CfP: Gender and Warfare (Event, 10/2024, Aix en Provence); by: 01.08.2024 [REMINDERIN]

Aix Marseille Univ. and Freie Univ. Berlin; Maria Tudosescu and Anna Elisabeth Gehl

Time: 02.-03.10.2024
Venue: Aix en Provence
Proposals by: 01.08.2024

Providing an intercultural and interdisciplinary space for exchange and discussion for researchers, this workshop aims to take a closer look at the nuanced interplay between gender and warfare throughout history and the multifaceted relationship between gender, conflict and society. PhD students and postdocs from various disciplines are invited to present their research on the topic and engage in discussions meaning to enhance understanding of gender as a category in warfare. The aim of the workshop is to question how gender influences the perception of war, violence and warfare, as well as shaping experiences, roles and remembrance. The event will practice critical analysis skills for examining gendered narratives in conflict scenarios and also create a space for networking between researchers working in related fields.

Research on conflict tends to be focused on combatant experiences, excluding others’ experiences and perceptions of warfare. The organisers encourage topical presentations as well as on methodological aspects. Topics to be discussed include:
– Female Militarisation (women in military adjacent organisations)
– Occupation (how does this impinge on gender roles?)
– Internment, POW Experiences (‘feminisation’ of male civilians/combatants/sexualization of female internees)
– Gendering in Medical Care
– Gender and Trauma
– Women and Peace Movements
– Reconstructing/Reimagining the Male Body After Amputation
– Aspects of Women’s Sexuality During Occupation Times

Contact: ae.gehl@fu-berlin and

Source: HSozuKult

CfP: Rural Studies #5 – Kolloquium (Event, 09/2024, Bamberg); bis: 09.08.2024

Rural Studies #5 – Kolloquium (Web)

Zeit: 25.–27.09.2024
Ort: Univ. Bamberg
Einreichfrist: 09.08.2024

Die Herausforderungen der sozial-ökologischen Transformation haben die Bedeutungen und Funktionen ländlicher Räume in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten erheblich verändert, was sich auch in einer zunehmenden Heterogenität von Lebens- und Arbeitsweisen der Bewohner:innen zeigt. Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungsperspektiven auf ländliche Räume sind dabei äußerst facettenreich, aber häufig unterrepräsentiert. Das Kolloquium bietet Nachwuchswissenschaftler:innen mit aktuellen Forschungsvorhaben im Kontext ländlicher Räume ein Forum für interdisziplinären Austausch. Ziele dabei sind eine gegenseitige Unterstützung im Forschungsprozess und der Aufbau bzw. die Erweiterung des sozialwissenschaftlichen Netzwerks.
Rural Studies #5 bietet eine Plattform für den wissenschaftlichen Austausch und Diskussionen zum Thema ländliche Räume. Vorgestellte Arbeiten können sich sowohl in der Konzeptions- als auch in der Erhebungs- oder abschließenden Auswertungs- und Analysephase befinden. Die Präsentation der eigenen Forschungsarbeit bildet die Grundlage für den Austausch. Wir möchten dazu einladen, sich qualitativ mit ländlichen Räumen zu beschäftigen, sich wissenschaftlich weiterzuentwickeln und Freude an einem interdisziplinären Austausch zu haben. Beiträge folgender (und angrenzender) Fachdisziplinen sind herzlich willkommen: Anthropologie, Geografie, Ethnologie, Soziale Arbeit, Soziologie, Kultur-, Politik- und Planungswissenschaften. Weiterlesen und Quelle … (Web)

Organisator:innen: Magdalena Riedl (Soziologie, Univ. Jena), Christian Fritsch, Erik Sacha und Friederike Berlinski (Geographie, Univ. Bamberg) sowie Alena Mathis (Europäische Ethnologie, Univ. Bamberg)

Quelle: Rural History Newsletter 87/2024-98/2024

CfP: Women Travellers, Women on the Move. Conference on the Phenomen of Women’s Travel (10/2024, Praha); by: 31.07.2024 [REMINDERIN]

Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures (PDF)

Time: 16.-17.10.2024
Venue: Praha
Proposals by: 31.07.2024

Like many other activities, travel has for many years remained the domain of men. It was a dangerous, time-consuming and financially demanding activity that was denied to women because it distracted them from their ’natural‘ duties. Leaving aside high-ranking and well-to-do noblewomen, the opportunity to travel did not open up to more women until the 19th century. Even then, however, it did not become a mass affair. To travel as a woman was still to cross not only geographical but also social boundaries.
The purpose of the Women Travellers ? Women on the Road conference is to discuss the phenomenon of women’s travel in the broadest possible context. The contributions can concern both women who are themselves travelers, i.e. female pilgrims, tourists or professional travelers, and women who have embarked on a journey as mere companions of their male counterparts, i.e. without their own travel plans and interests. The common theme of the contributions should be how these women reflected on their travel experience, which was significantly conditioned by gender roles, social status or cultural expectations and differences. Although the focus of the theme is in the 19th and 20th centuries, the contributions are not limited by time or geography. The organisers prefer the following topics:

Personalities of women travellers often offer not only attractive biographies, but are also a good source of knowledge on how women travellers were perceived and accepted by the public. What social expectations were placed on them? Did they embody or subvert contemporary constructs of femininity? The biographical contributions will give preference to lesser known representatives of female travel.
Papers analysing historical representations of women travellers in general are also welcome.


CfP: Handbook of the History of the Alps (Publication); by: 01.08.2024

Jon Mathieu (Luzern) and Luigi Lorenzetti (Mendrisio)

Proposals by: 01.08.2024

The publishing house Routledge will produce a comprehensive Handbook of the History of the Alps by 2026. With this call for chapter proposals the editors would like to invite you to participate in this endeavour.
The handbook is edited by the swiss historians Jon Mathieu and Luigi Lorenzetti and supported by the Laboratorio di Storia delle Alpi at the Univ. della Svizzera italiana and the International Society for Alpine History. It will include approximately thirty chapters of 5000-6000 words each (30-38’000 characters). The Handbook is divided into four major epochs and becomes increasingly detailed as we move closer to the present. There are still a series of open topics, particularly in the contemporary period, for which the editors are looking for authors with this open call.

  • Chapter for the period between the 12 and 18/19th century („Evolving mountain landscapes“): Religion and Politics in the alpine area.
  • Chapter for the period between the 18th century and ca. 1970 („Paths of modernisation“): The Alps in literature and arts.
  • Chapters for the period from ca. 1970 to present („Contemporary tendencies“): Urbanisation in and around the Alps | Energy discussions and solutions | Diversification of sports in the alpine area. | Within this contemporary period, you can also propose new topics for a tendency that you find particularly interesting.

The exact definition and content of the individual chapters are negotiated with the editors. If you are interested in contributing a chapter, please send a proposal together with a short CV by August 1, 2024 at the latest to: and/or

Source: Rural History Newsletter 87/2024-98/2024

Generation: The Fourth Annual Critical Femininities Conference, 16.-18.08.2024, virtual space

Centre for Feminist Research at York Univ., Ontario (Web)

Time: 16.-18.08.2024
Venue: virtual space – via Ontario
Registration by: 01.08.2024

The Centre for Feminist Research at York Univ. is hosting scholars, researchers, activists, and artists for the fourth annual Critical Femininities Conference on the theme of ‘Generation.’ This year’s conference will also include a collage workshop by artist stylo starr and Keynote address by Gina Starblanket, Ass. Professor and Graduate Advisor for Indigenous Governance at York Univ. The full schedule is available soon.

To generate is to cause, create, or bring about. A generation may refer to a relation in time or the creation of art, scholarship, solidarity, or power. This conference aims to explore the multifaceted dimensions of and attitudes towards femininity across different generations, interrogating how various social, cultural, political, and technological factors intersect with and shape our experiences. In this moment of intergenerational conflicts, climate crisis, and generative AI, the time has come to think critically about our generations and what we generate. Read more … (CfP, Web)

Registration is free for all attendees. Register using this form until 01.08.2024 (Web)

If you have any questions, please contact the organisers at Follow them on Instagram @crit_fem for more updates.

