FROM THE DIRECTOR
Let us start looking ahead to the new academic year by looking back a bit. The University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Consortium is 17 this year. It was created in 1989 and charged with maintaining the University of Wisconsin System's national prominence in the field of Women's Studies, and to create a unique inter-institutional model for educational innovation. The Consortium serves as the formal organization of the fourteen campus-based Women's Studies programs and UW Extension, including the Women and Science Program and the internationally recognized Office of the Women's Studies Librarian. Together we focus on initiatives in instruction, research, outreach, library resource development and international programs. Our existence encourages all the UW System Women's Studies programs to fulfill central goals of the mission of the University, leading to the continued growth and development of education by, for, and about women in the State of Wisconsin. Together we work to promote communication and collaboration among the System's Women's Studies departments, programs, research centers, faculty members and scholars.
In Wisconsin as elsewhere the inter-discipline of Women's Studies is the academic arm of the women's movement. The WSC's work is separate but intrinsically tied to larger women's and diversity issues in the UW System, the State of Wisconsin and beyond. Watch in this WSC e-bulletin for announcements of interest to Women's Studies administrators, faculty, staff and students throughout the year.
In the UW System in general and in Women's Studies in particular our faculty, staff, and programs find themselves under increasing pressure to do more with less. As we experience the pressures of reductions in support it is important to acknowledge the productive work going on all around us. As we identify, acknowledge, and act to address the needs and issues raised in this era of unease and dwindling resources we need to preserve and protect what resources we do have as well as to continue to collaborate and share resources and opportunities that still exist while we work even harder to make visible the achievements and accomplishments of our students and colleagues.
Women's Studies Consortium Leadership Updates
Please help us welcome Kathy Miller-Dillon, Associate WS Chair, UW-Milwaukee as our new Advisory Council Chair, and Dianna Hunter, WS Director, UW-Superior as the Chair-elect of the WSC. We offer our thanks for the ongoing leadership in women's studies they bring to the UW System.
We are adding members to the program committee for the 31st Annual Women's Studies Conference, which will take place in Madison, at the Pyle Center, April 20th and 21st. The theme for the conference is INTERSECTIONALITIES in Women's Studies Research, Teaching, and Activism. The Call for Proposals is due by November 1, 2006 and can be found here: http://wsc.uwsa.edu/events/confer/annualconf.htm. If you would like to participate on the Program Committee please email me at email@example.com for the proposed meeting schedule. We look forward to this annual opportunity to come together as a learning community to share our teaching, scholarship, and activism!
Artists please take note. This year's conference will include an exhibition at the Pyle Center entitled INTERSECTIONALITIES: The Feminist in Art. You will find a Call for Participation here: http://wsc.uwsa.edu/events/confer/annualconf.htm. Students are welcome to participate. The exhibition will run from March 21-April 21, 2007. The exhibition is being planned to initiate a Midwestern connection to the multi-year national Feminist Art Project http://feministartproject.rutgers.edu/ featuring activities and exhibitions that celebrate women's contributions to the arts and the Feminist Art Movement. Feminism has had a significant impact on contemporary art practice internationally. This project aims to document and highlight this influence in the cultural record, past, present, and future. This exhibition is part of the nation-wide effort to acknowledge and commemorate historic anniversaries in the American Women's Art Movement of the 70's and to launch new initiatives that demonstrate the ongoing significance of women's contributions to art.
Welcome to what promises to be a year of collaboration and action.
Helen Klebesadel, Director
University of Wisconsin System
Women's Studies Consortium
2006-2007 CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS IN WISCONSIN
Academic year 2006-2007 is packed with useful and exciting events in women's studies and related issues. Put them on your calendars now!
- October 13-14th, 2006
Women's Studies Consortium Advisory Council Retreat
- October 16th, 2006
Wisconsin Women Equal Prosperity (WW=P) youth summit
- October 20-21, 2006
University of Wisconsin System LGBTQ Research Symposium, UW-Madison, Proposal Submission Deadline: September 30, 2006
- October 26-27, 2006
Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL) Conference:
- November 1, 2006
Call for Proposals for 31st Annual Wisconsin Women's Studies Conference
- November 2-3, 2006
Women & Science Program Opening Workshop for New STEM faculty
- April 20-21, 2007
31st Annual Wisconsin Women's Studies Conference
- April 20, 2007
Reception for the exhibition, INTERSECTIONALITIES: The Feminist in Art.
- April 21, 2007
12th Annual Outstanding Women of Color in Education awards and ceremony, UW-Madison, in conjunction with the 31st Annual Wisconsin Women Studies Conference
- April 21, 2007
Second annual UW System Inclusivity Initiative LGBTQ Conference also in conjunction with the annual Wisconsin Women's Studies Conference.
- May 17, 2007
Women & Science Spring Advisory Board Meeting
- May 17-18, 2007
Women & Science Spring Conference
Mark your calendars and join us for a year of working together to further the goals of the WSC of promoting shared leadership, expanding the influence and impact of Women's Studies throughout the system, and improving the climate for all women at all University of Wisconsin institutions.
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE WOMEN'S STUDIES LIBRARIAN
UW System Women's Studies Librarian's website and Internet Resource: http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/
New Digital Collections from the UW Libraries related to women and girls
Playing House: Homemaking for Children
5 volumes / 1,402 pages, added 6/13/2006
American domestic advice or homemaking manuals emerged in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and served to advise the housewife in the care and upkeep of the home and its contents and occupants. While most of these manuals were written to assist the "woman of the house," others aimed at educating young girls, the homemakers of the future.
