4/4-4/5, Ann Hughes, Spring 2016 Gender and History Series

Prof Ann Hughes, Keele University (UK)Please join us for the Spring 2016 Gender & History series!

Professor Ann Hughes (Keele University)

“Gender Trouble: Women, Men and Politics in the English Civil War”

Mon 4/4 – 4:30-6pm
Wood Hall Basement Lounge
Reception immediately following.


Tue 4/5 – 10-11:30am
Wood Hall Basement Lounge
Scholarly Seminar w/ Professor Hughes
Discussion will focus on a pre-circulated work-in-progress, “Gender, Scribal Culture and Nonconformity in Late Seventeenth-century England.”


About Professor Hughes:

I am a historian of early modern England with particular interests in the culture, religion and politics of the English civil war – or English Revolution as I would prefer to call it.  In recent years my interests have included religious debate and polemic, print culture, gender and radicalism. In 2011, I completed a book, Gender and Politics in the English Revolution. I am now principally working on preaching during the revolution.

I am committed to interdisciplinary approaches and have gained much from working with the literary scholars Julie Sanders (Nottingham) on gender and royalism, and with Tom Corns (Bangor) and David Loewenstein (Madison) on the radical writer Gerrard Winstanley. Our edition of Winstanley’s Complete Works (the first ever) was published by Oxford University Press in December 2009.

12/3-12/4 – “A Woman Living with Contradictions: The Life and Photography of Dorothea Lange”

Please join us for the Fall 2015 Gender & History Seminar series!photot taken by Dorothea Lange

Linda Gordon (NYU)

“A Woman Living with Contradictions: The Life and Photography of Dorothea Lange”

Thu 12/3 – 4:30-6pm, Konover Auditorium (Dodd Research Center)
A reception will follow.


Fri 12/4 – Scholarly Seminar w/ Dr. Gordon:

“Free Space: The Settlement-House Movement”
10-11:30am, Wood Hall Basement Lounge


About Dr. Gordon:

Linda Gordon is a professor of history and a University Professor of the Humanities at New York University. Her early books focused on the histoDr. Linda Gordon, NYUrical roots of social policy issues, particularly as they concern gender and family issues. More recently, she has explored other ways of presenting history to a broad audience, publishing the microhistory The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction (Harvard University Press, 1999) and the biography Dorothea Lange: A Life beyond Limits (W.W. Norton, 2009), both of which won the Bancroft Prize. She is one of only three historians to have won this award twice.