Source: H-Net Notifications (Web)

CfP: Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Disability: Intersectional Perspectives on the Holocaust (Publication); by: 31.07.2024 [REMINDERIN]

Monika Baar, European Univ. Institute, Firenze and Kateřina Čapková, Faculty of Arts, Charles Univ., Prague

Proposals by: 31.07.2024

Historical research in general and Holocaust studies in particular tend to cluster around specific contexts and perspectives: genocide of Jews only, or genocide of Roma and Sinti only, the Holocaust from gender and family perspectives, and the history of people with disabilities and the euthanasia program, to name at least a few. However, there is a need to break up these clusters of research from time to time and to combine approaches in novel ways, by acknowledging intersections and their impact on accounts of the past. The linking of perspectives on race and ethnicity on the one hand and disability on the other has been neglected in Holocaust studies and in European history.

When her parents wanted to place two-year-old Irene Tobias in a home for the mentally disabled in 1937, the director of the Protestant charity in Hamburg, Friedrich Lentsch, refused to accept her because she was Jewish. He argued that by taking in a Jewish child, the institution might lose its status as a charitable and non-profit organization because the treatment of Jews might not be exempted from paying tax. Even the state institutions that were supposed to take Irene refused to do so, citing the precedent set by Lentsch.
Rose Steinberg was born in 1917 in Pinsk. At the age of three she became deaf and was later sent to the best Jewish school for the deaf in Berlin, where she met her future husband Max. They moved to Paris, where Max played football in a sports club for the deaf. During the Nazi occupation of France, Max was arrested for being Jewish. During that time, he and Rose and their young child were selflessly supported by their non-Jewish deaf friends whom Max met at the sports club. Max was eventually deported to Auschwitz where he was killed. However, Rose and the baby lived to see the end of the war.
When noma, a rare water cancer, was discovered among Romani children in the so-called G*psy camp at Auschwitz … read more and source (Web)

Klicktipp and Call for Reviewers: Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 (Online journal and webportal); by: –

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 (Web)

Proposals by: –

Erica Rhodes Hayden (Trevecca Nazarene Univ.) and Michelle Moravec (Rosemont College) are the new book review editor of the online journal Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000. They are looking for individuals interested in reviewing for the journal. The online journal is published twice a year, and the editors are seeking to build a robust network of scholars willing to review books and exhibits/projects for them. If you are interested, email them with your scholarly interests, current position, and contact information. For interested book reviewers, please contact Erica Rhodes Hayden: For interested exhibit/digital project reviewers, please contact Michelle Moravec:

The journal
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 is an online journal devoted to advancing scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. history and U.S. women’s history at all levels. Since it’s launch in 1997, more than 2,700 authors have written and curated 200,000+ pages of innovative scholarship, primary documents, books, images, essays, book and website reviews, teaching tools, and more. Since 2004, it has been published biannually, maintaining a steady flow of scholarship and perspectives.

The webportal (Web)
The webportal Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women’s history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. women’s history generally and at the same time make those insights accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. The collection currently includes 124 document projects and archives with more than 5,100 documents and 175,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by 2,800 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools. Those subscribing to this collection can access the online version of Notable American Women and the database on Commissions on the Status of Women.

Source: H-Net Notifications

CfP: Western Association of Women Historians 2025 Conference (Event, 04/2025, California); by: 30.09.2024

Western Association of Women Historians (Web)

Time: 24.-26.04.2025
Venue: Costa Mesa, California
Proposals by: 30.09.2024

The Program Committee of the Western Association of Women Historians in the US considers these sorts of sessions:

Traditional Panels
themed panels with 3-4 presenters, a chairperson, and commenter
preference will be given to fully formed panels
graduate students are welcome but panels formed entirely of students are discouraged — WAWH encourages interested students to use panel formation as an opportunity to network with and include more advanced scholars.