This collection includes digitized versions of books from the UW-Madison collections spanning 1877 to the 1930's. These books provide instruction on a wide range of topics including cooking, cleaning, laundry, household management and occupational training for young maids. Through them, young girls could learn among other things, the proper way to make a bed, polish the silver, decorate a table, and prepare and serve a nice meal.
- Gilman, Elizabeth Hale. Housekeeping (1916)
- Keech, Mabel Louise. Training the little home maker, by kitchengarden methods (1912)
- Betty's scrapbook of little recipes for little cooks : saved from Wisconsin Agriculturist and Farmer ([Between 1930 and 1939?])
- Kirkland , E. S. (Elizabeth Stansbury), 1828-1896. Six little cooks, or, Aunt Jane's cooking class (1877)
- Gilman, Elizabeth Hale. Things girls like to do (1917)
[Within the "HISTORY COLLECTION."]
Ada James papers and correspondence (1915-1918)
14 archives folders / 2,536 pages, added 5/9/2006
This collection is comprised of selected folders from the larger Ada James Papers (Wis Mss OP) housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Ada James (1876-1952) was a leading a social reformer, humanitarian, and pacifist from Richland Center , Wisconsin and daughter of state senator David G. James. The Ada James papers document the grass roots organizing and politics required to promote and guarantee the passage of women's suffrage in Wisconsin and beyond. The materials from the widely popular Ada James papers were digitized as a pilot project to study how to improve digitization process efficiency when dealing with archival manuscript materials and how best to link these digitized materials from online finding aids. As such, the organization and presentation of the materials varies slightly from other archival collections in the UWDC. This pilot project was completed in cooperation with the Wisconsin Historical Society and UW-Oshkosh University Archives and Area Research Center librarian, Joshua Ranger.
[Within the "STATE OF WISCONSIN COLLECTION"]
The online finding aid to the whole Ada James papers is at http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WIArchives.wis000op. Clicking on "container list" brings up a box-by-box guide to the papers, including links to the digitized material.
Additionally, there's now a finding aid online to Kathryn Clarenbach's papers in the University of Wisconsin Archives :
Kathryn F. Clarenbach Papers. Finding Aid
Kathryn ("Kay") Clarenbach (PhD in Political Science, University of Wisconsin, 1946) established and headed a program of Continuing Education for Women at the University of Wisconsin, chaired the (Wisconsin) Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, 1964-69 and 1970-79, chaired the first national board of the National Organization for Women, was Executive Director of the U.S. Commission for the Observance of International Women's Year and Deputy Coordinator of the National Women's Conference in Houston in 1977.
For description of all the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections, see http://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/Collections.shtml.
Looking for Women's Studies Journals?
There are a few sources of lists, though "comprehensive" is illusive, given the interdisciplinary and in this case actually the multidisciplinary nature of women's studies, and the existence of many
publications in languages besides English, which don't generally appear on these lists.
NWSA has a list of "Scholarly Journals in Women's Studies" as an appendix to "Defining Women's Studies Scholarship: A Statement of the National Women's Studies Association Task Force on Faculty Roles and Rewards" (1999) at http://www.nwsa.org/PAD/downloads/defining.pdf
The Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association has a webpage "Core List of Women's Studies Journals," at
http://www.libr.org/WSS/projects/serial.html, with descriptions and links to their websites.
The University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian's Office publishes a quarterly entitled "Feminist Periodicals: A Current Listing of Contents". It includes most English-language (or bi-lingual with English) academically-focused journals, plus numerous grassroots
publications. (It does not, for example, include all the feminist law reviews, though it includes several representatives). Each issue includes information about all the publications they cover, including those that did not publish anything that quarter, and browsing those that did publish that quarter gives a good idea of the kinds of articles published by the various journals. "Feminist Periodicals" is available in many academic libraries, or by subscription jointly and inexpensively along with their other publications: "Feminist Collections: Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources" and "New Books on Women & Feminism" -- see
http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/wsperpub.htm for current rates and a subscription form. They also sell single back issues for $3.50.
For anyone looking for a more comprehensive list, including publications in languages besides English, and magazines as well as journals, visit the periodicals catalog of the IIAV, the International Archive of the Women's Movement, in Amsterdam, at http://www.iiav.nl/eng/databases/catalogus/index.html. Click on "periodicals," and then on "list of current periodicals." There are 555 catalogued currently. Clicking instead on "list of online periodicals" leads to 132 periodicals with issues entirely online in fulltext (great source for libraries with tiny budgets...)
UW SYSTEM ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Visual Culture Cluster at UW Madison CALL FOR ART, The Visual Culture Cluster at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites your proposals to participate in the Visual Culture conference TRANS designed to foster transdisciplinary actions and set for October 19-22, 2006. Information can be found at http://www.visualculture.wisc.edu/Conference/artcall.htm. Paper proposals are no longer being accepted but exhibition proposals for an accompanying art exhibition are due August 15th.
