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Syracuse University Libraries to Host Mini-Seminar with Professor and Associate Dean Carol Faulkner
Carol Faulkner, professor of history and associate dean for academic affairs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, will lead a mini-seminar in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), 6th floor, Bird Library, on Friday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. Faulkner will discuss her recent book “Unfaithful: Love, Adultery, and Marriage Reform in Nineteenth-Century America,” which examines how an interconnected group of feminists, spiritualists, communitarians and free lovers used the act and concept of adultery to challenge the legal institution of marriage. The mini-seminar will include a hands-on exploration of select nineteenth-century archival resources from SCRC’s Oneida Community and rare book collections.
The mini-seminar is open to the public; however, space is limited. Please RSVP via email to Julia Chambers by Feb. 28. If you require accommodations to fully participate in this event, please include that with your RSVP.
Faulkner earned her BA from Yale University and her Ph.D. from SUNY Binghamton. She is the author of “Women’s Radical Reconstruction: The Freedmen’s Aid Movement” (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004), “Lucretia Mott’s Heresy: Abolition and Women’s Rights in Nineteenth-Century America” (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013) and “Unfaithful: Love, Adultery, and Marriage Reform in Nineteenth-Century America” (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019). She is the co-editor of “The Selected Letters of Lucretia Coffin Mott,” (University of Illinois Press, 2002) “Interconnections: Gender and Race in American History” (University of Rochester Press, 2002) and “Lucretia Mott Speaks: The Essential Speeches and Sermons” (University of Illinois Press, 2017).