[HIST 266] Women in Modern Europe
This seminar explores the history of women in Europe from the 17th century to the present. It focuses on several themes, including the changing forms of women’s work, the creation of the public/private dichotomy, women’s political participation, their relationship to socialism, and the women’s liberation movement in the 19th and 20th centuries. Using primary sources, secondary readings, film, a novel and a play, students attempt to discover women’s place in European history and consider how the story of Europe changes when gender becomes the primary category of analysis. Open to first-year students.
Women in Modern Europe