Press Release / June 19, 2017
The Clio team that produced Click! The Ongoing Feminist Revolution is proud to have had the opportunity to present its exhibit at the “Big Berks,” which is what everyone calls the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. This year’s conference was held at Hofstra University in early June 2017.
First up was a presentation by Melanie Gustafson and Lola Van Wagenen for the Digital Humanities Workshop, which showcased new projects in digital history and the humanities. We posed the question “Are you sure you know what feminism really is?” and discussed what it meant to do feminist digital history in a web exhibit to a packed room of conference participants. There were lots of questions about the process of creating and disseminating the exhibit, as well as about its content.
We again shared our introduction to the exhibit’s main features at our second session, which also included as participants Lyn Blackwell, Amy F. Morsman, and Susan Ware. In this session, “Telling the Story of Feminism on the Web: What can be learned from the conflicts, compromises, and criticisms of doing digital feminist history?” Lyn, Amy, and Susan talked about why and how we created the exhibit, our collaborative decision-making process, and the complexities of bringing feminist history to a broad audience. There was an enthusiastic response from the conference participants at our session. A week later, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, one of the historians who attended our session, introduced Click! to listeners of her group podcast Past Present. Listen here.
We look forward to sharing more Clio work at the next “Big Berks,” which is scheduled for 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland.