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Conference Announcement: Home Economics: Classroom, Corporate, and Cultural Interpretations Revisited(2011-12-08)

The conference explores the origins of the field, its cultural context and changes throughout the 20th century, and its re- emergence as a field prepared to address the crises facing today's families. Scholars from history, women's studies, and family and consumer sciences will address gender and racial issues, academic programs, career paths, and how the core concepts in the history of home economics provide imperatives for the future.
New scholarship presented at this multi-disciplinary conference will explore the cultural influences that shaped the field of study and the profession. Through the lens of historians, family and consumer sciences, and women’s studies scholars past challenges and future imperatives related to family and personal well-being will be addressed. Sessions on conducting historical research are included.
WHEN: February 27-28, 2012
WHERE: The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel 1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, Georgia 30602
COST: Registration on/before 1/25/12 - $105 Registration after 1/25/12 - $125
Student Registration - $45
Register here: www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/home-economics

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