The 2nd symposium of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture took place October 26-October 27, 2005. All events were free and open to the public.

  • Keynote address by Feminist Majority Foundation president Eleanor Smeal (4:00 PM, Wednesday, October 26, 2005).
  • Six break-out sessions with a diverse group of feminist scholars and activists from the Triangle community and beyond. Topics included:
    • Feminism in Academic Institutions
    • Modes and Methods of Feminist Publishing
    • Politics of Identity in Modern U.S. Social Movements
    • Documenting Contemporary Social Movements
    • Religion, Ritual, and the Women's Movement
    • Film Screening: "I Was a Teenage Feminist"
  • Speakers included: Sallie Bingham, Sarah Dyer, Paula Kamen, and Therese Shechter.



The theme of this symposium was intergenerational and transgenerational feminisms. We brought together leaders and other contributors to the Women's Movement from the 1960's to the present to explore the movement's complex, and often controversial, genealogy and to map its multifaceted future.


Why The Sallie Bingham Center?

  • The Sallie Bingham Center houses some of the foremost collections documenting the U.S. Women's Movement from the 1960's to the present day.
  • The center has a long history of providing a venue for conversations that map the intersection of feminist scholarship and activism.
  • Few recent symposiums on generational feminisms had taken place in the southeast. The symposium at the Sallie Bingham Center provided an opportunity for a larger group of southeastern feminist scholars and activists to participate in this dialogue.



The 2nd Biennial Symposium of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture was made possible with the generous support of the following Duke University affiliates: President's Office, Provost's Office; Dean's Office; Social Sciences; Duke Athletics; Institute for Critical U.S. Studies; Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies; Pratt School of Engineering; Duke Law School; University Libraries; Program in Women's Studies; Baldwin Scholars Program; Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Life; Duke Divinity School; Duke Women's Center; Master of Arts in Liberal Studies; Department of History; Mary Lou Williams Center; Multicultural Center; Center for Race Relations; and Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library.