Announcements: 23 April 2011

Conference Announcements

‘For Love or Money?: Historical Perspectives on Gender and Emotional Labour’
2 July 2011, University of the West of England, Bristol
The 18th annual conference of the West of England & South Wales Women’s History Network. Confirmed speakers include Professor Leonore Davidoff, Professor Michael Roper, Dr. Janet Fink and Dr Lucy Delap.

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Calls for Papers

2012 CLAW Conference: Race, Gender, and Sexualities in the Atlantic World
9-12 March 2012, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

The Carolina Lowcountry in the Atlantic World Program (CLAW) at the College of Charleston invites paper proposals addressing women, gender, and sexuality in the Atlantic World, 1500-present. The featured keynote speaker is Jennifer L. Morgan (New York University).

Proposals for papers or panels due by email to conference chair: 2 December 2011

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Recent Publications of Interest

Tanya Evans, ‘Secrets and Lies: the Radical Potential of Family History,’ History Workshop Journal 71 (Spring 2011): 49-73.

On the possibilities of intersections between public family history and academic social/cultural history, particularly in terms of methods.

Helen Small, Nicholas Dames, Naomi Tadmor, Teresa Mangum, Karen Chase and Devoney Looser, ‘Roundtable: Old Age and the Victorians,’ Journal of Victorian Culture 16, 1 (April 2011): 112-37.

In response to Karen Chase, The Victorians and Old Age (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009) and Devoney Looser, Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750-1850 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008).

Jennifer Anne Boittin, Christina Firpo, and Emily Musil Church, ‘Hierarchies of Race and Gender in the French Colonial Empire, 1914-1946,’ Historical Reflections 37, 1 (Spring 2011): 60-90.

On discourses of race, class and gender across the French empire (French Indochina, metropolitan France and French West Africa) – specifically focusing on the question of compensation for interracial families and single white women; masculinity and black men; and African debates around women’s suffrage.

Jack Lord, ‘Child Labor in the Gold Coast: The Economics of Work, Education, and the Family in Late-Colonial African Childhoods, c. 1940-57,’ Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 4, 1 (Winter 2011).

On childhood and economics in the mid-twentieth-century Gold Coast. Seeks to complicate representations of the ‘African child,’ and understand these children as ‘vital economic actors and agents: at once producers, consumers, and accumulators of wealth.’

Kate Bagnall, ‘Rewriting the History of Chinese Families in Nineteenth-Century Australia,’ Australian Historical Studies 42, 1 (2011): 62-77.

Challenges common representations of the nineteenth-century Chinese population in Australia as men living in ‘vice’ in an absence of family life by exploring patterns of intimacy and family life among Chinese men and white Australian women. Examines the origins of such representations and considers recent methods for re-writing the histories of Chinese families in Australia.

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