Professor Sara Evans of the University of Minnesota will be
on campus Tuesday, November 30 for Hamline's annual Humanities Symposium lecture
This year’s symposium theme celebrates ninety years of women’s
right to vote. Evans will deliver a keynote address, open to the public,
entitled, “From Victoria Woodhull to Hillary Clinton: Women, the Presidency, and
She will also give a lunch-time lecture, “Personal
Politics/Identity Politics: Second Wave Genius or the Weakest Link?” and host a
coffee hour discussion.
“We are excited to bring a scholar of Professor
Evans’ caliber to campus. She is among the top scholars of American women's
history, and her work has helped a number of academic fields expand their
thinking about issues of civil rights and social justice,” said Hamline
professor Kristin Mapel Bloomberg.
Evans is recognized as a leader in feminist scholarship and
has contributed to this area as a director of the Center for Advanced Feminist
Studies at the University of Minnesota and as a consultant and member of the
board of editors for the journal Feminist Studies.
Her numerous research
awards include her appointment as a Fellow for the Society of American
Historians as well as honors from the American Council of Learned Societies, and
the National Academy of Sciences. Her books include Personal Politics: The Roots of Women’s Liberation
in the Civil Rights Movement and the New Left and Tidal Wave: How Women Changed America
at Century’s End.
The Hamline University Symposium on the Humanities was
created to ensure a heightened visibility and strengthened commitment to the
humanities at Hamline. The symposium is funded by the Endowed Chair in the
Humanities, which is held by a distinguished professor from a central discipline
in the humanities. The chair's activities and the symposium lecture series work
together to raise the visibility of the humanities at Hamline and to signal the
importance the university places on this central intellectual area.
NOVEMBER 30 EVENT
“Personal Politics/Identity Politics: Second Wave
Genius or the Weakest Link?” For this lunch lecture, in Sorin Dining
Hall room A and B, 1535 Englewood Avenue, from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Bring your own
lunch (or RSVP here ASAP
for a free cafeteria lunch).
Coffee Hour with Sara Evans
Meet Professor Evans and continue the
conversation from lunch or begin a new conversation. This event is from 2:30–4
p.m. in the Student Center HUB, 1551 Hewitt Avenue.
“Victoria Woodhull to Hillary
Clinton: Women, the Presidency and Public Life”The keynote lecture will
be held at 7:30 p.m. in Klas Center, Kay Fredericks Room, 1535 Taylor Avenue on
Hamline’s Saint Paul campus.
All events are free and open to public. For
more information please contact Kristin Mapel Bloomberg at 651-523-2091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.