Monday, September 5, 2016

AZ Women's History Symposium

The Arizona Women’s History Alliance presents 2nd Arizona Women’s History Symposium at AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park.

Arizona Women at Work: From the Family Economy to the Workplace

Save the Date: Friday, October 7, 2016

Interested in learning about the history of Arizona women? In researching and writing about Arizona women? In listening to and talking with historians who write about Arizona women? In meeting archivists and others who have research collections? 

We invite historians, researchers, archivists, librarians, museum administrators, students and history lovers. The goal of the symposium is to stimulate the audience to participate in conversations about the contributions of Arizona women representing our rich and diversified cultural and social history. It will help identify assumptions about working women’s roles, discuss the importance of placing women in historical context and stimulate thinking about the research, writing and interpretation of women’s history.
This symposium represents the second major public educational project of the Arizona Women's History Alliance (AWHA), a collaboration of the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame and the Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail. It is an opportunity for attendees to hear and talk to notable scholars and archivists about conducting research on Arizona women, the process of historical inquiry, providing historical context and answering the “so what” questions.
With opening remarks by Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan, this day long symposium will acquaint attendees with the current state of Arizona women’s history.
The Symposium will be held in the Steele Auditorium at the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park, 1300 N. College Ave., Tepe, AZ 85281. It begins on Friday, October 7 at 8:00 a.m. until 5 p.m.
To register, visit this website:
Contact Karlee Myers at 602-926-3720 for more information about the Symposiu
Sponsors include the Arizona Heritage Center, the Arizona State Library, Archives and Pubic Records, the Business and Professional Women/AZ and the Arizona Archives Alliance.