CCWH - CCHF

Canadian Committee on Women's History – Comité canadien de l'histoire des femmes

CFP: Interdisciplinary Feminist Session/APC: Session interdisciplinaire et féministe

(le français suit)

Call for papers for Interdisciplinary Feminist Session at Congress2019 

Deadline for abstract submissions: January 28, 2019.

Session Title: Circles of Feminist Conversations. Solidarities and Social Movements for Change beyond Patriarchy

This year our feminist interdisciplinary committee invites papers on the theme of “Circles of Feminist.”

Conversations. Solidarities and Social Movements for Change beyond Patriarchy”. As feminists within and across disciplines, we will collectively explore the types of solidarities, conversations and professional practices that we might have with diverse community members and groups inside and outside academe. Presenters may articulate the particular contributions, historical and/or contemporary, that they feel their feminist approach offers to solidarities and social movements for change amidst and beyond the patriarchal past and present. Papers may take a disciplinary approach (in conversation with other disciplines), an interdisciplinary or an “undisciplined” perspective. Among the topics presenters might wish to explore are:

  • feminist responses to the TRC and engagements with and in Indigenous communities
  • feminist and Indigenous solidarities and conversations
  • creative engagements with feminism, for instance through art, music, theatre, and journalism
  • patriarchy of different sorts and in various contexts and historical periods
  • feminist engagements with communities at the local, regional, national, transnational or global levels
  • feminist social movements for change in contemporary neo-liberalism and neo-patriarchy
  • intersectionalities from a feminist perspective

Organizers: Ann Denis, University of Ottawa, adenis@uottawa.ca; Linda Christiansen-Ruffman, Saint Mary’s University; Elaine Coburn, York University; Kathryn Adams Sloan, Western University; Alana Cattapan, University of Saskatchewan; Amber Fletcher, University of Regina; Ruth Kane, University of Ottawa; Liza Lorenzetti, University of Calgary; Lisa Pasolli, Queen’s University; Kathryn Trevenan, University of Ottawa

The Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) is again allowing us to use its on-line platform for abstract submission – and all abstracts MUST be submitted there. You do not need to be a member of CSA to do so. However, in order to be included in the program and to be allowed to present, all presenters must be paid-up members of one of the co-sponsoring associations (listed below) and have registered for both Congress and that association by April 15, 2019.

Submit your abstract online using the steps below. Please ensure that you have first reviewed the Abstract submission and Presenter Guidelines at https://www.csa-scs.ca/conference/call-for-abstracts/

Then visit the Conference abstract submission system athttp://csa-scs.ca/abstract-submissions

  1. Create an account.
  2. Select ‘Submit an Abstract’and follow the steps for submitting it. The session is ‘Circles of Feminist Conversations’. All (co)-authors must be identified, with their contact information and institutional affiliation. Maximum abstract length is 300 words.
  3. You can revisit your submission to edit it (until Jan 28, when abstract submission closes) and to see its status.
  4. You will be informed of the decisions about your submission by mid-February, 2019.

Co-sponsoring associations:

  • Canadian Association for Social Work Education /Association canadienne pour la formation en travail social (CASWE/ACFTS)
  • Canadian Association for the Study of Women’s Education / Société canadienne pour l’étude sur les femmes et l’éducation (CASWE/ACÉFÉ)
  • Canadian Committee on Women’s History/ Comité canadien de l’histoire des femmes (CCWH/CCHF)
  • Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women/Institut canadien de recherche sur les femmes (CRIAW/ICREF)
  • Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA-ACSP)
  • Canadian Sociology Association/Société Canadienne de sociologie (CSA/SCS)
  • Society for Socialist Studies – Société pour études socialistes (SSS-SES)
  • Women’s & Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF)

Appel pour communications pour la session interdisciplinaire et féministe au Congrès2019

Date limite pour soumission de résumé :Le 28 janvier 2019.

Titre de session : Les cercles de conversation féministe. Les solidarités et les mouvements sociaux qui revendiquent le changement au-delà du patriarcat

Cette année, notre comité féministe et interdisciplinaire invite des communications sur le thème « Cercles de conversation féministe.»

