Carthage to host institute examining women's suffrage in Americas

Carthage to host institute examining women's suffrage in Americas


Faculty application deadline is March 1, 2018

KENOSHA, Wis. – As the centennial of the 19th Amendment approaches, Carthage College will host a two-week international institute for educators to explore in-depth the factors that led to women’s right to vote in North, Central, and South American nations.
University and community college faculty in any field are invited to apply for the collaborative project. Scheduled from July 23 through Aug. 3, 2018, “Women’s Suffrage in the Americas” is partly funded by a nearly $125,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Scheduled presenters include 17 visiting faculty members from eight countries. Participating scholars will examine the interconnected suffrage movements that took place across the Western Hemisphere and the politics that surrounded them.

Upcoming milestones serve as the backdrop for the project, which is organized by Carthage professor Stephanie Mitchell and Brandon University (Manitoba) professor Patricia Harms. In 2019, the United States will mark 100 years since a constitutional amendment extended voting rights to women. Canada’s centennial comes in 2018.

Each selected participant receives a stipend to cover travel, housing, meals, and other expenses. The deadline to apply is March 1. Visit for more information.

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About Carthage College
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About the National Endowment for the Humanities
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