“To learn, to teach, to serve, to enjoy”: The Legacy of Julia Ward Howe
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Julia Ward Howe’s Saturday Morning Club, a one-day symposium on Howe’s legacy will be held at Boston University’s College of General Studies on Saturday, June 12, 2021. Professor Megan Marshall will deliver a keynote address Friday evening, June 11, 2021 at a dinner to open the festivities. Topics on any aspect of Julia Ward Howe’s legacy may include, but are not limited to: Social Reform in 19th Century Feminism; Women Writing Hymns and Poetry; Transatlantic Social Movements; Gender and Identity; Literary Celebrity; Women’s Suffrage; Howe and Material Culture in the Gilded Age; Howe, Abolition, and Race; Ladies’ Clubs, Then and Now; The Domestic Sphere; 19th Century Women’s Travel Writing; Writing Women’s Biography; Women’s War Writing; Teaching Howe in the 21st Century.
For information about about paper and panel submissions, registration, and accommodation please go to the following website: http://meetatbu.com/juliawardhowe/