The ConIH Committee invites graduate students to submit proposals for the Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference on International History (ConIH 8), to take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on March 14-15, 2008.
We welcome submissions that examine international gender relations historically and analytically. Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to, intersections of gender and national self-definition; gender and mass or pop culture; gender and conflict; war crimes; gender and human rights; international activism; transnational exploitation; modern slavery; gender and transnational ideology (e.g., anti-abortion, feminism, ‘family values’); gender and space; gender and the ‘international order’: notions of subjugation, submission, alliances of convenience, colonial relations, etc.
ConIH welcomes innovative research approaches and agendas. Particular attention will be given to papers developing comparative perspectives and utilizing multi-archival research bases. We actively encourage students to reach beyond the immediate conclusions of their research to consider gender as a conceptual tool in international, world and global history. Commentary on papers will be provided by specialists from Harvard and beyond. The conference will conclude with a plenary session, at which several leading scholars in the field of international & world history will discuss broad issues pertaining to the theme of the conference.
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