TOMORROW, Thursday Jan. 12th 4:00 PM Gender and Law: A Faculty Forum

Gender and Law: A Faculty Forum

Thursday, January 12th, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

John Hope Franklin Room (SSR 224)


“Legal Sources, Gender and Historians’ Quest for Non-elite Agency”

Johanna Ransmeier (University of Chicago, Assistant Professor of History and the College)


“In the Arena of the Courts: Rethinking Gender and Law in Meiji Japan”

Susan Burns (University of Chicago, Associate Professor of History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College)


Erin Newton (PhD Student, History, University of Chicago) and Jessa Dahl (PhD Student, History, University of Chicago)

As participants in EAT Histories’ second faculty forum, Professor Ransmeier and Professor Burns will each give a brief presentation on their recent work on the theme of gender and law. During the subsequent discussion we hope to explore the relationship between gender and law in the history of East Asia and beyond.

There is no pre-circulated paper for this event, and first-time attendees are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
If you have any questions or require assistance to attend, please contact Jessa Dahl at or Erin Newton at

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