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Seneca Falls Dialogues Conference

The Fourth Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues (SFD), a three-day interactive conference focusing on the continuing struggle for human rights, will take place this year beginning on Friday, Oct. 17. Hobart and William Smith Colleges are sponsors of the event and Professor of Women's Studies Betty Bayer helped organize the conference as a member of the Seneca Falls Dialogues committee and of the board...  More >>

Cuban Writer Yáñez Joins HWS TONIGHT

Award-winning Cuban writer Mirta Yáñez will read from her work on Wednesday, Oct. 8. For more than four decades, Yáñez has been a distinguished participant in Cuban literary cultural and academic scenes. She has won numerous awards for literature and, on four occasions, received the prestigious Critics' Prize in Cuba. The reading will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Sanford Room of the Warren Hunting S...  More >>

Social Media, Feminist Activism

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies Karen Frost-Arnold will open the 2014-2015 Sentiments & Declarations lecture series with a discussion on social media as a growing platform for feminist activism and other liberatory struggles. Her talk, "Trust, Activism, and Social Media," will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Guntzel Theatre at the Women's Rights...  More >>

“Troubling Convention” Addressed Equality

On the 166th anniversary of the Women's Rights Convention and the Declaration of Sentiments, July 19, 2014, Professor of Women's Studies Betty Bayer moderated a panel discussion on the question of equality or liberation to a full house in the Guntzel Theater of the Women's Rights National Historical Park. Titled "Troubling Convention: Does Equality Ask Us to Settle for Less?" the passionate and i...  More >>

“Troubling" Women's Rights Convention

Professor of Women's Studies Betty Bayer moderated a panel discussion on the question of equality or liberation, as part of the Sentiments & Declarations lecture series. The discussion, "Troubling Convention: Does Equality Ask Us to Settle for Less?" took place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, the 166th anniversary of the Women's Rights Convention and the Declaration of Sentiments, in the Gunz...  More >>

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Call For Submissions

Call for Submissions

This is a call for submissions for our 40 for 40 competition!

What word or term stands out in your mind as you reflect on Women's Studies' 40th? What word best expresses to you the spirit and aims of the last 40 years? Tell us why the term earmarks the movement. Have your say on what characterizes the last forty years of Women's Studies. Forty selections will be exhibited in a webwork of Women's Studies defined and mapped by you - in words, art, poetry, or song. Submissions should be equivalent to 250 words or less (roughly one page). Winners will receive a 40th anniversary mug! Send your submission to wmst@hws.edu!



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