Dr. Stephen Goldman at St. Michaels Library Mar. 18


In honor of Women’s History month Dr. Stephen Goldman will present “The Changing Portrayal of Women in the Mass Media over Six Centuries.” The event will take place at St. Michaels Library on March 18, noon.

For over six centuries women have been widely portrayed in the mass media with reference to their relationship to a man (or men) – a man’s daughter, his wife, his mother, his love interest. Dr. Goldman will show through the “magic carpet time machine” of historical newspapers just how the portrayal of women in the media has gone through significant changes over that time span. From the 16th century’s Catherine De Medici of France to the 21st Century’s Hillary Clinton, participants may cringe, be inspired, or see a new perspective on women and their portrayal over the centuries!

For over 45 years Dr. Stephen A. Goldman has been a serious collector of historical newspapers, news broadsides, and newsbooks, spanning 6 centuries from 1559 to the present day. He has been a member of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA since 1987. Beginning in 1995 and continuing to the present day he has been a consultant to the Freedom Forum Newseum, the largest museum of News and Journalism history in the world, located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. His private collection presently forms the basic core of the News Corporation News History Gallery at the Newseum…

He is the author of 3 books utilizing historical newspaper front pages to develop an historical theme – “Wanted Dead or Alive – A Newspaper Front Page History of the Wild West”, “Extra – Titanic: A Newspaper History of the Disaster”, and “Civil War – the Smithsonian Institute Headliners Series”.  In 1997, Dr. Goldman formed Stephen A. Goldman Historical Newspapers, a company that sells original historical newspapers to the public.

Dr. Goldman has been continuously engaged in the practice of Periodontics in Maryland since 1972 and retired from the practice of dentistry in 2015. For more information you can check the library website at www.tcfl.org  or call (410) 745-5877.

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