Comments on: Little Berks blogger meetup round-up (yee-haw!) http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/06/little-berks-blogger-meetup-round-up-yee-haw/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:29:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/06/little-berks-blogger-meetup-round-up-yee-haw/comment-page-1/#comment-95372 Tue, 07 Oct 2008 22:51:36 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1350#comment-95372 Hey, thanks for letting me know. I don’t think it’s EVER tacky to pass on compliments–it’s really nice to hear, especially because I have such high regard for the Berkshire Conference. (You’ll see why it’s nice to hear of compliments when you read tomorrow’s post here at Historiann!)

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By: Clio Bluestocking http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/06/little-berks-blogger-meetup-round-up-yee-haw/comment-page-1/#comment-95361 Tue, 07 Oct 2008 22:37:46 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1350#comment-95361 It is posted. Thank you for the link and the quote! You are an example of the generosity I mention at the end.

Also, if your ears were burning over the weekend, that was because many people spoke of you with admiration and fondness. (Is that tacky to mention?)

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/06/little-berks-blogger-meetup-round-up-yee-haw/comment-page-1/#comment-95179 Tue, 07 Oct 2008 17:19:47 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1350#comment-95179 OK, Clio–glad you got home OK, and I’ll post a link to your new post when it’s up. I wonder if what we should do with the Berks is use it as a place to cross-post? (We’d need the keys to the blog, which we could probably get from Laura Lovett, or perhaps one of her grad students could do the cross-post.) Your long posts on Frederick Douglass’s sister Harriet would be ideal for something like that.

Susan–we’ve created a monster! But, if people find the format/genre helpful, then that’s great. Maybe we should just dump the Sunday program stuff, and start the conference on Wednesday night. (Will that be difficult for people teaching on the quarter system, though? They find the conference difficult enough to travel to as it is, and since many of those quarter-system people teach in the U Cal/Cal State system, their travel days are pretty long when the conference is in the East, too!)

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/06/little-berks-blogger-meetup-round-up-yee-haw/comment-page-1/#comment-95130 Tue, 07 Oct 2008 15:49:52 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1350#comment-95130 I do think it’s sort of funny that the seminars at the big Berks — as Historiann said, a strategy to deal with the Sunday Morning Problem — seem ready to take over! Of course one solution to the Sunday morning problem is to end the conference on a Saturday night, and not even pretend to have Sunday sessions. . .

But Historiann and I have done our bit on this one, and it’s to whomever Kathleen Brown asks to chair the program for the next Big Berks to solve this one!

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By: Clio Bluestocking http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/06/little-berks-blogger-meetup-round-up-yee-haw/comment-page-1/#comment-95127 Tue, 07 Oct 2008 15:40:20 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1350#comment-95127 You know, I thought about your place when they were tossing around ideas for future meeting sites!

I actually had nothing original to bring to the conversation, but will post my outline anyway after I teach today.

Knitting Clio is on to something with that Berks blog. There is some untapped potential there to turn the blog into a more dynamic and updated version of H-Women. Everyone seemed fascinated by blogs, but maybe a little uncertain as to the time commitment and the ways to implement blogs efficiently into their professional lives. Having a place to get used to the online environment of a blog because it is a direct extension of professional activity and the community that is so evident at the meetings might be a good place to start. (Does that make sense?)

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/06/little-berks-blogger-meetup-round-up-yee-haw/comment-page-1/#comment-95103 Tue, 07 Oct 2008 14:46:40 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1350#comment-95103 Alas.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/06/little-berks-blogger-meetup-round-up-yee-haw/comment-page-1/#comment-95055 Tue, 07 Oct 2008 13:55:55 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1350#comment-95055 KC–the seminars were our idea to solve the Sunday Morning problem, which is that regular panels and roundtables were very under-attended, and some in 2005 had no audience at all, because people took early flights home to make it back to the Eastern and Central time zones from the Pacific time zone.

I’m glad they attracted so much interest, but I’d regret losing that coping strategy for Sundays, which guarantees a good discussion without being dependent on attracting an audience.

And Indyanna, I seriously doubt that I’d be able to move even the Little Berks out here, let alone the Big Berks. It’s a big-time conference now, and needs big-time conference services. The days are long gone when we could just take over a Seven Sisters campus and all sleep in the dorms and eat in the dining hall.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/06/little-berks-blogger-meetup-round-up-yee-haw/comment-page-1/#comment-95007 Tue, 07 Oct 2008 12:41:51 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1350#comment-95007 Historiann,

I love the idea about designating the big escarpments out your way as honorary “Berkshires,” but for one thing. This might re-energize latent puritan imperialists, who would whip out those old “sea-to-sea” colonial charters and start-up their peculiar form of Manifest Westiny again. We here in Pennsyltucky would bear the brunt long before they got to the Western Reserve, much less the Fruitful Plains. “They” being wagonloads of bible-bashing patriarchs looking to impose “good order” on the likes of us Othereeenians. We might even have to start wearing socks to church!

Other than that it would be cool to spread it around. It was a delicious weekend back here in the far East, and it must have been nice up there in the Taconics. (What we Middle Atlanticans have always called the “Berkshires!). Good news about the presidential election, too.

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By: Knitting Clio http://www.historiann.com/2008/10/06/little-berks-blogger-meetup-round-up-yee-haw/comment-page-1/#comment-94957 Tue, 07 Oct 2008 11:32:09 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=1350#comment-94957 Thanks for the round-up. There definitely is interest in continuing the seminars — although maybe spreading them throughout the conference instead of having them all on one day (that was the major complaint — some wanted to attend more than one). Let’s talk more about the blog idea.

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