Call for interest for the 2014 Berkshire Conference of Women’s History (known as “Big Berks”) with the theme of “Histories on the Edge.”
We would like to organize either a panel or a roundtable under the sub theme “Politics, Religions/Beliefs, and Feminisms.” The Program Committee encourages panels to be “comparative or transnational” and to invite conversations “across centuries, curltures, locales, and generations.” With that in mind, a starting general topic of the panel might be women and monasticism, either viewed transnationally in the Middle Ages and through the Reformation, or viewed transhistorically, from the medieval period to today.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas or paper proposals and we will begin to formulate a session over the coming months. We are hoping to have our panel confirmed by 15 December 2012 (the final deadline for full panel submission is 15 January 2013). For an FAQ on the conference, click here. Also, distribute this call widely to your colleagues in other periods or disciplines that might be interested.