The Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, & Sexuality invites proposals for sessions in its 2017-2018 series. Programs take place alternately at the Schlesinger Library of the Radcliffe Institute and at the Massachusetts Historical Society. The Seminar’s steering committee welcomes suggestions for papers dealing with all aspects of the history of women, gender, and sexuality in the United States and will also consider projects comparing the American experience with that in other parts of the world.
Most sessions focus on the discussion of a pre-circulated paper, distributed roughly a month before the seminar date. The essayist and an assigned commentator will each have an opportunity for remarks before the discussion is opened to the floor. We also welcome proposals for alternative session formats, including roundtable discussions centered on a question, an emerging subfield, or an important recent work.
In developing its 2017-2018 series, the Seminar’s steering committee will fill some sessions through invitations and others through this call for papers. If you would like to be considered for a slot, please send your CV and a one-page précis of your paper by March 15 to Conrad E. Wright, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your proposal, please indicate when your paper will be available for distribution. If there are special scheduling conditions, such as a planned trip to Boston or an extended period when you cannot make a presentation, please so indicate in your proposal.
For more information on the Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, & Sexuality visit the series webpage at http://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/seminars/women-and-gender.