To kick off #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re looking back on Barnard’s own history wit…

To kick off #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re looking back on Barnard’s own history with women’s studies. In 1966, the College offered its first-ever women’s studies course, “The History of Women in America,” as a colloquia with instructors Mrs. Barbara Cross, associate professor of English, Mrs. Annette Baxter, associate in History, and assistant professor Barbara Novak of the Art History Department. According to the March 7, 1966, issue of the Barnard Bulletin, the course was “intended to provide a historical dimension to women’s position in society.” Mrs. Cross was quoted saying that the course would “illuminate an aspect of history, which has been neglected, although half of the population has been involved with it.”

Follow us on social media throughout the month of March as we feature current history and women’s, gender, and sexuality professors at Barnard who will share their perspectives on the importance of women’s history in today’s world. #WHM
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