CFP: Feminism, History, and Theory: A Conference to Celebrate the Work of Joan Sangster

Call for proposals

Feminism, History, and Theory: A Conference to Celebrate the Work of Joan Sangster

21-23 June 2019
Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario

The first conference on Canadian women’s history was held at Trent University just over twenty-five years ago. Next summer, scholars interested in feminism, history, and theory will convene atTrent once more for a conference to celebrate Joan Sangster’s academic work. Building on the 2010 Canadian Committee on Women’s History conference in Vancouver, this will also be an opportunity to take stock of the connected histories of gender, class, ‘race,’ and colonialism in Canada.

The organizing committee invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and/or individual papers that engage with one or all of these themes, looking especially at their intersections. Presenters could offer their own research or reflect on the writing of women’s history, labour studies, political economy, feminist theory, and where we might be heading in the future in all of these areas. We are especially interested in thinking about working-class and feminist histories; gender and work; social policy, law and criminalization; assessing how feminist writing has and can lead to social change; Indigenous women’s histories; exploring the connection between critical theory and history; and historicizing feminist approaches to our scholarship. Many of these themes relate to areas of Joan’s scholarship, but we are open to other topics, too. People are also welcome to attend and not give a paper.

Please submit proposals to by 1 December 2018.

For individual papers, please include:

  •  a title
  • a 250-word abstract
  • a short bio (3–5 sentences)

For panels and roundtables, please include:

  • a title and 250-word abstract for the panel
  • a title and 250-word abstract for each paper
  • a short bio (3–5 sentences) for each presenter

Unfortunately we will not be able to provide travel subsidies; however, we are trying to raise some funds to help defray the costs of the conference. Please share the conference information with others who may be interested in attending. We will release more details as they become available.