UW System Institute For Race and Ethnicity (IRE) to Offer Grants for Campus Reading Seminars
IRE will again be offering grant support for Campus Reading Seminars. The grants support reading groups and scholarly exchanges on racial/ethnic subjects by making funds available for the purchase of books that focus on these themes. Seminars may include faculty members, academic and classified staff, students and people from the community. Look for the announcement in mid-September. For more information, contact Thomas Tonnesen, associate director, at (414) 229-6701 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Wisconsin System LGBTQ Research Symposium · October 20-21, 2006 ·
UW-Madison · Proposal Submission Deadline: September 30, 2006
The University of Wisconsin System Inclusivity Initiative and the UW-Madison LGBT Campus Center announce the second annual UW System LGBTQ Research Symposium. The symposium will include a keynote speaker, individual and panel presentations of completed or ongoing research that concerns LGBTQ people and issues specific to that community, broadly defined. Moreover, the 2006 Research Symposium will be conducted in conjunction with the Fall, 2006 state-wide Inclusivity Initiative meeting. For more information on the Inclusivity Initiative see: http://LGBTQ.uwsa.edu/
We invite faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students of all campuses of the University of Wisconsin System and Extension programs to help us continue building this Research Symposium by submitting individual or group proposals on LGBTQ topics. If your work does not fit into one of the identified presentation formats, we invite you to submit a proposal which details your work and suggests how it might best be incorporated into the symposium (e.g., photography, film, performance, etc.) Submissions on finished research, work-in-progress and discussions of best practices and current issues and trends will be considered.
Information: Eric W. Trekell 608-469-4612 or email@example.com
Sponsors: UWS Inclusivity Initiative for LGBTQ People, and The UW-Madison LGBT Campus Center
Announcing the WW=P youth summit on October 16, 2006 in Madison!
1000 to 1200 high school girls from across the state will be brought together to explore career options in traditional and non-traditional roles.
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development provided funding to kick start the planning of this exciting and educational event (see article at http://www.wiwep.org/), but need your help! If you or someone you know are interested in more information or would like to get involved please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
21st Annual Wisconsin Women & Poverty Conference: Can You Hear Me Now? Opening the Lines of Communication, September 13-14, 2006. The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP). At the Regency Suites & Convention Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Every year this event provides a forum for sharing ideas, developing strategies and educating participants on the issues that affect over 324,575 women living in poverty in Wisconsin. For more information please contact Colleen Rainey, Special Projects Coordinator, WISCAP, at 608-245-3291 or email@example.com.
FEMTAP: A Journal of Feminist Theory and Practice is proud to announce the publication of its first edition "Feminist Theory as Praxis" at www.femtap.com
Articles in this edition:
Ime Kerlee "Theory and Praxis: An Introduction"
Nancy A. Naples "Feminist Activism and Activist Scholarship in the 21st Century"
Ann Millett "Disarming Venus: Disability and Re-Vision of Art History"
Tao Valentine "Receiving Love: Black Women's Writing, Theory, and Experience'
Alison Bartlett "Dear Regina: Formative Conversations About Feminist Writing"
Lena McQuade "Transforming Tradition: Bat Mitzvah as Jewish Feminist Theory and Praxis"
The e-journal will be putting out two editions in the upcoming year "Race, Gender, and Social Justice" and "Feminist Pedagogy: New Paradigms, New and Old Places." CFPs are available at www.femtap.com
Thus Spake Zuska: A Blog for All and No One · http://radio.weblogs.com/0147021/
Here are the descriptions of the two main categories on the blog as described by Suzanne Franks the blog initiator:
- Engineering/Science/Gender Equity: This category deals with issues relating to gender equity in engineering and science education and in the engineering and science workforce. Broadly speaking, anything touching on recruitment, retention, and the culture of the workplace or the learning environment is fair game here.
- Feminism/Science/Engineering: This category relates to feminist critques or analyses of science and engineering. I discuss what might be missing from an adequate feminist theory of science and engineering. I address what kinds of analyses are being developed by those doing gender equity work in engineering/science, and what feminist insights might be missing from those analyses.
CALLS FOR MANUSCRIPTS, ARTICLES
The Journal of Child Custody · Deadline: September 1, 2006
The Journal of Child Custody invites articles on issues related to domestic violence and child custody decisions for a special edition. We seek manuscripts that address empirical and theoretical issues as they relate to the interface of domestic violence and child custody decisions such as:
- Gender issues, including the controversy over prevalence and nature of domestic violence when the male, the female, or both are perpetrators and the use of community versus clinical data samples to inform the debate
- Child abuse issues in the context of domestic violence allegations during custody disputes
- Psychological assessment and the role of psychologists in court proceeding including the appropriate or inappropriate use of psychological testing in determining custody
- Risk and resiliency factors in children subjected to custody disputes in violent families
- Appropriate court and clinical interventions in high-risk cases, including special problems of child protection and flight risk by either parent when allegations of child physical or sexual abuse are present
- Effectiveness of court and clinical interventions in high-risk cases, including protective orders.
- Ethical consideration including dual roles of counselors/evaluators, mandated reporting when allegations of child maltreatment are made, etc.
- Evolving case law and legislation including recent decisions and/or legislation regarding move away cases, rebuttal presumption of sole custody to the non-violent parent, etc.
- Analysis/critique/review of new NCJFCJ bench guidelines on custody evaluations
- Article proposals on other relevant topics are also welcome.
Please submit article proposals, 2-3 pages in length, by September 1, 2006. Proposals should be mailed to JCC Editor, Leslie Drozd, Ph.D., at email: Ldrozdphd@aol.com
Men Speak Out: ProFeminist Views on Gender, Sex and Power.
