As we approach the 20th anniversaries of the break-up of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union respectively, this conference offers a timely opportunity to consider the causes and legacies of these historic events from the perspective of gender analysis and by examining women's lives in particular. Our goal is to consider critically the extent to which gender as an element of identity formation, social relations, politics, economic activity, culture, and warfare has become—or has still yet to become-an essential category of analysis. (See AWSS website for full description.)
The conference will be held in Austin, TX, April 1-2 and jointly hosted by Indiana University and University of Texas, Austin. Conference organizers Maria Bucur (IU) and Mary Neuburger (UT-Austin) invite scholars of all disciplines (Slavic / Eurasian / East European studies, including anthropology, art, film, history, library science, literature, music, political science, popular culture, sociology, and any aspect of women's studies) who are working on themes related to gender and conflict broadly defined in Eastern Europe and Eurasia to submit their abstracts electronically to Professor Maria Bucur (firstname.lastname@example.org) for distribution to a multi-disciplinary conference committee. All proposals are due January 15, 2011. Applicants will be notified about their participation in mid-February.
Proposals for panels/papers must include:
• A 250-word abstract for each paper
• A two-page c.v. for each participant
• For panel proposals, we ask that the organizer send a cover page with the list of proposed participants as well as a brief description (150 words) of the panel.
Proposals for roundtables must include a brief description of the topic and, if possible, a list of presenters or facilitators.
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