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A World of Citizens: Women, History, and the Vision of Linda K. Kerber, October 5-6, 2012

The Old Capitol Senate Chambers on the Pentacrest
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 9:30am to Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 7:00pm
A World of Citizens: Women, History, and the Vision of Linda K. Kerber, October 5-6, 2012


We hope Linda's students, friends, and colleagues will join us to honor and celebrate her career at a symposium to be held Oct. 5-6, 2012, in Iowa City.  The theme of this symposium, "A World of Citizens: Women, History, and the Vision of Linda K. Kerber," draws on important threads in Linda's work over the decades of her career, and especially on her moving 2007 AHA Presidential Address, "The Stateless as the Citizen's Other."  As a scholar of the rights, obligations, and complexities of citizenship; as a member of the generation which brought the study of women's history into college and university curricula; and as the friend and teacher of another generation of historians, Linda's influence reaches deep into our profession.

The Symposium will be held at the Old Capitol Senate Chambers on the University of Iowa Pentacrest.  On Friday, October 5, the Symposium begins at 9:30 and ends at 4:45; it will be immediately followed by a reception and dinner at the Levitt Center for University AdvancementOn Saturday, October 6, the Symposium resumes at 9:00 and ends at 4:15; a closing session and reception will be held at 4:30-6:00 at the Iowa Women’s Archives followed by a reception at Prairie Lights from 6:30-8:30.

If you plan to attend, please follow the link below to the Center for Conferences and scroll down to "A World of Citizens" in the October list of conferences.  When you do, you'll be asked to create a password so that you can register for the symposium, order lunches and your banquet ticket, and indicate your intention to attend the Prairie Lights reception. 

If you wish, you may make a donation to the Linda and Richard Kerber Travel Fellowship to the Iowa Women's Archives:

Here is some information related to Transportation and Lodging for the Symposium.

View the preliminary symposium program.

Symposium co-sponsored by The University of Iowa Office of the President, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Perry A. and Helen Judy Bond Fund for Interdisciplinary Interaction, The College of Law, The Center for the Study of Recent U.S. History, The Department of History, The Department of American Studies, The Department of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies, The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, The Iowa Women’s Archives, The Iowa Memorial Union and Iowa House; and by Oxford University Press, The University of North Carolina Press, and Prairie Lights Bookstore.