Presentation Time – 2:00 PM to 2:25 PM
Not Like Joan of Arc: The Unexpected History of Women Warriors
When Pamela Toler told people she was working on a book about women warriors, almost everyone said, “You mean like Joan of Arc?” The short answer is “Not always.” Beginning with the oldest known women warriors (from the second millennium BCE), Toler will share some stories about fascinating women you’ve never heard of, introduce you to a group of women warriors who turned out to be more important than she expected, and debunk the myth that women have not and therefore cannot be warriors.
About Pamela D. Toler
Armed with a PhD in history, a well-thumbed deck of library cards, and a large bump of curiosity, author, speaker, and historian, Pamela D. Toler translates history for a popular audience. She goes beyond the familiar boundaries of American history to tell stories from other parts of the world as well as history from the other side of the battlefield, the gender line, or the color bar. Toler is the author of eight books of popular history for children and adults, including Women Warriors: An Unexpected History. Her work has appeared in Aramco World, Calliope, History Channel Magazine, MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History and Time.com.