Deadline: September 15, 2006
How can we better understand and imagine new possibilities for men and feminism? Are you a guy who hates sexism? Do you call yourself a feminist? Have you spent hours over coffee (or beer) thinking about issues of gender, power, race, class, and sexuality? Are you involved with social justice activism? If so, then you have stories to tell and I'd like to hear what you have to say. To receive a more detailed description of this project please send an email to: MenSpeakOut@yahoo.com
Call for Papers for The Story of O: an edited volume on Oprah Winfrey
by Kimberly Springer and Angela Cotton.
Deadline for one-page abstracts is September 30, 2006.
Completed papers will be due February 15, 2007.
Few public figures traverse the cultural, political, economic, and media boundaries with such savvy and success as Oprah Winfrey. Her story is one of rags-to-billion, and she has achieved international fame through her media productions, philanthropy, and global networking. There is probably no one in America who hasn't heard of Oprah, and her word carries more weight in most households than the President's (CNN's Anderson Cooper). Oprah's influence is felt throughout the world and everyone has an opinion about her. But not everyone can articulate their passion for or reservations about her. The Story of O initiates this long overdue conversation by assembling thoughtful critical and reflective papers that explore aspects of Oprah Winfrey life and work, and its impact on the world.
Please send abstracts (one-side 8½" x 11") and a 300-word bio (via email or post) to:
In the US: Angela Cotten, Ethnic and Gender Studies Program, California State University (Stanislaus), Turlock, CA 95382, firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Outside the U.S.: Kimberly Springer, American Studies Department, King's College London, Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS, email@example.com.
Iris Murdoch's Scenes: An Anthology of Moral Imaginations
Deadline for Submissions is March 15, 2007.
In this age of the Ethical Turn, considerations of Iris Murdoch's work as philosopher and novelist may be more important than ever. Her philosophical influences and encounters, her vast literary production, her flashing insights in interviews, all kept close faith with the value and mystery of the limited, often eccentric, individual other and the difficult work of responsibly encountering reality. As the Humanities engage with questions from the geopolitical to the personal regarding the other, Iris Murdoch's work presents one model worthy of emulation, question, and adaptation to the concerns we face in our present contexts. This anthology, inspired by the Moral Imagination panel at the 2005 MLA, seeks to collect essays from both established and emerging scholars in the Humanities. Both discipline specific and interdisciplinary works that employ any approach or method are encouraged and may address any of or any combination of the following topics.
Aesthetics: literary influences on the novels, philosophical influences on the novels, contemporary critical approaches to the novels, Murdoch's influence on others' novels, and the relevance of Murdoch's style to contemporary fiction
Philosophy: influences on Murdoch's moral and aesthetic theories, the influence of same on other philosophers, connections between Murdoch's philosophy and that of other major philosophers or theorists of aesthetics, subjectivity, gender, ethics, and productive relations for contemporary contexts between Murdoch's thought and that of non-western traditions
History and Imagination: relations between Murdoch's novels and/or philosophy and the history of the twentieth century, Murdoch's contributions in the contexts of present concerns of the various disciplines and fields in the Humanities, implications of her work for future humanist ventures
The call is deliberately open. Murdoch adored a lively conversation on matters of urgency, and we hope to publish a volume of works that honors this most valuable of Humanist traditions. Essays on topics not explicit in this call are also welcome.
The editors hope to have the anthology ready for publication by late 2007 or early 2008. Requirements: Essays should run between 7-9,000 words, and follow the most recent MLA documentation format. Electronic submissions should arrive as attachments in Microsoft Word. All submissions require cover letter including an author bio, title of essay, and a brief abstract. Blind submissions, please. The author's name should not appear on the essay. Send Submissions or Queries to: Dr. Simone Roberts (email to SimoneRoberts11@aol.com) Independent Scholar. Co-editors: Dr. Alison Scott-Baumann, University of Gloucestershire; Dr. David Garrett Izzo, Fayetteville State University, NC
art'ishake is an e-publication that aims to address interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral issues in tandem with arts and development. The first issue has been produced by Arts For Global Development, Inc. in collaboration with ActALIVE along with contributors from across the globe!
Arts For Global Development, Inc.
URL: http://www.art4development.net/ EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Share, Exchange, Inspire, Collaborate! Let's make the 'Arts' and 'Net' work!
