Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Women at Work in Massachusetts

Marla Miller of the University of Massachusetts has storified the tweets from the recent Massachusetts History Conference at Holy Cross College.  This year the theme was: "Never Done: Interpreting the History of Women at Work in Massachusetts" with Laurel Thatcher Ulrich as the keynote speaker.  In addition to presentations on women's history, there were also sessions on archival resources, oral history, Wikipedia and activism.

My favorite tweet from the conference comes from Veronica Golden: "I'm convinced that Laurel Ulrich's historical thinking is magical."

Here are a few more:

Rachel Guadagni: "You need to know your past if you're going to change your future.  Particularly if you're going to change it for the better!"

Lauren: "87% of Wikipedia editors are men; only 13% are women"

Sarah Franke: "Women are more than 50% of history workforce."

Brece Honeycutt: "Without humanities nothing can survive" Laurel Thatcher Ulrich"

Looks like it was a great conference.