CfP: Newberry Library Seminar on Women and Gender (Discussion); DL: 25.04.2010

The Newberry Library Seminar on Women and Gender. Co-sponsored by the History Departments of Northeastern Illinoi University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago

CALL FOR PAPERS for the 2010-2011 academic year
Deadline for Submission: 25 April 2010

The Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender is intended to bring together scholars from a variety of historical fields to share their works in progress. The seminar will explore diverse topics and genres-such as race/ethnicity, biography, war, family, sexuality, education, feminism, and work, for example-through the prisms of women and/or gender. Our focus will be on the United States and North America across all time periods; however, we welcome papers on non-American aspects of the history of women and gender. Ideally our meetings will stimulate wide-ranging discussions applicable for use in classrooms and professional forums.

The seminar will be open to graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty. To maximize time for discussion, papers will be circulated electronically in advance. Priority will be given to individuals who are at a stage in their research at which they can best profit from discussion, and to individuals who need a venue to present their work. The seminar will meet on selected Fridays during the academic year, 3:00-5:00 PM, at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

To propose a paper, please send a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief c.v. to Heather Radke, Program Assistant, Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street; Chicago, IL, 60610. Please send all materials as electronic attachments via email to

If you are interested in presenting and have questions, please contact one of the seminar coordinators, Francesca Morgan (Northeastern Illinois University;; or Joan Marie Johnson (Northeastern Illinois University;

The Newberry Library is unable to provide funds for travel or lodging, but can provide assistance in locating discounted accommodations.

If you would like to be placed on the mailing list to receiveannouncements of upcoming presentations, or if you would like further information about Newberry Library seminars, phone Heather Radke at the Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture at the Newberry Library at (312) 255-3524, or send an e-mail to (Please include your e-mail address with all communications, and let us know if you would be willing to receive announcements by e-mail.)

Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture
The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 255-3524/


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