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Women's Studies Conference Committee (1984 - 1985)

From
1984
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
To
1985
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupations
Academic Organisation

Summary

On 7 May 1984 the University of Sydney Senate appointed a Committee to organise functions to mark the Centenary of the First Women Graduates.

One of the functions organised by the Committee was the Women's Studies Conference, held from 20 September to 22 September 1985 at the Women's College. A separate Steering Committee was appointed for this purpose.

The Conference was attended by almost 500 people and around 60 papers were presented.

At the Plenary Session of the Conference, a motion was passed asking the Senate to formalise their recognition of the importance of this area of study by the creation of a Chair in Women's Studies.

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Women's studies conference to be national event', University of Sydney News, 1 October 1985; Records of the Women's Studies Conference Committee, 1984 - 1985, S94; University of Sydney, Archives.

Archival resources

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Records of the Women's Studies Conference Committee, 1984 - 1985, S94; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Isobelle Barrett Meyering

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