22nd Annual Women’s and Gender History Symposium

The 22nd annual Women’s and Gender History Symposium at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will showcase graduate research that foreground histories of women, gender, sexuality, and/or queerness. This is a hybrid event.

Over the course of history, gender and place have been mutually constitutive. This symposium will focus on research that considers the spatial, material, and environmental conditions created by gendered social practices.

This year’s keynote speakers are Jessica Zychowicz, PhD (director, U.S. Fulbright Program in Ukraine and IIE: Institute of International Education Kyiv), and Rosalyn LaPier, PhD (history, UIUC). Zychowicz’s work on Ukrainian feminist art, protest, and places of freedom brings timely and critical discussion to the conference. LaPier researches Indigenous knowledge, environmental feminism, and sacred landscapes.

The symposium is a multi-day event

  • Feb. 29: 5–7pm
  • March 1: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. 
  • March 2: 9 a.m.–2:45 p.m.

Register by Feb. 26.

The School of Information Sciences is co-sponsoring this symposium.