Radcliffe Plans 350th Symposia, Exhibits
The 107-year-old Radcliffe College will wish its older brother happy birthday during Harvard's 350th celebration in September through a series of symposia, exhibitions and performances addressing issues significant to women, Radcliffe officials said.
"This is a chance for us to bring women's scholarship to the festivities, to show what the presence of women has meant to Harvard alumni," said Aida K. Press '48, Radcliffe director of public information.
Radcliffe alumnae including women who now reside in Sweden, Israel, and California will journey to Harvard the first week of September to discuss women's issues and also "issues on which women's voices aren't usually heard, such as war and disarmament," Press said.
In addition, a special issue of the Radcliffe Quarterly will be published, describing Harvard's attitudes towards women and women's difficulties at Harvard's campus.
The Radcliffe festivities will involve six symposia, three performances and three exhibits. The events range from a poetry reading by four women poets to a dance performance by a Baroque and a collection of photographs of Black women, the Radcliffe Centennial Exhibit, and Women at Harvard 1636-1936. All the events "will emphasize women's roles in scholarship, international affairs and the arts," said Press.
Women scholars and public figures will address topics such as "Changing Gender Roles, Past and Present," "Women and Work: The Interactive Relationship," both offered on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Agassiz Theater; "The Changing Nature of Knowledge and Creativity: The Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities," and "Women's Life Stories and the Oral Tradition," on Friday, Sept. 5 and "The Changing Nature of Relationships in an Independent World," and "International Relations in an Interdependent World: A Look at Ends and Means," on Saturday, Sept. 6.