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Events Sponsored by the Women's Studies Program
The Women’s Studies program sponsors a wide variety of guest lectures, colloquia, workshops, conferences, and networking events:

Our Calendar


Weekly Events:

Women's Studies Colloquium

The Women's Studies Colloquium is a forum for discussion, intellectual development, and scholarly collaboration among students, faculty, and others interested in participating in a community of Women's Studies scholars. Colloquium lectures present research findings on topics relating to women's lives and experiences throughout history, across the world, and within ethnic, educational, and economic segments of society. Students can earn 1 credit hour each fall and winter semester by enrolling in WS 392R. All members of the university community are welcome to attend.

See the current colloquium line up here.

Annual Events:

Women's Studies Conference

The vision for this now annual event will be to facilitate a place for scholars and students from universities all over the country to share and disscuss their work in Women's Studies. Undergraduates, graduates, and professors: all are invited to attend and share their papers. 

This upcoming 2017 conference theme is "The Body of Women". Student interns are integral in the planning and putting on of the conference. The faculty heads over the Women's Studies Conference are Brianna Magnusson, Professor of Public Health; Roni Jo Draper, Professor of Teacher Improvement; and Connie Lamb, Women's Studies Librarian, all of whom are Women's Studies Executive Committee Members. 

Women's History Month:

March 2012 was BYU Women's Studies first formal campus-wide celebration of Women's History Month. This celebration aims to create interest and widen the knowledge of women's history among BYU students, faculty, and the community. Students are involved in the planning and putting on of Women's History Month. The faculty head of Women's History Month in 2017 is Dr. Rebecca DeSchweinitz, Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies Executive Committee member.

Annual Women's History Events:

Past Events:

"Women Have a Voice!"  An Op-Ed crafting workshop co-taught by BYU and UVU writing/editing/publishing experts. 
Oct 28, 2016
Click here for more info.


Women and the LDS Church: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Conference
Aug. 24-25, 2012

Aug 24-25, 2012, sponsored in part by BYU Women's Studies, the University of Utah will host the "Women and the LDS Church: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Conference." It will be co-directed by Kate Holbrook, Specialist in Women’s History in the LDS Church History Department and Matt Bowman, Professor of History at Hampden Sydney College. Historian Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich will give the plenary address, "Remember Me: The Inscription of Self in Nineteenth-Century Mormonism." For more information please visit the conference webpage at:

 "Half The Sky"