The Ascent of Woman
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Amanda Foreman
Wed, March 1st, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


In a powerful talk highlighting the main theme of her groundbreaking BBC/Netflix documentary series The Ascent of Woman, historian Amanda Foreman delves into the social, political, and economic importance of gender equality—a history that has spanned millennia and cultures and has developed into one of the critical issues of the 21st century.

Amanda Foreman, an award-winning author, historian, and journalist, is the writer and presenter of the BBC/Netflix series The Ascent of Woman.

Presented in collaboration with the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society
with support from


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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