Monthly Archives: Juli 2018

CfP: OUTing the Past Festival Conference 2019 (Event: 03/2019, Belfast); DL: 01.10.2018

Schools OUT: 5th Festival of LGBT History (Web)

Time: 29-31 March 2019
Venue: Ulster University, Belfast
Proposals by: 1st October 2019

The 5th Festival of LGBT History is celebrated at Regional Hubs throughout February and March 2019 and – for the first time – celebrated internationally. The organizers invite individuals and groups to showcase either 1) a historical reading of the past; 2) an archival source and personal oral testimonies, sets of photos, or significant documents and the stories behind them or 3) a researched presentation on a piece of unknown LGBT+ history.

The historical presentation/reading/interpretation might cover a past local, regional or national …

  • … event or related events of direct relevance to the Human/LGBT+ Rights agenda & experience
  • … history of a group or a specific campaign
  • … account of a personal journey that includes a number of view-points

The theme for LGBT History Month 2019 is „History II: Peace, Reconciliation, and Activism“, celebrating the official end of the First World War and marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. This is to enable … read more (PDF)

Klicktipp: NOTCHES: (Re)Marks on the history of sexuality (Weblog)

NOTCHES: (Re)Marks on the history of sexuality (Web)

NOTCHES is a open-access, peer-reviewed, collaborative and international weblog, sponsored by the Raphael Samuel History Centre (London)  (Web).

Several posts are published per month. The contributions are sorted by different categories. In addition to a geographical assignment or an order according to time periods, there are also content categories. These are – among others – the following:

History of Sexuality

  • 2 of the latest posts: #MeToo / Dance! Dance! Dance!: Youth Culture and Courtship at Queen’s University, 1910-1930

Medicine and Sexualities

  • 2 of the latest posts: Naming & Shaming Women: Reporting on VD Trials During WWI / Resisting the Virus of Prejudice: Sex Workers Fight the AIDS Panic


  • 2 of the latest posts: Queer Fascism and the End of Gay History / Adult Adoption and Intergenerational Same-Sex Relationships

Archives of Desire

  • 2 of the latest posts: Like a Virgin? The Medieval Origins of a Modern Debate / Die Bi(e)! Reading Bisexual Women’s History

Read the posts … (Link)

Tagung: Ökonomie – Geschlecht – Recht, 25.-27.10.2018, Stuttgart-Hohenheim

24. Fachtagung des Arbeitskreises Geschlechtergeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit (Web)
Zeit: 25.-27.10.2018
Ort: Stuttgart-Hohenheim
Programm (als PDF)

Donnerstag, 25. Oktober 2018
16:00 Uhr: Tagungsbeginn mit Kaffee/Tee

  • 17:00 Uhr: Begrüßung, Vorstellungsrunde und Einführung in das Thema

18:00 Uhr: Abendessen

  • 19.30: Eva Brugger (Basel), Geschlecht und Ökonomie. Konsumption und Produktion

danach gesellige Runde
Freitag, 26. Oktober 2018
ab 8:00 Uhr: Frühstück
9:00 Uhr: Panel I. Wirtschaftlicher Einfluss von Frauen an Fürstenhöfen

  • Charlotte Backerra (Darmstadt), Erbschaften, Ländereien, Stiftungsgelder: Finanzielle Macht der Kaiserinnen
  • Cathérine Ludwig-Ockenfels (Gießen), Die Kabinettskasse und andere finanzielle Mittel der Reichsfürstin Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici (1667-1743)

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CfP: Early Modern Women’s Mobilities (Journal: Early Modern Women); DL: 30.01.2019

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal (Web), Volume 14.1 (Fall 2019)

Proposals by: 30.01.2019

The scholarship on early modern women has moved far beyond the long-held notion that women remained in the home. Indeed, mobility was a defining feature of many women’s lives. For this forum, we are interested not only in examples of women’s mobility, but also research that interrogates the far-reaching implications of that mobility for women and considers how it informs our understanding of gender in the early modern world.

We seek essays that examine but are not limited to:

  • Migration and settlement (actual and imagined, internal and external)
  • Travel (actual and imagined, local and global, voluntary and involuntary)
  • Gendered understandings of distance and space
  • Movement and the body
  • Modes of transportation
  • Intersectionality and mobility

Please send abstracts of 500 words to the editors ( by September 30, 2018. Completed essays of 3500 words will be due on January 30, 2019.

Source: H-Net Notifications

CfP: Representing Abortion (Edited volume); DL: 01.10.2018

Editor: Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst

Proposals by: October 1, 2018

Rosalind Pollack Petchesky argued in 1987 that “feminists and other prochoice advocates have all too readily ceded the visual terrain,” abandoning the field of fetal imagery to antiabortion activists (264). She called for new fetal images that “recontextualized the fetus” (Petchesky 1987, 287). Such images would locate the fetus in a body (and a social context) outside of what Carol A. Stabile would later describe as “an inhospitable waste land, at war with the ‘innocent person’ within” that is a dominant theme in antiabortion discourse (1992, 179). Recently, Shannon Stettner wrote that although there are more ordinary stories about abortion circulating as a political response to threats to abortion access, they are typically anonymous and online, and so it remains a reality that “we are still a long way from a world in which women will not feel obliged to conceal the fact that they had an abortion” (2016, 7). Even in circumstances that support access to abortion, abortion can remain a secret: invisible and unheard.

How do we represent abortion? What work does representing abortion do? Can representing abortion challenge and change conventional reproductive rights understandings of abortion that circulate publicly? Will reclaiming representations of abortion help publicly express the “things we cannot say” about abortion from a pro-choice perspective, like grief and multiple abortions (Ludlow 2008, p. 29)? Alternatively, does taking back control of representing abortion from antiabortion activists provide a space to “celebrate” abortion as a central component of reproductive justice (Thomsen 2013, 149)? This edited collection begins from these questions to … read more and source (Web).

