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Virtual Paper Workshop: Nicky Rehnberg, (UC Santa Barbara), “Women in the Woods: Redwood Conservation at its Early Grassroots”

May 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Flyer for Zoom talk for a paper workshop on Nicky Rehnberg's "Women in the Woods: Redwood Conservation at Its Early Grassroots" on 5/22/20 at 3PM

Join the Gender and Sexualities research cluster for a Virtual Paper Workshop Friday, 22 May 2020, at 3:00 PM. That day we will discuss Nicky Rehnberg’s paper (email jhenderson@history.ucsb.edu for the Zoom link and a copy) that examines the Sempervirens Club’s call to conserve and preserve Coast Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) starting in 1870. Rehnberg argues that the Sempervirens Club’s status as a local, lower-economic, Republican women-run organization negatively impacted the organization’s trajectory and social memory of their work.

Nicky is a UC Santa Barbara graduate student in History studying 19th- and 20th-century Environmental Histories. Her dissertation explores the development of national and state parks in California, particularly focusing on the areas surrounding Sequoia National Park and Redwood National and State Parks. Nicky has TA’d courses in Environmental Studies and Latin American History. In 2018, she was the recipient of UCSB’s Public History Fellowship.