Call for Papers: Women’s Studies on the Edge

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proudly announces a call for proposals for the 30th Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women, “Women’s
Studies on the Edge”, which will take place on the campus,  April 17-19, 2014. We invite papers and panel proposals
that explore the manifold meanings of movement and change as connected to, created by, and/or caught up in the presence of women’s, gender, and identity issues, in both contemporary
and historical frameworks. Interdisciplinary proposals, as well as those from disciplines and specialty subject areas are also encouraged to submit. Send a 250-word abstract including
the proposal title, name, affiliation and contact information for  all author(s) to before February 28, 2014.

Women and Social Movements Luncheon at the AHA Meeting in Washington, DC

Conference icon to use on blog postsWomen and Social Movements co-editors, Tom Dublin & Kitty Sklar,  are hosting a luncheon at the upcoming AHA meeting on Friday, January 3, 12:15-1:45, in the Omni Shoreham, Executive Room. A slide lecture will describe recent additions to both the online database Women and Social Movements, International and
the online journal/website Women and Social Movements in the United States. The luncheon is free but places are limited. To reserve a place
email your interest to

Thinking Transnational Feminisms Summer Institute

pages-flipThinking Transnational Feminisms is a collaborative  five-day summer
institute (July 6-11, 2014, Columbus, Ohio) organized by and for
feminist scholars who are engaging the transnational as a process, a
critique, a paradigm, and/or a characteristic of social movement in
their scholarship to make sense of these multiple, sometimes
contradictory, approaches and concepts.  We invite graduate students,
emerging, and established scholars to join us in exploring and
sharpening our understanding of where the field of “transnational
feminisms” is and where it is going by sharing and critiquing each
others’ work in progress.  We especially invite non-U.S. based scholars
to participate in this institute to contribute to the work of
decentering U.S. academic practices in thinking through transnational
feminist knowledge production and engagements.

The institute will feature two types of sessions:

1.         Paper workshops that help authors refine their research and
writing and advance our collective understanding of transnational
feminism.  We envision limiting these sessions to 24 authors to
facilitate in depth engagement among all institute participants.

2.   Roundtables that tackle “big” issues in transnational feminism.

To see the full CFP, the proposed roundtable themes, the estimated
costs, and to apply for the summer institute, please see:  Applications are due Dec. 15, 2013.  Questions can be directed to with the email title Transnational Feminisms Summer Institute.

Institutional sponsors collaborating in organizing and supporting this
conference include Arizona State University Women and Gender Studies,
The Ohio State University Department of Women’s Gender and Sexuality
Studies, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Department of Women
Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Frontiers:  A Journal of Women’s

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
Co-Editor of Frontiers:  A Journal of Women’s Studies
Professor of History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio
State University

Conference: North West Labor History Society – Women’s History Conference

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Saturday 23 November 2013

10am – 5pm

Venue:  Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, Oldham Street, Manchester

Conference fee: £10/£5


10am -10.30am  Registration

Morning Session 10.30am – 1pm

Introduction and welcome

Women, Politics  and Music

Chair: Bernadette Hyland

Speakers: Claire Mooney and Alice Nutter

Alice was a member of Chumbawamba. She now writes for the radio, TV and the theatre

Claire is a  Manchester-based singer-songwriter and community arts worker


Women as Political Activists

Chair: Chris Clayton

Sonja Tiernan Delia Larkin and Women in the 1913 Dublin Lockout

Michael Herbert –  Sarah Parker Remond, Black American Anti-Slavery Lecturer

Sonja is the author of Eva Gore-Booth,  “an image of such politcs”

Michael is the author of “Up Then Brave Women”: Manchester’s radical women, 1819-1918

Lunch 1pm – 2pm (not included

Afternoon Session 2pm – 5pm

Women  as Political  Activists (2)

Chair : Michael Herbert

Alan Fowler – Alice Foley, Bolton trade unionist

Rae Street and Nick Wilding –   Enid Stacy, Socialist, Feminist,
Campaigner and Clarion Vanner

Alan Fowler is  a retired lecturer and author of Lancashire Cotton Operatives and Work 1900-1950

Rae Street has been a peace campaigner since the 1980s. Nick Wilding is a film-maker.

