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Composing the story of us

March 08, 2021

Whose story gets told, and who gets to tell it? These questions and others lie at the heart of my flagship course History of American Women, which I am fortunate to teach this semester. As an historian of women and gender, I eagerly anticipate every opportunity to teach the class. We all participate in the course of human events; we all deserve to see ourselves represented in the historical record.

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"Hamilton" reminds us who we are and what challenges remain

July 01, 2020

"History has its eyes on you." – These potent words, among many others, took the Broadway musical world and the nation by storm in 2015, when creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped "Hamilton" on an unsuspecting public.

Dr. Lisa Speer (far right) recently received the Council of State Archivists’ Victoria Irons Walch Leadership Award. She is pictured here with other CoSA award winners, including: Tim Baker, CoSA president and Maryland state archivist; Jim Corridan, former Indiana state archivist; Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos; Ali Rahmaan from the District of Columbia Office of Public Records; and Anne Ackerson, former CoSA executive director.
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Speer, Ouachita archivist, recognized by national Council of State Archivists

August 23, 2018

Dr. Lisa Speer, associate professor and university archivist, has been honored with the Victoria Irons Walch Leadership Award by the national Council of State Archivists (CoSA).

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