This edited collection illustrates the way in which women's experiences of academe could be both contextually diverse but historically and culturally similar. It looks at both the micro (individual women and universities) and macro-level (comparative analyses among regions and countries) within regional, national, trans-national, and international contexts.
The contributors integrally advance knowledge about the university in history by exploring the intersections of the lived experiences of women students and professors, practices of co-education, and intellectual and academic cultures. They also raise important questions about the complementary and multidirectional flow and exchange of academic knowledge and information among gender groups across programmes, disciplines, and universities.
Historical inquiry and interpretation serve as efficacious ways with which to understand contemporary events and discourses in higher education, and more broadly in community and society. This book will provide important historical contexts for current debates about the numerical dominance and significance of women in higher education, and the tensions embedded in the gendering of specific academic programs and disciplines, and university policies,
missions, and mandates.
About the Author
E. Lisa Panayotidis is a professor in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.
Paul Stortz is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Calgary.
Table of Contents
Introduction E. Lisa Panayotidis and Paul Stortz 1. Gender, Subjectivity, and Lived Experience in University Education in Ireland, 1850-1910 Judith Harford 2. Imperial Ideals: Women in Scotland's Universities and the British Empire Christine D. Myers 3. The Final Barrier? Australian Women and the Nineteenth-Century Public University Julia Horne 4. Becoming Undergraduates: Women and University Culture in Nineteenth-Century Canada Sara Z. Burke 5. Intellectual Women, Social Science, and Political Power: Municipal Feminism and Reform at the London School of Economics, 1895 to 1960 Jane Martin 6. Journeys Toward a Gentleman’s Education: International Fellowships and Bryn Mawr College Students, 1900-1930 Jennifer Redmond 7. On the Margins? The Intellectual Community of Home Scientists at the University of New Zealand, 1911-1961 Tanya Fitzgerald 8. “Feverish Frolics of the Frivolous Frosh”: Women’s Cultures of Initiation in Western Canadian Universities, 1915–1935 E. Lisa Panayotidis and Paul Stortz 9. From Happy Homes to Contaminating Cloisters: Women’s University Communities in Interwar Britain Ann McClellan 10. KOREROTIA MO NGA PĀAKE: Māori Women Educators Speak Kura Marie Taylor and Kay Morris Matthews 11. “Honorary Men” and Incidental Students: Women in Post-World War II American Higher Education, 1945-1970 Linda Eisenmann