Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (*1938), the President of Liberia, 2006
Aung San Suu Kyi (*1945), Prime Minister-elect of Burma and opposition politician
Indira Ghandi (1917-1984), Indian Prime Minister, 1980
Frieda Kahlo y Calderón (1907-1954), Mexican artist, 1932
Josefine Baker (1906-1975), French artist, 1920s
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), Indian political leader, 1944
Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1955), Russian Communist
Queen Victoria (1819-1901), 1887
The Working Group in Feminism and History (WGFH) is a collective of historians based at Research Triangle universities in North Carolina who meet regularly to discuss topics related to gender studies and history. It includes faculty members and graduate students primarily from Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill, but also from NC State University, North Carolina Central University, UNC Greensboro, and Guilford College. Scholars from the National Humanities Center, as well as independent scholars, also attend. Everybody is welcome.
The Working Group in Feminism and History began holding meetings during the 2003-2004 academic year. It grew out of the older Feminist Women in History Group (FWHG), which was started in the late 1980s and continued for nearly twenty years. In its current incarnation—which includes men as well as women—WGFH has been meeting roughly three times per semester. Meetings feature panel discussions by area scholars on gender-related topics that cut across regional and temporal specializations, as well as opportunities for informal socializing. Typically, about forty historians and gender scholars attend each meeting.
We aim to:
The seminars of the Working Group in Feminism and History are sponsored by funds from the Carolina Seminars.
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