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2014 History of Women's Health Conference

Women's Health: Individual Stories, Global Impact

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Zubrow Auditorium, Pennsylvania Hospital

7:30 am–8:30 am | Keynote

  • Robert Aronowitz, MD, Professor & Chair, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
    Do Not Delay: Early Detection Campaigns Before Mammography

8:30–9 am | Break/Continental Breakfast

9–9:50 am | Session One

  • Karol K. Weaver, Associate Professor of History/Women's Studies, Susquehanna University
    That Awful Business: Female Death Workers in Nineteenth-Century Pennsylvania
  • Carol-Ann Farkas, PhD, Associate Professor of History/Women's Studies, MCPHS University
    Constructing the "Lady Doctor": Femininity and Female Professionalization in the Popular Press of the Late Nineteenth-Century

10–11 am | Session Two

  • Gina M. Greene, PhD, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
    Architecture in Utero: From Maternity Ward to Maternal Environment at the Prentice Women's Hospital, 1975-1985
  • Jodi Vandenberg-Daves, PhD, Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and History, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
    The Maternal Body in U.S. History: Discipline, Fragmentation, and the Potential for Empowerment
  • Susan E. Klepp, PhD, Professor Emerita of History, Temple University
    The Pregnant Revolution: Women and Fertility in the New Nation

11:10 am–12:10 pm | Session Three

  • Carrie Adkins, PhD, Instructor, University of Oregon
    This Is Catharine Macfarlane's Life: Gender and Power in Twentieth-Century American Medicine
  • Mary M. Mahoney, PhD Student in History, University of Connecticut
    Taking a Literary Pulse: Ruth Tews and the Mystery of Bibliotherapy

12:10–1:15 pm | Lunch

Lunch buffet will be offered for $10. Lunch will take place in the historic Pine Building. Please send a check payable to: Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Collections c/o Stacey Peeples, 3 Pine East Rm. 2, 800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

1:15–2 pm | Session Four

  • Kelly O'Reilly, PhD Student in History, Vanderbilt University
    "Doctor-less" Birth Control: Bringing Birth Control to California's Migrant Workers, 1939-1942
  • Jennifer Fraser, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
    From Nuns to Natives: The Postcolonial History of the Cytopipette

2:10–2:15 pm | Closing Comments

RSVP to Stacey Peeples by March 30, 2014 at 215-829-5434 or peepless@pahosp.com. When registering, please indicate if you would like to purchase the $10 lunch. A vegetarian option will be available.

Sponsored By: Pennsylvania Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Collections and the Pennsylvania Hospital Professional Staff

Pennsylvania Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on accreditation.

There is no conflict of interest on the part of any presenter. There is no commercial support for this educational offering. Nursing contact hours will be awarded to nurses attending this program in its entirety and submitting an evaluation for the program.



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