Teaching and Learning History

The 17th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities

  • 1.  The 17th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities

    Posted 02-18-2017 04:30:00 PM
    We invite you to attend the 17th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities, June 1-4, 2017 at Hofstra University, in Hempstead NY (on Long Island, 25 miles outside NYC).  Registration is now open.  Visit the conference website for more information. Questions? Contact us at BC2017@hofstra.edu.


    The Program includes:

    • Four days of panels highlighting the state of the field.  All temporal and geographical fields are represented.
    • Plenary sessions focusing on the election of 2016, work, migration, water rights, and teaching in the neoliberal academy historicize many issues we currently confront.
    • Sessions designed for K-12 teachers to help integrate women’s and gender history into the primary and secondary curriculum.
    • Practical sessions devoted to the challenges of the academic job market, balancing scholarship while parenting, and looking beyond the academy for jobs.
    • Performances which complement the academic panels and highlight, among others, the experiences of veterans, World War II “comfort women,” formerly incarcerated women, and the lives of indigenous peoples from North America to Australia.
    • A Book Exhibit with over 25 publishers displaying the latest scholarship.
    • Lots of time for chatting, drinking coffee, making new friends and catching up with old ones.


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    Susan Yohn
    Hofstra Univ.
    Brooklyn NY
    susan.yohn@hofstra.edu
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