Panel Discussion  on Socialism and Feminism

The debate on the relationship  between class and gender, socialism and feminism has gone on  for more than  a century and  continues to this day. Our conference will finish with a discussion on these issues, introduced by our two speakers.

Chair : Bernadette Hyland

Speakers : Lindsey German and Louise Raw
Lindsey is the author of Sex, Class  and Socialism  and How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women

Louise is the author of Striking a Light: The Bryant and May Matchwomen and their place in history and organiser of the Matchwomen’s  Festival

More information;

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Balch Institute Fellowships in Ethnic and/or 20th-Century History and Albert M. Greenfield Fellowship in 20th-Century History 2014–2015

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Balch Institute Fellowships in Ethnic and/or 20th-Century History and

Albert M. Greenfield Fellowship in 20th-Century History


The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will award two one-month Balch Institute fellowships to enable research on topics related to the ethnic and immigrant experience in the United States and/or American cultural, social, political, or economic history post-1875. HSP will also award one Albert M. Greenfield Fellowship for research in 20th-century history. The fellowships support one month of residency in Philadelphia during the 2014–2015 academic year. Past Balch fellows have done research on immigrant children, Italian American fascism, German Americans in the Civil War, Pan-Americanism, African American women’s political activism, and much more.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, enriched by the holdings of the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, holds more than 19 million personal, organizational, and business manuscripts, as well 560,000 printed items and 312,000 graphic images concerning national and regional political, social, and family history.

The Historical Society’s archives richly document the social, cultural, and economic history of a region central to many aspects of the nation’s development from colonial times to the 20th century. The Balch Institute collections bring the HSP strength in documenting ethnic and immigrant history, with significant holdings of ethnic newspapers, records of benevolent societies and other local and national ethnic organizations, and personal papers of prominent leaders in ethnic and immigrant communities.

The stipend is $2,000. Fellowships are tenable for any one-month period between June 2014 and May 2015. They support advanced, postdoctoral, and dissertation research. Deadline for receipt of applications is March 1, 2014, with a decision to be made by April 15. Before mailing an application, visit to fill out an electronic cover sheet. To apply, send seven copies each of a brief résumé, a two- to four-page description of the proposed research, and a letter of reference to: James Green, Library Company, 1314 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. For more information on applying and the joint fellowship program, telephone (215) 546-3181, fax (215) 546-5167, e-mail For specific information on the Balch and Greenfield fellowships, contact Tamara Gaskell, (215) 732-6200 x208, e-mail

History of Education Society Annual Conference 2013

History of Education Society Annual Conference 2013

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Theme: Politics, Professionals & Practitioners
Dates: November 22nd – 24th 2013
Venue: Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter, UK

Keynote speakers:
– Professor Ivor Goodson, University of Brighton
– Professor Helen Gunter, University of Manchester
– Professor Jane Martin, University of Birmingham
– Professor Mike Shattock, University of London

Conference themes:
– Professional cultures, identities and knowledge
– Professionalism in policy and practice
– Autonomy and accountability in education
– (Auto-)biographies and life-histories of professionals and practitioners
– Professional and practitioner associations, unions, pressure groups and activism
– Initial and continuing professional development
– Methodology, theory and historiography
– Professionalism in post-compulsory educational settings
– Academic identities, policies and practices
– De-professionalisation and amateurism in education
– The ‘expert’ and novice professional or practitioner
– Leading, managing, recruiting and retaining professionals and practitioners
– Ethics and social justice in relation to professionals and practitioners
– Professional learning and accreditation

The deadline for submitting papers has now passed. If you have any questions or concerns about your paper, please contact

Postgraduate researchers will be invited to give 10 minute presentations on work in progress. For further details, please email

Book your place using the conference booking form by Thursday 10th October. (See

Call for Proposals Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists

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The Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists will hold its twentieth biennial conference at Westtown School in West Chester, Pennsylvania, June 16–18, 2014.


