The 13th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women (http://www.berksconference.org/) will be held June 2-5, 2005 on the campus of Scripps College in Claremont, California. This international conference is held every three years.
We invite remote* participation from women's or gender historians for a session on "Crossing Geography, Culture, and Time with Technology: Engaging in Women's and Gender History at the Turn of the 21st Century," a hands-on technology presentation. The session has been accepted and will take place on Friday June 2, 2005 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM PST.
We seek two or three women's or gender historians who use technology to enhance teaching, learning, and/or research in creative or innovative ways that can be demonstrated to the conference session audience. Using Macromedia Breeze's simple web interface, historians in any part of the world can share their computer desktops to show how they use technology. Remote presenters will be able to speak with conference participants at Scripps College and with the conference moderator, Dr. Ellen Wagner, Director of Global Higher Education at Macromedia, who will be in San Francisco during the session. Video images of the conference moderator and remote participants are part of Breeze's web interface.
*REMOTE historians will not physically attend the conference; they will join the session live via computer through Breeze's state-of-the-art conferencing system. Remote participants only need a computer with high-speed Internet access and a standard web browser, and an inexpensive web camera connected to their computer. Most colleges have these simple web cameras; they can be purchased for $50 - $125.
The conference theme is "Sin Fronteras: Women's Histories, Global Conversations." We prefer presentations that involve global histories addressed through examples or the specialist historians involved. Remote participants might share a course website, digital student projects, an electronic presentation, online resources, computer-based research tools, etc.
Proposal should include:
a title for your presentation
full contact information (address, phone, fax, and email address)
your website address if available
a one paragraph abstract of your presentation
a one page summary of your presentation
a brief curriculum vitae
a description of the computer hardware and Internet connection that you will use for the presentation
The deadline for receipt of all materials has been extended to March 1, 2005.
Please see the session website (web address provided below) for more information about the videoconferencing portion of this session, online examples of Breeze communications software in action, an abstract of the full session, and details about proposal submission.
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