Picturing a Movement: Women’s Suffrage Through the Lens of Maps and Ephemera

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Join Heidi Herr, the Outreach Librarian for Special Collections at Johns Hopkins University, as she interviews several students about their experiences researching the Women’s Suffrage Movement and shares examples of their work.  Ivy Xun, a member of JHU ’23 has been co-curating a special exhibition on the passage of the 19th amendment, which features historic postcards and other cultural artifacts in the Sheridan Libraries extensive collection.  Laurel Poolman and Nandini Dey will share details regarding the ArcGIS Web Map they have created to highlight to sequence of the movement, the seemingly easy victories and hard-fought electoral battles for women’s right to vote. 

This lecture is part of the Hopkins at Home Women's Suffrage Series. See the upcoming sessions in this series here!

Visit https://womensvote100.jhu.edu/ for more information about Johns Hopkins University's Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemoration.

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Headshot of Heidi HerrHeidi Herr is the Outreach Librarian for Special Collections at the Johns Hopkins University. She creates programs and learning activities to engage students in conducting research with primary sources, including teaching courses on everything from fortune-telling ephemera to the development of the cookbook. She earned Master of Arts degrees in English and Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Headshot of Ivy XunIvy Xun is a member of the Johns Hopkins University Class of 2023, majoring in Writing Seminars. Visit the Sheridan Libraries & University Museums Blog to explore Ivy's exhibition on the women's suffrage movement.





Headshot of Laurel PoolmanLaurel Poolman is a Johns Hopkins University graduate student in Near Eastern Studies. She is a Near Eastern archaeologist with a specialty in zooarchaeology. Her research interests concern human-animal relationships, the social roles of animals, and the influence of these relationships on social and political life in the Ancient Near East. Her doctoral dissertation (in-progress) addresses faunal data from the site of Zincirli Höyük and concerns the influence of animals and animal-related practices on the imperial strategy of the Neo-Assyrian Empire in Iron Age Anatolia.


Headshot of Nandini DeyNandini Dey is a PhD candidate in the Johns Hopkins University Department of Political Science. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delhi in India and an MSc in History from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Before moving to Baltimore, Nandini worked as an editor for Oxford University Press in New Delhi, India.


 Event Date
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Start Time: 7:00pm


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