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Fall meeting of the Berkshire Conference of Women’s Historians June 1-3, 2018
The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians annual business meeting, better known as the Little Berks, was held from Friday-Sunday, June 1-3, 2018 at Pheasant Run Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, accessible from both O’Hare and Midway (4051 East Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois 60174-9854). We welcome all members of the Berks to attend this weekend of networking, professional development, and feminist institution building.
We negotiated an affordable rate for the hotel. Singles and doubles were $159 night and that included buffet breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. The only additional cost was be approximately $140 for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. We offered local people or those not staying at the resort, dinner for either night at $70 (both would be $140). The Berks provided wine and non-alcoholic drinks for dinner both nights. Attendees were on their own for lunch. We had vegetarian options at all meals.
Please note there was *no registration fee* to attend the Little Berks, but registration was required and the form can be accessed here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tg4aKXsqFTb2VP76E07U6v0r8lai2UtODkgF6Bg1-3g/viewform?edit_requested=true
SUBVENTIONS: To encourage the participation of graduate students, the unemployed, contingent faculty and others for whom cost may prevent attendance, the Berkshire Conference offers such attendees a subvention of up to 50% of room and board costs, along with up to 30% for untenured faculty members. Those who requested a subvention, emailed Jennifer Brier, Vice President and Sandra Dawson, Executive Administrator.