CFP- Women's and Gender History Symposium at Urbana-Champaign

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Call for Papers
March 3, 2017
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, African American History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, World History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies

2017 Women’s and Gender History Symposium

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Theme: Migration and Movement in Women’s and Gender History

Date: March 3, 2017

Submissions and Contact:

Submission Deadline: January 27, 2017



The 17th annual Women’s and Gender History Symposium at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign seeks graduate papers that foreground histories of women, gender, and/or sexuality that pay particular attention to migration and movement broadly defined. We welcome papers from a broad range of time periods, disciplines, and methodologies that engage but are not limited to the following issues:


  • Movement(s) through and/or within spaces
  • Understandings or contestations of migration and movement within empire
  • Differing types of migration: labor, familial, temporary, permanent, etc.
  • Understandings of diaspora(s)
  • Postcolonial migrations


This year’s keynote speaker is Karen Flynn, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, Associate Professor of Center for African Studies, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professor Flynn is a historian of the Black Atlantic world, with primary research and teaching interests in gender, migration, race, and sexuality. 


Panels will take place the morning and afternoon of March 3rd. The keynote will be held in the evening, followed by a reception. Light breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided for presenters and participants. Travel grants may also be available.


We encourage submissions focusing on non-Western and indigenous areas, or on pre-modern periods, along with those that employ interdisciplinary approaches and tools. Papers that engage with space and place studies, disability studies, and/or postcolonial studies are also encouraged. First time presenters and/or MA students are warmly welcomed as well.


Please submit proposals (200-300 words in length) together with a CV to by January 27, 2017.

Contact Info: 

Liz Adamo, co-chair

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