Rural Women's Studies Association
Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
Triennial Conference, Las Cruces, New Mexico, February 20-23, 2003
The Rural Women's Studies Association (RWSA) and the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM, Western and Mountain/Plains Regions) invite proposals for a conference to be held in Las Cruces, New Mexico, February 20-23, 2003. We welcome proposals on any aspect of the lives of rural and farm women. We invite proposals that make connections between rural women's history and present-day social concerns. Activists are especially welcome, as are papers that highlight local issues, take interdisciplinary perspectives, or deal with diverse populations in America and throughout the world.
In honor of the first RWSA conference, held in 1983, we particularly invite panels and papers that provide a retrospective or historiographic viewpoint on rural women's studies. Our location in the desert Southwest, close to the Mexican border, encourages us to ask for proposals on border studies and Native American issues, as well as for papers with international and comparative perspectives.
Alternative methods of presentation are welcome in addition to the traditional academic paper. Panels with both museum staff and academic scholars are particularly welcome. We also invite workshops, posters, roundtables, interactive sessions, readings, performances, and audiovisual presentations. This could include such creative formats as historical studies of foodways combined with demonstrations, or formal papers on historical clothing combined with a fashion show.
Full panel proposals are encouraged, and should include a one-page abstract for each paper, a vita or bio for each participant, and a session abstract. Individual submissions are also welcome, and should include an abstract and a vita or bio. We prefer electronic submissions. Deadline for proposals: May 24, 2002.
Because this is a joint conference, we request that applicants send their submissions as follows.
RWSA general submissions to either:
Jeanette Keith Steven D. Reschly
Department of History Department of History
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Truman State University
400 East Second Street 100 East Normal Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1399 Kirksville, MO 63501-4221
Fax: 570-389-4946 Fax: 660-785-4337
ALHFAM members and other museum personnel:
Littleton Historical Museum
6028 S. Gallup St.
Littleton, CO 80120
State University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30117
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