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Towards a More Inclusive Women's Military History

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8th and G Streets, NW

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Towards a More Inclusive Women’s Military History

The Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative proudly announces the symposium “Toward A More Inclusive Women’s Military History,” to be held on July 18.

We will convene students, archivists, scholars and curators of women’s military history—as well as veterans and active members of the military—to share their work, reflect on the past and future of women’s military history, and develop a way forward for a more inclusive community across diverse institutions and audiences. With this symposium, we seek to explore knowledge and also build connections and further foundations for the broader community of interest.

This event will be held in the Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium at the National Portrait Gallery, located at 8th and G Streets, NW, Washington, DC.


It is free and open to the public with registration.


8:30 am

Check-in at the G Street Lobby. Guests should arrive at the G Street entrance to the museum (F Street Lobby and Access will be closed).

Coffee will be served.

9:15 am

Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Kate Clarke Lemay, Historian, National Portrait Gallery; Coordinating Curator, Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative

9:30 am

Lightning Talks: Current Scholarship

Margaret Staudter

Registrar and Archeologist, Fort Ticonderoga

“Women in the Wilderness: Life on the Anglo-American Military Frontier”

Jerri Bell

Managing Editor, O-Dark-Thirty

“The Golden Fourteen: The African American Women Who Outmaneuvered Jim Crow in World War I”

Laura Oviedo

PhD Candidate, Texas A&M University, and Smithsonian Fellow

“Latinas in War and Memory”

Col. Marianne Waldrop, USMC (Ret.), Ph.D.

“Women Leaders in a Male-Dominated Profession: A Study of the United States Marine Corps’ Women Generals”

Moderator: TBD

10:45am

Break

11:00 am

Panel: Teaching Women’s Military History in the Academy and in the Military

Dr. Amanda Nagel, Professor, School of Advanced Military Studies

Dr. Sarah Parry Myers, Professor, Messiah College

Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic, Professor, Texas Christian University

Moderator: TBD

12:00 pm

Lunch on your own

1:00 pm

“Not Female Marines, Just Marines”: A Roundtable on the Making and Marking of Women Marines’ History

Col (Ret.) Mary Reinwald, USMC (Ret), editor, Leatherneck

SSgt Elize McKelvey, USMC, Marine Corps artist

Kara Newcomer, Historian, Marine Corps History Division

Dr. Bradford Wineman, Marine Corps University

Dr. Zayna Bizri, Professor, George Mason University


Moderator: Dr. Breanne Robertson, Historian, Marine Corps History

Division

2:00 pm

Discussion: She served too! Capturing and Preserving Oral Histories with Women in the Navy

Dr. Regina Akers, Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command

Katie L. Delacenserie, Accessioning Archivist and Team Lead for Collection Development, Naval History and Heritage Command

Moderator: Lynn Heidelbaugh, Curator, National Postal Museum

2:45pm

Break

3:00 pm

Roundtable: New Initiatives in Public History

Tracy Bradford, Museum Educator, National Museum of the U.S. Army

Dr. John Maass, Education Specialist, National Museum of the U.S. Army

Jen Dubina, Museum Educator, National Museum of the U.S. Army

Dorothy Cochrane, Curator, National Air and Space Museum

Monica Smith, Consultant, National Air and Space Museum

Jessica Waszak, Programs and Education Facilitator, First Division Museum at Cantigny

Moderator: Victoria Chamberlin, host of She Served podcast, WAMU PodShop

4:15 pm

Break

4:30 pm

Woman’s Veteran Stories Through Art and Performance

Performers TBD

Moderator: Stephanie Kline, Armed Services Arts Partnership

5:00 pm

Keynote Session

Welcoming Remarks:

Dr. Anthea Hartig, Director, National Museum of American History

Keynote Address:

Brigadier General (Promotable) Telita Crosland, Commanding General, Regional Health Command-Atlantic

“Reflecting on the Past to Build a Stronger Future: Women’s Roles in the Armed Forces”

6:00 pm

Reception

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