The Sixteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women being held at U of T this May. This program for this enormous undertaking is available here. May 24th, 1030 AM Cutting Edge Contributions and Critical Reflections in Canadian Feminist Legal History ROUNDTABLE, Hart House East Common Room Co-sponsored by the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Chair: Sonia Lawrence, York University “The Power of Gender, Race, Disability, and Class in Canadian Legal History.” Constance Backhouse, University of Ottawa “Gender and Professionalization Projects: Rethinking Stories of Early Women Lawyers.” Mary Jane Mossman, York University “From Collective Genealogy to the Intersections of Law and Individuals’ Family Histories.” Bettina Bradbury, York University “Not Taking a Break from Feminism: Reflections on Criminal Law on the Aboriginal Plains.” Shelley Gavigan, York University [then stop by Not Behaving like Ladies: An Anecdotal History of Women’s Participation at Hart House which is on display] Do join us the night before – see pic above and click through for PDF – for a reception. There are so many interesting panels – here are a few which might appeal – you can search for times/locations at the Berks program here using control F. Here is just one: Saturday morning in the first timeslot [if you have other Berks recommendations – would you put them in the comments? Thanks!] Indigenous Women and Mobilization: Idle No More, Before and Beyond PANEL (#1009), UC A101 Kim Anderson, Wilfrid Laurier. Chair and Commentator: Winona Wheeler, University of Saskatchewan. Pamela Palmater , Ryerson University. Hazel Hill, Haudenosaunee Development Institute. Tanya Kappo, Lawyer and Activist
h/t Mary Jane Mossman on the exhibit at Hart House, and many thanks to Profs Franca Iacovetta (the main organizer of this Big Berks) and Angela Fernandes (legal historian at U of T law) of U of T for their support of this panel.