The Programming Committee for the Fifth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women’s and Gender History, a multi-disciplinary conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, announces a Call for Papers.
To celebrate and encourage further work in the field of women’s and gender history, we invite submissions from graduate students from any institution or discipline on any topic in women’s or gender history. The Symposium, which is part of activities on campus in recognition of Women’s History Month, is scheduled for March 11-13, 2004. We are pleased to announce that Thomas Laqueur, Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, will give the keynote address entitled “Solitary Sex and the Question of Gender.” We are also thrilled to announce that the journal Gender & History will again be sponsoring a prize for the best graduate student paper presented at the WGHS. The Gender & History Graduate Student Essay Prize of 2004 will be awarded on March 11, after the keynote address.
We welcome papers on any historical subject that might grow out of a variety of disciplines and engage an equal diversity of methodologies. We also welcome panel submissions, which should include three papers united by a common theme or geographical/chronological focus, although each of the three papers will be judged on its individual merit. In addition, we encourage panels analyzing the state of the field in women’s and gender history. Minority students are particularly encouraged to submit papers and panels for consideration. Presenters at the conference will also have the opportunity to publish their work in the on-line proceedings volume. Preference will be given to scholars who did not present a paper at last year’s Fourth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women’s and Gender History. We also invite graduate students to serve as commentators and professors to act as chairs for panels.
Please send 5 copies of a two-page abstract, together with a one-page curriculum vitae, to the Programming Committee mailbox at the address below. All submissions must be postmarked by November 10, 2003. We regret that we cannot accept any submissions over e-mail at this time.
For information about the symposium, please visit our website, or contact Christine Varga-Harris via email. If you are interested in being a chair or a commentator, you may also contact Christine Varga-Harris at the email address below.
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