Thursday, May 03, 2007
Shouldn't the goal be to assemble the best panels and to host the most intellectually vibrant conference possible? Annual meetings of huge scholarly associations are commonly described as "zoos." But in requiring that every panel display a token female--see female historian talk! see female historian think!--the AHA is taking the zoo image to a new level entirely.Perhaps calls for papers for the AHA should include "women and minorities especially encouraged to present."
Labels: higher education