Aspasia: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History

Call for contributions : Volume 11 (to be published in 2017)


Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2015

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of what has come to be called the Russian Revolution, the collective designation for the February and October Revolutions. The impact of the Revolution reverberated throughout Europe. The former Russian empire was thrown into civil war. Battles raged over the territory of Russia and Ukraine. Some parts of the empire, including Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Georgia, used the upheaval to declare independence. The Revolution encouraged socialist uprisings in the crumbling German and Habsburg Monarchies and inspired left-wing activism all over the world. Ever since, the meaning and significance of Russian Revolution of October 1917 has been hotly debated. Did it offer possibility and hope or violence and oppression?

Beyond Women’s Words:

The Personal, Political, and Ethical Challenges of Doing Feminist Oral History

A collection co-edited by Katrina Srigley, Stacey Zembrzycki, and Franca Iacovetta

Deadline for Abstracts: March 6, 2015

When Women’s Words: The Feminist Practice of Oral History (1991) was published nearly twenty-five years ago, it sought to push past the celebratory tone that had then defined much of women’s oral history. In their respective contributions, a diverse and multidisciplinary group of feminist scholars honestly discussed and rigorously debated how the dynamics and complexities of power affect the process, content, and outcomes of interviews and the nature of the scholarship produced. To this end, the volume reflected on the ways in which feminism had influenced the larger field of oral history to that point, even pre-figuring paradigmatic shifts and debates that later generated their own extensive historiographies.

Conference "Gender and Empire. Exploring Comparative Perspectives and Intersectional Approaches"

Dörte Lerp (University of Cologne) - 23-26 September 2015, Cologne

Deadline: 31 December 2014

Scholars have been exploring the history of women, gender and empire for more than three decades. Starting off by questioning the notion of colonialism as an exclusively male endeavor, they did not just add the stories of white and colonized women to the historiography on empire. They explored the effects of colonization on indigenous and migrant women and stressed the centrality of western women to the imperial project, but went on to expose colonialism itself as a fundamentally gendered project. Despite the large body of literature that has been produced over years the history of gender and empire is far from told. On the contrary, the amount of scholarship has only served to reveal the complexity of colonial gender practices, relations and ideologies.

An International Conference

Gender, memory and genocide: Marking 100 Years Since the Armenian Genocide

Third ICRAR Conference to be held at: The Center for Research on Antisemitism, Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany, 4-6 June 2015

 Deadline 30 November 2014
Please send a title and abstract (max. 300 words) together with your contact information and a brief CV to:
Dr. Dilek Güven, Center for Research on Antisemitism: Ця електронна адреса захищена від спам-ботів. Вам потрібно увімкнути JavaScript, щоб побачити її.

The history of genocide and its aftermath cannot be understood without taking gender into account. As research on the history of the Holocaust and other genocides has demonstrated, genocidal violence has different but related effects on men and women, on gender relations and on gender hierarchies. Its processes have imposed new meanings on biological differences, femininity and masculinity, and on sexuality. Post-genocidal periods have witnessed the reconstitution of gender relations and the gendering of memory. Histories and memories of genocide are deeply gendered, both in their content and their silences.  

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