CfP: Social Science History Association Conference (event: 11/2011, Boston), DL: 15.02.2011

Women, Gender and Sexuality Network; Social Science History Association SSHA

Time: 17.-21.11.2011
Venu: Boston Park Plaza, Mass./USA
Deadline: 15.02.2011
Conference website (web)

The SSHA is the leading interdisciplinary association for historical research in the U.S. and its members share a common concern for interdisciplinary approaches to historical problems. The organization’s long-standing interest in methodology also makes SSHA meetings exciting places to explore new solutions to historical problems.

We encourage the participation of graduate students and recent Ph.D.s, as well as more-established scholars, from a wide range of disciplines and departments. SSHA has competitive grants for graduate 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.

The 2011 Program Committee encourages panel proposals examining exchanges between generations across time and space. Every social system is characterized by flows of services, goods, and ideas between parents and children/old and young at individual, community, and national scales. How has the transmission of wealth, knowledge, and culture changed? What are the modes and rhythms of exchange between generations? How are generational exchanges mediated and modified by institutions and
the state? How are hierarchies of gender and age linked to generational succession? How do the time-specific experiences of generations (cohorts) shape their health, values, and politics? The SSHA community is invited to examine the transition between generations as the framework of social life and the incarnation of historical change.

SSHA sessions are organized by thematic, inter-disciplinary networks.  The Women, Gender and Sexuality Network welcomes submissions on the following or related topics:

* Generations of feminist scholarship
* Feminist history as a generational topic
* Histories of a feminist future
* Generational concepts in feminism – past and present
* Critiques of feminist epistemologies
* Count(er)ing generations in feminist history
* Queer temporality, repronormativity and „straight time“ in history
* Different feminist generations reading canonical feminist texts
* Adoption
* Coming of age of LGBT youth
* Citizenship, bodies and reproduction
* Quantitative analysis and feminist scholarship
* Oral histories and generational changes
* Girl culture(s) in history
* Feminist mothers & girl culture
* Sex migration as generational projects and trails

How to propose a paper or session:
* If you intend to make a submission for the conference, please contact the network representatives as early as possible so that we may keep potential session ideas in mind.
* Papers stand a better chance of being selected if they fit together with other papers, and the best way to ensure this is to organise a session, or a group of sessions, yourself. If you wish to do so it will be wise to discuss your proposal beforehand with the Women, Gender and Sexuality Network reps.
* Panels of research papers must have 4 (or more) papers.
* Panels must include presenters from more than one academic discipline and institution.
* Panels that are complete (4 papers, discussant, chair) have a much higher chance of getting accepted.
* Panels organized in different formats than the standard presentation of 4 research papers are encouraged. Roundtable discussions and „book author meets critics“ sessions have been well attended at recent conferences. 

The Social Science History Association (SSHA) will hold its 36th annual conference 17-21 November 2011 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers in Boston, Massachusetts. Submissions for the conference will close on 15 February 2011.

This year the network representatives for the Women, Gender and Sexuality Network are ELIZABETH BERNSTEIN &
DOMINIQUE GRISARD (Universität Basel)

Please contact one or both of us with queries and ideas for panels, and any help you need organizing them.

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