To bring together scholars who explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences

Women and Gender

The Women and Gender network is one of the lagest networks of the ESSHC.
It addresses gender as a historically and culturally variable category that is constitutive of classifying and interpreting the social world, of organizing social and power relations, of producing knowledge (such as historical knowledge), and of shaping experiences of women and men in the past. The network is welcoming research that is crossing epochs, regions, and disciplines. A specific theme is chosen for every conference.

Bettina Brandt
University of Bielefeld, Germany
Raisa Toivo
University of Tampere
Marianna Muravyeva
University of Helsinki, Finland

CFP 13th European Social Science History Conference, Leiden, The Netherlands, 18 – 21 March, 2020, Women and Gender Network: DOING GENDER IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: THEORY AND PRACTICE

The ESSHC Women and Gender network invites proposals for individual papers and sessions (3-4 speakers, a chair and a commentator) focussing on interconnections between practice and theory in applying gender-sensitive historical analysis. We would like to discuss the following questions during our forthcoming conference:

  • What is the place of theory in current and future gender history – is it needed or wanted?
  • How does gender as an analytical category inspire the theorizing of history today?
  • How is gender history responding to challenges posted by queer, LGBT, and non-categorical gender studies?
  • Or the challenges posed by globalization, religious change, or mobility?
  • Has history used up the potential of ‘gender’ as an analytical tool or can we find new ways of theorizing and approaching it?
  • What role does gender theory play in contemporary memory politics?
  • How is gender history used and abused in today’s societies?

The Women and Gender network also invites submissions on suffrage and enfranchisement.

Please, send your proposal by 15 April 2019 at pre-registering on the ESSHC website here: .

The Thirteenth European Social Science History Conference is organized by the International Institute of Social History in cooperation with Leiden University.