« How long must women wait for liberty? »

January 8-10 2020

Université de Lille and Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée

Organizing committee : Audrey Célestine (CERAPS, IUF, Université de Lille), Claire Delahaye (LISAA, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée), Simon Grivet (CECILLE, Université de Lille)
Nicolas Martin-Breteau  (CECILLE, Université de Lille), Hélène Quanquin (CECILLE, Université de Lille) Fatma Ramdani (CECILLE, Université de Lille)

Wednesday, January 8, Lille

8h30 Registration

9h15 Welcoming remarks

9h30-11h00 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 Make », LISA 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)

11h00-11h30 coffee break

11h30-13h00 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)

13h00-14h30 lunch break

14h30-15h45 PLENARY
Martha Jones, Johns Hopkins University, “Vanguard: African American Women and the Long History of American Voting Rights.”
, chair: HÉLÈNE QUANQUIN (Université de Lille)

15h45-16h15 coffee break

16h15-18h30 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

9h00-10h30 PANEL 4
Articulating Political and Economic Citizen- ship in the Women’s Rights Movement
, chair: 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)

10h30-11h00 coffee break

11h00-12h30 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)

12h30-14h00 lunch break

14H00-16h00 ROUNDTABLE 1 Woman Suffrage, Race and Class chairs: CLAIRE DELAHAYE (Université Paris Est-Marne-la- Vallée),
NICOLAS MARTIN-BRETEAU (Université de Lille) participants:LIETTE GIDLOW (Wayne State University), LARA VAPNECK (St John’s University)

Friday, January 10, Champs sur Marne

8h45 Registration and welcoming remarks

9h30-11h00 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)

11h00-11h30 coffee break

11h30-12h45 PLENARY , ROGERS SMITH (University of Pennsylvania),
“Long After Suffrage: Gender Differences and the Quest for Equal Citizenship”, chair: AUDREY CÉLESTINE (Université de Lille)

12h45-14h15 lunch break

14h15-15h45 PANEL 7
Visualizing and Reframing American Women’s Suffrage Struggle
, chair: CAMILLE ROUQUET (Université 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)

15h45-16h00 coffee break

16h00-18h00 ROUNDTABLE 2 Transnational Perspectives on Women’s Citizenship, chairs :AUDREY CÉLESTINE (Université de Lille), FATMA RAMDANI (Université de Lille), participants:MYRIAM COTTIAS (CNRS, LC2S), SAM ERMAN (University of Southern California), MAME-FATOU NIANG (Carnegie Mellon University), JUDY TZU-CHUN WU (University of California)

18h00-18h15 Concluding remarks

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