Event Title

Keynotes

Location

Occom Commons, Goldstein Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Start Date

8-11-2019 4:30 PM

End Date

8-11-2019 6:00 PM

Presentation Type

Video

Description

Moderator: Ivy Schweitzer (ENGL, WGSS)

Speakers:

Judith Byfield ’80, Professor of History, Cornell University

Mary Kelley, Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan

Ivy Schweitzer is Professor of English and past chair of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Dartmouth College. Her fields are early American literature, American poetry, women’s literature, gender and cultural studies, and digital humanities. She is the author of The Work of Self-Representation: Lyric Poetry in Colonial New England, and Perfecting Friendship: Politics and Affiliation in Early American Literature, a member of the editorial board of the Heath Anthology of American Literature and editor of Volume A, and co-editor of The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology and Companion to The Literatures of Colonial America. She is the editor of The Occom Circle, a digital edition of works by and about Samson Occom, an 18th century Mohegan Indian writer and activist, https://www.dartmouth.edu/~occom/, and co-producer of a full-length documentary film entitled It’s Criminal: A Tale of Prison and Privilege, https://www.facebook.com/ItIsCriminal/, based on the courses she co-teaches in and about jails. In 2018, she blogged weekly about the year 1862 in the creative life of Emily Dickinson, https://journeys.dartmouth.edu/whiteheat/, and co-edited with Gordon Henry a collection of essays in honor of the Occom Circle entitled Afterlives of Indigenous Archives. She is currently organizing screening and panels for It’s Criminal, working on the second phase of The Occom Circle, and transforming the White Heat blog into an e-book.

Judith A. Byfield is a Professor in the Department of History at Cornell University where she teaches African and Caribbean History. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her Ph.D. from Columbia University.

She is the author of The Great Upheaval: Women and Nation in Post-War Nigeria (Ohio University Press, forthcoming) and The Bluest Hands: A Social and Economic History of Women Indigo Dyers in Western Nigeria, 1890-1940 (Heinemann, 2002).

She has co-edited several books: Global Africa (University of California Press, 2017) with Dorothy Hodgson; Africa and World War II, with Carolyn Brown, Timothy Parsons, Ahmad Sikainga, (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Gendering the African Diaspora: Women, Culture, and Historical Change in the Caribbean and Nigerian Hinterland with LaRay Denzer and Anthea Morrison (Indiana University Press, 2010).

Fellowships from Columbia, Dartmouth and Cornell universities supported her extensive research trips to Nigeria and the UK. Byfield has received several national fellowships as well: Fulbright Global Scholar (2018-2019); Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (2013-14); National Humanities Center - Hurford Fellowship (2007-08); National Humanities Endowment Fellowship (2003-04); and the Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship (2002-03).

Beyond publications, Byfield contributes to the field through service on editorial and advisory committees. She serves on the editorial board for Cambridge University Press – New Perspective in African History.

Byfield has served in numerous organizational capacities as well. She was Co-chair of the Program Committee for the Seventeenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities (June 1-4, 2017) with Annelise Orleck and she is a former President of the African Studies Association (2011).

Mary Kelley is the Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture, and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. The author, co-author, and editor of eight books, Kelley has contributed to the burgeoning study of the history of the book, merging the social history of book-making and the psychology of reading practice into an interdisciplinary approach to comprehending the role of literature in shaping civic life. Her publications include Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth Century America, The Limits of Sisterhood: The Beecher Sisters on Women’s Rights and Women’s Sphere, The Portable Margaret Fuller, and Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life. She is the co-editor of An Extensive Republic: Print Culture, and Society in the American Republic, 1790-1840, the second volume of the collaborative History of the Book in America.

Mary Kelley was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014. A former member of the Board of Trustees at Mount Holyoke College, she has also served as a trustee for the American Antiquarian Society. In 2013-2014, she was the Society’s Distinguished Fellow in Residence. Kelley has held the Times-Mirror Chair at the Huntington Library and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation. She has served on the Executive Board of the Organization of American Historians and on the editorial boards of the Journal of American History, the American Quarterly, Modern Intellectual History, the Journal of the Early Republic, the William and Mary Quarterly, and the New England Quarterly. Kelley has been president of the American Studies Association and the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic. The former Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor of History, Mary Kelley taught at Dartmouth College from 1977 until 2002. She chaired the Department of History and served as Co-Chair of the Women’s Studies Program. Kelley was the John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences from 1990 through 1996. She received the Dartmouth Distinguished Teaching Award in 1982 and was named the New Hampshire Teacher of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1994.

