Barbara Rubin

Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 1976


[FEMINOLOGY n. 1. a Danish term used for scholarship concerning women's position in society, past and present; 2. an interdisciplinary field of study and research about women]

It was a European first: The Dutch/Scandinavian Symposium on Woman's Position in Society. I stumbled onto the conference plans while researching international feminism in Amsterdam, received an invitation, and soon was en route to the University of Nijmegen, a conservative Dutch institution where women comprise only 23 percent of the student population—an ironic sponsor for a conference whose events would become strongly political and thorny during June 8-11, 1975.



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