[H-verkko] CFP: Gender In The European Town: Medieval To Modern

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To Marras 11 16:18:12 EEST 2012

Agricolan artikkelipyyntöihin on lähetetty uusi ilmoitus:
Gender In The European Town: Medieval To Modern 
Proposals of 200 words for papers or sessions should be submitted to
geneton at sdu.dk by 26 October 2012.

Poster and Master Class deadline, 1 December 2012.

For further information and submission details see: www.sdu.dk/geneton.




Gender In The European Town: Medieval To Modern 


University of Southern Denmark, Odense,  

22-25 May 2013


As places which fostered and disseminated key social, economic, political and

developments, historically towns have been central to the creation of gendered

and the transmission of ideas across local, national and transnational
boundaries. The

Gender in the European Town Network invites proposals for papers of 20 minutes, 

completed panels (3 papers, chair and commentator) and poster sessions.

We encourage papers that address one of the three strands, or proposals that
cross the theme boundaries. They

should also explore what influence gender has on the shape of towns themselves,
as a force for change. We

welcome local studies as well as more comparative approaches and encourage
historiographical, theoretical and

empirical considerations.

Keynote Speakers 

Professor Elizabeth Cohen, York University (Toronto), Canada: ‘Women in a
"Male City": From Sex Ratios to Social

Relations in Rome circa 1600.’

Professor Rachel Fuchs, Arizona State University, US: ‘Exploring Citizenship
in Creative Ways: Gender, the Family

and the Courts in Modern Paris.’

Professor Hannu Salmi, University of Turku, Finland: ‘Catastrophe, Emotions
and Guilt: The Great Fire of Turku


Professor Pamela Sharpe, Hobart University, Tasmania, Australia: ‘Gender in
Place: Early Modern Economic and

Social Perspectives.’

Professor (Assoc) Deborah Simonton, University of Southern Denmark: ‘”to
merit the countenance of the

Magistrates”: Gender and civic identity in eighteenth-century Aberdeen’


Political culture and Civic Identity 

We want to discuss how civic identity and citizenship were negotiated and used
in the urban space and how these

were established and institutionalized. Proposals could include:

* Gendered civic identity in different time periods

*  Gender and different sites of political actions

* Relations between local civic identity and national

political development

* Political culture and political actions

* Religion as politics 

* Intersectional discussions of how changing

social conditions interacted with gender and


Space Place Environment: Rethinking Space 

The role of gender in shaping, and being shaped by, space and place,
particularly in the urban environment,

provides historians and cultural geographers with the opportunity to look afresh
at the changing nature of the town

and its inhabitants over time. Proposals could include:

* Historiography of spatial studies 

* Gendered urban environment in historical process

* New directions in the study gendered urban space

* Meanings of space

* Urban places as gendered meaning



Stretching the urban economy

This strand will explore the influence of gender on the economic shape of towns
and the ways men and women

articulated their relationship to the urban economy. We encourage papers that
stretch the traditional idea of

economy by exploring different types of markets and nexus. Proposals could

* Workplace organisation / relationships 

* Consumption and production interfaces 

* Networks (urban rural links, family business, etc.)

* Cosmopolitanism in economic systems

* Influence of econo-political debates

* Gendered illicit economy


Master Classes: PhD-students participating in the conference will also have the
opportunity to take part in a special

master class with one of the keynote-speakers on the opening day of the
conference. Note: some postgraduate

bursaries are available.

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Agricola <agricola at utu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 2.12.2012