Fall 2020 Events:

Looking Back, Moving Forward with Southerners on New Ground

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Wednesday, September 16, 4:00 P.M. ET

Please join us for a panel discussion grounded in the history of Southerners on New Ground (SONG) that will explore how activist archives inform intersectional struggles for social justice. Mandy Carter (SONG co-founder), Wesley Hogan (historian), Lisa Levenstein (historian), and Mab Segrest (SONG co-founder) will reflect on the importance and contemporary relevance of SONG's organizing in the 1990s and beyond. Wesley Hogan’s On the Freedom Side and Lisa Levenstein’s They Didn’t See Us Coming both incorporate research using the SONG Records and the papers of two SONG co-founders, Mandy Carter and Mab Segrest, from the Rubenstein Library. 

Co-sponsored by the Duke Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies and the Center for Documentary Studies

Readings and Conversation with Sallie Bingham


Tuesday, October 6, 4:00 P.M. ET

Program recording here.

We are honored to host a virtual reading and discussion with Sallie Bingham, author of two new books: The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke and Treason: A Sallie Bingham Reader.

WE are Queering Duke and Durham History

Friday, October 9, 3:00 P.M. ET

Find your place in Duke and Durham’s queer history with librarians from the Duke University Archives and the women’s, gender, and sexuality history collections in the Rubenstein Library. You’ll tap into your inner historian by looking at materials documenting queer history at Duke and in Durham, AND your inner artist by working on a collective zine! The session will be facilitated by Amy McDonald, Assistant University Archivist, Laura Micham, Director of the Sallie Bingham Center and Curator of Gender and Sexuality Collections, and JP Barringer, Trinity ’21. 

Co-sponsored by the Duke Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity as part of Coming Out Day@Duke/LGBTQIA+ History Month Celebrations.

In the Archives: Economics Students Hands-On with Suffrage History

Friday, October 16, 12:30 P.M. ET

How did thirty-eight economics students end up curating an exhibit on the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, and what was the process like? While numbers and charts might be the first things to come to mind when thinking about economics, it is a social science that intersects with many other disciplines. The Fall 2019 class, “Women in the Economy,” explored the historical and present realities of the status of women in relation to labor and the economy with the suffrage movement as the focal point and a major library exhibit as the culminating project. Please join the faculty member, students, and librarians who facilitated this project to hear their story and have an on-camera tour of some of the materials that are featured in the exhibit, Beyond Supply and Demand: Duke Economics Students Present 100 Years of American Women’s Suffrage.

Co-sponsored by Duke University Student Affairs as part of Duke Family Weekend 2020