Les solidarités et les mouvements sociaux qui revendiquent le changement au-delà du patriarcat ». En tant que féministes au sein et à travers des disciplines, nous explorerons collectivement les types de solidarités, de conversations et de pratiques professionnels que l’on pourrait avoir avec des membres et groupes de diverses communautés à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur du monde universitaire. Les présentatrices (et présentateurs) peuvent préciser des contributions particulières, historiques et/ou contemporaines, qu’elles/ils croient que leur approche féministe apporte aux solidarités et aux mouvements sociaux de changement au sein du et au-delà du patriarcat du passé et présent. Les communications peuvent avoir une approche disciplinaire (en entretien avec d’autres disciplines), interdisciplinaire ou « indisciplinée ». Parmi les thématiques que les présentatrices (et présentateurs) pourraient souhaitera aborder sont :

  • Des réponses féministes au CVR et des engagements avec ou dans les communautés autochtones
  • Des conversations et solidarités féministes et autochtones
  • Des formes d’implication créatives féministes, par exemple l’art, la musique, le théâtre et le journalisme
  • Le patriarcat de différentes sortes et dans divers contextes et époques historiques
  • Des engagements féministes avec des communautés locales, régionales, nationales, transnationales ou mondiales
  • Des mouvements sociaux féministes en faveur de changement du néolibéralisme et du néopatriarcat contemporains
  • Des intersectionnalités d’une perspective féministe

Organisatrices : Ann Denis, University of Ottawa, adenis@uottawa.ca; Linda Christiansen-Ruffman, Saint Mary’s University; Elaine Coburn, York University; Kathryn Adams Sloan, Western University; Alana Cattapan, University of Saskatchewan; Amber Fletcher, University of Regina; Ruth Kane, University of Ottawa; Liza Lorenzetti, University of Calgary; Lisa Pasolli, Queen’s University; Kathryn Trevenan, University of Ottawa

Encore une fois cette année la Société canadienne de sociologie nous permet d’utiliser sa plateforme en ligne pour la soumission des résumés. Tous les résumés DOIVENT y être soumis. Vous pouvez le faire sans être membre de la SCS. Toutefois, afin d’être inclus dans le programme et permis de présenter votre communication, il faut être membre en règle d’une des associations qui co-marrainent la session (voir la liste en bas), et s’être inscrit au Congrès2019 et pour ladite association avant le 15 avril 2019.

Voici les étapes pour soumettre votre résumé en ligne : revoyez d’abord les lignes directrices relatives à la présentation des résumés et des communications se trouvant à https://www.csa-scs.ca/conference/directives-concernant-la-conference/. Ensuite, visiter le site de présentation de résumés à la conférence àhttp://csa-scs.ca/abstract-submissions. Allez aux écrans en français en cliquant sur l’onglet ‘FRAÇAIS’ en haut à droit.

  1. Créez un compte
  2. Cliquez sur « Soumettre un résumé » et suivez les étapes indiquées. La session est « Circles of Feminist Conversations. Solidarities and Social Movements for Change beyond Patriarchy / Les cercles de conversation féministe. Les solidarités et les mouvements sociaux qui revendiquent le changement au-delà du patriarcat ». Tou(te)s les (co)-auteur(e)s doivent être identifié(e)s, y compris leurs coordonnées et leur affiliation institutionnelle. Le résumé ne doit pas dépasser 300 mots.
  3. Après avoir soumis le résumé, vous pouvez ouvrir une séance pour le modifier (jusque 28 janvier, quand le système de soumission ferme) et vous pouvez vérifier son statut.
  4. Par la mi-février 2019, on vous communiquera la décision au sujet de votre résumé.

Associations qui co-marrainent la session :

  • Canadian Association for Social Work Education /Association canadienne pour la formation en travail social (CASWE/ACFTS)
  • Canadian Association for the Study of Women’s Education / Société canadienne pour l’étude sur les femmes et l’éducation (CASWE/ACÉFÉ)
  • Canadian Committee on Women’s History/ Comité canadien de l’histoire des femmes (CCWH/CCHF)
  • Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women/Institut canadien de recherche sur les femmes (CRIAW/ICREF)
  • Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA-ACSP)
  • Canadian Sociology Association/Société Canadienne de sociologie (CSA/SCS)
  • Society for Socialist Studies – Société pour études socialistes (SSS-SES)
  • Women’s & Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF)

 

Reminder: Neatby Prize

Dear colleagues,

This is just a reminder that nominations for the Neatby Prize are due soon!

ARTICLE DE LANGUE FRANÇAISE: Tout article scientifique de langue française, publié dans une revue ou un livre canadien ou international en 2018 et considéré comme une contribution originale et scientifique au champ de l’histoire des femmes et du genre peut être proposé pour le Prix Hilda Neatby de 2019.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRIZE:  Any English-language academic article published in Canada during 2018 and deemed to make an original and scholarly contribution to the field of women’s and gender history as it relates to women is eligible for nomination for the 2019 Hilda Neatby Prize.

