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W&M Berks Student Fellows present at recent Berks Conference

W&M Berks Student Fellows present at recent Berks Conference

 Wm Berks Fellows

Congratulations to our National Endowment for the Humanities and American Historical Association Berkshire Conference Student Affiliate Fellows for their participation at the most recent Berkshire Conference (28 June to 2 July). Jessica Brabble, Samantha Haddad, and Bekah Toussaint presented at a roundtable for the participating institutions in the NEH-funded pilot program. In addition, Jessica Brabble, Thalia Chrysanthis, Samantha Haddad, Emily Magness, Molly Shilo, and Bekah Toussaint all presented their own scholarship in sessions across the conference.

 WM Berks Fellows 2023

W&M Berks affiliate chapter of the Berkshire Conference for Women Historians is part of a national pilot program that aims to explore ways of addressing declining enrollment of the humanities generally but with specific attention to the ways in which the discipline fails to recruit and retain all women and members of underrepresented groups. William & Mary was chosen as one of six institutions to pilot this program. Our chapter is focused on developing relationships across disciplines and with the local public to explore the value of historical work and career possibilities with a humanities degree. The guiding principles of the founding of the Berks, to “create cooperative relationships with other organizations that advance the cause of women in the historical profession,” continues at the affiliate level.


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