I just found out about this lecture happening this Friday:
Please join us this Friday, March 11 in Heller 1210 for our Workshop in the Comparative History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Professor Barbara Welke will be giving an early draft of a Keynote Lecture that she will present at the Western Association of Women Historians meeting in early April.
A word about the focus of the lecture from Barbara: In April 2010, in the course of a single week, my 18 year-old daughter Frances suffered a series of strokes and died. Frances' death has pushed me to a deeper understanding of the loss suffered by the subjects of my current research: 20th century American families whose children died or were grievously injured from flammable fabrics. Her death has also led me to reflect on how heart-breaking losses are revealed or concealed in that most public expression of our professional identities: our c.v.s. "Telling Stories" will weave these three strands into a narrative; a meditation on love, loss, history and who we are.