Send nominations, with 1 copy of the nominated article, before December 31st, 2018 to Dr. Patrizia Gentile, Chair, Hilda Neatby Prize Committee.

Email address: patrizia.gentile@carleton.ca

For further information contact Dr. Patrizia Gentile  (patrizia.gentile@carleton.ca) or visit the website for the CCWH: http://chashcacommittees-comitesa.ca/ccwh-cchf/.

 

“Breaking through the Bronze Ceiling,” One Year Later

This blog post was written by Anne Marie Lane Jonah and originally appeared on the Halifax Women’s History Society blog. It is reposted here with permission. 

Almost one year ago, on an unseasonably pleasant November morning, the Halifax Women’s History Society unveiled the bronze statues of “The Volunteers/Les Bénévoles” to a crowd of several hundred: VIP guests, supporters and funders, and several of the women we wished to honour. “The Volunteers/Les Bénévoles” is a life-sized group of three women—one elderly, one young adult, one a girl—two with European features, and one African-Nova Scotian. These bronze women represent countless hours of volunteer work, first of women during the Second World War, and then, 75 years later, of the members of the Halifax Women’s History Society.

The volunteers honoured by the statue were the women of Halifax, and Nova Scotia, and Canada who during the Second World War cooked, knitted, raised money, entertained troops, provided nursing care, and so much more. As we planned, fund-raised, and celebrated, we were blessed, and inspired, to have some of these women among us. During the war, Margaret Gordon, mother of one of our board members, served food and performed with Portia White’s choir at the Gerrish Street Hall, a segregated space for African-Canadian servicemen. Charlotte Guy-Jeffries and Helen Colwell both performed for troops, and actually met for the first time in seventy years at the project launch event. Charlotte shared her story of travelling by launch to a troop ship waiting in the harbour, climbing up a ladder on the side of the ship, in the winter, in the dark, in a cocktail dress and heels, to play the accordion for troops waiting to ship out. Joyce Purchase worked four hour shifts at the North End Canteen after school, and gathered scrap, and Margaret Lindsay, an important start-up donor, also volunteered. Their work was myriad, enormous, and went on for years. It was carried out in segregated contexts but by diverse women. Having some of the women who did this work with us grounded the thinking and focussed the intent of this monument: it is representative of a collective effort of actual, historical (and living) women: real, diverse, and inevitably flawed. These women who volunteered time when their lives also demanded more of them, pushed at the limits their society placed on them to accomplish what they felt needed to be done, and shaped events as they could.

In the hands of the elderly woman knitting, there is a basket that was made by Mi’kmaw elder, Margaret Pelletier. This small element is all we have to represent the Indigenous women who dealt with the impacts of the war, and rose to the challenges it created as well. It is a story that needs its own space, but the intricate basket, a masterpiece of Margaret Pelletier’s work, carefully rendered in bronze by the artist Marlene Hilton Moore, keeps a place for the story we haven’t yet told.

The placing of the monument represented as well, countless hours of volunteer work, fundraising, speaking, raising awareness, and as well as researching and writing. The parallel was not lost on the Society, all women. Dr. Janet Guildford, Dr. Frances Gregor, and Dr. Sharon MacDonald as researchers identified the massive amount of volunteer work done by women that was not visible in war commemorations. Their work highlighted the value of volunteer labour for making possible Canada’s participation in the war, and Halifax’s surviving the turmoil created by hundreds of thousands of soldiers passing through. (Yes, there was a riot at the end of the war, but the efforts of Haligonian volunteers had kept a lid on the powder keg of thousands of young men away from home for the first time, etc, for years at the point.) Guildford, Gregor, and MacDonald’s research also demonstrated the limits of gender and race imposed on the women of Halifax as they tried to organize, and the effort they made to circumvent those limits.

