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The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

The theme for the 17th Conference is:

Difficult Conversations: Thinking and Talking about Women,
Genders, and Sexualities Inside and Outside the Academy
at Hofstra University, Hempstead NY
June 1-4, 2017

The Call for Papers is now open.  

Deadline: 15 January  2016

For more details see http://2017berkshireconference.hofstra.edu/call-for-papers/#call



We are very pleased to announce the members of the new Board and officeholders for the Federation, 2015-2020 who were elected at the business meeting at the Jinan conference.

President:  Professor Eileen Boris (USA)

Vice-President:  Professor Adele Perry (Canada)

Secretary/Newsletter Editor: Professor Tiina Kinnunen  (Finland)

Treasurer:  Professor June Purvis (UK)

Board Members

Oluwakemi Abiodun Adesina (Nigeria)

Carolyn J. Eichner (USA) 

Gisela Mettele (Germany)  

Vera Mackie (Australia) 

Asha Islam Nayeem  (Bangladesh)

Yuko Takahashi (Japan) 

Susan Zimmermann (Austria)

For more biographical information click here.


The China Daily included a photograph of four women historians in their coverage of the Jinan conference (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2015-08/29/content_21739879.htm)Unfortunately, no caption was included.   Karen Offen suggests the following:

"What is not said in this article or captioned in the photo is that the five charming women historians are all participating in the ICHS-associated conference of the International Federation for Research in Women's History, which took place on Thursday and Friday.  From left to right, they are: June Purvis (UK), Joanna De Groot (UK), Margaret Allen (Australia), Karen Offen (USA), and Birgitte Possing (Denmark).  All are well-published in the field of women's and gender history."



Newsletter July 2015

The latest Federation Newsletter is now available.

Newsletter July 2015



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