Berkshire Conference of Women Historians (2010-2016)

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The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians (BCWH) was founded in 1930 by historians Louise Fargo Brown of Vassar College and Louise Ropes Loomis of Wells College in response to women's sense of marginalization at the American Historical Association's annual meetings. Initially called the Lakeville History Group, in 1935 the name changed to the BCWH since most of the meetings took place in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The BCWH was created to "facilitate [the] exchange of ideas and foster friendship among women historians" (according to its constitution), at first through its annual collegial business retreat for members (which came to be known as "Little Berks"), and later through its conferences on the history of women, which started in 1973. Inspired by the burgeoning interest in women's history, the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women (or the "Big Berks") functioned less as an administrative meeting and more as an opportunity for professional historians to present their research on women's history, network with colleagues, and discuss their work with other historians. This conference, held every two to three years, continues to attract scholars from throughout the United States and abroad. The BCWH sustains an activist role in supporting women's history and women historians place in the historical profession, sponsors book and article prizes, and funds graduate fellowships.

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Berkshire Conference of Women Historians (2010-2016). SL Sites: Archived Websites from Schlesinger Library Collections. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4741750. (accessed November 17, 2017).

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. "Berkshire Conference of Women Historians (2010-2016)." n.d.. Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service. 17 November 2017 . <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4741750>.
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http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4741750

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.(n.d.). Berkshire Conference of Women Historians (2010-2016). Retrieved November 17, 2017 from Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4741750

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Berkshire Conference of Women Historians (2010-2016). SL Sites: Archived Websites from Schlesinger Library Collections. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4741750. (accessed November 17, 2017).

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. "Berkshire Conference of Women Historians (2010-2016)." n.d.. Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service. 17 November 2017 . <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4741750>.