Friday, March 10, 2017

Business History at "The Berks" 2017: Preliminary Program Available

"Native New Yorker," by Pura Cruz, 2006. Courtesy of Cliff Jernigan

The Business History Conference is sponsoring a panel at the 2017 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, to be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on June 1-4, 2017. The BHC panel is session 1243, "Gendering and Re-gendering Market Actors, 1870-1950." Chaired by Pamela Walker Laird, the session features papers by Aiala Levy, Daniel Levinson Wilk, and Mark J. Crowley.
     Other sessions of interest include:
1182: "Black Women and Global Capitalism in the Post War Era"
1543: "Gender, Wealth, and Women's Economic Strategies in the Anglo-Atlantic World"
1509: "Pocketbook Power: Women's Consumption and Activism in the Late Twentieth Century"
1323: "Bodies under Capitalism"
1355: "Black Women and Their Property: Comparing 18th and 19th-Century Brazil and Africa"
1130: "Racialized and Gendered Experiences with Consumer Capitalism"
1803: "The Politics of Women's Businesses"
1414: "Gender and Capitalist Development in Mexico, 1840-1980"
1792: "Creating Pink Labor in Late 19th and 20th Century US"
1793: "Class, Family, and Capitalism in the Early 20th Century United States"
1339: "Governing Women in Capitalism on Three Continents"
In addition to these sessions, a number of other panels contain papers about enslaved women's work, women in technology, labor issues, and other relevant topics. The main program page has a keyword search function that will help users find papers of interest. The theme of the 2017 meeting is "Difficult Conversations: Thinking and Talking about Women, Genders, and Sexualities Inside and Outside the Academy."
    For information about the conference, please consult the 2017 Berkshire Conference website.