Monthly Archives: Feber 2017

CfP: The Materiality of Feminist Texts and Translations: Economy, Production, and Text (Event: 06/2017, Bern); DL: 15.03.2017

International Network ‘Translating Feminism: Transfer, Transgression, Transformation (1945-1990)’; Maud Bracke, Penny Morris and Kristina Schulz

Venue: Universität Bern
Time: 23.-24.06.2017
Proposals due: 15.03.2017

The project brings together scholars from three continents wishing to pursue original, interdisciplinary research focused on the global reach of feminist writing and women’s movements. While the transformation of women’s social status is one of the most significant developments of the post-war period, little is known about the precise ways in which women’s rights campaigners across different national and cultural settings communicated with one another, read and translated each other’s texts, and locally recontextualised them. The first international workshop in Glasgow 2016 provided the opportunity to discuss historical findings and new theoretical approaches. These discussions will be pursued further at the second international workshop in Bern in June 2017.

More precisely, this workshop will be dedicated to the materiality of feminist texts and to the material culture of feminist literary activities, with a special focus on translation. Following Roger Chartier, the meaning that readers give to a text is never detached from the material conditions in which it is produced and diffused. Read more and source … (Web)

CfP: History of Women, Gender, & Sexuality (Series: 2017/18, Boston); DL: 15.03.2017

_noslaveryBoston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, & Sexuality: Massachusetts Historical Society (Web)

Venue: Boston
Time: 2017-2018
Proposals due: March 15, 2017

The Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, & Sexuality invites proposals for sessions in its 2017-2018 series. Programs take place alternately at the Schlesinger Library of the Radcliffe Institute and at the Massachusetts Historical Society. The Seminar’s steering committee welcomes suggestions for papers dealing with

  • all aspects of the history of women, gender, and sexuality in the United States
  • and will also consider projects comparing the American experience with that in other parts of the world.

Most sessions focus on the discussion of a pre-circulated paper, distributed roughly a month before the seminar date. The essayist and an assigned commentator will each have an opportunity for remarks before the discussion is opened to the floor. Continue reading

CfP: Traditionen – Tradierungen (Event: 10/2017, Hohenheim); DL: 15.05.2017

23. Fachtagung des Arbeitskreises Geschlechtergeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit; Claudia Opitz-Belakhal und Monika Mommertz, Universität Basel (Web)

Zeit: 26.-28. Oktober 2017
Ort: Hohenheim
Einreichfrist: 15. Mai 2017

Die Tagung wird den Blick auf informelle wie institutionalisierte Rezeptionen und Rekonstruktionen von Geschlechterordnungen und Geschlechterdifferenzen richten, auf Vermittlungen autoritativer Texte, auf über lange Zeiträume gepflegte Rituale und auf Denkmuster mit langer Dauer.

Traditionen und Tradierungen stellen in praktisch allen Gesellschaften wesentliche Mechanismen der Reproduktion und Kontinuität dar. In ihrem Zentrum stehen häufig Konstrukte der Geschlechterdifferenz, die zwar auf historischen Vermittlungsprozessen beruhen, aber dennoch oft als dauerhaft – also nicht durch menschliche Überlieferung gesetzt – gedacht bzw. verteidigt oder auch bestritten werden. So auch in der Frühen Neuzeit. In Familienüberlieferung und dynastischen Traditionsschöpfungen ebenso wie im Hinblick auf Religion, Gemeindeleben und religiöse Praktiken spielten Traditionen – gerade auch mit Bezug auf Geschlecht – als (mehr oder weniger unhinterfragbare) Autoritäten eine wesentliche Rolle; man denke etwa an die Schöpfungsgeschichte bzw. den Sündenfall als Begründung der weltlichen und der Geschlechterordnungen und -hierarchien. Weiterlesen … (Web)

CfP: Women and the Wider World (Event, 09/2017, Birmingham); DL: 03.03.2017

WHN-Conference-image315The University of Birmingham: 26th annual Women’s History Network conference (Web)

Time: 01.-02.09.2017
Venue: University of Birmingham
Proposals due: 03.03.2017

The Women’s History Network is a national association and charity for the promotion of women’s history and the encouragement of women and men interested in women’s history.

