Please join the Department of History and American Studies for a virtual Talking History conversation with Kyle Stetz, the Director of Education and Visitor Services at James Madison’s Montpelier. Our conversation will take place on Tuesday, November 17 from 3-4 PM on Zoom. Please email Will Mackintosh at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
Computer Science major Pratima Kandel’s AMST 201 project on modern-day slavery has received some well-deserved coverage from the Free Lance-Star. Check out the Domain of One’s Own website that she built here.
UMW History and American Studies is excited and honored to be sponsoring a visit Carol Berkin tomorrow. Our second Talking History of the semester will be with Dr. Berkin at 12:30 PM, in Lee 412. And in addition to Talking History, she will be delivering the James Monroe Museum’s Women’s History Month lecture next week. Her lecture, entitled “There is No Sex in Soul,” will be 7 to 8:30 PM, in Monroe Hall Room 116. This lecture will discuss Judith Sargent Murray, whose Gleaner Essays were among the first defenses of women’s intellectual equality in the new republic.
Dr. Carol Berkin, historian and Presidential Professor of American Colonial and Revolutionary History and Women’s History at Baruch College, specializes in women’s roles in American colonial history. She is the author, editor, or co-editor of 14 books, including Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for American Independence (Knopf, 2005); A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution (Harcourt 2002), a 2002 History Book Club Selection awarded the Colonial Dames of America Book Prize in 2004; and Jonathan Sewall: Odyssey of an American Loyalist (Columbia University Press, 1974), nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. In addition to teaching and writing, Berkin has been a consultant for many televised historical documentaries appearing on A&E, C-SPAN, History Channel, and PBS. She is the recipient of numerous professional awards recognizing her work as an historian and an educator. Berkin received holds an AB from Barnard College and MA from Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, receiving the Bancroft Award for Outstanding Dissertation.