As we recuperate from the 2011 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women and begin to look forward to 2014′s first ever Canadian Big Berks at the University of Toronto, take a few minutes to read an assortment of reports from UMass Amherst trenches.
Several participants brought the Berks into the twenty-first century by live-tweeting sessions, using the hash tags #Berks2011 and #bigberks. Cliotropic has archived his tweets from the session “Teaching the Archives” and the “Feminist Legal History” roundtable. Daily updates and final wrap ups were posted by Scattered & Random, Jliedl (Thursday and Saturday), Tenured Radical (Friday and Sunday), and Knitting Clio (Friday and a post-conference wrap up). Although Historiann herself was very unfortunately not able to attend, her reliable correspondent, Classy Claude, filed a report on her behalf. Classy Claude and Another Damned Medievalist issue pleas for better time management.
And, too late for 2011 but keep in mind for 2014, check out Tenure Radical’s “What to do, what do see, what to wear.”