The Graduate Students in History at the University of Toronto are inviting proposals for the Third Annual Graduate History Symposium, "After the Fall: Sex, Gender & Power" (Feb. 9-10, 2007).
This two-day event will explore research currently being done which takes into account gender considerations and constructions. We encourage submissions from graduate students of all historical fields as well as students from other disciplines. It is our goal to provide an open forum for students to present their work in a supportive yet critical environment.
Just as Michel Foucault changed the way historians discuss issues of power, Joan Scott’s definition of ‘gender as a category of historical analysis’ has had a lasting impact. As Scott points out, gender is itself “a primary way of signifying relationships of power.” The construction of gender and power has been analyzed in relation to a wide range of historical periods and types of history. Papers for this conference should reflect how issues of sex and gender implicate issues of power and authority for any historical time, place and medium.
We welcome submissions from students who do not identify themselves as ‘gender historians.’ We encourage you to think about your current research in terms of how gender intersects with it.
The time limit for presentations is 15 minutes (approx. 8-10 pages). Email abstracts of your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Please include a short biographical sketch. The deadline for submissions is November 25, 2006. You will be notified of acceptance by mid-December.
The Registration Fee of $20 ($12 for one day only) includes lunch on both days, movie screening and reception on Friday night, and breakfast on Saturday morning.
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