The Journal of Women's History, founded in 1989 as the first journal devoted exclusively to the international field of women's history, invites proposals for a new editorial home for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2004. As the journal of record in the field of women's history, interpreted broadly to include world and interdisciplinary perspectives, the Journal seeks to bridge the divide between 'women's history' and 'gender history' by publishing work on women that is sensitive to the particular historical constructions of gender that shape and are shaped by women's experiences. For the Journal of Women's History, the contested term 'feminist' has come to mean a recognition that gender is an important category of analysis; an assertion that women as a category have been historically disadvantaged relative to men of their race, class, ethnicity, or sexual identity; and a commitment to changing the structures that systematically privilege men over women. The Journal does not attempt to impose one feminist 'line' but recognizes the multiple perspectives captured by the term 'feminisms.'
We seek an editorial team that will continue to foster these traditions while also bringing new and innovative ideas to the Journal. Interested parties should contact the Journal office as soon as possible via the contact below, to request a prospectus that outlines the current organization and funding of the Journal.
Proposals to edit the Journal should include:
a statement of editorial policy, including an analysis of the current place of the Journal in the historical profession and a potential agenda for the future
an organizational plan for the editorial and administrative functions of the Journal
a statement of commitment of institutional support; and 4) copies of curriculum vitae for the editor or editors.
Proposals are due to:
Karen Offen, the chair of the selection committee
Institute for Research on Women and Gender
556 Salvatierra Walk
Stanford, CA 94305-8640
Deadline: 28 February 2003
The JWH is a non-profit corporation not affiliated with any professional organization. A committee of Board members will be responsible for evaluating publication proposals and recommending to the full Board a new editor or editors. The final decision will be announced by 30 June 2003.
Journal of Women's History
Department of History
230 W. 17th Avenue
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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