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Friday, March 29, 1:15 P.M.   -   2:45 P.M.
 
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Dr. Patricia Vertinsky, professor and distinguished university scholar at the University of British Columbia, is a social and cultural historian working across the fields of womens history, sport history and sociology, popular culture, modern dance and the history of health and medicine.

She will give the annual Joan S. Hult Women's History Month Lecture. Her talk, Female Sport and the Legacy of the Eternally Wounded Woman: Who's Wounded Now? will examine the legacy of nineteenth century views about the "eternally wounded woman" and consider how tensions between liberal feminist ideals of equal opportunity and stubbornly persistent commitments to the idea of natural sex difference and its consequences have continued to affect opportunities for female sports participation.

Dr. Vertinsky is an International Fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology, Past-President of the North American Society of Sport History, Vice-President of the International Society for Physical Education and Sport History and a Fellow of the European Committee for Sport History. She was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate degree at the University of Copenhagen.

About the Hult Lecture Series: The annual womens history month lecture series is named for Joan S. Hult, Ph.D., Professor Emerita in the Department of Kinesiology. Dr. Hult is one of the foremost sport historians on American women in athletics and was influential in the implementation of Title IX legislation. This year's lecture is in honor of her 80th birthday. A reception will follow the lecture.

Venue: SPH Room 1312
Contact: Shannon Jette (jette@umd.edu)
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