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Mini-conference planned for Women’s History Month

Monday, March 11, 2002

SPARTANBURG, SC—A two-day mini-conference will be held at Wofford College on Wednesday, March 13, and Thursday, March 14, to explore gender issues during Women’s History Month.

“The purpose of this conference is two-fold,” says Dr. Sally Hitchmough, assistant professor of English and organizer of the conference, “to give the students the opportunity to see for themselves that gender is a topic of serious academic interest and to provide them a forum in which to discuss how issues of gender impact their own lives.”

Various Wofford faculty members and guests will provide perspective on gender issues in 10-minute talks during the two days.

The program will be held each day beginning at 4 p.m. in the Papadopoulos Building.

Here is the schedule for the mini-conference:

Wednesday, March 13:

Dr. Tracy Jean Revels—“Rise Ladies, Change Places: St. Augustine’s Women During the Civil War”
Dr. Karen H. Goodchild—“The Feminine Charms of Renaissance Landscape Painting:
Dr. Nancy Mandlove—“The Changing Face of Feminism: Culture, Class and Gender in Latin America”
Linda Powers—“Beware! Men and Women Talking”
Discussion—“Sex and Gender: What’s the Difference?”
Thursday, March 14:

Dr. Charles Kay—“Women and Science”
Dr. Stephen Michelman—“Women and Philosophy”
Dr. Charlotte Knotts-Zides—“Women and Mathematics”
Dr. Clayton Whisnant—“Masculinity in History: The Case of German Gay Men in the 1950s and ’60s”
Hannah Metts, student—“Christian Fundamentalism and the Feminist Movement”
Discussion—“Gender and Career: Questions Nobody Wants to Ask”