CFP: Canadian Society for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting, University of Waterloo in June 2012
Special session on Reproductive Health History
Women’s bodies have always been sites of struggle – over meanings and for control. The most polarizing conflicts involve women’s reproductive health and autonomy. Women’s bodies are a terrain contested by and between the medical establishment, the state, churches, the media, and activists. Battles over meanings and rights also pit men against women and women against one another. Further complicating these conflicts are issues of race, class, gender, and heteronormativity. Papers in this panel should seek to illuminate these struggles for meaning and control in innovative ways.
Subjects may include, but are not limited to:
-in/fertility, treatments and technologies
-reproductive health activism
Scholars are invited to submit proposals of 250-300 words, along with a 1-page CV, by November 30, 2011.
For more information or to submit a proposal, please contact Shannon Stettner (email@example.com)
Following the conference a CFP will be issued inviting scholars to submit articles for a special issue of the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History on Reproductive Health History in Canada, guest edited by Shannon Stettner and Tracy Penny Light, with the aim of publishing in 2014.
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