizabeth Patton, Johns Hopkins University. "Archival investigation: The Poore Man’s Talentt"

Patricia Crouch, Framingham State College. "Leaping through Space and Time: Lucy Hutchinson’s Revolutionary Reinscription of the History of Ancient Israel in Her Scriptural Commonplace Book"

Kathleen McDonald, Norwich University. "The Victorians Strike Again: What Once There Was, Now Is Gone."

Panel discussion to follow.

2:30-3:00 Coffee Break

3:00-4:30 Paper session 3: Narratives of the Archive

Frank Kelderman, University of Michigan. "Sarah Wentworth Morton's Ouâbi and the Politics of Ethnography"

Lisa Kohlmeier, La Sierra University. "New Directions in Reading Women’s Intellectual Spaces"

Anne Kingsley, Northeastern University. "Tracing Muriel Rukeyser’s Archive and the Colonial Poetic Past"

4:30-5:30 Panel discussion: Spatial Thinking and the Construction of Archival Space

5:30 Reception

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