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CFP: LEGACY special issue: “Recovering Alice Dunbar-Nelson for the 21st Century”

Special issue, “Recovering Alice Dunbar-Nelson for the 21st Century” Guest Editors: Sandra Zagarell, Katherine Adams, Caroline Gebhard Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers solicits papers for a special issue devoted to writing by Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Best known today as the author of regionalist short fiction set in her native New Orleans, Dunbar-Nelson was also an essayist, poet, playwright, newspaper columnist and editor, diarist, anthologist, educator, and activist engaged in the suffrage movement and African American political and social advancement. Read on…

Women’s Historians and the U.S. National Women’s History Museum

Should women’s historians have a role in creating the U.S. National Women’s History Museum? Yes! The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians enthusiastically supports the creation of a National Women’s History Museum, but recent developments have left us deeply concerned about the role that professional historians of women will be able to play in its planning and implementation. The non-profit National Women’s History Museum recently dissolved its Scholarly Advisory Councils, which comprised about twenty leading U.S. women’s historians who were working Read on…