The Central European University's day-long conference seeks to clarify our understanding of what academic freedom is, why it is under attack, from without and from within, and what needs to be done to reform and revive an ideal which is central to democratic freedom itself. The conference, including Scott's keynote address, is being livestreamed from Budapest.
Starting with the bombing of her family’s house in World War II that resulted in the tragic deaths of her mother, sister, and grandmother, life was never easy for her. Nor were her choices ever simple.
Now that “gender theory” has fallen under attack in France, denounced by its critics as an ideology that destroys the natural order and upsets the political and social balance, it seems fitting, if not crucial, that we take a look back on the ever-changing thoughts of a historian who has contributed greatly to the introduction of the concept of gender within the field of historiography.
In the next letter a great woman appears, whose name was then Cécile Morette and is now Cécile DeWitt. . . . She was the first of the younger generation to grasp the full scope and power of the Feynman path integral approach to physics.