International Women's History
Conference Slated for June 6-9
By Mary Clang
The 12th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, a major international women's history conference that takes place every three years, will be held at UConn June 6-9. More than 2,000 women's history and women's studies teachers and scholars from U.S., Canada, and 70 other countries are expected to participate.
The theme of this year's conference is "local knowledge and global knowledge". The program includes 192 sessions addressing women's history around the world and throughout the centuries. The sessions will range from roundtable discussions to panel lectures. Speakers will address topics such as women in Egypt, the Israel-Palestine conflict, women in international organizations, women in eastern Europe, the current crisis in Argentina, early modern women and inheritance, and Native American women's basketball. For more information on these topics and many others, check the website at www.berksconference.org.
Exhibits related to the conference will be on display in Homer Babbidge Library and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, starting June 3.