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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.


“England’s Bartered Brides: Building New Lives in Early Jamestown”

June 20, 2019

In conjunction with the “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” special exhibition, British author Jennifer Potter shares untold stories of 17th-century English women who crossed the ocean to find husbands in Virginia.


“Piracy, Political Intrigue and Human Tragedy: Virginia’s First Africans”

June 13, 2019

In conjunction with the “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” special exhibition, historian and author Martha W. McCartney shares her discoveries from previously unexamined documents and presents ground-breaking new research from the United Kingdom’s National Archives on the circumstances surrounding the 1619 arrival of Angelo and the colony’s first Africans.


“Matter Out of Place: The Writing of Ar’n’t I a Woman”

April 4, 2019

In conjunction with the “TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia” special exhibition, Dr. Deborah Gray White, Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University examined the researching and writing “Ar’n’t I a Woman: Female Slaves in the Plantation South.”

  


“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.