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2008 Summer Institute

Seneca Falls "Declaration of Sentiments"
Led by Dr. Thomas Dublin and Dr. Kathryn Kish Sklar
July 28-August 1, 2008
Held at Assumption College and the American Antiquarian Society

This summer institute will explore the nineteenth-century women's rights movement, 1830-1890, beginning with a focus on the Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention of 1848 and the "Declaration of Sentiments" adopted there. Participants will examine women's activism in a variety of social movements that preceded the Seneca Falls convention and the series of woman.s rights conventions that followed it. Dr. Dublin and Dr. Sklar will draw upon a variety of online and published primary sources.


For application materials, please contact Amy Sopcak-Joseph at (508) 471-2129 or asopcak[at]


Participants will earn 3 graduate credits for this institute. As part of the Teaching American History grant, participants pay the much-reduced cost of $300 for the three graduate credits. A reading list will be provided, and participants are responsible for obtaining and paying for the readings. Participants will be expected to complete assigned readings, participate during the entire week of the program, and complete a final project.

For more information, contact:
Amy Lynn Sopcak-Joseph
Education Coordinator
American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, MA 01609