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Preserving Women’s History at the Smithsonian: A Night with Dr. Tey Marianna Nunn, Director of the American Women’s History Initiative

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Kick Off Women’s History Month with Dr. Tey Marianna Nunn, Director of the Smithsonian’s American Women’s History Initiative. Dr. Nunn is the first to lead this brand new initiative that seeks to make women more visible and ultimately pave the way for a national American Women’s History Museum. Straddling focus on the arts and history, she has long stood out in the museum world for her efforts to bring diversity and inclusion to the forefront of museum curation, collection, and heritage work.

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Nunn will explain why it is so important to uncover and recover American women’s multiplicity of experience. Once a participant in the Smithsonian’s inaugural Latino Museum Studies Program as a student, she will share her path into the leadership of this storied institution and her plans to move women to the center of our national story.

Before Dr. Nunn’s talk, please attend a reception in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion at M.D. Anderson Library hosted by UH Libraries, and pop-up exhibit showcasing women’s history in Houston hosted by UH Special Collections. After Dr. Nunn’s remarks, she will be in dialogue with dynamic UH faculty, and will welcome a vibrant engagement with audience members.

This event is sponsored by Sharing Stories from 1977, a flagship project of the Center for Public History. Check out how we are capturing history of the 1977 National Women’s Conference and how you can contribute to this project: Additional sponsors are UH Libraries, the Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality, and the U.S. Latino Digital Humanities Center.

Sharing Stories
Hybrid Event (livestream and in-person) Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library

Sandra Davidson

Leandra Zarnow

Center for Public History