The ACS Gender Studies Workshop is one of the longest-running ACS meetings, held approximately every other year since 1993.
History: Professor Marsha Walton at Rhodes College established the initiative, which was originally focused only on women’s studies. A planning meeting held in Atlanta included Jane Archer, Birmingham-Southern College; Nicole Barenbaum, Sewanee: The University of the South; Susan Bernick, Furman University; Jane Chew, Furman University; Jane Dickie, Hope College; Mykol Hamilton, Centre College; Suzanne Jones, University of Richmond; Ann MacMaster, Millsaps College; Judith Page, Millsaps College; Anne Sharp, Furman University; Robin Visel, Furman University; Mary Visser, Southwestern University; Marsha Walton, Rhodes College; and Mary Young, Southwestern University. The group had a lively discussion of the salient issues facing women’s studies before concluding that collaboration could enhance efforts on the individual campuses. As a result, they decided to hold a workshop in the next year, putting together a budget for thirty participants, which some thought was too high an expectation. In fact, 175 participated in the first meeting, hosted by Furman University, and the program has moved forward ever since.
|Women's Studies in the ACS: Challenging Gender in the 1990s||October 22-23, 1993||Furman University|
|Feminism Embracing Diversity||November 3-4, 1995||Trinity University|
Women's Struggles for Justice
|October 24-26, 1997||Millsaps College||Anne MacMaster, Coordinator of
|Gendered Environments||October 15-17, 1999||Birmingham-Southern College||Dr. Jane Archer
|Women's Studies/Gender Studies: Separate but Equal?||April 12-13, 2002||Hendrix College||Dr. Allison Shutt,
|Gender Acts! Activism: History, Theory and Practice||March 26-27, 2004||Furman University||Sarah Worth (Conference Chair), Furman Univ.;
Lynne Shackelford (Co-chair), Furman Univ.; Robin Visel (Co-chair), Furman Univ.;
|Governing Bodies: Reflections on the Self, Society, and State||March 24-25, 2006||Centenary College of Louisiana||Dr. Michelle Wolkomir, Centenary College; Dr. Kim VanHoosier-Carey, Centenary College|
|The Personal is Still Political: Gendered Identities in the Twenty-First Century||March 6-7, 2009||Rhodes College||Leslie Petty (Conference Chair), Rhodes College.|
|Emancipatory Knowledge: Women’s and Gender Studies NOW||April 1-2, 2011||University of Richmond||Holly Blake (Conference Co-Chair), Univ. of Richmond, Melissa Ooten (Conference Co-Chair), Univ. of Richmond|
|Intersections and Assemblages: Genders and Sexualities Across Cultures||April 4-5, 2014||Furman University||Dr. Karni Bhati (Conference Co-Chair), Furman Univ.; Dr. Sofia Kearns (Conference Co-Chair), Furman Univ.|
|Representing Gender Across. . .||February 19-21, 2016||Southwestern University||Michael Saenger (Conference Co-Chair), Southwestern Univ.|