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Snapshot 20/20 Symposium Call for Papers is Open

Meredith archive photo of Suffragettes

The Planning Committee for Snapshot 20/20, a Meredith College symposium to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, is pleased to announce that we have opened our Call for Papers nationally. We would like to extend a special invitation to members of the Meredith Community to submit papers and projects related to our theme of the social, economic, and political status of girls and women around the globe over the past 100 years.

We welcome projects on a wide range of topics regarding women’s rights and status around the globe, including voting and democracy, issues of citizenship and activism, gender identification, and social welfare policy. Individual papers and projects, as well as complete panels and roundtable discussions, will be considered. Feel free to talk to any members of the committee about your own projects or those of your students. Please also spread the word to your friends at other institutions, organizations, or professional lists who may be interested.

We will open the symposium with an alumnae event followed by a keynote address on Thursday, April 2, and we will offer concurrent panels, presentations, and performances with our community partners through Sunday, April 5. Highlights of the symposium will include:

  • student podcasts and presentations in collaboration with the North Carolina Museum of History
  • a devised play about woman suffrage produced by Cathy Rodgers and theatre students
  • the release of the 2019 edition of the Status of Girls in North Carolina report from Amie Hess and sociology students.

You may submit your abstract to our committee using our Google Form and send inquiries to us at meredith@symposium.edu. Check our web page for updates and additional information throughout the academic year.

Committee members:

Kris Macomber, Sociology/Criminology; Amy O’Keefe, History & International Studies; Alisa Johnson, English; Shannon Grimes, Religious & Ethical Studies; Cathy Rodgers, Theatre; Holly Fischer, Art; Veronique Machelidon, World Cultures and Languages; Angela Robbins, History; Sarah Roth, A&H Dean; Joy Learman, Social Work; Matt Stutz, Science;  Betty-Shannon Prevatt, Psychology; and Lisa Monahan, Business.

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330

allenme@meredith.edu