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WomenThis exhibit is the culmination of a summer collaborative research project between Skidmore student Kali Block-Steele ’13 and Professor Kate Greenspan of the English Department.

The research was funded by a Scribner-Mellon Grant and was initially inspired by Block-Steele's interest in Islam and the time she spent with Muslim Iraqi students in the summer of 2008. This research examines the role of women in the three major monotheistic Abrahamic religions:  Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. 

Block-Steele worked to re-examine the stereotypes many people have about women in these three religions by researching their roles in them during the Middle Ages.In addition to this exhibit, Block-Steele and Greenspan are producing a catalog of selected images accompanied by Block-Steele’s essay on her research.  This catalog will be available for viewing in Special Collections later this semester.

The exhibit will be on display in the cases by the library entrance (1st floor) through November.

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