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This Week @ MHS

There is just one event on the calendar for the coming week here at the Society:

- Tuesday, 19 December, 5:30PM : This week's seminar is part of the History of Women and Gender series. Micki McElya of University of Connecticut leads the discussion and Genevieve A Clutario of Harvard University provides comment. "Miss America's Politics: Beauty and the Development of the New Right since 1968" examines the centrality of the Miss America pageant, its local networks, and individual contestants to the rise of conservative women and the New Right in the 1960s and 1970s. It analyzes the celebration, power, and political effects of normative beauty, steeped in heterosexual gender norms and white supremacy, and argues for the transformative effect of putting diverse women's voices at the center of political history and inquiry. 

Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP requiredSubscribe to receive advance copies of the seminar papers.

Please note that the library closes early on Monday, 18 December, at 3:30PM, and the building closes at 4:00PM. Also, the MHS is CLOSED on Saturday, 23 December. The library remains closed the following week and reopens on Tuesday, 2 January. See the online calendar for more details about holiday closures and gallery hours. 

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