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Welcome to the new web home for the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians!

Perhaps you already know us for our triennial meeting, The Berkshire Conference on the History of Women (“The Big Berks.”) Launched in 1973, it is now the largest gathering of its kind in the world. On May 22-25, 2014, the Sixteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women,  “Histories on the Edge/Histoires sur la brèche,” was hosted by the University of Toronto. Our 2017 meeting will be at Hofstra University, less than an hour’s drive outside New York City.

But why wait for 2017 to join? Members are invited to our annual retreats, where many scholars begin their relationship to the organization in an atmosphere designed to promote friendship, relaxation, and networking. Feel free to click around our site to read more about our history, our governance structure, our prizes and our committees.

We hope that when you learn more about us you will want to join at the level that is comfortable for you. If not, please take the opportunity to fill out a profile so that we can update you on our progress and events in the coming months.



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