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Virginia Women Through Four Centuries  March 18–19, 2005


Shaping Public Opinion

Women's Organizations



Service to Country

Votes for Women


Where are the Women:
Examples from the LVA Collections



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The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce a major public symposium, "Virginia Women Through Four Centuries," to be held at the Library on March 18–19, 2005.  Click here for a program and registration form.

Twenty years ago the Virginia Women's Cultural History Project created a pioneering exhibition and a landmark publication—A Share of Honour: Virginia Women 1600–1945, by Suzanne Lebsock. Like all seminal books, A Share of Honour asked as many important questions as it answered. Researchers responded with a new scholarship that continues to add to our knowledge of women's history in Virginia, the South, and United States. This symposium, held in conjunction with the exhibition Working Out Her Destiny: Women’s History in Virginia, examines this recent scholarship, the new questions that it raises, and the future of the study of Virginia women.

Participants will attend a full slate of fascinating presentations, including a “History Makers” panel presenting path-breaking Virginia women, research workshops on the Library’s holdings related to women’s history, and thematic sessions featuring some of the field’s most innovative and important scholars.

For more information, please contact Jan Hathcock at 804-692-3592.