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Restoring Women to World Studies

Tue, June 5, 2007

Did you know ...

That what appeared at first glance to be a resurgence in women's handicrafts was actually a powerful and effective form of political protest against repressive dictatorships in Latin America?

That Muhammad’s widow Aisha commanded one of the armies that fought a key battle in early Islamic history?

That Polish-French scientist Maria Skłlodowska-Curie is one of only four people who have won a Nobel Prize twice?

That four South Asian

In much of the social studies—especially courses focused on world history, geography, and culture—there is a growing awareness that the experience of women has been left out of the narrative.

Recent changes in state, national, and Advanced Placement educational standards call for the inclusion of women’s studies in the social studies curriculum. However, the most widely available resources tend to focus on the experience of women in Western Europe and North America.

Restoring Women to World Studies, Hemispheres 2007 Summer Teachers’ Institute, will explore the situation of women —historical and contemporary—in Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, East Europe and Eurasia, and South Asia. We’ll discuss the contributions of notable women to historical and artistic movements, talk about concepts of gender roles and gendered spaces, look at issues that are driving women’s movements today, and examine the greater context in which all of these take place.

You are invited to spend a week on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin to take part in Hemispheres’ dynamic programming that has won the acclaim of educators, curriculum specialists and district representatives statewide. Bring your toughest questions, your most innovative ideas and your excitement for learning as we bring you the best and latest in research and scholarship from of one of the nation’s largest research institutions.

The workshop program is designed to address the TEKS and TAKS objectives for social studies that deal with topics related to women in citizenship, culture, and history. Your non-refundable $75 registration fee covers workshop materials (including handouts and additional resources), food (coffee and continental breakfast daily; lunch most days), and parking on-campus.

Limited funding is available to provide housing for out-of-town participants at a private dormitory facility near campus— accommodations are suites with a shared common area, private bedrooms and private bath; overnight parking is included. Or we can provide an equivalent monetary stipend to assist with out-of-pocket housing expenses (submission of a hotel receipt is required).

Workshop spaces have filled quickly in recent years. Reserve your place today!

Download the registration form.

Sponsored by: Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, South Asia Institute, with the Center for Internatio


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