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Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jessica Pliley | pliley@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of History
In 1739, a bitter conflict erupted between a merchant and a family of artisans at a tannery located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. Examining this event and its many participants underscores the law's expansive reach beyond the courtroom, and allows us to see how patriarchal household structures and labor systems operated during an acrimonious legal dispute.

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Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jessica Pliley | pliley@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of History
This talk explores how the efforts of social reformers like Jane Addams to create vocational guidance programs in public schools were shaped by anxieties about sex work and female delinquency in progressive era cities.

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Center for the Study of the Soutwest

Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales | tammyg@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
Jenna Cooper (Austin History Center) and Elizabeth Stauber (Hogg Foundation for Mental Health) are part of the Neurodiversity Working Group in the Society of American Archivists tasked with developing recommendations for meaningful ways to preserve the Austin State Hospital’s history and to share how the campus and treatment for mental illness have evolved since 1856.  In this presentation, Cooper and Stauber speak on their experiences modeling interventions in their work as archivists that are more gender, race and neurodiverse inclusive.

Event will be held online via Zoom and live in Brazos Hall.

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Location:
Online via Zoom and in person at Brazos Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales | tammyg@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Center for the Study of the Southwest
Beginning in the 1920s, after the Mexican Revolution, workers for the Missouri-Pacific railroad started playing competitive softball, using their access to the rails to set up a traveling circuit and league.  Working with the memories and material culture of third and fourth generation members of this traveling fast-pitch softball community, American Studies specialist Ben Chappell has crafted a compelling historical ethnography – Mexican American Fastpitch: Identity at Play in Vernacular Sport.

Event will be held online via Zoom and in person at Brazos hall

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Location:
Online via Zoom and in person in Brazos Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales | tammyg@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest

In the midst of this COVID pandemic, another set of communities have also been traumatized by a rise in overdoses and opioid related deaths.  Amy Sullivan, a medical humanities and oral history specialist, has focused on the family and care-giving connections that help people with addiction issues persist.  Through extended interviews and case-studies with staff, family and people with addiction issues, Sullivan identifies an alternate lived morality in these care networks, one focused on harm reduction and damage mitigation, and slowly becoming a practice in rehab, parenting and care-giving efforts.  Her book, Opioid Reckoning: Love, Loss and Redemption in the Rehab State brings these difficult lives, their policy connections and her carefully crafted oral histories into our public sphere.

Event will be online via Zoom and in person in Brazos Hall.
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