Randolph Hollingsworth


Independent Scholar, working on a place-based and cross-cultural history of the 1885 tour of New Zealand by Mary Clement Leavitt, world missionary for the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (see work in progress at hollingsworth.wordpress.com). Women’s history offers an interesting lens by which to view mainstream narratives, and critical inquiry provides new insights into our everyday stories of news and community-based stories. I believe that the teaching and learning of history can serve as a form of civic engagement. This is especially true when conducted within open access environments, leading to multiple avenues for communication and collaboration among scholars, civic communities, public sector organisations, and families. Currently, active with the National Council of Women of New Zealand and serving as the Newsletter Editor for The Circular. Also active in creating and/or contributing to Wikipedia articles related to New Zealand women’s history (see for example, the continuing construction of the List of New Zealand suffragists). Continuing volunteer work with U.S. organisations, e.g., the Newsletter Editor for the Southern Association of Women Historians, the Network Editor and Co-founder of H-Kentucky at H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online, and of the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project housed there. Taught history and women’s studies for over three decades. PhD in U.S History (University of Kentucky), MA in Teaching (Colgate University) and AB in History (Vassar College).


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  • Oral history
  • Public speaking
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Writing


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