© Arts For Global Development Network
NWSA Journal · Deadline for submission: Rolling
NWSA Journal, the scholarly Publication of the National Women's Studies Association invites submissions in all areas relating to Women's Studies. We are committed to providing a forum in which the research of feminist scholars, established and new, results in critical dialogue. Reports, book reviews, archives, and critical essays that engage in a feminist perspective will also be considered. We seek gender-related topics, such as: Immigration; Feminist theory: including but not limited to global feminism; Women and science; Women and fundamentalism; Women and religion; Ecology, ecofeminism, health and the environment; Feminist generations: the future of feminism, young feminists, children; Post-colonial gender studies; New forms of activism-political strategies; Women and the arts, especially music; Women writers: autobiographies and reflexive writings; Race, class, and gender intersections; Women and the media; Women and disabilities; Women's history--all areas including archives; International reports
Send three double-spaced copies of your manuscript (20-30 pages), with parenthetical notes and a complete references page formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style. Send to: Brenda Daly, Editor NWSA Journal; 253 Ross Hall; Iowa State University ; Ames , IA 50011 email@example.com
Thirdspace: Online magazine · Deadline for submission: Open · www.thirdspace.ca
Thirdspace online zine is looking for articles, non-fiction essays, review articles, and research notes. We require one electronic copy and one paper copy of your submission. Submissions should be in MLA format, and must include an abstract and a brief biographical note which will be posted in the members' section of the site. Please see http://www.thirdspace.ca/submit.htm for more details. Please send an electronic version of your submission in Word, WordPerfect, or Rich Text (rtf) format to: firstname.lastname@example.org Send one paper copy of your submission to: thirdspace c/o K. Snowden #6 - 2526 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6K 1P6
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com. Website: www.thirdspace.ca
CALLS FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS
Interdisciplinary Conference in Women's Studies · Middle Tennessee State University · February 22-24, 2007 ·Deadline: September 1, 2006
We invite proposals for individual papers, panels, and other presentation formats such as roundtables, posters, and performances with scholarly and/or activist emphasis, addressing the general conference topic of women's studies or the featured theme of "Performing Gender." Proposals are welcome from all scholarly fields and disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, design, business, sports, and cultural studies. "Performing Gender" involves a wide spectrum of subjects and approaches. Possible topics might address the following questions. How is gender enacted? How does gender performance-and critique of that performance-affect other aspects of society? What are the consequences of gender performance? What are the implications of race, class, and nationality for gender performance? How do gender performance, sexuality, and sexual orientation intersect? What facets of gender performance remain largely unacknowledged? How has the backlash against conscious gender performance framed itself? How do various social groups negotiate gender? Possible topics addressing the theme of "performing gender": a. The Biology, Sociology, and Psychology of Transgender & Transsexuality b. Race, Ethnicity, and Class in the Performance of Gender c. Media Genders d. Globalizing Gender: International Gender Performances e. Performing Queer Gender f. Marketing and Advertising: The Commodification of Gender g. Gender Identity in the Visual Arts h. Science and the Study of Gender Performance i. Corporate Genders: Doing Business, Doing Self j. Sports and Gender Performance k. Cyborgs, Cyberspace and Cybersex: Performing Gender Online l. Children, the Family, and Gender Performance m. Performing Gender and Medicine: Illness and Etiology n. Gendered Language and Speech Performance o. Gender and War p. The Theater of Gender Performance q. Performing the Academy: Gender in the Classroom r. Literary Genders: Performance in/and the Text s. Fashion and Gender Performance t. Presentations and Representations of the Gendered Self u. Feminism and Gender v. Religion and Gender Performance w. Gender Performance and Ecology x. The Ethics of Performing Gender y. Politics of/and Gender Performance z. Voyeurism: Watching Gender Performance Proposals for 18-20-minute individual presentations and for posters should be 250-500 words, with working bibliography. Panel proposals should include 250-500 word abstracts and bibliographies for each presentation (2-3 per panel). Workshop and performance proposals (up to one hour in length) should include a description of purpose, form, and content. Include name, contact information, and a brief c.v. with all proposals. All materials should be postmarked or received by email/fax by September 1, 2006. Send proposals to Elyce Rae Helford, Conference Chair Women's Studies Program, Box 498 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN 37132 telephone: (615) 898-5910 fax: (615) 898-5289 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies (FEMMSS) Conference: Knowledge that Matters. February 8-10, 2007. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Proposal Submission Deadline: September 15, 2006
Questions of difference, democracy and justice have been at the forefront of feminist discussions about what knowledge matters for social justice. How knowledge is produced, distributed, and taken up is intricately connected to questions of equality, ethics, sustainability, power, identity, voice, and social change. Activism and advocacy are so central to feminist knowledge that Lorraine Code argues "without advocacy and the negotiations it commonly enlists knowledge is not possible, in a strong sense, across diverse communities and socio-ecological situations."
We seek feminist papers on the culture, structure, discourses and practices of science; about the vexed relationship between identity, experience and knowledge; and about the troubles of translating knowledge into action and practice. We will bring together an interdisciplinary group of feminist scholars who pursue knowledge questions in the interstices of epistemology, methodology, metaphysics, ontology, and science studies. Themes for the conference include: Can science serve social justice in ways that expand democratic participation and empowerment? Or have attempts to expand participation foundered given the prevailing power structures within which they have taken place? How do formations of class, gender, race and ethnicity, sexuality, and differences unspecified determine the social structure of technology and science, the questions considered relevant within it, and the outcomes that emerge from it? What is the convergence between how we think about social reproduction and the gendered/racialized division of labor, and our understanding of why we have the science (and scientists) we have? How can diverse social groups meaningfully participate in research priority setting and have a say in guiding research trajectories? How can we do science including human science after the feminist critique of science? Are there democratic models of epistemology and what do they share? What are some of the promising new methodologies that can help us to understand the way science and technology construct and govern subjects? How can we best create robust links between feminist epistemologies/science studies and activism? What are some strategies for bringing policy concerns to the work of FEMMSS and the work of FEMMSS to policy-makers?
Please submit a 500 word abstract of your paper or panel proposal by September 15, 2006 at the FEMMSS/2 link at the Women and Gender Website at ASU at www.asu.edu/clas/womens_studies.