Byfield. Margins. Dartmouth 2019.docx (24 kB)
Judith Byfield's keynote address

Kelley.Centennial November 8, 2019.docx (25 kB)
Mary Kelley's keynote address

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Nov 8th, 4:30 PM Nov 8th, 6:00 PM

Keynotes

Occom Commons, Goldstein Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Moderator: Ivy Schweitzer (ENGL, WGSS)

Speakers:

Judith Byfield ’80, Professor of History, Cornell University

Mary Kelley, Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan

Ivy Schweitzer is Professor of English and past chair of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Dartmouth College. Her fields are early American literature, American poetry, women’s literature, gender and cultural studies, and digital humanities. She is the author of The Work of Self-Representation: Lyric Poetry in Colonial New England, and Perfecting Friendship: Politics and Affiliation in Early American Literature, a member of the editorial board of the Heath Anthology of American Literature and editor of Volume A, and co-editor of The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology and Companion to The Literatures of Colonial America. She is the editor of The Occom Circle, a digital edition of works by and about Samson Occom, an 18th century Mohegan Indian writer and activist, https://www.dartmouth.edu/~occom/, and co-producer of a full-length documentary film entitled It’s Criminal: A Tale of Prison and Privilege, https://www.facebook.com/ItIsCriminal/, based on the courses she co-teaches in and about jails. In 2018, she blogged weekly about the year 1862 in the creative life of Emily Dickinson, https://journeys.dartmouth.edu/whiteheat/, and co-edited with Gordon Henry a collection of essays in honor of the Occom Circle entitled Afterlives of Indigenous Archives. She is currently organizing screening and panels for It’s Criminal, working on the second phase of The Occom Circle, and transforming the White Heat blog into an e-book.

Judith A. Byfield is a Professor in the Department of History at Cornell University where she teaches African and Caribbean History. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her Ph.D. from Columbia University.

She is the author of The Great Upheaval: Women and Nation in Post-War Nigeria (Ohio University Press, forthcoming) and The Bluest Hands: A Social and Economic History of Women Indigo Dyers in Western Nigeria, 1890-1940 (Heinemann, 2002).

She has co-edited several books: Global Africa (University of California Press, 2017) with Dorothy Hodgson; Africa and World War II, with Carolyn Brown, Timothy Parsons, Ahmad Sikainga, (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Gendering the African Diaspora: Women, Culture, and Historical Change in the Caribbean and Nigerian Hinterland with LaRay Denzer and Anthea Morrison (Indiana University Press, 2010).

Fellowships from Columbia, Dartmouth and Cornell universities supported her extensive research trips to Nigeria and the UK. Byfield has received several national fellowships as well: Fulbright Global Scholar (2018-2019); Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (2013-14); National Humanities Center - Hurford Fellowship (2007-08); National Humanities Endowment Fellowship (2003-04); and the Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship (2002-03).

Beyond publications, Byfield contributes to the field through service on editorial and advisory committees. She serves on the editorial board for Cambridge University Press – New Perspective in African History.

Byfield has served in numerous organizational capacities as well. She was Co-chair of the Program Committee for the Seventeenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities (June 1-4, 2017) with Annelise Orleck and she is a former President of the African Studies Association (2011).

Mary Kelley is the Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture, and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. The author, co-author, and editor of eight books, Kelley has contributed to the burgeoning study of the history of the book, merging the social history of book-making and the psychology of reading practice into an interdisciplinary approach to comprehending the role of literature in shaping civic life. Her publications include Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth Century America, The Limits of Sisterhood: The Beecher Sisters on Women’s Rights and Women’s Sphere, The Portable Margaret Fuller, and Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life. She is the co-editor of An Extensive Republic: Print Culture, and Society in the American Republic, 1790-1840, the second volume of the collaborative History of the Book in America.

Mary Kelley was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014. A former member of the Board of Trustees at Mount Holyoke College, she has also served as a trustee for the American Antiquarian Society. In 2013-2014, she was the Society’s Distinguished Fellow in Residence. Kelley has held the Times-Mirror Chair at the Huntington Library and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation. She has served on the Executive Board of the Organization of American Historians and on the editorial boards of the Journal of American History, the American Quarterly, Modern Intellectual History, the Journal of the Early Republic, the William and Mary Quarterly, and the New England Quarterly. Kelley has been president of the American Studies Association and the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic. The former Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor of History, Mary Kelley taught at Dartmouth College from 1977 until 2002. She chaired the Department of History and served as Co-Chair of the Women’s Studies Program. Kelley was the John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences from 1990 through 1996. She received the Dartmouth Distinguished Teaching Award in 1982 and was named the New Hampshire Teacher of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1994.