UNL senior Danielle Rue will present her digital history project exploring the beginning of the university’s women’s studies program in the 1960s and 1970s. The study includes an examination of the university’s general attitude toward problems of race, gender and sexuality during the same time period. The presentation is 3:30 to 5 p.m., Oct. 27, in the Nebraska Union.
Rue is a double major in English and women’s and gender studies. Her presentation is the second event in the fall 2014 Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium Series. As part of the talk, Rue will also discuss her research experiences working on the project, including the transition from an oral history to a digital history project and how her experiences as a women’s and gender studies student affected her research.
Rue is also a part of the UNL Honor’s Program and the Undergraduate Creative Activity and Research program.
The last presentation in the colloquium series is a 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10 talk by Margaret Jacobs, professor of history, in Andrews Hall, Room 229. Jacobs’ talk, “If Everyone Cared: Transnational Indigenous Women’s Activism and Child Welfare, 1960 to 1980,” follows the trails of two indigenous women activists from the United States and Australia as they uncover the trauma of indigenous child removal in their countries and Canada in the 1960s and 1970s.
Both presentations are free and open to the public.