University of Wisconsin System LGBTQ Research Symposium · October 20-21, 2006 ·
UW-Madison · Proposal Submission Deadline: September 30, 2006
The University of Wisconsin System Inclusivity Initiative and the UW-Madison LGBT Campus Center announce the second annual UW System LGBTQ Research Symposium. The symposium will include a keynote speaker, individual and panel presentations of completed or ongoing research that concerns LGBTQ people and issues specific to that community, broadly defined. Moreover, the 2006 Research Symposium will be conducted in conjunction with the Fall, 2006 state-wide Inclusivity Initiative meeting. For more information on the Inclusivity Initiative see: http://LGBTQ.uwsa.edu//
We invite faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students of all campuses of the University of Wisconsin System and Extension programs to help us continue building this Research Symposium by submitting individual or group proposals on LGBTQ topics. If your work does not fit into one of the identified presentation formats, we invite you to submit a proposal which details your work and suggests how it might best be incorporated into the symposium (ex: photography, film, performance, etc.) Submissions on finished research, work-in-progress and discussions of best practices and current issues and trends will be considered.
- Individual paper/presentation
- 3-person panels
- Poster presentations
- A brief summary of the work to be presented (max 750 words).
- Preferred presentation format (including A/V needs - availability is limited; requests must be included with your proposal.)
- Presenter(s) Name, UW System affiliation and position (e.g., faculty, student, or staff member.)
- Brief bio(s) (max 250 words per presenter)
- Electronically to: email@example.com
- Eric W. Trekell 608-469-4612 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- UWS Inclusivity Initiative for LGBTQ People
- The UW-Madison LGBT Campus Center
Second International Doris Lessing Conference
July 6-8, 2007
Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Contact name: Susan Watkins email@example.com
The conference will explore Lessing's involvement in left-wing politics, her status as a postcolonial writer, her key role in second-wave feminism and the narrative complexity and generic range of her work. Organized by: Doris Lessing Society, and Contemporary Women's Writing Network.
Proposal Submission Deadline: September 30, 2006
American Culture Association's "Women's Studies" area and the Popular Culture Association "Women's Lives and Literature" area, invite abstracts for the Spring 2007 joint ACA/PCA conference to be held in Boston April 4-7, 2007. Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2006. Additional information about the conference and the associations can be found at http://www.popularculture.org/
Mid-Atlantic Women's Studies Association Conference, "Creative Forces: Women, Art, Science," March 31, 2007, Bucks County Community College in Newtown , PA. Proposal Submission Deadline; November 1, 2006
This conference spotlights the dynamic relations and fecund negotiations among the complex and interrelated domains of the arts, the sciences, and gender. Seeking submissions that consider the cultural concept of gender and its uses as a category of inquiry in fields such as (but not limited to):
- The plastic arts such as painting or sculpture
- Theater or performance
- Socio-cultural inflected studies of literature
- History, anthropology, or archaeology
- Sociology or psychology
- Rhetoric and communications media such as Internet-mediated communications or hypertext documents
- Biological sciences
- "Hard" sciences such as physics or mathematics
- Computer sciences and information technology
Submissions that emphasize the permeable boundaries between "science" and "art" are also encouraged, as are submissions that address:
- Pedagogical issues in academic culture
- Feminist praxis in second-language acquisition, faculty mentoring, or seemingly "unrelated" fields
Proposals should be submitted electronically to MAWSA2007@bucks.edu. [Include name, contact information, type of session, and equipment needed in the 1-page proposal.]
Against Health: Resisting The Invisible Morality. October 12-13, 2006. Rackham Amphitheater, University of Michigan, ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Advance registration required. Details, including transportation and lodging information on the conference website: http://www.umich.edu/~irwg/againsthealth
Campuses Are Citizens: What's Your Story? · October 12-13, 2006 · Earle Brown Heritage Center, Minneapolis MN
Mary Shelley and her circle · October 12-14, 2006 · 60th Annual RMMLA Convention
AAC&U Diversity and Learning Conference · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · October 19-21, 2006
Women in Irish Culture and History · University College Dublin · October 20th-22nd, 2006
Southern Connecticut State University Women's Studies Program: The Sixteenth Annual Women's Studies Conference "Women's Health: Colonized, Resisted, Reclaimed" · Southern Connecticut State University · October 27 and 28, 2006
Food & Culture Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association (MAPACA) Annual Conference · October 27-29, 2006 · Baltimore, MD · visit http://www.mapacagazette.net/.
15th Women & Society Conference · November 3-4, 2006 · Marist College · Poughkeepsie, New York
4th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Locating Learning: Integrative Dimensions of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. University of New South Wales in Sydney from July 2 - 5, 2007. www.issotl.org
OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES
SEEKING EXPERT SOURCE VOLUNTEERS The National Women's Studies Association receives many inquiries from journalists on a wide variety of topics, from questions about the frequency of divorce at the beginning of the 20th century to inquiries about representations of women in the media.
If you are willing to have journalists contact you with inquiries directly related to your area of expertise, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Expert Source." Be sure the email lists your areas of expertise and contact information.
If you responded to this inquiry last fall and your contact information has not changed, you do not need to resubmit it.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
Transcending silence. an undergraduate e-journal of the University of Albany Women's Studies Program. This electronic journal, which launched its first issue in Spring 2004, publishes works by undergraduate students (both research and creative projects) that focus on feminist and social justice issues. The Spring 2006 issue carries a call for submissions for Spring 2007, with a special theme on "Gender, Place, and Space." Please spread the word and encourage your undergraduate students, who may be looking for publishing opportunities, to submit their work in future. http://www.albany.edu/ws/journal/
4College Women a site which focuses on women's issues and beyond, specializing in college-aged women. The website includes links to other sites that address all aspects of women's health and features spotlight articles researched by Brandeis students. The website is created and maintained by Brandeis University students and is sponsored and overseen by the Former Assistant Surgeon General, Dr. Susan J Blumenthal. http://www.4collegewomen.org/
The F-Word is an on-line zone put out by a senior majoring in Women's Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia . Submissions welcome. http://www.thef-wordzine.com
The National Women's Studies Association has a publication called "Graduate Guide to Work in Women's Studies" which is available for purchase via the website at http://www.nwsa.org/publications.php
Listserv for graduate students in women's studies.
