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Call for Papers: Gender & History, Oct 1

November 2014 Special Issue: Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchange

Issue Editors: Stephan F. Miescher; Michele Mitchell; Naoko Shibusawa

From antiquity through the twentieth century, imperial expansions were accompanied by transregional and global exchanges of goods, ideas, people, natural resources, practices and styles. As free and unfree labour travelled across spaces, so too did a variety of commodities and natural resources. We seek proposals that explore the gendered impact of such exchanges on the metropole and/or the colonies, and how these dynamics were shaped by either gendered desires, gendered relations, or gendered ideologies.

We plan to approach the creation of this special issue via a colloquium to be held at New York University (or Brown University) on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, 2013.

Please submit 1-2 page abstracts in English (500-750 words maximum) to by October 1 2012, with ‘Special Issue 26:3 abstract submission’ in the subject line (limited funds for the translation of articles written in other languages might be available).

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