Southeastern to celebrate Women's History Month

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND The Department of History and Political Science at Southeastern Louisiana University will host Women’s History Month during March with a free musical program and lecture series.
     Topics of politics, art, music and marriage will be incorporated into the month’s events set to take place on Southeastern’s campus and in the Hammond Regional Arts Center.
     “As always, we in the Department of History and Political Science are happy to join with our colleagues in the departments of English, Fine and Performing Arts, Languages and Communication, Psychology, and Sociology and Criminal Justice in sponsoring the 2012 Women’s History Month series,” said Robison, department head of History and Political Science. “We have a diverse and interesting list of presentations this year at a variety of times in several different venues. We wholeheartedly encourage everyone to join us in celebrating Women’s History.”
     The schedule for Women’s History Month includes:

  • March 13, 2 p.m., Student Union Theatre Lauren Doughty: “Sex with Vikings: An Exploration of Marriage and Concubinage in Early Midieval Scandinavia, Anglo-Saxon England and Normandy.” Doughty is a Louisiana State University History doctoral candidate and a graduate of Southeastern’s Master of Arts in History program. She will present the results of her ongoing doctoral research.
  • March 21, 5 p.m., Sims Memorial Library, 3rd floor Heather Burkett: “Alice Neel: Capturing Soul.” Underappreciated in her time because her portraits did not follow the conventions of the subject, Neel is now being recognized as a major artist because of her unique manner in presenting many famous people, including the artist Andy Warhol. A graduating senior in art history, Burkett examines Neel’s style, which she said was “capturing souls.”
  • March 26, 7 p.m., Pottle Auditorium Thomas Kmiecik: Clarinet Concert. A Southeastern clarinetist, Kmiecik presents a program of clarinet music by women composers.
  • March 29, 12:30 p.m., Student Union Theatre Margaret Gonzalez-Perez: “Women of the Arab Spring.” A Southeastern political scientist, Gonzalez-Perez, author of “Women and Terrorism: Female Activity in Domestic and International Terror Groups” and an authority on women in the international sphere, discusses her latest research on the Middle Eastern phenomenon known as the Arab Spring.

     For additional information about Southeastern’s Women’s History Month, contact Robison at 985-549-2413 or

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