The Speaker Series
History Colorado's Bold Women. Change History. speaker series began as part of the Women's Vote Centennial // Colorado 2020 commemoration. The series features scholars, authors, and history-makers who illuminate the rich history of voting rights, the inspirational contributions of women in Colorado and the nation, and the amazing innovations that happen when we knock down barriers and prohibit discrimination.
History Colorado will be holding a gathering of scholars, researchers and those who are curious to explore how women’s history is found in unexpected places. The Bold Women. Change History. Symposium will be held on February 26, 2022 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the History Colorado Center.
The Symposium is open to the public and will provide a forum for sharing new research, interpretation, and representation on topics in Colorado women’s history. Speakers will discuss how new discoveries in women’s history are often found in unexpected places and through non-traditional techniques.
The goal of this event is to inspire people from all walks of life to approach women’s history through a broader and more critical lens, to challenge its iconic narratives and myths, and to examine the intersections of race, gender, socio-economic conditions, religion and citizenship in women’s history.
Dr. Karen Roybal is an assistant professor of Southwest Studies at Colorado College. She is the author of Archives of Dispossession: Recovering the Testimonios of Mexican American Herederas, 1848-1960 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017) and New Transnational Chicanx Perspectives on Ana Castillo, co-edited with Bernadine Hernández (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021).
In her keynote address, Dr. Roybal will be discussing Archives of Dispossession in which she drew on “a diverse source base-legal land records, personal letters, and literature” in order to locate “voices of Mexican-American women in the Southwest" and "how they fought against the erasure of their rights, both as women and as landowners.”
Call for Proposals
Have a proposal for a panel at the Bold Women symposium? Topics are open and proposals are sought on all subject matters. Submit your proposal, with abstract and description of topics, using this form. The deadline for proposal submissions is November 30, 2021.
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