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How long must Women wait for liberty ?

Wednesday, January 8, Lille

Location: Maison Européenne des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société (MESHS), 2, rue des Canonniers, 59000 Lille, espace Baïetto.

8:30: Registration

9:15: Welcoming remarks

9:30-11:00: PANEL 1: The Conflicting Genealogies and Legacies of the Nineteenth Amendment. Chair: Martha Jones (Johns Hopkins University).

Defining the Political Community of the Nineteenth Amendment –Franita Tolson, University of Southern California

A Genealogy of the Nineteenth Amendment: Details Forgotten and the Difference They MakeLisa Tetrault, Carnegie Mellon University

“To bury the Woman and the Negro in the Citizen:” Fantasies of American Citizenship and the 19th Amendment – Kathi Kern, University of Kentucky


11:00-11:30: coffee break

11:30-1:00: PANEL 2: Reconsidering the Centrality of Suffrage in the Women’s Rights Movement. Chair: Olivier Esteves (Université de Lille).

Why Suffrage? A Reconsideration of the Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Rights Movement –Carol Faulkner, Syracuse University

“No Other Plank”: Suffragists and the Birth Control Question –Lauren MacIvor Thompson, Georgia State University


1:00-2:30: lunch break


2:30-3:45: Plenary:  Martha Jones, Johns Hopkins University, “Vanguard: African American Women and the Long History of American Voting Rights.” Chair: Hélène Quanquin (Université de Lille).


3:45-4:15: coffee break

4:15-6:30: PANEL 3: Contrasting the Territories of Woman Suffrage in the West and South. Chair: Simon Grivet (Université de Lille).

Path(s) to Suffrage?: Female Enfranchisement in the Northern Plains States to 1920 – Gerry Boychuk, University of Waterloo

White Woman Suffrage and Settler Colonialism: Wyoming, 1869 – Virginia Scharff, University of New Mexico

The Most Paradoxical Amendment? The 19th Amendment and the NAWSA Southern Strategy – Olivier Richomme, Université Lyon 2

Centering Southern Black Women in the Fight for Voting Rights Following the 19th Amendment – Briana Royster, New York University

“Suffrage for Negro Women”: Alabama Clubwomen and the Quest for Suffrage, 1895 to 1920 – La-Kisha Emmanuel, University of Alabama


Thursday, January 9, Lille

Location: Maison Européenne des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société (MESHS), 2, rue des Canonniers, 59000 Lille, espace Baïetto.

9:00-10:30: PANEL 4: Articulating Political and Economic Citizenship in the Women's Rights Movement. Evelyne Payen-Variéras (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle).

Business-Owners and Breadwinners: The Work of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union of Boston Towards Economic Independence (1870s-1910s) – Jeanne Boiteux, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

Reflections for the History of Women Shareholders in the Struggle for Woman Suffrage in the United States (1870s-1920) – Alexia Blin, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

“I’se Suffragistin’ Right Now”: African American Women, the Fight for Economic Justice, and the Limits of Women’s Suffrage in the 1920s – Shennette M. Garrett-Scott, University of Mississippi


10:30-11:00: coffee break

11:00-12:30: PANEL 5: Challenging Dominant Ideologies and Male Politics in the Women's Rights Movement. Chair: Pauline Peretz (Université Paris 8)

Women Voters and Male Violence in Antebellum America – Andrew Wender Cohen, Syracuse University

Is It Merely a Political Problem? Woman Suffrage and the Populist Movement in the 1880s and the 1890s – Jean-Louis Marin-Lamellet, Université Savoie-Mont-Blanc


Suffragist Turned Spy: Juliet Stuart Poyntz, the Vote, and Socialism – Denise Lynn, University of Southern Indiana

12:30-2:00: lunch break

2:00-4:00: Roundtable 1: Woman Suffrage, Race and Class. Chairs: Claire Delahaye (Université Paris Est-Marne-la-Vallée), Nicolas Martin-Breteau (Université de Lille)

Liette Gidlow (Wayne State University), Lara Vapneck (St John’s University).



Friday, January 10, Marne-la-Vallée

Location: Auditorium de la BU Georges Perec, rue des Frères Lumières, 77420 Champs sur Marne.

8:45: Registration and welcoming remarks

9:30-11:00: PANEL 6: Exploring the Unfinished Battle of Black Women for African American Voting Rights. Chair: Mame-Fatou Niang (Carnegie Mellon University)

From Ida B. Wells to Stacey Abrams: The Alpha Suffrage Club, Fair Fight Action, and Black Women’s Long Struggle to Secure African American Voting Rights Brittney C. Cooper, Rutgers University

Satin Glove Suffrage: Black Socialite Activists and Voting Rights in WWII-Era Harlem Tanisha C. Ford, University of Delaware

“I Ain’t Wearin’ White to Vote”: Historical and Contemporary Cultural Politics of African American Women’s Suffrage Activism Treva B. Lindsey, The Ohio State University


11:00-11:30: coffee break

11:30-12:45: Plenary, Rogers Smith (University of Pennsylvania), "Long After Suffrage: Gender Differences and the Quest for Equal Citizenship." Chair: Audrey Célestine (Université de Lille).



12:45-2:15: lunch break


2:15-3:45: PANEL 7: Visualizing and Reframing American Women's Suffrage Struggle. Chair: Camille Rouquet (Cergy-Pontoise)

Exhibiting Suffrage – Sarah Gordon, Joanna Scutts, New York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History

The Visual Culture of the Woman Suffrage Movement – Allison Lange, Wentworth Institute of Technology

"No Longer in the Margins: The Role of Suffrage in Reframing American History" – Kate Clarke Lemay, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution



3:45-4:00: coffee break


4:00-6:00: Roundtable 2: Transnational Perspectives on Women’s Citizenship. Chairs: Audrey Célestine (Université de Lille), Fatma Ramdani (Université de Lille).


Myriam Cottias (CNRS, LC2S), Sam Erman (University of Southern California), Mame-Fatou Niang (Carnegie Mellon University), Judy Tzu-Chun Wu (University of California).


6:00-6:15: Concluding remarks


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