CfP: History of Midwives 1800-1950: Social, Cultural and Economic Aspects of the Professionalization of Childbirth (Event: 11/2018, Kutná Hora); DL: 30.08.2018

Department of History, University of Pardubice

Venue: Dacicky House, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
Date: 01.-02.11.2018
Proposals by: 30.08.2018

The phenomenon of midwifery has been studied in the past decades often as a part of the process of modernization of society. Within this paradigm, the history of obstetrics was characterized as a permanent development of scientific knowledge, professionalization of the performance of childbirth assistance and masculinization of the obstetric profession. In hosting this conference, the organizers primary objective is to stimulate a discussion about changing position of the midwifery and female midwives in the modern era not only as a profession but as a social and cultural phenomenon.

Following fields of research are suggested:

1) Economic aspects of the midwifery: Was a profession of midwifery for practicing midwives really an independent occupation in terms of the economic and social independence or should we see childbirth assistance only as a part-time job opportunity for lower classes? To what extent were midwives dependent on other sources of income or financial support of relatives and local community? To determine regional differences in midwives‘ position and the proportion of their representation to their potential clients, a comparative study will be very beneficial to specify the differences between various typological locations – large cities, small towns, villages and remote and isolated communities. Read more and source … (Web)

Klicktipp: Journal of Social History and the History of Social Movements – online (Portal)

Journal of Social History and the History of Social Movements (Web);  Institut für Soziale Bewegungen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

All issues from 1977 have recently been digitised and can be found online, with the latest issues being only available to subscribers.

Latest issue (for subscribers): Vol 59 (2018): Sex Workers‘ Fights — Prostitutes‘ Rights Movements in European and American Countries

Moving the Social is an international and peer-reviewed journal rooted in the discipline of history but with an explicit interest in work produced on social affairs and social movements by other disciplines, in particular the social sciences, geography, anthropology and ethnology. It is particularly keen to promote transnational and comparative perspectives on the history of social movements set in a wider context of social history. It appears twice yearly, with one issue on a particular theme and one thematically mixed issue. Each issue includes a comprehensive review article, one of which each year is on recent publications in social movement studies.

The Cfp for the next thematically mixed issue is available as PDF (Link); Submissions by 01.11.2018

CfP: Written and Visual Representations of the World of Work „in and by the Working Class“ (Event: 09/2019, Amsterdam): DL: 05.09.2018

Third Conference of the European Labour History Network (ELHN) (Web), Coordinators: Timothy Ashplant, Nathalie Ponsard, Mike Sanders, and Luisa Veloso

Venue: International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
Time: 19-21 September 2019
Proposals by: September 5th, 2018

The workshop intends to continue its reflection on the representations of the world of work „in and by the working class“, begun at the first two ELHN conferences (Torino, 2015; Paris, 2017). For the forthcoming third conference (Amsterdam, 2019) its focus will be on both written and visual representations, which constitutes an original approach insofar as these two fields of research are often separated. More particularly, this third phase of reflection will focus on the process of creation, or in other words the creative capacity of the workers: the capacity to write as much as the capacity to make workers‘ language visible through film, or to capture moments of work and/or life through photography or pictorial work – in the context of a transnational European history.

On the one hand, the workshop aims to deepen understanding of the conditions and spaces of individual and collective creative works, to decipher the modalities of co-construction at work with activists from other social milieux and with other models of writing, photography, film.

On the other hand, it aims to explore the reception of these creative works in the workers‘ world and in the dominant and „legitimate“ cultural fields.

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CfP: (Wo)men of power, biographies and the African post-colonial state (Edited volume); DL: 31.08.2018

Anais Angelo, Institut für Afrikawissenschaften, Universität Wien

Proposals by: 31.08.2018

In 2015, the South African comedian Trevor Noah compared the then presidential candidate Donald Trump to the stereotypical picture of African presidents: narcissistic characters uttering irrational statements and exhibiting autocratic tendencies. The video was watched by 4,9 million viewers on Youtube, a success that shows the persisting appetite for such cartoonish representations of African leaders who seem to exist as an almost a-historical allegory.

One of the reasons such characterizations continue to exist is the lack of sufficient historical assessment of the complex political, social, and economic context of presidential power. The formation of the post-colonial African state has been told from a highly theoretical perspective. The concepts of “personal rule” and “big man” overshadowed the complex roles of individual political actors while exclusively focusing on male power and leaving the political life stories under-developed.

Renewed academic interest has only recently refreshed the use of biography writing in African history. While political biography can … read more and source (Web).

CfP: Queer History Conference 2019 (Event, 06/2019, San Francisco); DL: 01.11.2018

Queer History Conference 2019 (QHC 19); Amy Sueyoshi, and Nick Syrett

Venue: San Francisco State University
Time: 16.-18.06.2019
Submissions by: 01.11.2018

The Committee on LGBT History is pleased to announce a call for papers for its inaugural conference QHC 19. Scholars working on any aspect of the queer past, in any region of the world, during any period, are encouraged to apply.

The Committee uses the word „queer“ to include both same-sex sexuality and histories of trans identity and gender non-conformity. We encourage interdisciplinary scholarship but we also stress that this conference is meant to interrogate the queer past. There is no specific theme; rather, we hope that this gathering will simply showcase the best of current work and new directions in the field of queer history, including panels addressing historiographical debates or states-of-the-field. Guidelines for Submission:

  • We encourage the submission of full panels, which should include three or four papers, a chair, and comment (chair and comment roles can be fulfilled by the same person). Panels will be 1.5 hours.
  • We will also consider roundtables, which should be comprised of three of four speakers and a chair.
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