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, 2010. Over the course of two decades, the Journal has successfully bridged the divide between "women's" and "gender" history by foregrounding women as active historical subjects in a multiplicity of places and times. In doing so, it has not just restored women to history, but has demonstrated the manifold ways in which women as gendered actors transform the historical landscape. Admirably, the journal has never advanced a specific feminist agenda, but has consistently aimed to make visible the variety of perspectives, both intellectual and methodological, which feminist historiography has generated in the last quarter of a century. Both by design and by virtue of the diverse research undertaken by scholars of women, gender and feminism, the journal itself constitutes a living archive of what women’s and gender history has been, as well as a testament to its indispensable place in the historical profession at large. Moreover, it sets the agenda for the plurality of feminist histories yet to be written.
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 at the Department of History, University of Illinois, 309 Gregory Hall, Urbana, IL 61801, firstname.lastname@example.org, to request a prospectus that outlines the current organization and funding of the Journal.
Proposals to edit the Journal should include: 1) 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; 2) an organizational plan for the editorial and administrative functions of the Journal; 3) a statement of commitment of institutional support; and 4) copies of curriculum vitae for the editor or editors. Please note that available software for online article submission and review now make it possible to assemble an editorial team from more than one institution.
Proposals are due to Eileen Boris, President, Board of Trustees, Journal of Women's History, Women's Studies Program, South Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 by February 27th, 2009.
Journal of Women's History
c/o Department of History
University of Illinois
810 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801 Email: email@example.com
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