National Women’s History Museum on the Mall

Good day!

 

Nursing Clio posted this article on the National Women’s History Museum New Republic to Facebook, and I wanted to give it a broader audience.

Sonya Michel (UMBC) writes about the back story to the National Women’s History Museum bills currently moving through Congress. She was part of a Scholarly Advising Committee for the nascent museum before it was abruptly disbanded. I wrote to my Congresspersons as a historian, woman, and voter and urged them not to support HR 863 / SB 399 as currently written. I would like to see historians speak up for substance over donors so this does not become an example of simplistic, populist history overtaking the careful, nuanced work of actual scholars on American women.

 

Yours,

Kristen Ehrenberger

Kristen Ann Ehrenberger, PhD (May 2016)
MD Candidate (2016)

Medical Scholars Program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

 

Kristen Ann Ehrenberger, PhD (May 2016)
MD Candidate (2016)

Medical Scholars Program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Published in: on April 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm  Leave a Comment  

HSS Rossiter Prize

Dear WHOM,
The deadline for the Margaret Rossiter Prize from HSS has been extended, to May 1.  Details here.
It is for an outstanding article “on the history of women in science. The book or article may take a biographical, institutional, theoretical, or other approach to the topic, which may include discussions of women’s activities in science, analyses of past scientific practices that deal explicitly with gender, and investigations regarding women as viewed by scientists. These may relate to medicine, technology, and the social sciences as well as the natural sciences.”
Lara
Lara Freidenfelds, Ph.D.
Published in: on April 7, 2014 at 2:49 pm  Leave a Comment