Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The Marilyn Hilton MS Achievement Center at UCLA

I gave a talk today about one of my research projects at the Marilyn Hilton MS Achievement Center at UCLA, as part of their "Women, Knowledge, and Power" speaker series. What a fun bunch of women (and one man): they really embraced my subject, Marion Brown (1843-1915), a Scotswoman who had an array of serious, chronic health issues. They shared how much of their own experience was echoed in excerpts of Marion Brown's letters to her American cousins. Wonderful feedback, wonderful questions, wonderful stories. They're the kind of audience I like best. (And I got a piece of someone's birthday cake in the bargain.)

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