Following its establishment in 1991, the network has grown year by year. Today it is a UK national charity with members including working historians, researchers, independent scholars, teachers, librarians, and many other individuals both within academia and beyond. The network reaches out to welcome women and men from any background who share a passion for women’s history. For more information, please visit the Women’s History Network website.

The organizers invite established scholars, postgraduate researchers, independent scholars, museum curators and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, working on any place or period, to contribute to this year’s conference. Potential topics relating to ‘Women and the Wider World’ could include: Continue reading

CfP: Changing Social Connections in Time and Space (Event, 11/2017, Montreal); DL: 03.03.2017

42nd annual meeting of the Women, Gender and Sexuality network for the Social Science History Association (SSHA) (Web)

Venue: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Time: November 2-5, 2017
Proposals due: March 3rd, 2017

The submission portal is open here. Please note, all SSHA requires to submit at this point is an abstract. You can find more information at here, including the general Call for Papers.

„Changing Social Connections in Time and Space“ – What can that be in our network?

  • Queer Spaces
  • Gender and Queer Movements of all ages (i.e. medieval periods, …)
  • Theories and histories of attachments, connectedness, relationality and belonging
  • Theories and histories of dis/identification and/or dis/connection
  • Feminist and queer movements of all ages
  • Continue reading

CfP: Bodies Corporeal and Rhetorical (Event: 11/2017, Denver); DL: 03.03.2017

Early Modern History Workshop; Amanda Herbert and Olivia Weisser

Venue: NACBS, Denver
Time: Nov. 3-5 2017
Abstracts due: March 3, 2017

Participants in this workshop will explore early modern bodies, both material and imagined. In early modern Britain, the human body served as an important cultural vehicle, the site or object upon which politics, medicine, literature, economics, religion, science, philosophy, and art could (and did) work. In this workshop the organizers will explore early modern conceptions of the body, broadly defined: constructions of bodies politic, and bodies corporate; bodies of water and land; bodies of belief and faith; bodies of thought or knowledge.

How do „bodies“, both material and rhetorical, enable us as historians to access early modern beliefs and practices, including ideas about violence, difference, colonial exploitation, ecological use, political and religious change, or racial and sexual norms? How did ideas about physical or corporeal bodies contribute to thinking about bodies of other things? As scholars of the period, are „bodies“ useful to us and how can we problematize them in new ways? Papers on these issues or on related topics that fit broadly within Continue reading

CfP: Strategies of Critique XXXI: Out of Time (Event: 04/2017, Annual Graduate Conference at York University); DL: 15.02.2017

strategies-poster-11-x-17-002Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought, Annual Graduate Student Conference (Web)

Venue: York University
Time: April 21-23, 2017
Proposals due: February 15, 2017

„Listen to me, metaphoring like crazy. And trying to define time while no longer living inside it.“ Douglas Coupland, Player One, 2010

„Determinism is always bound to be disappointed by history.“ Ellen Wood, Democracy Against Capitalism, 1995

York University’s Social & Political Thought Graduate Program is pleased to invite papers and creative works for presentation at its 31st Annual Conference, Strategies of Critique: Out of Time. In a time of flux, when social conditions dictate a metaphysical shift in the experience of temporality, it is critical to look around, to survey time itself now. We would like to take the time to consider how histories are made distant, lost or silenced, and yet, how they remain as spectres haunting our lives; how our future is indelibly marked with the characteristics of crisis—whether it is ecological, economic, political, or otherwise—alongside progress, and how we can move beyond the horizon of catastrophe. Finally, we would like to take the opportunity to meditate on the present and on presence, on our temporal conditions now, how they fall within the space between past and future, and are unified while being displaced. Continue reading