Janet Guildford and Marlene Hinton Moore at the unveiling Charlotte Guy Jeffries Unveiling the woman with knitting Margaret Gordon and Wanda Lewis Unveiling the African Nova Scotian Canteen worker

Photos by Bruce Bottomley

A year after the unveiling, our board has changed as the most senior members have taken well-deserved retirements, although Janet Guildford remains involved as past chair. The Board held a day-long retreat last spring to redefine our mandate now that the monument is in place. Sharon, the current chair was happy to point out that the newly-elected board has one member born in each decade from the 1940s to the 1990s. We are students, professors, historians, recent grads, and those passionate about history and about feminism. As we reviewed our mandate we quickly agreed that we were proud to define the organization as feminist and agreed unanimously that feminism speaks to the experience of all who identify themselves as women. We also agreed that we are committed to public history. We recognize that diversity is something we have to work toward, and that in so doing, we need to do the work. We intend to reach out to organizations that address women’s experiences from perspectives that have been marginalized to support their work, hoping to be a resource, rather than to add to the pressures on over-taxed community volunteers. At the same time, we will always maintain our commitment to fostering a diverse board and membership.

In the discussion to define durable operating procedures, Sharon MacDonald, in her role as chair, introduced the Board to a consensus model that she had experienced in other volunteer work, through the Quakers. It is a departure and a challenge, perhaps, but we have embraced it. We knew that “Robert’s Rules of Order” were not for us. This means that we will work to have all board members in support of everything we do, rather than just a simple majority. So far, so good, as it was very easy for the entire board to agree that lending support to the Xara Choral Theatre’s tour of “Fatty Legs,” was a natural fit. Their production tells the story of Residential School survivor Margaret Pokiak, and involved Indigenous artists and educating settler artists, and audiences.

For the Society, from the start, the goal of creating a permanent, or as permanent as possible, monument to women’s historical contributions, using the medium of bronze, was our unifying and over-riding objective. It was, literally, a monumental task, and this group of women volunteers got it done in under five years. We all love to take a stroll on the Halifax waterfront to visit the women. My favourite comment about the work was, “They speak to you.” The beautiful sculptures, created by Marlene Hilton Moore, are so animated and lifelike, they are approachable, touchable, and for many, they speak.

With that behind us, and a clear, inclusive, and ambitious public history mandate in front of us, we all look forward to fostering and helping to create better, more meaningful, and inclusive feminist public history in Halifax, and in Nova Scotia.

To learn more about the Halifax Women’s History Society, see our webpage and you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Anne Marie Lane Jonah, historian with Parks Canada, has been an HWHS board member since 2016.

CFP: Feminism, History, and Theory: A Conference to Celebrate the Work of Joan Sangster 21-23 June 2019

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 at Trent 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 couldoffer 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 toareas 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 FHTconference@gmail.com 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.

Reflections on a Symposium to Honour Wendy Mitchinson

By Jane Nicholas, Susan Roy, and Julia Roberts.

Note: We erroneously previously credited this piece to Heather Stanley, would like to sincerely apologize to the authors for this mistake.

Wendy Mitchinson at the symposium

Wendy Mitchinson at the symposium in her honour

Friends, colleagues, and former students gathered recently in Waterloo for a symposium to honour Wendy Mitchinson and reflect on her scholarship. The day was a celebration of collaboration and mentorship kicked off by Franca Iacovetta’s touching and humorous tribute to Wendy both as an individual and a member of the wider Canadian history community.

Franca Iacovetta delivering the tribute to Wendy

Franca Iacovetta delivering the tribute to Wendy.

Franca’s superb talk pointed out that feminist historians have carved out space in scholarship by asking deceptively simple questions:  What did doctors think of women’s bodies?  What could Canadian women’s history look like?  These questions helped open up new avenues for research, of which Wendy’s work played a central role.  They garnered new scholarship on women’s reform movements, women’s bodies and their treatment by doctors, as well as a collaborative project culminating in the textbook Canadian Women: A History, written by Wendy, Alison Prentice, Gail Cuthbert Brandt, Paula Bourne, Beth Light, and Naomi Black. Yet, as Franca pointed out, there are pleasures and perils in celebrating an individual, running the gamut from honouring an outstanding scholar and celebrating engaged scholarship to reinforcing individualistic perspectives of academic success and revealing embarrassing information.  Franca emphasized that Wendy’s career includes both scholarly achievements and a commitment to collaboration and mentorship. Collaborations resulted in edited collections, such as On the Case with Franca Iacovetta and Obesity in Canada with Jenny Ellison and Deborah McPhail. As Franca noted, tributes to individuals can also be a symbolic act of affirming a community that crosses generations of researchers.

Following the tribute, Doug Peers, Dean of Arts at UWaterloo, announced the establishment of the Wendy Mitchinson Graduate Award in History.  The award will continue the legacy of Wendy’s scholarship and mentorship for a doctoral student working in women’s and gender history at the university.  Made possible through the generous donations from alumni, friends, family, and former students, the scholarship is a fitting legacy to Wendy’s commitment to exceptional graduate teaching and to the advancement young scholars.

