Instructor: Jennifer Hill

Dates: Tuesdays, Nov. 1st to Dec. 6th

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Hope Lutheran Church

In a whirlwind trip through time, this Wonderlust course will explore reproduction and birth control from ancient fertility rituals to the Pill. The six-course sessions are titled, Ancient Contraceptive Methods – Egyptians and Anglo-Saxon Fertility Rituals; Early America– Midwives, Slavery, Abortion, and Herbs; Reproduction in the American West; Pills, Pessaries, and Condoms – Vice and Technology; Cold War Contraception – Bombs and Babies; and Discovering the Cervix.

Class Format: lecture and discussion

Readings: Suggested readings will be provided

Instructor Bio: Jennifer Hill, Ph.D., specializes in reproductive history and is currently working on a book exploring childbirth in the American West. Since women continue to have babies, her work connects past and present in surprising ways. In addition to research, writing and teaching, she gets excited about gardening, running, and eating.


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MSU Wonderlust is a high-quality community resource for lifelong learning for the Bozeman area.  Here is university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects, some multi-week courses, some one-off events.  These offerings come free of homework, exams, or papers: The MSU Wonderlust experience is just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It's also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.

The Winter/Spring offerings begin with a reception at the Pilgrim Congregational Church from 4 to 6pm.  It's a chance to meet with the course instructors and side-trip presenters; find out more about their plans.  

Gerry Wheeler, President of Friends of Wonderlust