WSRC focuses on ‘Great Women of Boston’ in inaugural issue of ReSearch
WALTHAM, Mass. – This month, the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University (WSRC), launches the electronic research publication, ReSearch. The magazine will be available on WSRC’s virtual newsstand three times a year. The inaugural issue, titled “Great Women of Boston,” features articles by WSRC Scholars on how women have impacted Boston’s storied history.
“With this publication, we hope to excite the community about the center, our research, art exhibitions, and the people that make it unique," says ReSearch Managing Editor Rosa Di Virgilio Taormina. “The Women's Studies Research Center has been in existence at Brandeis since 2001. In these eight years, we have grown considerably. With nearly 75 Scholars, we began seeing common threads in their work. This led us to ReSearch and our very first theme!”
In the inaugural issue, contributor Terry Byrne describes the purpose that four women living in the mid- to late 19th Century had in creating four sculptures that became historically important to Boston, and the hardships they faced in doing so. Jane Ring Frank writes about the vision she and another scholar, Ruth Lomon, have had for the past decade that’s finally coming to fruition. Liane Curtis chronicles her campaign to have an influential female composer listed alongside her male counterparts on an important Boston landmark. Brenda McSweeney describes her work on the Allston Brighton Women’s Heritage Trail, and Scholar Ann Caldwell explores the connection of the publication of “Careers for Women” in 1920 with the 2008 presidential election.
ReSearch is available for download on the WSRC Web site.