Comments on: Celebrating MBN, Ithaca, Sept. 28-29, 2012 http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/13/celebrating-mbn-ithaca-sept-28-29-2012/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:58:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/13/celebrating-mbn-ithaca-sept-28-29-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-876696 Fri, 23 Sep 2011 20:06:40 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16537#comment-876696 LOVE that name! (Both of them, actually.)

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By: SufferJets http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/13/celebrating-mbn-ithaca-sept-28-29-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-876685 Fri, 23 Sep 2011 19:39:30 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16537#comment-876685 Great idea! The Ithaca League of Women Rollers would love it!

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By: Megan http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/13/celebrating-mbn-ithaca-sept-28-29-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-873373 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 14:05:23 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16537#comment-873373 Mary Beth Norton was also very helpful to me when I contacted her in the late 1990s to ask about graduate programs in women’s history. She didn’t know me at all, but she took the time to write me a long, helpful email about grad school in general and about Cornell in particular.

Thanks in part to her advice (but not because of anything she told me about Cornell!) I wound up at the University of Iowa working with Linda Kerber, who IS retiring at the end of this academic year, and, ironically, will be feted at a gathering in Iowa City the weekend after Norton’s conference next fall. So great to see brilliant scholars like these two celebrated this way.

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/13/celebrating-mbn-ithaca-sept-28-29-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-872545 Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:16:30 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16537#comment-872545 Mary Beth has been a generous supporter of women’s historians period. I think it is difficult to overestimate how significant the support of more senior women like MBN has been to all us who followed. And like all good historians, she has continued to be curious about the past, excited by research and writing.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/13/celebrating-mbn-ithaca-sept-28-29-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-872521 Tue, 13 Sep 2011 19:06:56 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16537#comment-872521 FLASH!!. . . THIS JUST IN. . .

MBN e-mails to report that “Rumors of my retirement are greatly exaggerated! I have made no decision about when to retire.”

As they say on the wires–DEVELOPING. . .

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By: Rose http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/13/celebrating-mbn-ithaca-sept-28-29-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-872500 Tue, 13 Sep 2011 17:02:31 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16537#comment-872500 When I applied to and was accepted by the Cornell Ph.D. program many years ago–in a field completely different from Norton’s–she telephoned me to see if I had questions about the program. She was very helpful to someone not really even at the stage of “starting out.” I was impressed that one of the only (or THE only?) female tenured faculty members in the department contacted me. I went to a different school, which was a good place for me, but I remember that a few things she told me about that school were spot on.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/13/celebrating-mbn-ithaca-sept-28-29-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-872493 Tue, 13 Sep 2011 16:50:18 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16537#comment-872493 Go Archives!!! I would hope they would also convene a special roller derby “friendly” match between the Sufferjets and the Blue Stockings to mark the occasion. Ditto on how Norton has always been a spirited public citizen of the discipline and the profession.

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