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Hoosier Women at Work

Save the Date!

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women achieving the right to vote in the United States through the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. We plan on making it our most vibrant event yet! The 2020 Hoosier Women at Work conference will serve as a forum to discuss the history of Midwestern women who fought for this important democratic milestone, but also for women's suffrage and citizenship rights more broadly, in the workplace, courtroom, doctor's office, houses of worship, prisons, fields, military, media and more. We aim to draw on this history to better understand the struggles for equality that women continue to lead today. Keynote speakers will include: Dr. Anita Morgan, Senior Lecturer at Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and author of a forthcoming book on the women's suffrage movement in Indiana; and Jennifer Scott, Director and Chief Curator of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at the University of Illinois at Chicago and formerly of Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn. We hope you join us!

Hoosier Women at Work for Suffrage and Citizenship

March 7, 2020
Indiana Historical Society
450 W. Ohio St. 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Check back for announcements about the upcoming Call for Papers, additional speakers, and other announcements. For questions, contact:

Jill Weiss Simins,
Indiana Historical Bureau, Division of the Indiana State Library


Making Women's History

Why Indiana Women’s History?
. . . because, with few exceptions, women have been consistently left out of the story of the Hoosier state.
On paper historians agree that including the histories of women and other marginalized groups provides a more complete understanding of the events that shape our communities, state, and world.  However, in practice, very few historians are researching, publishing, or posting on women’s history.  Having identified a dearth of resources on Indiana women’s history, organizers from various institutions, both public and private, came together to create this annual conference.  Hoosier Women at Work aims to energize the discussion of Indiana women’s history and make the papers, presentations, and other resources resulting from the conference available to all Hoosiers. READ MORE!