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Tenacious Women Lectures

at Jamestown Settlement

In conjunction with the yearlong special exhibition “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” at Jamestown Settlement through January 5, 2020, the “Tenacious Women Lecture Series” features scholars, curators and authors speaking on women throughout history.

To learn more and see the full schedule of speakers, click here.


“Building a Commonwealth: The Vital Role of Women in Early Virginia”

November 8, 2018

In preparation for the opening of Jamestown Settlement’s “TENACITY” special exhibition, Dr. Misha Ewen, a Hallsworth Research Fellow in Political Economy at the University of Manchester explores the reasons behind the Virginia Company of London’s effort in 1619 to recruit English women to the Jamestown colony and its impact on the development of Virginia.

 


Tenacious Women Lectures at Jamestown Settlement are recorded and provided for public viewing based on each lecturer’s preference, with written permission required prior to posting. To learn more and see the full schedule of speakers, click here.

Evening public lectures are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Advance reservations are required at  (757) 253-4572 or rsvp@jyf.virginia.gov.

The “Tenacious Women Lecture Series” is funded in part by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc. Annual Fund.