The 12th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, "Local Knowledge -- Global Knowledge," will be held June 6-9, 2002 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, USA. The Program Committee welcomes proposals that explore the relationship between local knowledge, global knowledge, the history of women, and the emergence of notions of gender across time and culture. How have people reconfigured their ideas and representations to take account of expanding -- or contracting -- worlds, changing economic conditions, and new demands for labor? What are the specific challenges to historians of women posed by indigeneity, nationalism, imperialism and ethnicity? What is the relation between what we can know about women in any local situation and what we can know about women broadly and comparatively? The Committee particularly encourages submissions in earlier periods, those which address sources and methodology, and panels that break down the divide between "the west" (North America and Western Europe) and other regions of the world. Funding may be available for some international panelists.
European topics to Ruth Mazo Karras, Department of History, University of Minnesota, 614 Social Sciences Building, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.
African, Latin American, Asian, Pacific and comparative topics to Barbara Molony, Department of History, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053, USA.
Canadian and United States topics to Claire Potter, Center for the Americas, 255 High Street, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06457, USA. Email: ruth mazo karras ; barbara molony ; claire potter Visit the website at http://www.berksconference.org
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