One of the institute's seminars, "Modern Women, Companionate Marriage: A New Marital and Sexual Discourse in the U.S., 1900-1940," held in the spring of 1997. After presenting her findings on the increase in companionate marriage in the United States this century, Christina Simmons, an associate professor of history at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, discusses the possible relevance of demographic changes over the same period with Laurel Cornell, an associate professor of sociology at Indiana University Bloomington.