Symposium Program

The Iowa Women’s Archives at 25: The Feminist Impulse at Work

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
IOWA WOMEN’S ARCHIVES, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
& IOWA MEMORIAL UNION, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

1:00-4:00 Reunion and open house with open microphone for storytelling.
Iowa Women’s Archives–3rd floor, Main Library, 125 W. Washington St., Iowa City
4:00-5:00 Exhibition tours–Main Library Gallery
6:00 Celebration Dinner (cash bar)
Keynote address: Rekha Basu, Des Moines Register columnist
2nd floor ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison Street, Iowa City

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
SHAMBAUGH AUDITORIUM, MAIN LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Free and open to the public.

9:00-10:00 Coffee & Pastries
10:00-10:30 Welcome
John Culshaw, University Librarian, University of Iowa
A look back Kären Mason, Curator, Iowa Women’s Archives
Video clips Iowa Women’s Archives opening, 1992
10:30-10:45 Opening remarks Leslie Schwalm, Professor of History, University of Iowa
10:45-12:15 Transforming
Scholarship
An exploration of the innovative scholarship made possible by collections in the IWA, in fields ranging from sport studies and Latina/or studies to political history and rural women’s history.

Chair: Sharon Wood, Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Panelists:

  • Catherine Rymph, Associate Professor of History, University of Missouri
  • Jenny Barker-Devine, Associate Professor of History, Illinois College, Jacksonville IL
  • Diane Williams, PhD candidate, American Studies/Sport Studies, University of Iowa
  • Claire Fox, Professor of English, University of Iowa
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-1:20 Video Clips
1:20-1:30 The Kerber Travel Grant Terri Snyder, Professor of American Studies, California State University-Fullerton
1:30-2:45 Iowa History Mysteries Stories of how collections in the IWA have shed light on Iowa’s Jewish history, added new historical insights on civil rights in Iowa, or turned up surprising documents on Iowa homesteaders.

Chair: Lisa Heineman, Professor of History, University of Iowa

Panelists:

  • John Fry, Professor of History, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL
  • Katrina Sanders, Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Iowa
  • Jeannette Gabriel, PhD candidate, College of Education, University of Iowa, & Graduate Assistant, Jewish Women in Iowa Project, Iowa Women’s Archives
3:00-4:15 Iowa Women’s Archives as Classroom A look at the creative ways instructors in a variety of disciplines have used IWA collections in the classroom.

Chair: Greg Prickman, Head, Special Collections Dept., University of Iowa Libraries

Panelists:

  • Matt Gilchrist, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Rhetoric, University of Iowa
  • Pilar Marcé, PhD candidate, College of Education, University of Iowa
  • Catherine Denial, Professor of History, Knox College, Galesburg IL
4:15-4:30 Closing Remarks Teresa Mangum, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

Please register for the symposium by November 6 at http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/25-years/ or call 319-335-6093.

Questions?      lib-women@uiowa.edu