Mark your calendars for a one-day symposium hosted by Dr. Andrew Huebner, Dr. Lesley J. Gordon, and Dr. Holly Pinhiero on Friday, March 22, 2019. The symposium is entitled “Race and Gender Explorations: A Symposium on War and Military Service in 19th & 20th Century America,” and will explore the overlapping history of American military service, race, and gender.
Fighting wars and fielding a military have long implicated the broader social contours of the United States. Our participants include Chad Williams (Brandeis), Fay Yarborough (Rice), and Heather Marie Stur (Southern Mississippi), among others, and each will consider the ways various groups have used military service to cultivate patriotic credibility, citizenship rights, or personal virtue in an environment of ongoing social and political marginalization from the 1860s through the mid-twentieth century.
Panels will be held from 9:00 AM-3:30 PM in Gorgas 205, followed by a keynote address by Dr. Williams at 4:00 PM and a reception to follow.
This symposium is free and open to the public. Attendees may register online here.