International Federation for Research in Women's History and Women's History Network, UK: call for papers for International Conference on 'Women's Histories: the Local and the Global' to be held 29th August to 1st September 2013 at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK.
This international conference will explore the history of women worldwide, from archaic to contemporary periods. Engaging with the recent global and transnational turns in historical scholarship, it will examine the ways in which histories of women can draw on and reshape these approaches to understanding the past. It will focus on developing gendered histories of globalisation that explore the complex interplay between the ‘local’ and the ‘global’, and on exploring the relationship between nation-based traditions of women’s history writing and transnational approaches which examine connections and comparisons between women’s lives in different localities. Key questions to be addressed are:
• How can women’s histories reshape our understanding of the relationship between the ‘local’ and the ‘global’?
• What implications does a transnational framework of analysis have for nation-based traditions of writing women’s history?
Keynote speakers will include: Mrinalini Sinha, Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History, University of Michigan; Catherine Hall, Professor of Modern British Social and Cultural History, University College London.
You are invited to submit proposals for individual papers or panels (3 papers plus commentator) relating to the following strands:
1. The impact of global change on women’s lives in specific localities.
2. Relations between women in the context of global inequalities of power.
3. Women’s local responses and resistances to imperialism and globalisation.
4. Women, migrations, diasporas.
5. Empires ‘at home’: women in imperial metropoles.
6. Women as local producers, traders and consumers in a globalising economy.
7. Women’s life histories and personal relationships across geo-political divides.
8. Women’s involvement in transnational networks.
9. National women’s histories in comparative perspective.
10. Teaching women’s history in a globalising world.
11. The place of the global in local, community and public histories of women.
Conference languages: English and French
Please submit your proposal online through the conference website (see URL above)
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