We are writing to you as the representatives of the Women, Gender & Sexuality network of the Social Science History Association. As you may know, the SSHA organizes an annual conference in which each of the networks that make up the SSHA put together a series of conference panels. This very grassroots system of conference organizing means that scholars put together complete panels (consisting of 4-5 papers, a discussant, and a chair), which are then vetted by the network representatives and put on the program by the program committee. In addition, scholars propose individual papers, which network representatives turn into panels. The outcome is a terrific, stimulating conference.
The 2013 conference will be in Chicago on Nov. 21-24 and we hope you will consider proposing panels that fit under the broad umbrella of our network women, gender & sexuality. If you like more specific guidance, the general topic of the conference is "organizing powers" (see http://www.ssha.org/pdfs/SSHA_2013_CFP.pdf). In addition, topics raised at this year's network meeting included:
Re-evaluating the sexual revolution from women, gender and sexuality perspectives; The organizing power of affect; The organizing power of color; The organizing powers of feminisms; Re-evaluating the socio-cultural effects of feminisms; Gendering and sexualization as structuring instruments of power; The relationship between feminism and revolution; Gender and labor organizing; Women and consumer activism; The Men's movement; Re-organizing power relations; Gender organizing prison; LGBT, marriage: re-organizing power? Gender-segregation as organizing power; The relationship between household and state.
These are suggestions only – we are happy to consider all themes that fit within our network.
The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2013! For instructions on how to upload panel and individual paper proposals please go to: http://www.ssha.org/conference-submission.
If you have ideas for panels and need advice on bringing in more scholars, please do not hesitate to contact us. We might be able to put you in contact with others.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com).
Very best wishes – Anna and Dominique
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