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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Call for Papers: “1977-2017: The IWY National Women’s Conference In Retrospect” November 5-7, 2017, University of Houston

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the 1977 National Women’s Conference, the domestic answer to the United Nations’ International Women’s Year initiative.  The Houston Conference, as it came to be known, was the largest federally mandated gathering of American women in history.  On this occasion, 2000 delegates elected from fifty states and six territories and roughly 16,000 observers came together to craft a twenty-six plank National Plan of Action, submitted to President Jimmy Carter in 1978.  The conference remains one of the most imaginative and wide-ranging exercises in civic enga

SAWH Conference Panel on Food or Domestic Labor


I am thinking ahead to organize a panel for the 11th Annual SAWH Conference at University of Alabama June 7-10, 2018. I would like to present an adapted chapter from my dissertation on the role of enslaved cooks of antebellum Charleston in interpreting their masters' conceptualization and expectations of "appropriate" food. Topics under which we could unite as a panel include experience of enslaved laborers, domestic laborers, food production or consumption, etc.

Applications are due August, 15 2017.


Kelly Kean Sharp

Re: Mentoring Discussion Series

Jean is absolutely right! (I just posted a longer reply, but H-net ate my homework!)
Pacing is everything. Don't shoot yourself in the foot by assigning too many long papers in too short a time! When I taught 15 hours a week, giving students a first-draft option for term papers, and letting them re-submit an improved version, was noble but ill-advised.
Plan your syllabus with the utmost care, and have fun. That's why we chose this path, yes?


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