CFP: Gender and Sexuality in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Past and Present
Conference venue: University of Nottingham
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 9th January 2017
Description of the Event
Research into gender and sexuality in Russian, East European and Eurasian contexts has rapidly expanded in recent years in the disciplines of history, geography, sociology, literature, politics and cultural studies. The aim of this conference is to facilitate the continued development of this field by encouraging cross-disciplinary conversations around these central themes.
Eligible topics for the conference
Presentations by postgraduates and early-career researchers are especially welcomed. Possible themes may include, but are not limited to:
Paid and unpaid labour
Constructions of femininity and masculinity in politics and popular culture
The life cycle and the regulation of ageing
Medicine and gendered bodies
Intersections of gender, race and ethnicity
Sexualities and gender identities
Migration and displacement
Violence and discrimination
Keynote speaker: Dr Sarah Badcock, University of Nottingham
Guidelines for submission
Proposals for 20-minute papers and for panels of 3 papers are welcomed.
Please send abstracts of 250 words and a brief biographical note to the organiser Siobhan Hearne firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 9th January 2017.
For more information: http://www.pecob.eu/Gender-Sexuality-Russia-Eastern-Europe-Eurasia-Past-Present
CFP: Seeking contributors for a book project on modernity, space and gender
Dr. Alexandra Staub is currently planning an edited volume on modernity, space and gender, using case studies from a variety of national contexts as seen through the lens of gender. She is seeking scholars who can contribute to this project by writing on how “modernity” has been shaped and defined in various cultures, how this has been used to inform public policy and spatial arrangements, and how this intersection of modernity and spatial practice has helped or hindered women. The volume would present thematically linked case studies of spatial practices and their gender implications across the globe. She would especially like to present a comparison between countries with strong social programs (such as Scandinavian countries), those with liberal or neo-liberal policies (such as the United States or Britain), rapidly developing countries (such as China or India), countries that have transitioned from a socialist economy to a capitalist one (such as Russian and other countries in Eastern Europe), and countries marked by a strong political dichotomy between modernization and traditionalism (such as Turkey or Iran) . If you are interested in contributing to this volume, or have any questions, please send an email with a short description of your work to Alexandra Staub, Associate Professor of Architecture, Penn State University.