Tuesday, January 20, 2009

'African Women and Colonialism' Discussed at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — Washington College's Conrad M. Wingate Lecture in History presents "African Women and Colonialism: Suppression or Empowerment?"—a talk by Dr. Marjorie Keniston McIntosh, Distinguished Professor of History Emerita, University of Colorado, Boulder, at Litrenta Lecture Hall on Wednesday, February 4, at 4:30 p.m.

McIntosh has an A.B. in early modern European history from Radcliffe College, an M.A. in African history from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in early modern English history from Harvard. She is the author of Working Women in English Society, 1300-1620 and several other works on early modern life, thought and society published by Cambridge University Press.

She is co-author, with Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo, of Women, Work & Domestic Virtue in Uganda, 1900-2003 (Ohio University Press, 2006), winner of the 2007 Aidoo-Snyder Scholarly Book Prize awarded by the African Studies Association for the best scholarly book on African women.

McIntosh's latest work is Yoruba Women, Work, and Social Change, forthcoming from Indiana University Press in spring 2009.

In addition to her long affiliation with the University of Colorado, Boulder, McIntosh was Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa, in 2002-3

The Conrad M. Wingate Memorial Lecture in History is held in honor of the late Conrad Meade Wingate '23, brother of late Washington College Visitor Emeritus Phillip J. Wingate '33 and the late Carolyn Wingate Todd.

Litrenta Lecture Hall is located in the John S. Toll Science Center. Admission to "African Women and Colonialism: Suppression or Empowerment?" is free and open to the public.

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