Politics of History and Writing for Social Change

Posted by on March 21, 2003

Why We Write: The Politics and History of Writing for Social Change Conference
March 28-29, 2003
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027

As a result of the overwhelming success of last year’s interdisciplinary conference on the History of Activism, History as Activism at Columbia University, the graduate students in the history department are currently organizing an interdisciplinary conference on the historical, theoretical, and political dimensions of writing. The objective of the conference is to provide a forum for writers, activists, novelists, screenwriters, poets, journalists, graduate students, and faculty–from all fields and across all time periods and geographic locations–to discuss “why they write.”

Opening Keynote Address by Dorothy Allison author of Bastard Out of Carolina, Trash, and Cavedweller on Friday, March 28th at 9:30 A.M.


  • Contemporary Feminist Print Culture
  • Public Intellectuals and Protest
  • HIV/AIDS Crisis
  • Publishing Radical History
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Documenting Prisons
  • War and Resistance
  • Film and Drama
  • Slavery and Print Culture

    Sponsored by the Columbia University Department of History: [email protected]

    Co-sponsored by La Maison Fran?aise, Department of English, Barnard College Women?s Studies Department, the Center for Ethnic and Race Studies, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Graduate Student Advisory Council and the Institute for Research in African-American Studies.

    Maison Fran?aise
    Buell Hall, East Gallery
    March 28?29, 2003

    Enter campus at Broadway and West 116th Street

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/history

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