Symposium resented by the Canadian Association for Women’s Public History CAWPH
October 22-24, 2009
Proposals by April 2, 2009
This symposium considers the complex and creative ways in which women’s history is presented in public contexts. Participants are encouraged to approach this issue from diverse perspectives. Topics could include, but are not limited to, the following:
- How do different disciplines deal with women’s history?
- What are the locales where women’s history is created? What does this mean for women’s history?
- In what media is women’s history being created? How does this shape presentation and interpretation?
- Are there particular obstacles to situating women’s history in large institutions?
- What methodologies and interpretive approaches can public historians employ to engage their audiences in an active exploration of women’s history?
We are interested in having presentations from as many points of view as possible and invite the participation of museum professionals, public historians, academics, students, artists, performing artists, playwrights, community activists, authors, artists, archivists, and others. We welcome presentations in a variety of formats, including film or video presentations, formal papers, research commentaries, and reflections on ongoing projects and community activities.
Full panel proposals are encouraged. To apply as a panel, please submit: a panel title and abstract of the panel session (no more than two pages in length), including the names of the chair/commentator and each of the panel members; and a one-page CV or abstract of no more than 250 words for each panel member. To apply as an individual, please submit no more than a one-page abstract and a one-page CV or a 250-word biography. Please note that abstracts will be published on the Canadian Association for Women’s Public History website.
Proposals must be received by April 2, 2009. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged. You will receive confirmation of your proposal’s acceptance by May 1, 2009. Final copies of your paper must be submitted to the other members of your panel one month prior to the conference. Please direct any questions, and send all proposals to
Historian, Historic Resources Management Branch
Old St. Stephen’s College
8820 – 112 Street, Edmonton AB T6G 2P8
ph 780 – 431 – 2350