Call for Participants: Berks 2020 Lightning Round, Gendered Perils and Promises of Privacy in 19th Century America

Lindsay Keiter's picture

Seeking one to three additional participants plus a commentator for a lightning round at the Big Berks in summer 2020. We currently have four presenters addressing the uses and abuses of privacy for predominantly white, Eastern women: looking at domestic violence and privacy in one wealthy family; exploring female laudanum habits; one elite woman's struggles with managing a household in her husband's absence; and how New York legislators debated the government's role in the regulation of marriage.

We would welcome participants to can speak to masculinity and privacy and/or privacy and the experience of people of color and/or non-Anglos.

If interested in speaking or in commenting, please email keiter@psu.edu with a brief explanation of your topic or a 250 word abstract by March 10.