Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A World of Citizens: Celebrating Linda Kerber

[We have the following announcement for A World of Citizens: Women, History, and the Vision of Linda K. Kerber, October 5-6, 2012.]

We hope Linda's students, friends, and colleagues will join us to honor and celebrate her career at a symposium to be held Oct. 5-6, 2012, in Iowa City.  The theme of this symposium, "A World of Citizens: Women, History, and the Vision of Linda K. Kerber," draws on important threads in Linda's work over the decades of her career, and especially on her moving 2007 AHA Presidential Address, "The Stateless as the Citizen's Other."  As a scholar of the rights, obligations, and complexities of citizenship; as a member of the generation which brought the study of women's history into college and university curricula; and as the friend and teacher of another generation of historians, Linda's influence reaches deep into our profession.

The Symposium will be held at the Old Capitol Senate Chambers on the University of Iowa Pentacrest.  On Friday, October 5, the Symposium begins at 9:30 and ends at 4:45; it will be immediately followed by a reception and dinner at the Levitt Center for University Advancement.  On Saturday, October 6, the Symposium resumes at 9:00 and ends at 4:15; a closing session and reception will be held at 4:15-6:00 at the Iowa Women’s Archives followed by a reception at Prairie Lights from 6:30-8:30.

If you plan to attend, please follow the link [here] to the Center for Conferences and scroll down to "A World of Citizens" in the October list of conferences.  When you do, you'll be asked to create a password so that you can register for the symposium, order lunches and your banquet ticket, and indicate your intention to attend the Prairie Lights reception.