CCWH - CCHF

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

Urgent: Volunteers Needed

The CCWH is [somewhat desperately] seeking volunteers for our 2020 book prize committees. The English language book prize, co-ordinated by Andrea Eidinger, is in need of two volunteers to help assess and determine prize winners for submissions published in 2018 and 2019 in English. The French language book prize, co-ordinated by Sophie Doucet, is in need of one volunteer to assess submissions published in 2018 and 2019 in French. 
The commitment involves having submissions delivered to you for your perusal this winter/spring, assessing them, and then convening with the committee electronically to discuss and recommend winners. If you can help, please email the CCWH English language secretary, Sally Mennill at mennills@douglascollege.ca

CFP: Pathways to the Past: Consuming History Graduate Conference

Professional Translator Needed

Hello members and colleagues,

We are looking for a professional translator to translate some of our documents from English into French. In an ongoing effort to support our underemployed/tenuously employed members we are posting this contract to our members first. The current rate is $0.18/word and the amount of work is fairly small. If you are interested, please contact Heather Stanley (heathermichellestanley@gmail.com) expressing your interest and a giving a brief explanation of your qualifications.

 

Sincerely,

The CCWH-CCHF Executive

CCWGH-CCHFG Book Launch/Lancement du livre

Chères\Chers collègues,

Avez-vous publié une monographie ou un recueil collectif en 2019-2020?

Si vous souhaitez faire un lancement de votre ouvrage lors de la réception du CCHFG, le lundi 1 juin, au svp, contactez-moi (heathermichellestanley@gmail.com).Ce sera un plaisir de souligner votre réalisation et, par la même occasion, de promouvoir votre livre!

Au plaisir de vous lire!

Cordialement,

Heather Stanley


Dear colleagues,

Did you publish a monograph or edited collection in 2019-2020? If you would like to launch your book at the CCWGH reception, please get in touch with me (heathermichellestanley@gmail.com). It will be a pleasure to highlight your achievement and, at the same time, promote your book! I look forward to hearing from you.

All the best,

Heather Stanley

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Modernisms, Inside & Out/APPEL À COMMUNICATION: Modernismes, par-delà les limites

CALL FOR PAPERS

Modernisms, Inside & Out
The 4th conference of the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative

http://cwahi.concordia.ca
Toronto, 20 – 22 August 2020 NEW DATES

A collaboration between Concordia University, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection & Ryerson University’s Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre.

In 2020 the McMichael Canadian Art Collection will launch Uninvited, a major exhibition on women and art in the 1920s and 30s, and the Art Gallery of Ontario will highlight work by female artists in the decades before the First World War. Together, the exhibitions offer an important opportunity to reassess women’s visual and material engagements with the modern as a cultural force in Canada. The social changes effected by modernization brought significant advances for many women: full legal personhood, new careers, the vote, and increasing opportunities for public and artistic leadership. For others, however, modernity brought exclusion and repression. As racialized rhetoric intensified, immigration policy tightened and settlers sought to eliminate Indigenous cultural expression or confine it to the past. Economic transformation endangered pre-industrial ways of life and their attendant cultural forms, but also stimulated new kinds of artistic production.

How did the visual and material cultures of Canadian women position them inside and out of the modern? And how does the art that women made turn modernism itself inside-out?

A rich history of scholarly investigation exists to support this inquiry. In the 1980s and 90s, feminist scholars of European and American art critiqued modernism and the cultural apparatus that supported it, arguing that women had effectively been constituted as modernism’s excluded other. Since then, investigations of anti-modernism as a cultural force in Canada have called attention to the political, linguistic, and economic tensions that led many to search for alternatives. Most recently, studies of multiple modernities and global modernisms have asked us to rethink the boundaries and priorities of a field of study too-long defined by Euro-American exemplars. What new insights emerge when we bring the focalizing lens of Canadian women’s experiences to these discussions?

The 4th conference of the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative welcomes papers that respond to this question across all forms of material and visual culture. Case studies and broader analyses are welcome, as are new methodologies for studying un(der)explored Canadian women artists inside and outside of Canada. Modern formations cross time, geographies, cultures, and media; we invite your engagement with current debates that help us to better understand this diversity.

Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2020. Please email a working title, a 150-word abstract and a 2-page cv to cwahi.conference@gmail.com. Graduate students should also forward a letter of support from their supervisor. Selections will be made by 30 March 2020. Any inquiries may be directed to kristina.huneault@concordia.ca


Veuillez noter les nouvelles dates, qui évitent un conflit avec le congrès AAUC

APPEL À COMMUNICATION

Modernismes, par-delà les limites

Quatrième colloque du Réseau d’étude sur l’histoire des artistes canadiennes

http://cwahi.concordia.ca

Toronto, 20 – 22 août 2020 : NOUVELLES DATES

Ce colloque est une collaboration entre l’Université Concordia, le Musée des beaux-arts de l’Ontario, la Collection McMichael d’art canadien et le Centre de recherche sur la littérature et la culture modernes de l’Université Ryerson.

En 2020, la Collection McMichael d’art canadien accueillera une grande exposition intitulée Uninvited (« sans invitation ») qui sera consacrée aux femmes et à l’art des années 1920 et 1930. Pour sa part, le Musée des beaux-arts de l’Ontario présentera des œuvres réalisées par des femmes artistes dans les décennies précédant la Première Guerre mondiale. Conjointement, ces deux expositions proposeront une plateforme incontournable pour réévaluer les contributions visuelles et matérielles des femmes à l’art moderne en tant que dynamique culturelle au Canada. Pour de nombreuses femmes, les bouleversements sociaux entraînés par la modernisation se sont accompagnés d’importantes avancées. Signalons pour mémoire l’acquisition de la personnalité juridique, les nouvelles possibilités de carrière, le droit de vote et la multiplication des occasions d’exercer un rôle important dans les domaines public et artistique. Pour d’autres, la modernité a plutôt été synonyme d’exclusion et de répression. Parallèlement à l’intensification d’une rhétorique racialisée, les politiques en matière d’immigration se sont durcies, et les colonisateurs ont tenté de réduire à néant l’expression culturelle autochtone ou, à tout le moins, de la confiner au passé. Si les transformations économiques ont compromis les styles de vie préindustriels et leurs formes culturelles, elles ont également favorisé l’émergence de nouveaux modes de production artistique.

Comment les Canadiennes ont-elles inscrit leur culture visuelle et matérielle au sein et hors du modernisme? Comment leurs réalisations artistiques ont-elles provoqué une apostasie de ce courant?

Une riche anthologie de recherches critiques étaie ce questionnement. Dans les années 1980 et 1990, des spécialistes féministes de l’art européen et américain ont désavoué le modernisme et l’appareil culturel le soutenant. Elles affirmaient qu’en réalité, les femmes se sont vu imposer le rôle de cet autre qu’excluait le modernisme. Depuis, des études sur l’antimodernisme ont dévoilé les tensions politiques, linguistiques et économiques qui ont provoqué chez plusieurs un désir de trouver d’autres modes de vie que ceux qui avaient été proposés par la modernité. Par ailleurs, des recherches récentes sur les modernités plurielles et les modernismes mondiaux nous ont obligés à repenser les limites et les priorités d’un champ d’études défini depuis trop longtemps selon des modèles occidentaux. En abordant les modernismes sous l’angle du vécu des Canadiennes, quelles nouvelles perspectives peuvent-elles émerger?

Canadian Women Artists History Initiative
EV Building, Room 3.741
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Boulevard West
Montreal, QC H3G 1M8

Rappel / reminder  

English follows

Prévoyez-vous soumettre une proposition de panel pour la prochaine assemblée annuelle de la Société historique du Canada (SHC), qui aura lieu à l’Université de Western du 1 au 3 juin 2020?

Votre proposition pourrait être parrainée par le CCHF. Le CCHF est intéressé à commanditer des panels qui cadrent avec notre mandat de promouvoir l’enseignement et la recherche sur les femmes et l’histoire du genre. L’appel à communications de la SHC peut être consulté ici : https://cha-shc.ca/francais/ce-que-nous-faisons/reunion-annuelle/reunion-annuelle.html

Pour vous renseigner au sujet du parrainage de votre panel par le CCHF, veuillez contacter Heather Stanley at heathermichellestanley@gmail.com  avant le 15 octobre 2019.


Are you planning to submit a panel proposal to the Canadian Historical Association’s(CHA) 2019 Annual Meeting, which will take place at Western University, June 1-3 2020?

Please consider whether it might be a good fit for CCWH sponsorship.  The CCWH is interested in sponsoring panels that align with our mandate to promote teaching and research on women’s and gender history. The CHA Call for Papers can be found here: https://cha-shc.ca/english/what-we-do/annual-meeting/annual-meeting.html

To inquire about CCWH sponsorship of your panel, please contact Heather Stanley at heathermichellestanley@gmail.com before October 15, 2019.