WSPHD-L is a listserv for women's studies doctoral students. The listserv provides students a means of posting announcements, news, or requests pertinent to the general membership. M.A. students in women's studies are also welcome, as are recipients of the Women's Studies Ph.D. Participants should be aware, however, that this list will focus on the Ph.D. from students' perspectives. Undergraduates and WS faculty/directors may find another list more tailored to their needs (like the WMST-L, which centers on the teaching of women's studies, or the PALIST, for administrators of women's studies programs and departments). To subscribe, please send a message with the words "subscribe (your full name) WSPHD-L" to email@example.com. Please also indicate your current status in the body of the message (e.g. student in a WS doctoral program).
The Wisconsin Campus Compact Update is produced to keep affiliates informed about events, support available, and other current news related to civic engagement and higher education. You can find current and past Updates at www.wicampuscompact.org. If you would like to submit information or a campus highlight to be included next month, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institute for Teaching and Research on Women (ITROW ) is publishing a "Handbook on Service Learning in Women's Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Disciplines." Recognizing that many courses outside of Women's Studies may have a focus on women/gender and diversity issues we welcome submissions from those teaching disciplinary or interdisciplinary courses with such a focus that have a service learning component. As the title suggest, we are looking for hands on advice to faculty members who want to design a servicing learning course. This includes: 1) syllabi that describe a service-learning course in full detail, including detailed descriptions of assignments. Particularly welcome are assignments concerned with reflections on the service learning experience. 2) Brief articles (nor more than 6 double-spaced pages) on applications, recommendations, and/or lessons learned. Such articles may be independent of a syllabus or may accompany one. To discuss submissions further you may reply privately to email@example.com.
Upper Midwest Campus Compact
Student Civic Leadership Fellows Program
The Student Civic Leadership Fellows program exists to support and promote students as powerful citizen leaders.
The New Voters Project
Wisconsin Campus Compact is a partner in the New Voters Project - an effort to increase 18-24 year-old voter participation in the 2004, 2005, and now 2006 elections.
The American Democracy Project
Wisconsin Campus Compact is proud to support the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the New York Times in their efforts to strengthen democracy at public comprehensive campuses through the American Democracy Project. Participating Wisconsin campuses include: UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay , UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls , UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout, and UW-Superior.
Wisconsin Campus Compact Civic Engagement Resource Guide
The Wisconsin Community-Campus Civic Engagement Resource Guide is now available to download here: http://www.uwp.edu/departments/community.partnerships/wicampuscompact/Guide/guideintro.htm
2006 Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice Fair Trade and Local Food Directory available here: http://www.wnpj.org/pdf/fairtradedirectory06.pdf
A List of Feminist Blogs compiled by Gwendolyn Beetham
A series of articles about feminist blogs are forthcoming in future issues of FEMINIST COLLECTIONS: A QUARTERLY OF WOMEN'S STUDIES RESOURCES
Krista Scott-Dixon's thesis on ezines: http://www.stumptuous.com/mrp.html
Grrrl zines website: http://www.grrrlzines.net/
Blog rings: http://www.ringsurf.com/netring?action=stats&ring=girlsbloguk
Blogher Conference: http://www.blogher.org/
The F-Word Blog ( UK ): http://www.thefword.org.uk/blog/index
BROG research group: http://www.blogninja.com/
RIMA ( Argentina ): http://mujeresabordo.blogspot.com/
Bitch PhD: http://bitchphd.blogspot.com/
Into the Blogosphere (University of Minnesota): http://blog.lib.umn.edu/blogosphere/
Lois Scheidt http://www.professional-lurker.com
Multi-author blogs on gender and computing: http://www.misbehaving.net/
Pacific Views: http://www.pacificviews.org/
Body and Soul: http://bodyandsoul.typepad.com/blog/
Talk Left: http://www.talkleft.com/
Rox Populi!: http://roxanne.typepad.com/rantrave/
Echidne of the Snakes: http://echidneofthesnakes.blogspot.com/
Sisyphus Shrugged: http://www.livejournal.com/users/jmhm/
Shakespeare's Sister: http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/
New "Women and Social Security" Factsheet Available On-Line
Melissa M. Favreault of the Urban Institute looks at the parts of Social Security that specifically impact women and a number of proposals aimed at improving Social Security benefit distribution. Although Social Security disproportionately benefits women because they live longer and have lower lifetime earnings, women are at a greater risk of poverty for those very same reasons. The author examines a variety of proposals focusing on whether they would make distribution of benefits more equitable between women and men, and among women of different economic, social, and marital statuses. http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/900902_women_ss.pdf
4,000 Years of Women in Science
Thousands of biographies are posted, including photographs and references. 4,000 years of women in science! This site lists over 125 names from our scientific and technical past. This includes inventors, scholars and writers as well as mathematicians and astronomers.
