New Article: The Emergence of Organized Feminist Resistance to Sexual Harassment in the United States in the 1970s

Author: Carrie N Baker  Abstract: The first organized resistance to sexual harassment grew out of the women’s movement, emerging at the intersection of activism against employment discrimination and feminist opposition to violence against women. The issue of sexual harassment brought together women’s workplace concerns with resistance to male sexual aggression. In the mid-1970s two organizations…

Call for Papers History Lab Annual Conference Turning points 26 – 27 June 2008

When do things change in history and why? What distinguishes one era, century or decade from another and how do we identify the moment of transformation? Periodization is a natural reflex for most historians, but does the use of ‘ancient’, ‘medieval’, ‘modern’ and ‘contemporary’ limit our ability to draw broader connections or trace continuities over…

Researching Gendered Citizenship and Women’s Movements in Multicultural Europe FEMCIT PhD Course and workshop Prague, June 10 – 13, 2008

The first FEMCIT PhD course will be an opportunity for PhD Students and teachers to focus on theoretical and methodological issues which are relevant to the large EU-project FEMCIT – Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe: The Impact of Contemporary Women’s movements. FEMCIT is an interdisciplinary programme of research which draws on theory, concepts and methods…

Feminist Fellowship Opportunities (USA)

FIVE COLLEGE WOMEN’S STUDIES RESEARCH CENTER A collaborative project of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst The Center invites applications for its RESEARCH ASSOCIATESHIPS for 2008-2009 from scholars and teachers at all levels of the educational system, as well as from artists, community organizers and political activists, both…

PhD Funding in Women’s Studies – University of Limerick

UNIVERSITY of LIMERICK ______________________________________________________________ PhD Scholarships (Women’s Studies) College/Division: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Department: Sociology/ Languages and Cultural Studies __________________________________________________________________ Postgraduate Research Opportunities in Women’s Studies at the University of Limerick Women’s Studies at UL is located across disciplines and departments, which makes for a lively interdisciplinary research environment. We currently offer courses at…

New Book on Women’s Movements in Post-Communist Countries

“Women’s Movements. Networks and Debates in Post-communist Countries in the 19th and 20th Centuries”(L’HOMME Schriften, Volume 13) Edited by Edith Saurer, Margareth Lanzinger and Elisabeth Frysak Deriving from a research project initiated by the research platform “Repositioning of Women’s and Gender History in a new European Context” based at the University of Vienna, this anthology…