OWHN Conference

This year’s Ontario Women’s History Network (OWHN) conference will be held in London at Museum London on October 25-26 2019. Always a wonderful chance to network and to hear about the latest in women’s and gender history, this year’s conference will examine the history of women and health, broadly defined. There will be opportunities to tour the museum’s exhibitions as well as other local historical sites.

To see the conference program and to register, please visit the OHWN website: https://owhn-rhfo.ca/annual-conference/

For any questions, please email Amber Lloydlangston at alloydla@museumlondon.ca

OWHN thanks its conference sponsors: Nancy’s Very Own Foundation; Department of History, Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, and Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, all of The University of Western Ontario; Museum London; Eldon House

Registration 2019 Form

OWHN Program

CFP: Gender and History – Special Issue on Health, Healing and Caring

Call for Proposals

Special Issue: Health, Healing and Caring

Gender & History is an international journal for research and writing on the history of femininity, masculinity and gender relations. This Call for Papers is aimed at scholars studying any country or region, and any temporal period, including the classical, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary periods.

This Special Issue will explore the gendered history of healing and caring from the perspective of the sick and suffering, and various types of healers and caregivers. It aims to move beyond institutional histories of biomedicine, canonical medical knowledge, and allopathic approaches to health. We seek to showcase research that reflects upon the gendered dynamics of palliative care and the formation of diverse communities and economies of health and healing. We recognize that historical reckonings of health and bodily knowledge in many locales have been dominated by sources maintained in state, colonial, and missionary archives, and by notions of medicine shaped in white settler institutions. In an effort to destabilize these reckonings and to uncover marginalized forms of knowledge and practice, we encourage research informed by diverse methodologies and an imaginative approach to source material.

In recent years, medical anthropologists have shed light on the complex and unequal co-production ofbiomedical knowledge and “traditional” forms of medicine while feminist sociologists have illuminatedthe gendered dynamics of caregiving and the devaluation of its everyday and emotional labor. How might historians engage these cross-disciplinary methods and insights to reconstruct more nuanced and more expansive histories of healing and caring? What happens to our gendered histories of illness and medicine when we de-naturalize biomedical formations and examine palliative care in addition to therapeutic treatment? How has gender shaped which forms of healing and caring are recognized and institutionalized, and how has such privileging changed over time?

We understand that historically a wide array of people have provided healing and caring including family members, shamans, spirit mediums, healers, Elders, herbalists, diviners, faith healers, and wise-women and men as well as midwives, nurses, aids, and doctors. Their practices have ranged from diagnosing illnesses, administering medicines, and performing procedures to offering spiritual and psychological counsel. They have also included forms of body work such as grooming, feeding, bathing, massage and manipulation, and handling the dead.

Papers are invited from established scholars as well as new, emerging, and unaffiliated scholars who consider a variety of historical moments and locations, or transnational and even global processes related to themes such as the following:

  • Intersectional approaches that examine how social identities and inequalities rooted in gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, religion, and nationality have long shaped people’s access to health resources and care and, in turn, given rise to disparate patterns and experiences of well- being and illness.
  • Reconstruction of deep histories of gendered healing and caring, extending back well before the twentieth century, that reveal how healing and caring practices have been central concerns for both individuals and societies and how those concerns have often animated and reconfigured cultural institutions, political ideologies, and economic relations and markets.
  • Consideration of the connections and tensions between various modes of healing and palliation, and how those relations have informed the frequently gendered and racialized separation of“professional” and “modern” medicine from modes designated as “traditional,” “informal,” “alternative,” or “home-based.”
  • Examination of how people have transmitted healing and caring epistemologies and practices across generations and geographic distances, including how women have sought to maintain or assert control over their health and how various archives have worked both to represent and obscure those efforts.
  • Engagement with concepts from disability studies, queer theory, and crip theory to better understand the history of illnesses and diseases that have often been both gendered and stigmatized such as depression, hysteria, reproductive maladies, infertility, and sexually transmitted infections.

Interested individuals are asked to submit 500-word abstracts, a brief biography (250 words), and a cv by 31 August 2019 at 5pm PDT for consideration.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the guest editors and successful proponents will participate in a symposium at Vancouver Island University in British Columbia, Canada, on 22 May 2020. Papers must be submitted six weeks prior to the symposium. Papers should be 6000-8000 words in length. After thesymposium, papers will go through the journal’s peer review system. As with any article, there is noguarantee of publication.

