Sunday, March 22, 2009

Call for Papers: Teaching Women's and Gender History with Legal Sources

The Journal of Women's History has announced a call for short essays on the theme of teaching women's and gender history with legal sources, to be included in a roundtable edited by Dana Rabin. As noted in the call:

How can legal sources give evidence of women’s lives, experiences, and voices? How do these sources represent, clarify, and obscure gender roles? How do students negotiate and interact with these sources and what sorts of teachable moments do they stage in the classroom? What challenges do legal sources present for teaching women’s and gender history and how can one avoid misperceptions and misunderstandings?

Of particular note is the fact that contributions should be about 1,000 words. Having contributed an essay to a JWH roundtable before, I have to say it's a great opportunity to reflect on the connections between research and teaching.

Essays are due on July 1, 2009. Details on submission are here.