If you think history is best served up publicly with a beer and a side of tater tots, then mark your calendars for two weeks from today as one of our favorite researchers gives a talk on one of our favorite graduates:
HISTORY PUB MONDAY
Monday, November 30
McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.
Free; bring canned goods to donate to Oregon Food Bank
All ages welcome
Developed by Holy Names Heritage Center, History Pub is a collaborative program of the Heritage Center, Oregon Historical Society, and McMenamins. Each program features a presentation by a humanities expert from fields including history, journalism, law, and women's studies.
Women and the First World War
Western Oregon University, Department of History
The First World War was a watershed in women's history. Tens of thousands of women served in the military and with voluntary organizations at home and abroad. Others opposed the conflict and worked to end it. The war also came as women in many Western states had achieved the vote (Oregon in 1912) and as the campaign for a federal suffrage amendment was in its final stage. Because of this many women saw the conflict as an opportunity to expand their participation as full citizens. This presentation will provide an overview of the significant activities and work of women in the conflict. It will also highlight the story of women physicians, including their campaign for officer status and equality in the military medical corps, the formation of all-female medical units to provide medical care and address violence against women in the war zone, and the work of Oregon physician Esther Pohl Lovejoy in France and with the medical relief organization the American Women's Hospitals.
[Football fans: yes, that is the night of New Orleans versus New England, but that game will probably come down to the last possession anyway. You've got until at least 8:30 p.m. before you'll need to check the TV.]