Labouring Feminism and Feminist Working-Class History in North America and Beyond
The University of Toronto will host a major international conference on labour feminism from 29 September through 2 October 2005. Brining together over a hundred scholars from a range of disciplines, the conference centres upon several key themes: labour feminism and female activism; feminism and the gendering of working-class history; race and ethinicity; sexuality and bodies; home, workplace and community struggles; and the fostering of critical conversations across borders, theories and generations.
Plenary sessions include "Feminism and Gendering Working Class History," "Labouring and Consuming Bodies," "Labour Feminism and Women's Activism." A full program detailing the plenaries, the twenty-three panel sessions, and listing the participants and their paper can be found at the conference website.
Registration for the conference is now open. The organizers have consciously held down the registration fees so as to attract a wide audience. They are set at $50 for faculty and those with jobs, and $20 for students. The registration form is available on the website in both printable and downloadable formats:
Accommodation at a discounted rate has been arranged at Toronto's Downtown Marrriott Courtyard hotel, located just a short distance from the University of Toronto campus where the conference will take place. The organizers have reserved a sizeable block of rooms, but as they are available on a first come-first serve basis, we urge participants to book now. The rates are $149 for a single or a double; $164 for a triple; and $179 for a quad. If you wish to share a room but do not know anyone traveling to Toronto for the conference, the organizers will help connect you with a roommate. To reserve accommodation, please call the Marriott at 1-800-847-5075, state that you are traveling to Toronto for the labour feminism conference organized by the Centre for the Study of the United States, and reserve your room. Information about the Downtown Marriott can be found here:
University of Toronto: Centre for the Study of the United States; Munk Centre for International Studies; Institute for Women's Studies and Gender Studies; Bissell-Heyd Chair of American Studies; Connaught Fund; School of Graduate Studies
Journals: Feminist Studies; International Labor and Working Class History; Journal of Women's History; Labor: Working-Class History in the Americas; Left History, Atlantis.
Organizations/Institutions: Labor and Working-Class History Association; International Federation for Research in Women's History; Canadian Committee on Women's History; Canadian Committee on Labour History; Left Feminist Working Group; York University Department of History, York University School of Women's Studies; University of Manitoba Labour and Workplace Studies Program; Ontario Women's History Network
Dr. Parminder Mann
Centre for the Study of the United States
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON M53 3K7 CANADA
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