Call for Papers: The ERA in the 21st Century

Call for Papers (due May 1, 2013)

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
November 15-16, 2013

The Equal Rights Amendment, originally introduced to Congress by Alice
Paul in 1923, has long served as a symbol of inequality for women in our
national heritage.  The amendment is simple, and states:

Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or
abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate
legislation, the provisions of this article.

Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of

This conference invites proposals for conference papers that examine
issues of equality in the United States of America, using the ERA as a
conduit through which to open dialogues across academic, legal, and public
To submit your conference paper proposal, please e-mail a 250-500 word
abstract and a CV or brief bio to<>. Paper
proposals are due by MAY 1, 2013.For questions about the conference, please contact<>

ERA Conference 2013

Department of History and American Studies
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
(401) 254-3171

One thought on “Call for Papers: The ERA in the 21st Century

  1. My response is as simple as the amendment itself: Constitutional recourse to address a range of discrimination against women.

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