articles tagged "Womens history"
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 | buzz
Gerda Lerner, a UW-Madison professor in the History department passed away earlier this month. In honor of her great life Jan Miyasaki plays a small excerpt from an interview with Gerda in 2009. Gerda Lerner set the foundation for women’s history at a time when people in her field were told that Women’s studies, along with African American Studies, were just fads. The academic response to women’s history was a defensive one, claiming that the field already had one history- the history of the human race. She also met an argument against women’s studies as a career path. Many believed that women’s history would never find a place in academia. Yet Gerda Lerner persisted. Gerda described her work as a [...] more »