17th Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
Hofstra University welcomes the 17th Berkshire Conference of Women Historians featuring the theme: Difficult Conversations: Thinking and Talking About Women, Genders, and Sexualities Inside and Outside the Academy. This triennial conference is the world’s largest gathering of scholars working in the fields of women’s gender and sexuality history. Women’s history has undergone enormous shifts since the first Berkshire conference in 1973, recasting dominant historical narratives and pioneering new ideas and methodologies. Fresh ideas about the very category of “women,” innovative studies of the body, new analyses of sexuality, and transregional and transnational scholarship have transformed understandings of history. Reviving connections between communities and institutions, historians are increasingly joining forces