CFP: Women's Lives around the World: A Global Encyclopedia to be published by ABC-CLIO

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Call for Papers
Subject Fields: 
Contemporary History, Cultural History / Studies, Demographic History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Labor History / Studies

Seeking contributors for Volume 2: The Americas, one of a four volume set titled Women’s Lives Around the World, that will provide a country by country overview of the social, political, economic, and religious situations of women throughout the world. Aimed at undergraduate and high school levels, entries will explore the women’s diverse, intersectional lives, including differences of race/ethnicity, sexual identity, social class, religion, and ability. Available entries listed below. A publisher supplied template and style guideline will be provided.

Entries due November 15, 2015

Countries & Word Counts
Haiti, 7000
Honduras, 7500
Netherlands Antilles: Aruba Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, 5000
Nicaragua, 7500
Uruguay, 6000
Peru, 8000

Contributors will be given access to an electronic version of the encyclopedia. The editors will donate the $10,000 contributor budget to the National Women’s Studies Association for student scholarships and will provide NWSA with a list of all contributors. Interested? Email:

Contact Info: 

Jane Nichols, MLIS
Associate Professor & Librarian

The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Editor, Volume 2: The Americas