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Household and gender roles in 19th century Central Europe

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Simpson Center for the Humanities

Lecture by Dr. Tomasz Pudlocki of Jagiellonian University, this year's Kosciuszko Foundation Grantee at Columbia University.

Dr. Pudlocki will present selected aspects of household and gender roles in 19th century Central European communities, examining diverse social classes and their everyday life conditions, marriage as well as single life. Why was it so hard to be a woman in a 19th century city, town or village? Why were men entrapped in conflicting behavioral patterns? Why did dowry still play such an enormously important role, and why did the sewing machine not save lower class women? These are only a few of the problems Dr. Pudlocki will consider in his talk.

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