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Call for Submissions for Conference: Cross-Boundary Gender History Research: Theories and Practices
December 15, 2019
Since the publishing of the 1986 paper “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis” by Joan Scott in the American Historical Review, a wave of fervent discussion has ensued, ranging from the abandoning of traditional male-centric modes of thought to academic circles within women’s history orientating their research towards gender. In the last three decades, gender history research has been incessantly undergoing change, receiving influence from within academia—post-modernism, post-colonialism, queer theory, etc.—and from external forces, such as political or social factors and women’s movements. Past scholarship with a singular focus on gender, however, has been unable to realize the aim of advancing more holistic approaches. Despite being largely limited to humanities and social sciences, this task of how to better foster comprehensive perspectives has been assumed by researchers of gender history in particular.
In light of this, the goal of this conference is to explore gender history theories and practices which are able to cross “boundaries.”
Conference dates: August 18–19, 2020
Venue: Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taipei
Deadline for submission: December 15, 2019