CfP: Dynamics of Global Inequality: New Thinking in Global Affairs (Event: 04/2017, Annual Global Affairs Conference, ); DL: 15.02.2017

Rutgers Global Affairs Conference (Web)

Time: April 21, 2017
Venue: Newark, NJ
Proposals due: February 15, 2017 – extended

  • Opening Address: Patricia J. Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia Law School
  • Keynote Lecture: Elisa von Joeden-Forgey, Dr. Marsha Raticoff Grossman Professor of Holocaust Studies at Stockton University

Current events across the globe have demonstrated the urgent need for new ways of thinking about the historical and contemporary issues that shape global affairs. In the current political moment, it is imperative to examine how global systems of inequality such as race, sexuality, gender and ability shape the world in which we live. Central themes of global affairs scholarship, including security, development, migration and mass atrocity crimes occur with the context of, and are shaped by such systems of inequality. Further, we must recognize that a US- or Euro-centric focus offers a limited explanation of global politics and we must therefore look beyond these geographical arenas to reflect on the contribution of other regions to global affairs theory and practice. Continue reading

Tagung: Der „neue Mensch“ und das politische Imaginäre in Mitteleuropa 1918/1919, 24.02.2017, Wien

IWK, Tagung „Der „neue Mensch“ und das politische Imaginäre in Mitteleuropa 1918/1919: Philosophie, Humanwissenschaften, Literatur“ (Web)
Zeit: 23.-24.02.2017
Ort: Aula am Universitätscampus, 1090 Wien
Vorträge zum Thema „Politiken des Lebens und der Geschlechterverhältnisse“, 24.02.2017

  • 11:30 Uhr: Enikö Darabos: Vorstellungen über Sexualethik und -praxis des „neuen Menschen“. Experimente, Diskurse, Auseinandersetzungen
  • 14:00 Uhr: Katharina Neef: Rudolf Goldscheids Menschenökonomie: Biopolitik und soziale Revolution
  • 15:15 Uhr: Veronika Helfert: „… dass ein Revolutionär in Lagen kommen kann, in der er aus Treue zur Revolution Gewalt anzuwenden hat.“ Sozialistinnen zwischen Pazifismus und Militanz
  • Ganzes Programm (Web)

Die Losung von der „Revolutionierung der Köpfe“, die „jedem dinglichen Umsturz vorangehen“ müsse – ausgegeben von Kurt Hiller in der bereits 1916 veröffentlichten programmatischen Schrift „Philosophie des Ziels“ –, umreißt die Funktionsbestimmung, welche die Philosophie, die Wissenschaften vom Menschen wie Nationalökonomie, Soziologie oder Psychologie, schließlich auch die Literatur im Zusammenhang der politischen und sozialen Entwicklungen nach dem 1. Weltkrieg in Mitteleuropa erhielten. Dem Motiv des „neuen Menschen“ kam dabei Continue reading

CfP: Relationality, Scales and Intersections (IV European Geographies of Sexualities Conference, 09/2017, Barcelona); DL: 01.03.2017

Untitled-1IV European Geographies of Sexualities Conference (Web)

Time: 13-15 September 2017
Venue: Barcelona
Proposals due: 1st March 2017

Following the previous Geographies of Sexualities conferences in Brussels (2011), Lisbon (2013) and Rome (2015), the 2017 conference in Barcelona will explore the ways in which sexualities are lived and framed relationally, in intersection with other identities and at a variety of social and spatial scales. This conference will convene scholars, professionals and activists across disciplines and geographical contexts, who hold an interest in co-creating a platform for open debate and discussion.

The multiple ways we experience, perceive and tell our sexualities is shaped by our gender, class, ethnicity, origin, age, religion and (dis)abilities, among others. Originally inspired by queer theory, the field of geographies of sexualities has deeply engaged with unpacking the diverse ways we are influenced by and (re)produce social position(alitie)s and categories. In fact as acknowledged by Continue reading