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EPIC/SPS Talk: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman

Date

Feb 13, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location

100 LaSalle Street

We welcome you to join us for an EPIC/SPS Talk, “The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman,” with Alice Kessler-Harris, Professor Emerita in American History in Honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower at Columbia University.

Alice Kessler-Harris is R.Gordon Hoxie is a specialist in historical, interdisciplinary, and comparative study of women and gender in the US labor force; and former president of the Organization of American Historians.

Her well-received book, A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman, was published in June 2012. Her other books include Gendering Labor History, which collects some of her best-known essays on women and wage work; In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in Twentieth Century America, which won several prizes including the Joan Kelly Prize, the Philip Taft award, and the Bancroft Prize. Among her other fellowships and awards, Kessler-Harris has been a fellow at the National Humanities Center in Durham, North Carolina and at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is the past president of the Labor and Working-Class History Association.

This series of talks, with discussion, is the result of collaboration between three organizations: Emeritus Professors in Columbia (EPIC); Columbia University School of Professional Studies; and Morningside Retirement and Health Services (MRHS). This is the third year for the series which is open to the public without charge.

Talks are held in the MRHS Center at 100 LaSalle Street in Manhattan (enter through the door under green awning marked MRHS).

Speakers

Alice Kessler-Harris, Professor Emerita in American History in Honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Columbia University