Wendy Mitchinson (centre) with some of the original donors to the scholarship on either side.

Wendy Mitchinson (centre) with some of the original donors to the scholarship.

Sarah McTavish, a UWaterloo PhD candidate (supervised by Ian Milligan,) is the first recipient of this award.  Sarah’s dissertation “Exploring Queer Identity on the Early Internet, 1983-1999,” examines the construction of gender and sexuality among LGBTQ communities on the internet.

In her tribute, Franca noted the value of patient and considerate friends, the significance of mentorship in the life of feminist scholars, and the value of supportive partners (and pets!) to what often appears as individual academic success.  These themes became the focus of a roundtable of her past graduate students describing their experiences being mentored by Wendy.  Wendy describes herself as having been “well mentored” by Ramsey Cook and, in turn, she took her mentorship role seriously.  Lucille Marr, Shannon Stettner, Renee Bondy, Jenny Ellison, Megan Davies, and Tarah Brookfield all spoke to Wendy’s influential scholarship and mentorship, and in particular, the continuing impact of her 1991 book The Nature of Their Bodies.  Renee described Wendy’s work as “of the moment” and Tarah emphasized her treatment of historical subjects with integrity and compassion.  Overall, the roundtable spoke to Wendy’s positive guidance, timely feedback, and good advice about survival in the academy – especially in relation to work-life balance. As Wendy says, “You have to have a life.” During the roundtable many people cited the importance of a feminist academic community and collegiality, including reading drafts of papers, sharing research materials, and words of encouragement.  While many of these mentorship practices are often institutionally invisible, they remain essential. Shared anecdotes reveal how Wendy’s acts of kindness have stuck in our memories and have informed our own practices of mentorship and collegiality.

This is a group shot of the Wendy Mitchinson Symposium

Attendees at the symposium

The day was capped off with a launch of Wendy’s newest book, Fighting Fat:  Canada, 1920-1980, which arrived fresh from the printers.  Cover of Fighting Fat bookFocusing on what Mitchinson argues are the “crucial” decades of the twentieth century, Fighting Fat illuminates how obesity and fatness became “the public health issue of the moment.”  As Wendy reveals in the introduction, “what we read about obesity today is very much part of yesterday’s obesity dialogue.”  The book launch and signing capped off an afternoon of celebration for Wendy Mitchinson as a ground-breaking feminist historian who continues to influence generations of scholars and the kinds of histories being told today.

For more information about the Wendy Mitchinson Graduate Award in History, please visit https://uwaterloo.ca/graduate-studies/awards/wendy-mitchinson-graduate-award-history.

For more information about Fighting Fat, please see https://utorontopress.com/ca/fighting-fat-2.

The symposium was organized by Julia Robert, Susan Roy, and Jane Nicholas with support from the Department of History and the Office of Advancement at University of Waterloo and the Department of History at St. Jerome’s University.

 

Announcement/Annonce: Hilda Neatby Prize/Prix Hilda Neatby

English to follow

LE PRIX HILDA NEATBY EN HISTOIRE DES FEMMES ET DU GENRE

2019 Appel à candidature

**La date limite pour soumettre une candidature est le 31 décembre 2018**

L’objectif du Prix Hilda Neatby en histoire des femmes et du genre, décerné depuis 1982 par la Comité canadien de l’histoire des femmes à la réunion annuelle de la Société historique du Canada, est d’encourager la publication d’articles scientifiques sur l’histoire des femmes et du genre dans les livres et les revues canadiennes.

Deux prix sont décernés, un pour le meilleur article écrit en français, l’autre pour le meilleur article écrit en anglais. Tous les articles scientifiques publiés au Canada et considérés comme une contribution originale et scientifique au champ de l’histoire des femmes et du genre sont admissibles.

Deux prix seront décernés:

  • ARTICLE DE LANGUE FRANÇAISE: Tout article scientifique de langue française, publié dans une revue ou un livre canadien ou international en 2018 et considéré comme une contribution originale et scientifique au champ de l’histoire des femmes et du genre peut être proposé pour le Prix Hilda Neatby de 2019.
  • ARTICLE DE LANGUE ANGLAISE: Tout article scientifique de langue anglaise, publié au Canada en 2018 et considéré comme une contribution originale et scientifique au champ de l’histoire des femmes et du genre peut être proposé pour le Prix Hilda Neatby de 2019.

