CfP – SECOND ANNUAL TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON WOMEN’S HISTORY IN THE AMERICAS CONFERENCE

SECOND ANNUAL TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON WOMEN’S HISTORY IN THE AMERICAS CONFERENCE

Brunel University’s Centre for American, Transatlantic and Caribbean
History (CATCH) is holding a one-day conference on 30 May 2009 to
discuss transnational perspectives on the history of women in the
Americas. We welcome scholars of Canadian, US, Mexican, and South American history to apply as individuals or as complete panels of three or four papers.

Speakers are asked to reflect upon the contours of research into women’s
history in the Americas, either in comparison between nations or in a
single nation. Themes of the conference include but are not limited to:
Ethnicity and Race; Class and Labour; Sexuality; Historicizing Women and
Violence; Life cycles: Ageing, Family, Growing Up Female; Social
Movements; Consumer Culture; Gender vs. Women’s History; Feminist
History and Activism; Women and Education; Female Occupations; Women and War.

Papers are welcome from established academics, early career scholars and
postgraduates. Postgraduates can also submit proposals for poster
sessions. There will be no charge for the conference which will be held at
 Brunel University in Uxbridge, Middlesex. Non-speakers are more than
welcome but should register by 15 May as places are limited.

The conference will launch the new online journal, History of Women in
the Americas, which will include papers from the 2008 and 2009 Women’s
History  in the Americas conferences by distinguished scholars such as Professor Jay Kleinberg and Professor Ann Schofield.

Please submit a 300 word abstract by 30 April 2009 to Dr. Rachel Cohen,
at
r.cohen@londonmet.ac.uk. Please distribute this call widely.

The conference is sponsored by Brunel’s CATCH and by the Historians of
Women in the Americas Association. People who wish to join HWAs, but who
cannot attend the conference should send their details to the above
address.

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