Wednesday, 5 October 2016

News from the 2017 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities

June 1-4, 2017, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

In light of the huge success of the 2014 Berkshire Conference held at the University of Toronto in collaboration with universities and co-sponsors from across Canada, the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians has set up special travel funds for Canadians participating in the 2017 Big Berks at Hofstra University.  Co-host of the 2014 Toronto Big Berks, the Canadian Committee on Women’s History will work with the 2017 “Big Berks” organizers to administer the funds.

Anyone may apply, but priority will be given to the following presenters:
  • Indigenous students, scholars, elders, and activists
  • Graduate students and non-employed PhDs and independent scholars  
To apply go to:  The deadline for applications is October 31, 2016.

Questions:  Contact us at

We look forward to seeing you next June.

Susan Yohn, President, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
Annelise Orleck and Judith Byfield, Program Co-Chairs, 2017 Berkshire Conference on Women, Genders, and Sexualities
Franca Iacovetta, Former President and Trustee, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

The Local Arrangements Committee
The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
Hofstra University