4-5 participants + chairperson
present, discuss, and interact with the audience on a single topic, theme, or issue

an interactive & practical deep-dive into a subject
proposals should include explanation of the topic to be workshopped as well as the interactive component(s)
topics may include but are not limited to: publishing, activist organizing, public history, pedagogy, non-academic careers, social media for writers. Get creative!

Do you have an innovative, out-of-the-box idea for a session? Pitch it!

Individual Papers Continue reading

Tagung: Über den Glauben zur Politik. Religion und politisches Engagement von Frauen, 24.-25.10.2024, Berlin

Stiftung Bundespräsident-Theodor-Heuss-Haus (Web)

Zeit: 24.-25.10.2024
Ort: Hotel Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Haus, Berlin
Anmeldung bis: 06.10.2024

Die wissenschaftliche Tagung untersucht, inwieweit Religion Frauen zu politischem oder gesellschaftlichem Handeln motivierte. Dabei wird die Rolle unterschiedlicher Religiositäten von der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jhds. bis heute in den Blick genommen.


Verkannte Demokratisierung: Bildung und Soziale Arbeit | Verkannte Demokratisierung: Care-Arbeit | Radikalisierung | Konversionen | Demokratie wagen | Spiritualität und alternative Politik


Do., 24.10.2024

  • 9.00 Uhr: Begrüßung und Einführung

9.30 Uhr: Sektion I: Verkannte Demokratisierung: Bildung und Soziale Arbeit

  • Walburga Hoff (Vechta): Zwischen moderner Bildungsreligiosität und konfessioneller Zugehörigkeit. Religiosität und Religion als Antriebsfeder sozialpolitischen Engagements im Kontext Sozialer Arbeit
  • Gudrun Kruip (Stuttgart): Bildung – Soziale Arbeit – Politik: Elly Heuss-Knapp

11.30 Uhr: Sektion II: Verkannte Demokratisierung: Care-Arbeit

  • Heike Specht (Zürich): Rahel Straus – Frauenrechtlerin, Zionistin und orthodoxe Jüdin Continue reading

Buchpräsentation: Andrea Griesebner und Evdoxios Doxiadis: Gender and Divorce in Europe: 1600-1900. A Praxeological Perspective, 18.10.2024, Wien

Andrea Griesebner, Inst. für Geschichte der Univ. Wien und Evdoxios Doxiadis, Department of History at the Simon Fraser Univ., Burnabay

Zeit: Fr., 18.10.2024, 18.00-20.00 Uhr
Ort: Campus der Univ. Wien, Hof 1, Aula

Buchpräsentation mit den Herausgeber:innen Andrea Griesebner und Evdoxios Doxiadis sowie den Autor:innen. Weitere Informationen folgen.

Klappentext: „Getting divorced and remarried are now common practices in European societies, even if the rules differ from one country to the next. Civil marriage law still echoes religious marriage law, which for centuries determined which persons could enter into marriage with each other and how validly contracted marriages could be ended.
Religions and denominations also had different regulations regarding whether a divorce only ended marital obligations or also permitted remarriage during the lifetime of the divorced spouse. This book deals with predominantly handwritten documents of divorce proceedings from the British Isles to Western, Central, and Southeastern Europe, and from 1600 to the 1930s. The praxeological analysis reveals the arguments and strategies put forward to obtain or prevent divorce, as well as the social and, above all, economic conditions and arrangements connected with divorce. The contributions break new ground by combining previously often separate fields of research and regions of investigation. It makes clear that the gender order doesn’t always run along religious lines, as was too often assumed.
This book will be of interest to all scholars and students of economic, social, religious, cultural, legal, and gender history as well as gender and well-being in a broader sense.“

  • Andrea Griesebner and Evdoxios Doxiadis (Eds.): Gender and Divorce in Europe: 1600-1900. A Praxeological Perspective, London 2024 (Web)