Both Stephanie and Nancy are presenting papers at conferences this summer.
Stephanie offers a paper entitled “Independent women: education and economics in US and UK early twentieth century,” which considers the relationship between education, economics and young women’s independence as it was presented to teenage readers of school and college fiction in the first fifty years of the twentieth century. This paper is part of the proceedings at the International Standing Committee on the History of Education (ISCHE) conference held in Buenos Aires.
Nancy returns to the Camden campus of Rutgers University (where she worked for many years) to give a paper at the biennial conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY). Her paper, “Career Girls and Homemakers: Advice for High School Girls,” explores how the pages of Co-ed magazine served as a source of informal education for American teenage girls in the long 1950s as they began the transition from schoolgirl to career woman or homemaker.