The conference invites proposals for papers on any aspect of Quaker history. Send a one-page abstract including proposed paper title, a one-page vita, and a separate cover letter detailing anticipated funding sources, if accepted, to John Anderies at

The deadline for proposals is December 6, 2013.
Conference Website:

The Balancing Act: Women, Work and Family in the US and France

book-stackMonday, October 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
Low Library Rotunda, Columbia University
Main campus entrance at Broadway and 116th st.

Limited seating, RSVP required

Registration opens for Columbia affiliates (holders of CUID) on October 1. Public registration opens on October 7. The registration link will be available starting these dates at

A dialogue between Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, French Minister of Women’s Rights, and Anne-Marie Slaughter, President, New America Foundation

Moderated by Alondra Nelson, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Columbia

A conversation between Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, French Minister of Women’s Rights and Government spokesperson, and Anne-Marie Slaughter, President of the New America Foundation, about gender and equality in the workplace in France and the U.S.

Event co-presented by the Columbia Maison Française, World Leaders Forum, Villa Gillet/Walls and Bridges Festival, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia, and the Alliance Program.

Columbia Maison Francaise
515 W. 116th st, Buell Hall 2nd floor
New York, NY
Visit the website at

Tomorrow: Boston Seminar on the History of Women and Gender

Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 10 Garden Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Kate Dossett, University of Leeds
“Qualified Women”: Women, Performance and Political Labor in the New Deal
Comment: Susan Ware, General Editor, American National Biography

book-stackThis project is focused on how women were able to develop a mode of public presentation that challenged the masculine political culture of the New Deal. It aims to move beyond the “good-or-bad for women?” question, which continues to shape gender scholarship on the New Deal particularly and studies of women in politics more broadly.
RSVP so we know how many will attend. To respond, email or phone 617-646-0568.

As usual, there will be four programs in this series, two each at the Schlesinger Library and the Massachusetts Historical Society.  The complete schedule is available at

Each seminar consists of a discussion of a pre-circulated paper provided to our subscribers. (Papers will be available at the event for those who choose not to subscribe.) Afterwards the host institution will provide a light buffet supper. As in the past, we are making the essays available to subscribers as .pdfs through the seminar’s webpage, Subscribe to the 2013-2014 series via this page to receive the full series of papers.

Call for Papers: Digital Shorts at the 2013 American Studies Association Annual Meeting

book-stack-and-ereaderCall for Papers: Digital Shorts at the 2013 American Studies Association
Annual Meeting

The Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks
ASA conference attendees to participate in a session entitled Digital
Shorts: New Platforms of Knowledge and Dissent. The session will consist
of “lightning talks” in which participants describe digital projects in
3-5 minute presentations, receive community feedback, and discuss issues
raised by the talks. These presentations may address current projects,
developing ideas and project proposals, or activities related to digital
humanities work such as publishing and teaching. Contexts for projects
presented in this session can include academic research, public history
and museums work, and archival and library work. There is no need to write
a mini-paper or formal presentation. Speaking from slides, a website, or
memory are all encouraged. We will have a computer/projector in the room
with PowerPoint loaded and live Internet access available.

Digital Shorts will take place Friday, November 22nd from 10:00am to
11:45am at the annual conference at the Hilton Washington in Columbia Hall 9.

To sign-up, please email a brief abstract of your intended lightning
presentation (250 words MAXIMUM), your name, and affiliation to
<>. We will also accept additional
presentations at the session, time permitting.

Important Note: This is informal, so you can (and should!) make a
presentation even if your name appears elsewhere on the ASA program.