The Southeastern Louisiana University Department of History and Political Science will observe Women’s History Month throughout March with a series of free presentations.

“Women’s History Month will feature a variety of interesting topics that focus on an interdisciplinary approach to women’s history,” said William Robison, head of the Department of History and Political Science and coordinator of the series. “We are pleased that colleagues from other institutions and departments are joining us in providing a diverse program throughout the month.”

All of the programs are open to the public and will be held in the Student Union Theatre.

  • Who’s Got Natural Rhythm? Racial and Gender Stereotypes in the Music World: 2 p.m., March 7. The lecture by Robison will discuss stereotypes about the supposed differences in the ability of men, women and various ethnic groups to play particular kinds of music.
  • Cooking with Demons: 2 p.m., March 15. The lecture by LSU Associate Professor of History Leslie Tuttle will probe the social expectation that women feed others, and the fear that witches used food as a vehicle for harm or possession.
  • Pretty Smart: Women in Science: 2 p.m., March 22. Lecture by SLU Professor of Political Science Margaret Gonzalez-Perez.
  • “From Fascist to Duchess: The Tangled Relationships of the Mitford Sisters” 12:30 p.m., March 28. The lecture by SLU Assistant Professor of English C. Denelle Cowart will address ways in which six aristocratic British sisters were interwoven with many of the most important events of the 20th century.

For more information, call (985) 549-2413 or email wrobison@southeastern.edu.