Women Making History Lecture Returns to UM

March 17, 2014

MISSOULA – The University of Montana Department of History has organized the annual Maxine Van de Wetering Women Making History lecture for Women’s History Month. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in Gallagher Business Building Room 106.

Cathleen Cahill, an associate professor of history from the University of New Mexico will deliver this year’s lecture. Her talk is titled “Federal Mothers: What Happened When Women Went to Work in the U.S. Indian Service.”

After the lecture, Cahill will be available to sign her award-winning book, “Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933.”

Cahill’s presentation is co-sponsored by the Department of History, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, African-American Studies and the Provost’s Office.

The lecture is part of an array of events and exhibits in honor of Women’s History Month and the Montana Woman Suffrage Centennial.  For more information, visit http://www.cas.umt.edu/wsprog/ and click on “Events” or contact UM Professor Kyle Volk at kyle.volk@umontana.edu.

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Contact: Kyle Volk, UM associate professor of history, 406-243-2989, kyle.volk@umontana.edu.