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Penrose Author’s Lecture focuses on women in archaeology

Hear how a remarkable group of women defied societal norms and expectations in order to pursue their passion for archaeology by attending the 5th annual Penrose Library Author’s Lecture on April 5.

Amanda Adams, author of Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure (Greystone Books, 2010), will speak from 12:30–1:30 in DU’s Driscoll Ballroom.

In the book, Adams profiles seven women who paved the way for future generations of women to gain acceptance in a male-dominated scientific arena. She will share stories about how these women broke gender barriers and left an archaeological legacy.

“We are pleased to be bringing author Amanda Adams here to DU,” says Jeanne Abrams, a Penrose professor and chair of the committee that selected Adams. “Not only will Adams introduce us to an exceptional group of path-breaking women, but she will also provide us with a rare first-hand glimpse into the writing and research process.”

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Provost’s Office. It is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. To RSVP, visit or call 303-871-3016. Light refreshments will be provided.


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