Category Gender and Women’s Studies

Amy Froide: “Silent Partners” Women as Investors in Britain’s First Stock Market

Social Science Forum
Amy M. Froide: “Silent Partners” Women as Investors in Britain’s First Stock Market
Thursday, September 14, 4 – 5 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

One of the world’s first stock markets emerged in the coffeehouses of London in the 1690s. Up to one third of investors in corporations such as the East India and South Sea companies, the Bank of England, and the national debt were women. (Click heading for full description.)

Mark Tushnet: Judicial Review in the Age of Trump

Social Sciences Forum — Constitution & Citizen Day Lecture
Mark Tushnet: Judicial Review in the Age of Trump History 
Monday, September 18, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library 7 Floor

The lecture will discuss the role of norms and conventions—rather than judicially enforceable legal rules—in stabilizing the U.S. constitutional system. (Click heading for full description.)

Victoria Wohl: Life, Love, and Law in Classical Athens

Humanities Forum — Ancient Studies Week
Life, Love, and Law in Classical Athens
Victoria Wohl, Professor of Athenian Literature and Culture, University of Toronto
Monday, October 9, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Pericles’ Citizenship Law defined an Athenian citizen as the child of an Athenian father and mother, but real life in classical Athens was much messier than this clear-cut definition suggests. Court cases from Classical Athens are full of mistresses and prostitutes, bastard children, and secret love-affairs. Focusing on Demosthenes’ speech against Neaira and Euripides’ Medea, this lecture shows how Athenians negotiated the law in everyday life and the tragedy that ensued when they transgressed it. (Click heading for full description.)

James Smalls: The Mark Rice Collection and the Homo-Erotics of Photography after Stonewall

Humanities Forum / Visual Arts
“The Mark Rice Collection and the Homo-Erotics of Photography after Stonewall”
James Smalls, professor of visual arts, affiliate professor of gender and women’s studies, affiliate professor of Africana studies
Thursday, December 7, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection (read more here), this talk by James Smalls considers the social, cultural, and aesthetic dynamics of the nude figure in gay male photography, along with the complications of its reception during the last decade of the twentieth century. (Click heading for full description.)