The Women, Gender and Sexuality Network of the Social Science History Association calls for papers for the 2012 SSHA conference.
Please forward this message to anyone you know who may be interested.
Apologies for cross postings. You are included on this mailing because of your past participation in a SSHA panel sponsored by the WGS Network.
For more information on the conference-wide call for papers, and the other networks please see the SSHA website at http://www.ssha.org/annual-conference.
The 2012 SSHA conference will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, from November 1-4. The conference theme is "Histories of Capitalism." We invite submissions of (preferably) full panels and individual papers by March 1, 2012.
We are also interested to hear from scholars willing to volunteer as chair or discussant. Panels organized around this years theme are especially encouraged, and there are many aspects of this theme that could be explored from a WGS perspective. Submissions about the meeting location Vancouver are also welcome, as well any other topics related to social science history.
The WGS network representatives are
Dominique Grisard firstname.lastname@example.org
Roxana Galusca email@example.com and
Anna Korteweg firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are here to help you organize panels, and act as your liaison with the Program Committee.
There are a few IMPORTANT things to know about organizing panels for SSHA:
Panels of research papers must have 4 (or more) papers.
Panels must include presenters from more than one academic discipline and institution.
Panels that are complete (4 papers, discussant, chair) have a much higher chance of getting accepted.
Panels organized in different formats than the standard presentation of 4 research papers are encouraged. Roundtable discussions and book sessions ("author meets critics") have been well attended at recent conferences.
Panel organizers will need to provide an abstract, title and contact information for each panel participant, and designate a network (or networks) where the panel/individual paper is likely to fit.
Graduate students may apply for a SSHA travel grant (http://www.ssha.org/grants). Other than that, there is no expense coverage for SSHA participation.
Please contact the network chairs with any questions, ideas, etc. before submitting session and paper proposals at http://conference.ssha.org.
Please find panel ideas generated at last years WGS network meeting:
Gender and workplace
Questioning the care work paradigms
Formal / informal work
Capitalism and domestic service. UK and USA - Longue duree of household and capitalism
Invisible (female) workers historically
II. Consumption, Commodification
Commodification of parenting
Consumption and gendered selfhood
Consuming activism: Pink ribbon breast cancer activism Commerce of sex in the movement to combat sex trafficking Occupy
III. Global economies
Economic crisis and gender
Reproductive Tourism and Surrogacy (incl. reproductive technologies & biotechnology)
Traffic in Feminism
Single headed households
"No Borders" and "No One Is Illegal": Feminist and Queer Practices of Citizenship
Aids activism and gender
Women and biography
Elderly / Elderly Care
Women, Gender & Sexuality Representative, SSHA
Anthropology & Historical Studies, New School for Social Research
Center for Gender Studies, University of Basel
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