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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

CFP: Histories of Sex and Sexuality in Central and Eastern Europe

What roles do sex and sexuality play in Central and Eastern European history? What effect did the region’s tumultuous history have on sexual identities, desires, and practices? How do Central and Eastern European conceptions and practices of sexuality differ from “Western” mythologies of its sexualities?

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