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About 2016 Conference

Indiana Women’s History Conference

March 26, 2016

This one-day conference will explore and expand knowledge of women’s contributions to Indiana through their labor via speakers, presentations, and panel discussions. The theme, “Hoosier Women at Work” is broadly defined but not limited to the following topics: volunteering for public welfare, contributing to Indiana’s agricultural heritage, caring for home and family, and wage earning occupations. Conference keynote speaker, Dr. Nancy Gabin, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Purdue University, will provide an overview and remarks at the luncheon.

All attendees/participants must register for the meeting. Registration includes attendance at all sessions and keynote luncheon featuring Dr. Nancy Gabin, historian of labor and gender studies. Dr. Gabin will be presenting, “Bossy Ladies: Toward a History of Wage-Earning Women in Indiana.”

The conference opens at 8:30 AM, Saturday March 26, 2016 at the Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.
A draft of the Schedule of Sessions and Speakers is available HERE.

General schedule follows:

  • Registration: 8:30-9:00
    Session One: 9:00-10:15
    Session Two: 10:30-11:45
    Lunch w/ Keynote Speaker, Dr. Nancy Gabin: 12:00-1:30
    Session Three: 1:30-2:45
    Plenary Session: 3:00-4:00

Questions and More Information:
General: Dani Pfaff, or Marcia Caudell,
Registration: Jeannie Regan-Dinius,

Partners and Sponsors:

This program has been made possible through a matching grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.