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Carla Spivack, J.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Law Oklahoma City University School of Law ph: (405) 208-5370 -----Original Message----- From: Linda Vavra [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 11:13 AM To: email@example.com Subject: The Humanities and the Family: A Conference ************* The Institute for the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago presents: The Humanities and the Family: A Conference March 13-14, 2009 750 South Halsted Street, Room 605 Student Center East University of Illinois at Chicago The conference will explore the contributions of the disciplines of the Humanities to debating and constructing ideas and representations of the family. Based on the premise that conceptions of the family are wide-ranging and continually transforming, the conference will ask what constitutes a family, examining this question from the perspective of history, literature, law, and ethics. Topics considered will include inheritance, marriage, work, religious and utopian communities, violence, children, the relation of the family to the community, the nation, and the state, and changing conceptions of genders and sexualities. Keynote Speakers: Daniel Boyarin, University of California, Berkeley Stephanie Coontz, The Evergreen State College Conference participants will include: Toni Bowers, University of Pennsylvania Michael Cobb, University of Toronto Susan Glosser, Lewis & Clark College Michael Grossberg, Indiana University Bloomington Rachel Jean-Baptiste, University of Chicago Ellen Lewin, University of Iowa Jennifer Morgan, New York University Lisa Norling, University of Minnesota Susan Jennifer Pearson, Northwestern University Renee Romano, Oberlin College Mary Beth Rose, University of Illinois at Chicago Peter Stearns, George Mason University Steve Striffler, University of New Orleans Joan Tronto, Graduate Center CUNY Pamela Wojcik, University of Notre Dame For additional information, including a complete conference schedule and registration form, see: http://www.uic.edu/depts/huminst/conferences.shtml The conference is free and open to the public. The conference is organized by the 2007-08 Institute for the Humanities Executive Committee: John D'Emilio, History and Gender and Women's Studies; Stephen Engelmann, Political Science; Leon Fink, History; Lisa Freeman, English; Norma Moruzzi, Gender and Women's Studies and Political Science; Mary Beth Rose, Institute for the Humanities, English Department; Katrin Schultheiss, History and Gender and Women's Studies; and Linda Vavra, Institute for the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago Linda Vavra Associate Director Institute for the Humanities 701 South Morgan, MC 206 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL. 60607-7040 phone 312-996-6354 fax 312-996-2938 http://www.uic.edu/depts/huminst