Vassar College Presents a Lecture Series on Gender and Higher Education

This fall Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, will present a series of 11 public lectures on women in higher education. The series is entitled “Liberations and Contradictions: Moments in the History of Gender and Education.” The project has been organized by Rebecca Edwards, Eloise Ellery Professor of History at Vassar.

Rebecca Edwards

The series will include nine lectures by Vassar faculty members, a panel discussion with guest lecturers, and a dramatic reading by Vassar students enrolled in the course, “Pathways to Vassar: The Rise of Women’s Higher Education in Historical Context.”

The lectures, held on most Thursday evenings during the fall semester, are open to the public and will be broadcast live on the Web. Information on accessing the Webcasts can be found here.

Vassar College is a highly ranked liberal arts institution which was founded for women in 1861. The college became coeducational in 1970.


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