The editors are in the process of applying for funding to defray the cost of the travel to the symposium for new, emerging, and unaffiliated scholars.

Please send abstracts, biographies, and CVs by email to genderhistory@viu.ca or by mail to The Editors,Gender & History, Vancouver Island University, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5.

The Special Issue will be edited by Drs. Kristin Burnett, Sara Ritchey, and Lynn M. Thomas.


Special Issue Timeline

Abstracts to SI editors — 31 August 2019
Papers circulated to symposium participants — 15 March 2020
Symposium at Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo, British Columbia) – 22 May 2020
Full submissions to SI editors (papers submitted on ScholarOne) for peer review — 31 August, 2020 Revised submissions (and any image permissions) to SI editors — 31 May 2021

Publication — October 2021

50th Anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women Project

Dear colleagues,

Next year is the 50th anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women, and several of us have been talking about how we might use this anniversary most productively at next year’s CHA meeting, and perhaps beyond. We invite you (grad students, sessionals, postdocs, adjuncts, faculty, etc.,) to join the conversation.

We (Elise Chenier, Magda Fahrni, Nancy Janovicek, and Rhonda Hinther) are interested in revisiting the Commission’s Report, and simultaneously widening the lens beyond its scope to address issues that were overlooked, ignored, or insufficiently explored, such as concerns particular to indigenous women, to women of colour, to lesbians/issues regarding sexuality, and issues regarding disability. Please add more to this preliminary list. We hope to find a balance between appreciating and honouring the work that was done, while bringing a decidedly intersectional, anti-colonial lens to bear on our exploration of equity, particularly as it relates to women.

Here are some preliminary ideas being developed, and we look forward to many more:

  • a public exhibit of text and images from the commission and related feminist events/milestones from that period
  • a roundtable discussion of the legacy of the Commission and consideration of present-day issues (perhaps with historians and local feminist activists?)
  • a presentation by Elise Chenier’s oral history students on lesbians in the women’s movement

We also want to address an issue raised by Valerie Korinek in her keynote this year: the very low participation of men in sessions by and about women’s history/historians. We recognize that not everyone will want to take up this work, which is perfectly understandable. But some of you may, for example, be interested in organizing an introductory session on teaching and learning feminist approaches to Canadian history. Perhaps there are men who would like to take this on? Please feel free to forward this email to colleagues who may be interested but may not be CCWH members. We welcome all participants.

To generate some discussion, and overcome the distance that separates us, we propose to begin with a moderated online conference call in mid-August in the form of a wide-ranging discussion about the original report, to be followed by a second discussion in early October of three or four articles that take us into areas beyond that which the report covered. Our hope is that from this discussion will flow ideas for events, panels, and perhaps even courses you might teach in 2020.

If you are interested in participating, please add your name and email address to this Google Document:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WFj_buxGryb4kryGNYMCf6c3WfXHktSKR6JnU-h8jmY/edit?usp=sharing

Best wishes,

Elise, Magda, Nancy, and Rhonda

Job Posting – Canadian Women’s History at SFU Contract

The Departments of History and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University invite applications for a one-year full time term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, 75% in the Department of History; 25% in GSWS, with an administrative home in History. This is a position in Canadian History, with a specialization in gender and women’s history. Periodization open but must be able to teach both pre-and post-Confederation Canadian and Canadian Women’s History.

The position starts September 1, 2019. The successful candidate will teach eight courses over three semesters (SFU operates year-round, with Fall, Spring, and Summer terms). Six courses will be taught in the History Department and the remaining two in GSWS. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both halves of the surveys in Canadian history (HIST 101 and HIST 102W) and Canadian women’s history (GSWS 201 and GSWS 311). Additional courses will be assigned by the chair of the History Department to be determined by the successful candidate’s areas of specialization. A full list of the courses offered by the History Department can be found here. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of History team of faculty, the Lecturer may also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

The ideal candidate will have a completed Ph.D. in Canadian history or a related field and university teaching experience.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

This is an entry-level term position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

Review of applications will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials, and course evaluations), and full course outlines for either HIST 101 or HIST 102W, either GSWS 201 or GSWS 311, and one upper-division History seminar of the candidate’s choice. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendations. All application materials should be sent to:

Professor Jennifer Spear
Chair, Department of History
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive,
Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6

Applications may be submitted electronically to histcsec@sfu.ca.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

 

 

http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/arts.html

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