We bring together people working in women’s studies across the state of Maine to share resources, knowledge, and strategies for achieving common goals.
The consortium holds three networking meetings throughout the year, usually in September, February and April. There is also a research retreat in late May or early June.
To learn more about the Maine Women’s Studies Consortium, please contact Ann Schonberger at Ann.Schonberger@umit.maine.edu
Maine Women’s Studies Conference:
From its inception in 1983 under the sponsorship of Colby College, the Maine Women’s Studies Conference has become an annual event that brings together women’s studies faculty, students, and activists from across the state to share information and scholarship and to celebrate the spirit of feminism. Author Carolyn Chute read from her newly published The Beans of Egypt, Maine at that first conference; speakers at subsequent conferences have included Ntozake Shange, Isabel Marcuse, Angela Davis, Louise Bernikow, Ms. editor Marcia Ann Gillespie, and Stephanie Coontz.