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Lecture on History of Childlessness

Rachel Chrastil will visit UT to deliver a talk on “Childlessness in Western Europe: A Brief History.”   This lecture will take place Wednesday, October 18th, 2:30 pm, in the Frieson Black Cultural Center’s Multipurpose Room as part of the UT Humanities Center’s research seminar Gender and Sexuality in Historical Perspective.


Dr. Rachel Chrastil is Professor of History at Xavier University and the author of Organizing for War: France, 1870-1914 and The Siege of Strasbourg. Chrastil’s current project is How to Be Childless: A Historical Companion for the 21st Century. Chrastil received her Ph.D. from Yale University and was a Fulbright Scholar in France.  She now serves as Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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