Winners of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library 2015 research travel awards program will be giving short presentations on their research findings over summer. The winners received travel grants to visit Penn State and access materials housed in the Special Collections Library. All talks will be held at noon, in Mann Assembly Room.
August 6: Angelique Szymanek, from SUNY Binghamton, will highlight her research using the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection. Her dissertation, “Representations of Rape in Visual Culture,” focuses on the relationship between feminist art production and the anti-rape movement in the U.S. throughout the 1970s.
August 20: Dorothy Foehr Huck award winner Bob Hodges, of the University of Washington, will talk about his use of the library’s collection of 19th and 20th century utopian literature for his dissertation “Figurations of Modernity in Antebellum U. S. Romances.”
August 26: Albert M. Petska Eighth Air Force Archives winner David Cain, of the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library and the University of East Anglia, in England, will highlight his
research on the social interaction of the 8th USAAF with local people in the East of England between 1942 – 1945.
August 27: Helen F. Faust Women Writers award winner Amanda Stuckey, from the College of William & Mary, will talk about her research on bodily behavior in the nineteenth-century boy book.