Women's History Month Lecture Brings Duke Historian To Baylor

Feb. 24, 2005

by Haley L. Wright

To celebrate March as National Women's History Month, Baylor University will host Dr. William Chafe at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in room 116 at the Draper Academic Building. Chafe, a Duke University historian, will speak on "The Paradox of Change: Changing Gender Roles Since 1920."

Chafe is a founder and the former academic director of the Duke-UNC Center for Research on Women, as well as a founder and senior research associate of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke. In 1988, he was named the Alice Mary Baldwin Distinguished Professor of History and served as the chair of the department of history from 1990 to 1995. He was named dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in 1995, and in 1997, the Dean of Trinity College. Recently, he was appointed vice provost for Undergraduate Education.

Chafe has published eight books including The American Woman: Her Changing Social, Political, and Economic Roles and Women and Equality: Changing Patterns in American Culture.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Women's History Month, which is supported by National Women's History Project, an educational non-profit organization committed to recognition and celebration of the diverse and historic accomplishments of women. Chafe will be the 11th lecturer to celebrate the history of women with Baylor.

For more information, contact Dr. Patricia Wallace, professor of history, at 710-6296.

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