Northeastern Illinois University call for papers for the Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender will take place once a month on Fridays, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. during the academic year at the Newberry Library in Chicago. The seminar will be open to graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty. Submission deadline: April 25, 2009.
Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender
The Newberry Library Seminar on Women and Gender
Co-sponsored by the History Departments of Northeastern Illinois University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and
the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago
CALL FOR PAPERS
for the 2009–10 academic year
Deadline for Submission: 25 April 2009
The Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender is intended to bring together scholars from a variety of historical fields to share their works in progress. We envision that it will explore diverse topics and genres—such as race/ethnicity, biography, war, religion, family, and sexuality—through the prisms of women and/or gender. Our focus will be on the United States and North America across all time periods; however, we welcome papers on non-American aspects of the history of women and gender. Ideally our meetings will stimulate wide-ranging discussions applicable for use in classrooms and professional forums.
The seminar will be open to graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty. To maximize time for discussion, papers will be circulated electronically in advance. Priority will be given to individuals who are at a stage in their research at which they can best profit from discussion, and to individuals who need a venue to present their work. The seminar will meet on selected Fridays during the academic year, 3:00-5:00 PM, at the Newberry Library in Chicago.
To propose a paper, please send a one-page proposal, a statement explaining the relationship of the paper to your other work, and a brief c.v. to Jenny Butler, Program Assistant, Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture, The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street; Chicago, IL, 60610. Please send all materials as electronic attachments via email to email@example.com.
If you are interested in presenting and have questions, please contact one of the seminar coordinators, Francesca Morgan (Northeastern Illinois University; firstname.lastname@example.org ; (773) 442-5609) or Joan Marie Johnson (Northeastern Illinois University; email@example.com; (773) 442-5628)
The Newberry Library is unable to provide funds for travel or lodging, but can provide assistance in locating discounted accommodations.
If you would like to be placed on the mailing list to receive announcements of upcoming presentations, or if you would like further information about Newberry Library seminars, phone Jenny Butler at the Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture at the Newberry Library at (312) 255-3524, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please include your e-mail address with all communications, and let us know if you would be willing to receive announcements by e-mail.)