Registration Open for Virtual Triennial Rural Women’s Studies Association Conference, May 11-15, 2021

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Registration is now open for the Triennial Rural Women’s Studies Association Conference, taking place May 11-15, 2021. The Rural Women’s Studies Association is an international association that advances and promotes farm and rural women’s gender studies in historical perspective.

This year’s virtual conference, hosted by the University of Guelph, will explore the theme “Kitchen Table Talk to Global Forum.” The program and registration portal are available on the conference website. Registration closes Sunday, May 9, 2021.

For more information contact Catharine Wilson at or Katherine Jellison at

Feature Photo: Two women talking at a kitchen table [Eunice Koonoo Arreak (left) and Sophie Qaunak (right)]. 1970. Credit: Health Canada fonds / Library and Archives Canada / e002216394.
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Rebecca Beausaert

I am an Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at the University of Guelph and Sessional Instructor in various faculties at Wilfrid Laurier University. My doctoral dissertation, completed at York University, examined women's leisure activities in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century small-town Ontario. My current research interests include food, gender, sport, leisure, agriculture, and the First World War in rural and small-town Ontario.

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