CFP: "Quickening: Mothers, Matrons, and Midwives; or, Pregnancy in the Long Eighteenth Century" DEADLINE EXTENDED - SCSECS 2020

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Call for Papers
February 7, 2020 to February 8, 2020
Florida, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, British History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies


CFP: Annual conference of the South Central Society of Eighteenth Century Studies. St. Augustine, Florida. 7-8 February 2020.

Proposals are invited for presentations on any aspect of pregnancy or childbirth, or the interactions among mothers, matrons, or midwives during or after pregnancy in the long eighteenth century. Topics may include detection of pregnancy, the "policing" of pregnancy by the community, pregnancy loss or termination, the postpartum period, the use of traditional or folk remedies, the medicalization of pregnancy, the representation of pregnancy in written or visual media, the rhetoric of pregnancy, or other pertinent topics. Diverse geographic areas are welcome. 200-word proposals should be sent to by December 31, 2019.

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Judith Broome, William Paterson University, 


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