University of Rochester

EVENT: "Rethinking the Foremothers: the Defeat of the Women's Movement in the 1860s," a lecture by Faye Dudden, professor and chair of history at Colgate University

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 5:30 p.m. lecture, preceded by a reception at 4:45 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Gamble Room, 361 Rush Rhees Library, on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.

February 9, 2004

Faye Dudden, professor and chair of the Department of History at Colgate University, will present the 2004 Mary Young Alumni Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Gamble Room, 361 Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus.

Dudden, who received her doctorate from the University of Rochester in 1981, teaches courses in U.S. women's history, 19th century U.S. social and cultural history, the Civil War and Reconstruction, reform movements, and gender and popular culture. She will speak on "Rethinking the Foremothers: the Defeat of the Women's Movement in the 1860s." A reception at 4:45 p.m. in the Gamble Room will precede her talk.

Dudden is the recipient of the George Freedley Award from the Theatre Library Association for her book Women in the American Theatre: Actresses and Audiences, 1790-1870. She is also the author of the book Serving Women: Household Service in Nineteenth-Century America as well as articles in the Journal of Social History and in Labor History.

The recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Antiquarian Society, Dudden also has taught at Union College, Cornell University, and the University of Miami.

The Mary Young Lecture Series is sponsored by the Department of History and recognizes the work of Professor Emerita Mary Young, a specialist in Native American history who joined the faculty as a full professor in 1973 after an 18-year tenure at Ohio State University.




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