New Call for Panels: Various Events


Call for Panels

Social Science History Association 2010 Meeting (Web) 35th Annual Meeting

  • CFPanelists: Working Class Women; DL: 15.02.2010

National Women’s Studies Association Meeting (Web)

  • CFPanelists: Women’s political and artistic engagement ; DL: 18.02.2010

The University of Southern Mississippi’s centennial celebration (Web)

  • CFPanelists: A Centennial Celebration of the History of Civil Rights ; DL: 01.06.2010

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CFP: SSHA panels on Working Class Women

Dear Colleagues, I am writing on behalf of the labor network of the SSHA. This years conference theme is: Power and Politics. We invite you to consider submitting panel (or single paper proposals) for the conference. We are seeking work, in particular, that addresses the theme through working class women — their everyday acts of resistance (as paid laborers or unpaid workers) that break, confound, or entangle them in their own subjection. We also are interested in finding out how women’s historians have used working class women’s history to reniform the problem of the increasingly tested usability of feminist wave terminologies.

The deadline for all submissions is 15 February

2010. SSHA will continue to make competitive grants for grad student travel now with additional help from the Charles and Louise Tilly Fund for Social Science History, which will also support a graduate student paper prize. (For more information go to:

Caroline Merithew, Associate Professor of History
University of Dayton
Research Associate, Five Colleges Women’s Studies Research Center

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CFPanelists: Women’s political and artistic engagement, NWSA 2010

We are seeking 1-2 panelists to join us at the 2010 National Women’s Studies Association Meeting (November in Denver, CO). The panel title is „Women, Political Engagement, and the Artistic Imagination“ – description below. If you are interested, please submit a title and abstract to either Kim or Heather by Feb. 18th.

Panel co-chairs and contact:
Heather Hewett, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and English, SUNY New Paltz,
Kim Miller, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Art History, Wheaton College, Norton, MA,

Panel description:
Women activists world-wide have long engaged in movements for social change through their work in creative production and the arts. Likewise, there is also a rich and complex history of textual/aesthetic, representations of women’s political lives. Yet, women’s artistic and creative contributions do not always fully „count“ as knowledge in the academy, just as women’s political work is often overlooked or dismissed in both grass roots movements and within governments. Scholarly discussions about the significance of women’s creative expressions and cultural production are even marginalized within the field of Women’s Studies.

This panel seeks to bring together recent and ongoing research on the intersection of women’s political participation and textual/aesthetic representation related to local, national, or transnational issues.

Panelists might consider some of the following topics or questions:

  • How is creative representation used to influence political struggles, or how has political need affected women’s creative expression?
  • How have women – individually or in groups – employed representation as a form of resistance against political oppression?
  • What roles does women’s cultural production play in social justice work? How might this work challenge the distinct categories of politics and art, critical theory and creative expression?
  • What does current research tell us about feminist cultural production?
  • What kind of new questions or knowledges does their work provide, and how are these knowledges being integrated in Women’s Studies classrooms?
  • What resources are available to Women’s Studies instructors who seek to integrate creative cultural production and the arts into their research, teaching, and activism? What barriers and obstacles remain?

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Call for Papers and Panel Proposals: “A Centennial Celebration of the History of Civil Rights,” Hattiesburg, Mississippi, October 21-23, 2010.
Submission deadline: June 1, 2010

As part of The University of Southern Mississippi’s centennial celebration, the Center for the Study of the Gulf South and the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage seek paper and panel proposals that examine the long Civil Rights Movement (ca. 1865-the present). The Center welcomes proposals from all disciplines.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the site of the conference, played a key role in the Civil Rights Movement. In 1962, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) began one of its first voter registration projects in Hattiesburg. In 1964, the city had the largest and most active Freedom Summer project in the state. The Delta Ministry and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party were also active in the area. Several veterans of the Civil Rights Movement, including author Charles Cobb and longtime activist Hollis Watkins, will discuss their experiences as a part of the conference. Under the aegis of the university, the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage has developed one of the nation’s premier collections of materials related to the Civil Rights Movement ( In addition to examining the University’s history during the Civil Rights Movement, this conference will assess the broader Freedom Struggle from Reconstruction to the present.

Please send proposals (300 words per paper) and curriculum vitae to Curtis Austin, Department of History, The University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive #5047, Hattiesburg, MS 39406. Submissions may also be sent by e-mail to Individual paper proposals and complete sessions are welcome. Proposals are due by June 1, 2010. We will announce the program by August 1, 2010.

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