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CFP: LEGACY special issue: “Recovering Alice Dunbar-Nelson for the 21st Century”

Special issue, “Recovering Alice Dunbar-Nelson for the 21st Century” Guest Editors: Sandra Zagarell, Katherine Adams, Caroline Gebhard Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers solicits papers for a special issue devoted to writing by Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Best known today as the author of regionalist short fiction set in her native New Orleans, Dunbar-Nelson was also an essayist, poet, playwright, newspaper columnist and editor, diarist, anthologist, educator, and activist engaged in the suffrage movement and African American political and social advancement. Read on…

CFP: Annual Conference of the Western Association of Women Historians

Call for Papers, Chairs, and Commentators for the Annual Conference of the Western Association of Women Historians to be held in Pomona, California, May 1-3, 2014.  Deadline for submissions is Monday, September 16, 2013. The Program Committee invites proposals for panels or single papers in all fields, periods and regions of history. We also welcome roundtables on issues of interest to the historical profession. To foster discussions across national boundaries and historical periods, we particularly encourage panels along thematic lines. Read on…

CFP: Museums, Migration, and Immigration

Articles are sought for a reader on museums, migration, and immigration around the globe.  Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to) exhibitions focusing on: diasporas; the history of immigration; new citizens; internal migrations; acculturation; the role of immigrants in changing communities; medical and government policing of immigration; political resistance to immigration; and art works depicting the conditions of new immigrants. The editor is also interested in articles on the ways in which museums serve immigrants through educational Read on…

CFP: A Revolutionary Moment: Women’s Liberation in the late 1960s and early 1970s

A Revolutionary Moment: Women’s Liberation in the late 1960s and early 1970s Call for Papers March 28-29, 2014 Boston University Despite its immense achievements, the women’s liberation movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s has been minimally documented in print or on film. In recent years, however, celebrations of the movement’s accomplishments have proliferated and new films have revived interest in this revolutionary period. It seems timely therefore to bring together activists, scholars, artists, writers, and filmmakers to reflect Read on…

Instructions for Submitting to the 2014 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians and New Deadline – January 21st

We are pleased that you intend to submit a proposal to the 2014 Big Berks!  Here is an overview to remind you of the major theme and the 11 different subthemes (in this system called “tracks”).  In submitting a proposal, you must submit to one subtheme/track, but you can note a second choice in your single paper abstract or in the summary abstract for the panel, roundtable or workshop submission.  In developing your proposal, you might also consider a way Read on…

Your New Year’s Resolution? Submit A Proposal to the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians 2014. Deadline January 15 2013.

Update: Proposals should be entered into the system today, January 15 2012.  What if you are having trouble with the website, or difficulty having your co-panelists get their stuff to you? Anonymous Program Fairies report that the submission site will not actually close until January 22nd. On the 21st, the program chairs may decide to extend the deadline – but don’t count on it!!!! Get your panel in now. Go here for the Call for Papers. Go here for Frequently Asked Questions about Read on…

CFP: Beyond the Binaries: Critical Approaches to Sex and Gender in Early America. Deadline: January 31 2013

A special issue of Early American Studies: In a 1993 article in Sciences, biologist and historian Anne Fausto-Sterling provocatively argued that human sex could not be neatly divided into two simple categories, men and women. Instead, she recommended a five-part system of categorization, including men, women, merms, ferms, and herms. At the time of publication, Fausto-Sterling’s tongue-in-cheek proposal provoked more criticism than applause, but in the past two decades scholars in a wide range of disciplines, from neuroscience to gender Read on…

Queer London Conference: Call for Papers. Deadline November 30 2012.

Saturday 23rd March, 2013, Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster Keynote Speaker: Dr. Matt Cook (Birkbeck College, University of London) This one-day conference is dedicated to a consideration of London and its role in creating, housing, reflecting and facilitating queer life. It aims to bring together scholars from a variety of different disciplines and backgrounds to consider representations of queer London and how London itself represents queers. That London is a focus and centre for queer life Read on…

REMINDER AND SUBMISSION SITE FOR 2014 BIG BERKS IS UP AND RUNNING!!!

Call for Papers, Berkshire Conference on Women’s History Histories on the Edge/Histoires sur la brèche Toronto: May 22-25, 2014 Proposals due: January 15, 2013 The sixteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women will be held in Toronto on May 22-25, 2014. The University of Toronto will host the first Canadian “Big Berks” in collaboration with co-sponsoring units and universities in Toronto and across Canada.  Our major theme of Histories on the Edge/Histoires sur la brèche reflects the growing internationalization Read on…

CFP: Radical History Review, “Queering Archives” (Due February 1 2013)

Editors: Daniel Marshall, Zeb Tortorici, and Kevin Murphy This issue of Radical History Review reflects on the notion of the “archive” that has been radically opened up by activists, archivists, and scholars. Beginning with feminist and postcolonial critiques of institutional and bureaucratic consolidations of power, what has come to be called the “queer archive” has emerged from those who both collect new materials and critique existing historical materials across varied modes of public memory work. On the one hand, these include institutional Read on…

Frequently Asked Questions About Submitting A Conference Proposal

Q. How do I submit a proposal? Can I submit my proposal electronically? You can only submit a proposal electronically. Please click here to access the Berks Submission site.  You will be asked to submit to ONE of the thematic subcommittees, and indicate a second choice as well.  If you are having difficulties with the submission system, please contact us at bcwh@utsc.utoronto.ca. Q. May graduate students and people in fields outside of history submit proposals? Yes! Graduate students typically deliver Read on…

CALL FOR PAPERS: Berkshire Conference on Women’s History

CALL FOR PAPERS Berkshire Conference on Women’s History Histories on the Edge/Histoires sur la brèche Toronto: May 22-25, 2014 Proposals due January 15, 2013 The sixteenth Berkshire Conference on Women’s History will be held in Toronto on May 22-25, 2014. The University of Toronto will host the first Canadian “Big Berks” in collaboration with co-sponsoring units and universities in Toronto and across Canada. Our major theme of Histories on the Edge/Histoires sur la brèche reflects the growing internationalization of the Read on…

Initial Announcement: 2014 Berkshire Conference on Women’s History Themes

Histories on the Edge/Histoires sur la brèche University of Toronto: May 22-25, 2014 Proposals due Jan 15, 2013 For the first time in its history, the Berkshire Conference on Women’s History (also known as the “Big Berks”) will be held outside of the United States, at the University of Toronto, on May 22-25, 2014. The major theme of the conference is Histories on the Edge/Histoires sur la brèche. Our theme reflects the growing internationalization of this triennial conference. It recognizes Read on…

Call for Papers: A Special Issue of Frontiers on Reproductive Technologies and Reproductive Justice

Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies invites submissions for a special issue on reproductive technologies and reproductive justice.  In commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the legacies of that decision, we welcome scholarly and creative works that analyze the contested terrains of reproduction in local, national, or transnational contexts.  We are especially interested in the intersections between varied technologies to regulate, manage, or facilitate reproduction (e.g. abortion, contraception, surrogacy, population control, reproductive health, adoption), and claims Read on…

Call for Papers – Women in Early America

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS This project, Women in Early America, is an anthology on women in America from contact through the Revolutionary era. Proposals for essays that employ a transnational approach and that rewrite master narratives are especially encouraged. As the volume is largely intended for use in undergraduate courses, essays that are written for that audience and that address major themes in women’s and gender history courses are also particularly desirable. New York University Press has expressed strong interest in Read on…