Les nominations doivent être accompagnées d’une copie de l’article et envoyées avant le 31 décembre 2018 à Dr. Patrizia Gentile, Présidente, Comité du Prix Hilda Neatby.

Adresse courriel : patrizia.gentile[AT]carleton[DOT].ca

Pour plus d’information veuillez contacter Dr. Patrizia Gentile ou visitez le site web du CCHF: http://chashcacommittees-comitesa.ca/ccwh-cchf/.


HILDA NEATBY PRIZE IN CANADIAN WOMEN’S AnD GENDER HISTORY

2019 Call for Nominations

**Deadline December 31st, 2018**

The purpose of the Hilda Neatby Prize in Women’s and Gender History, awarded since 1982 by the Canadian Committee in Women’s History at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, is to encourage the publication of scholarly articles on women’s and gender history in Canadian journals and books.

Two prizes are awarded, one for the best article in English, the other for the best article in French.  Any academic article published in Canada and deemed to make an original and scholarly contribution to the field of women’s history is eligible.

Two prizes shall be awarded:

  • FRENCH LANGUAGE PRIZE:Any French-language academic article published in a Canadian or international journal or book in 2018 and deemed to make an original and scholarly contribution to the field of women’s and gender history as it relates to women is eligible for nomination for the 2019 Neatby Prize.
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRIZE:  Any English-language academic article published in Canada during 2018 and deemed to make an original and scholarly contribution to the field of women’s and gender history as it relates to women is eligible for nomination for the 2019 Hilda Neatby Prize.

 Send nominations, with 1 copy of the nominated article, before December 31st, 2018 to Dr. Patrizia Gentile, Chair, Hilda Neatby Prize Committee.

Email address:patrizia.gentile[AT]carleton[DOT].ca

For further information contact Dr. Patrizia Gentile or visit the website for the CCWH: http://chashcacommittees-comitesa.ca/ccwh-cchf/.

 

Reminder!

We would like to remind you that, while we are sponsoring a keynote speaker in our guaranteed spot at the CHA meeting in 2019, we would still be happy to endorse panels that engage effectively with women’s and gender history.  If you are planning such a panel and would like us to lend our support, do let us know.  Both of us have out-of-town commitments from October 10-14, so we’d appreciate hearing from you by 11:59 pm, October 8.  Send your submission by email attachment to Willeen at wkeough[at]sfu[dot]ca.  Hope you enjoy the long weekend!

Reminder: CHA

Hope you are all in recovery from the start-of-semester chaos.

Just writing to remind you that the CHA has posted its cfp for Congress, 2019, at UBC (see link at https://www.cha-shc.ca/?lid=MEBNQ-KCBY6-CUXBG). The deadline for submissions is October 15. We are hoping to see many of you at Congress and will do our best to order up better weather than the last time (brrrr).

We are planning to use our one guaranteed spot for a keynote speaker this time around (details to follow), but we just want those of you who are planning panels around women’s and gender history to know that we would be happy to lend the support of the CCWH-CCHF to your submission. Let us know, as we would love to acknowledge all the excellent work that you are doing.

All best,

Willeen and Lara

Announcement: Book Launch

Come and enjoy the launch of Rhonda Hinther’s new book, Perogies and Politics: Canada’s Ukrainian Left, 1891-1991. Copies of the book will be for sale. All are welcome! —– In Perogies and Politics, Rhonda Hinther explores the twentieth-century history of the Ukrainian left in Canada from the standpoint of the women, men, and children who formed and fostered it. For twentieth-century leftist Ukrainians, culture and politics were inextricably linked. The interaction of Ukrainian socio-cultural identity with Marxist-Leninism resulted in one of the most dynamic national working-class movements Canada has ever known. The Ukrainian left’s success lay in its ability to meet the needs of and speak in meaningful, respectful, and empowering ways to its supporters’ experiences and interests as individuals and as members of a distinct immigrant working-class community. This offered to Ukrainians a radical social, cultural, and political alternative to the fledgling Ukrainian churches and right-wing Ukrainian nationalist movements. Hinther’s colourful and in-depth work reveals how left-wing Ukrainians were affected by changing social, economic, and political forces and how they in turn responded to and challenged these forces.

 

For more information, check out the Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2068703810049669/?active_tab=about

Announcement: New Co-Chairs and Vice-Chair

The CCWH-CCHF is pleased to announce the election of the Co-Chairs, Lara Campbell and Willeen Keough, and the Associate Chair, Heather Stanley, for the 2018-2019 year!

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