Revolutionary Women

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Revolutionary Women
Spring 2024
Taught By: Gina Walker
Section: A

CRN: 14322

Credits: 3

Across historical periods and geographies, women have long played a vital role as activists in revolutionary movements, and yet also routinely been obliterated from conventional historical accounts. Focusing on revolutions as diverse as in the American Colonies, England, France, Honduras, Guatemala, and Haiti, this course examines the critical yet often undocumented and undervalued role of revolutionary women. Students will learn about the lives and activism of recently rediscovered women, including but not limited to Olympe de Gouges, Manon Roland, Sophie de Groucy, Catharine Macaulay, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Hays, Manuela Sáenz De Thorne, and Suzanne Sanité Belair. In addition, students will refine their own historical research and investigative skills with the aim of undercovering new female figures in a revolutionary history. A key component of the course is producing an original biographical entry on a previously unknown or under-researched woman for The New Historia, an online platform and laboratory of feminist historical recovery (thenewhistoria.org).

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:34am EDT 7/22/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024