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Judith Bennett Roundtable

13 February, 2009

Judith Bennett Roundtable

So last week I opened my e-mail to find an invitation from Notorious Ph.D., Girl Scholar (who, by the way, is hosting Carnivalesque in a few days!) inviting me to participate in a cross-blog discussion of Judith Bennett’s History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism. Notorious and Historiann are the forces behind this venture, and they also invited Tenured Radical. On each successive Monday one of us will offer a post talking over a few of the many provocative ideas in Bennett’s book, and invite our readers to join in. So think of this as an extended version of the Book Events they hold at Crooked Timber, but spread across time and space!

Our hope is that all of our readers will follow each conversation and participate, which is why we’re announcing this while it’s still February. There’s still time to get your copy of the book–either from a book seller, or from your local library. Please join us!

Here’s the schedule:

  • Monday, March 2, Notorious Ph.D. will get us started, since she is one of Bennett’s fellow medieval European historians
  • Historiann will roll the chariot along on Monday, March 9, straight outta the colonial Americas
  • Tenured Radical will weigh in with her perspective as a modern U.S. historian on Monday, March 16
  • And I’ll be bringing a different medievalist’s perspective to bear on Monday, March 23
  • And since March has five Mondays, we hope to offer a special guest post on March 30 — and invite you all to use that day to post your own thoughts on Bennett’s book, or on the conversation we’ve been having
5 Comments leave one →
  1. 13 February, 2009 2:50 pm

    What a great idea! I’m looking forward to this.

  2. 13 February, 2009 5:59 pm

    Looking forward to it!

  3. 13 February, 2009 6:56 pm

    I think this is a brilliant idea.

  4. 15 February, 2009 2:21 am

    Sounds like a great idea. Could it be a regular thingy? Different book each time? I want to talk about Kathleen Davis’ book with someone (and I know Jon Jarrett’s reviewing it for something or other, so that’s 2…).

  5. 15 February, 2009 3:43 am

    I suppose it could …

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