Center for Women and Information Technology
The Center for Women and Information Technology, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, addresses issues, such as the number of women and girls studying computer science and pursuing careers in IT, and how to foster research concerning the relationship between gender and IT.
A non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of women and girls. The Internet offers a state-of-the-art mechanism for continuing to raise individual consciousness in a new world. Through education aimed at creating personal and social change we move toward a global democracy.
Girls, Women, and Media Project
The Girls, Women, and Media Project is a non-profit initiative and network working to increase awareness of how pop culture and media represent, affect, employ, and serve girls and women---and to advocate for improvement in those areas.
IMDiversity.com is dedicated to providing career and self-development information to all minorities, specifically African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and Women.
National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity )
The National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum is a staff-development equity project for educators, is in its eighteenth year of establishing teacher-led faculty development seminars in public and private schools throughout the U.S. and in English-speaking international schools. In year-long, monthly seminars, the SEED Project enables adults to examine contemporary scholarship as well as "the textbooks of our lives" in order to inform community conversation about schooling and culture. SEED helps to create multiculturally equitable and gender balanced curriculum that makes room for reflecting upon the lives of all girls and boys (and women and men) with a sense of integrity and coherence.
The Scholar and Feminist Online
S&F Online, a triannual, multimedia, online-only journal of feminist theories and women's movements, provides public access to the Barnard Center for Research on Women's most innovative programming by providing written transcripts, audio and visual recordings, and links to relevant intellectual and social action networks.
The Science Lab
A comprehensive directory of science related websites including women in science and women's organizations.
Sloan Work and Family Research Network
Provides web-based resources to individuals interested in the work-family area of study, supports the building of knowledge related to the work-family area of study, and offers opportunities for researchers to engage in collaborative experiences that contribute to the building of a work-family research community.
The White House Project
The White House Project and The White House Project Education Fund's programs enhance public perceptions of women's capacity to lead, change biases against women's leadership ability, and foster the entry of women into positions of leadership, including the U.S. presidency.
Beijing Betrayed: Women Worldwide Report that Governments Have Failed to Turn the Platform into Action
With reports covering 150 countries in every region of the world, Beijing Betrayed lays out the stark realities of women in their day to day lives, but also gives us cause for celebration as a testimony to women as agents of change. Beijing Betrayed is the fifth in a series of reports by the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) assessing governments' progress in implementing the commitments they made to the world's women at the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Launched in March 2005 at the United Nations 10 year review of the Beijing promises, it stands as an illuminating contrast and as an important challenge to the official reports submitted by governments. To download the report, click on the links below:
Executive Summary: www.wedo.org/files/beijingbetrayed.htm
Entire Book or Regional Sections: www.wedo.org/library.aspx?ResourceID=31
To order a free copy of Beijing Betrayed (shipping and handling to be charged) contact Maria Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org 212-973-0325.
Introducing New Human Rights Report: Written Out: How Sexuality is Used to Attack Women's Organizing. Relevant for use in courses related to human rights, women's studies, sexuality studies, lesbian and gay studies, and international politics and activism, Written Out is co-published by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and the Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University and available for purchase through Women,Ink. ( http://www.womenink.org) and IGLHRC ( http://www.iglhrc.org), for $15 (reduced rates available for bulk orders). Review copies for Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 semester courses are available from IGLHRC by contacting Nathan Levitt at email@example.com. Copies are downloadable at http://www.iglhrc.org/site/iglhrc/content.php?type=9&id=2
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence Video Resource List
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence keeps a Video Resource List of educational videos on violence against women (last updated February 2004). You can download the full list here: http://www.vawnet.org/NRCDVPublications/TAPE/OtherResources/NRC_Videolist.php or you can search the Video Resource List database by category or title at: http://fmpro.pcadv.org/videosearch.html. Each listing provides a short description, distributor information, length, copyright date, languages available, etc. Every video on this list was reviewed by the NRCDV to ensure that the content is in keeping with the philosophy of the organization.
New Independent Media Project: Take Back the News
Take Back the News is an independent media project that counters the mis-representation of rape by the mainstream media. It is a haven for survival stories told in survivor's own, un-edited words. It is an opportunity for the public to gain insight into the realities of rape, in hopes of opening hearts and minds, and inspiring action. Please visit http://www.TakeBackTheNews.net/ to learn more about sexual violence, the project and how it began. Take the time to read through some of survival stories in the "News" section. Read the invitation on the home page, or check out the resource page. I encourage you to join the mailing list if you like what you see. Take Back the News is an incredibly effective print-media project as well, particularly on college campuses. See the "Act" page for step by step instructions on how to start your own project in your community! Those campuses that have hosted projects have been deeply touched by the results, and my hope is that the project will continue to spread. Contact Emily Brant (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or comments.
Men Can Stop Rape (formerly Men's Rape Prevention Project) empowers male youth and the institutions that serve them to work as allies with women in preventing rape and other forms of men's violence. Through awareness-to-action education and community organizing, we promote gender equity and build men's capacity to be strong without being violent. http://www.mencanstoprape.org/
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submissions for the next WSC e-bulletin should be submitted by October 1st. To submit announcements for the bulletin, or to get on or be removed from the list, please contact the Women's Studies Consortium Office at: Office of Academic Affairs, UW System Administration, 1633 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706. Phone: 608-262-3056 Fax: 608-263-2046, Email: WSCOffice@uwsa.edu.