Call for Papers – Women in World History

We are soliciting abstracts for a proposed volume, tentatively titled Women in World History. This volume is intended to be a reader to accompany undergraduate World History courses of any time period. The book will consist of an equal number of chapters for the standard division of world history (pre-1500 and post-1500). In addition to standard figures such as Catherine the Great, Cleopatra, Empress Wu, Olympe de Gouges and, Dona Malinche we invite authors to consider
lesser-known figures of world history who had a substantial impact on their era, such as Ban Zhao, Galla Placidia, Sorghaghtani Beki, Queen Nzinga, and Suor Maria Celeste. We invite scholars of a variety of historical approaches (gender, social, cultural, intellectual, military, etc.) to participate.

Chapters will consist of a 3000-4500 word text, which should consist of a biography as well as a discussion of historical context, impact, and legacy. Additionally, the author of each chapter is expected to provide a primary source sidebar of 500 words relating to the person or their impact, and a short list of recommended readings.

Please send 500 word proposal abstracts with the e-mail header “Women in World History” and a C. V. or short biography to both Timothy May ( and Richard Byers (

The deadline for abstracts is March 1, 2007. Accepted contributions will be finalized by October 1, 2007.

Timothy May
Assistant Professor of History
Young Hall
North Georgia College and State University
Dahlonega, GA 30597
tel: (706) 864-1913
fax: (706) 864-1873

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