Gender, Religion, and Activism
Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) Ninth Annual Conference Programme
29th June 2016
Bedford Centre for the History of Women, Royal Holloway, University of London

9.30- Coffee and Tea

9.45- Welcoming Remarks

10-11: Panel 1

Vanessa Gamble (George Washington University), ‘Clinic and Church: The Activist Life of Dr Virginia M Alexander, An African American Quaker Physician’

Tom Davies (University of Sussex), ‘Ethel Mae Mathews: Welfare Rights Activism and the Catholic Church in Atlanta 1965-1985’

11-11.5: Coffee and Tea

11.15-12.15: Panel 2 

Melissa Gismondi (University of Virginia), ‘“The time of retribution”: Rachel Jackson and Native American Warfare in Post-Revolutionary America’

Kelly Watson (Avila University), ‘“Margaret Brent, Spinster”: Marital Status, Catholic Identity, and Power in Colonial Maryland’

12.15-14.00: Lunch 

14.00-15.30: Panel 3 

Ricardo Alverez Pimentel (Yale University), ‘Forging Feminist Cold Warriors: Mexico’s Catholic Women’s Groups, the Battle for Youth, and the Beginnings of Mexico’s Long Cold War’

Tracey Jaffe (University of Dayton), ‘Gender and Social Catholic Activism in Chile’s Young Catholic Worker’s Movement, 1946-1970’

Helen Glew (University of Westminster), ‘Married Women Working: The United Church of Canada and advocacy of wives in paid employment in early 1960s Canada’

3.30-4pm: Coffee and Tea 

4-5pm: Panel 4

Benedikt Neuroth, (Humboldt University Berlin), ‘Activism for Reproductive Medicine in the United States of the 1960s and 1970s’

Kim Beecheno (King’s College London) ‘Religious Conversion as a Strategy for Dealing with Domestic Violence: Universal Church Kingdom of God’s Growing Links with Domestic Violence Services in Brazil and the Implications for Brazilian ‘Secularism’, Gendered Relations and Survivors of Domestic Violence

5-6pm: Keynote Lecture: Dr Sarah Pearsall (University of Cambridge) ‘“’Kindred Feeling’: The Ambiguities of Women’s Religious Activism”

6-6.45pm: Drinks reception 

6.45pm: Dinner (optional)

Registration Fee: £20-waged, £10- unwaged/student to be paid in cash or cheque on the day.

To register to attend please email shawconference2016@gmail.com

There are a small number of travel bursaries available for postgraduate students with a reduced registration fee. Please contact the organisers to inquire further.