Berkshire Conference on History of Women

Five months after the historic women’s marches on Washington, NYC and around the world, the 17th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women (the Big Berks) will take place at Hofstra University, June 1-4, 2017. The Berkshire Conference, held every three years, is billed as the world’s largest women’s history event. This year’s theme is Difficult Conversations: Thinking and Talking About Women, Genders, and Sexualities Inside and Outside the Academy.
More than 1,500 guests from 35 countries will take part in over 250 panels on gender and sexuality, as well as women’s history, from the ancient to contemporary – from the East to West. The conference has a reputation for being more informal than most academic events. First held in 1973 at Douglass College, Rutgers University, the Big Berks has always provided an opportunity for scholars and graduate students to share research, experience, and insights.

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