Comments on: A short history of the Berkshire Conference http://www.historiann.com/2008/06/11/a-short-history-of-the-berkshire-conference/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:03:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Reports from the 2008 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women | American Historical Association http://www.historiann.com/2008/06/11/a-short-history-of-the-berkshire-conference/comment-page-1/#comment-1559216 Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:08:52 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=374#comment-1559216 [...] Ann M. Little (aka Historiann), professor of history at Colorado State, provided readers with a brief history of the Berkshire Conference. She also assisted in planning and organizing the event.  Wesleyan [...]

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/06/11/a-short-history-of-the-berkshire-conference/comment-page-1/#comment-25716 Sun, 15 Jun 2008 15:01:29 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=374#comment-25716 Hi Notorious–I’ll be posting about the Berks all week long. Everything went very well (at least that’s what people have told me, but perhaps they’re waiting to register their complaints with someone else!)

The weather was sunny and warm for the most part, not hot and muggy. We had a little rain one afternoon and a spectacular thunderstorm last night at the reception for Gender and History at the Frank Gehry-designed Weisman Art Museum. But, it was over before most people left for the dance!

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By: Notorious Ph.D. http://www.historiann.com/2008/06/11/a-short-history-of-the-berkshire-conference/comment-page-1/#comment-25385 Sat, 14 Jun 2008 19:35:06 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=374#comment-25385 Thanks for this history of the conference(s)! I’ve always wondered a bit about it. And I hope you’re all having a blast, and I’ll make a point of joining everybody there in three years…

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/06/11/a-short-history-of-the-berkshire-conference/comment-page-1/#comment-25379 Sat, 14 Jun 2008 18:58:57 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=374#comment-25379 The Berks continues very well, both as to program, weather, and general ambience. Historiann is very busy with program duties, but I’m sure she’ll report bye the bye. The Mississippi River meanders scenically through the campus and the conference. It’s hard to believe it’s causing such havoc downstream. A colleague from Arkansas last night actually described it as the “Mississippi Creek” this far up.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/06/11/a-short-history-of-the-berkshire-conference/comment-page-1/#comment-24642 Fri, 13 Jun 2008 03:31:10 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=374#comment-24642 Connecticut’s been in the Midwest since the 1662 Restoration (“Sea-to-Sea”) Charter from the Stuart monarchs. They popped down New Haven for an appetizer (will defer to Historiann on this part), came after Pennsylvania in the 1750s, then tried to hang onto the Western Reserve a generation later. Some of them Nutmeggers even had their eyes on Oregon for a while! Whereever it is, the conf. is off to a great start. The weather was great today, except for those funny little balls of cottony fluff floating around in the air!

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2008/06/11/a-short-history-of-the-berkshire-conference/comment-page-1/#comment-24395 Thu, 12 Jun 2008 17:13:01 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=374#comment-24395 Excuse me, since when is Connecticut Mid-west? Geography please, historiann.
Actually the location discussion is charged. For many years we went to the old 7 sisters colleges, but they are now too small for us. So we need to go to bigger places. We’ve now been south (UNC), west (Scripps), & now midwest. But the beach — now that sounds like a NICE conference.

See you soon,

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/06/11/a-short-history-of-the-berkshire-conference/comment-page-1/#comment-24336 Thu, 12 Jun 2008 14:01:43 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=374#comment-24336 Rad–considering the weather forecast, I too wish we were back at Scripps or some other SoCA idyll! (Talk to your new Dean about having the 2011 conference ON the beach at Irvine!)

But, the sojourn to the midwest is a good idea. I think the closest the Berks has ever been to the midwest was the 1999 Rochester conference. And, since 3 midwestern gals chaired the Program Committee, it’s strangely appropriate. (Remember to watch out for Buckeyes everywhere–and remember too that they always eventually go home again!)

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By: Off to the Berks, with and advance contract « Knitting Clio http://www.historiann.com/2008/06/11/a-short-history-of-the-berkshire-conference/comment-page-1/#comment-24322 Thu, 12 Jun 2008 13:39:56 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=374#comment-24322 [...] the History of Women. Too bad my flight isn’t for another 3 1/2 hours! Historiann has a nice post that gives a brief history of the organization. Tenured Radical wrote some interesting [...]

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By: Rad readr http://www.historiann.com/2008/06/11/a-short-history-of-the-berkshire-conference/comment-page-1/#comment-24157 Thu, 12 Jun 2008 05:26:37 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=374#comment-24157 Wish it were in California again so we could see you at the beach, historiann!

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