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Exhibit: "Artemisia after 40:  Current work by Past Members"

May 2 - June 13, 2014

Bridgeport Art Center 1200 W. 35th Street 4th Floor

The Women and Leadership Archives has collections from artists who belong to Artemisia, a Chicago women's art cooperative that ran from 1973 to 2003.  There is an exhibit "Artemisia after 40:  Current work by Past Members," at the Bridgeport Art Center May 2 through June 13.  For more information visithttp://www.luc.edu/wla/homenews/artemisia.shtml  

Feminist Intensive Summer Camp

June 23-25, 2014

This intensive camp will feature two immersive days of meetings and workshops across New York City highlighting both cutting-edge and historically significant feminist work as well as one independent study day tailored to each camper’s interests.  There is an opportunity to extend through the end of the week through internship placements and other projects.  For more information and to register visit Feminist Intensive



Call for Papers: Globalization: The End of Hegemony

12th Annual Global Studies Association Conference

Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus

June 6-8, 2014

Please send a 100-word abstract in the body of an email with the subject line GSA Conference Abstract to Jerry Harris at gharris234@comcast.net. Include your name, affiliation, and active email address.  All abstracts with a globalization theme will be considered.  Deadline for Abstracts is May 5, 2014.  For more information on the conference please visit http://www.net4dem.org/mayglobal

Call for Proposals: Wisconsin Women’s Studies Conference & UW Systems LGBTQ Conference

October 17 -19 2014

University Center - UW River Falls
Seeking proposals on the broadly defined theme of 'Gendered Planet:  Ethics, Ecology, and Equity' from across the disciplines addressing research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, creative work and/or community activism in the fields of Ecofeminism, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, and Sexuality Studies, especially as they as they intersect with such areas as: Ethnic Studies, Disability Studies, International Studies, Poverty Studies, Peace Studies, and Environmental and/or Sustainability Studies, and other inter-disciplines.  

Participants are encouraged to draw upon the range of perspectives on gender and social justice to examine the present and future for our planet.  Considering intersections of issues that include (but are not limited to)  human oppression, animal exploitation, ecological degradation, as we promote ethical responses, solutions, and mindful decisions that create greater equity and sustainability for our humanity, animals, and earth.  For more information visit http://www.womensstudiesconsortium.org/


White Privilege Conference

March 26-29, 2014

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center Madison, Wisconsin


American Men’s Studies Association Conference

March 27-29, 2014

University of Washington, Tacoma

This year’s conference theme, “Considering Culture: Masculinities in International and Regional Contexts,” reflects the continued deepening of the critical study of men and masculinities within and across cultural boundaries. With this theme, AMSA hopes to focus the lens of men’s studies on communities outside the bounds of mainstream discourse. For more information please visit http://mensstudies.org


Call for Papers: International Conference on Men and Masculinity

Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinities (ICSM) cordially invites proposals for the first international conference on men and masculinities to take place in Turkey, in collaboration with Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University, Ankara University Women’s Studies Centre (KASAUM) and Izmir University Women’s Studies Centre (KCAUM). The conference aims to discuss theories, narratives, experiences, discourses, and activisms related to transformations of and challenges to men and masculinities with a particular focus on the Global Southern and Eastern European contexts.  Submissions are due on March 30, 2014.  For more information please visit http://icsmsymposium.org


Gender Matters Conference (Sponsored by Governors State University and DePaul University)

April 11-12, 2014

DePaul University's College of Communication (14 E. Jackson Boulevard)

Gender Matters is an academic conference highlighting research on gender, women, and sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods. Conference planners seek to bring together students, activists, and researchers to discuss the ongoing role of gender in structuring society. This year’s theme, Continuities & Instabilities, focuses our attention on the ways gender and sexuality stay the same and change over time and in relation to cultural shifts at the macro level, as well as how they are (re)constructed moment to moment through unstable micro-practices. Please direct inquiries to: gendermatters@govst.edu.Women’s Studies Section 55th Annual Conference


BDSM/Kink/Fetish Studies Conference

April 16- 19, 2014

The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is hosting a panel discussion and interested in any and all topics about or related to the study of BDSM, sexual kink, or sexual fetishes in all genres, all media, all countries, all kinds, and all eras. All representations of BDSM, Kink, and fetishes in popular culture (fiction, stage, screen—large or small, commercial, advertising, music, song, dance, online, real life, etc.), from anywhere and any-when, are welcome topics of discussion. They also welcome any academic discussion of the real-life practice of BDSM, sexual kink, or sexual fetishes, as well as the lived experiences of people identifying as kinky.  For more information please visit http://pcaaca.org/grants/


Call for Papers: Regulating Intimacy Graduate Symposium

Indiana University, Bloomington

The theme of the 2014 inaugural Regulating
symposium is “Beyond Sex” to directly address the causes and consequences of a traditional understanding of intimacy. We strive to shift academic conversations beyond sex
toward considerations of alternate intimacies and destabilize hierarchies that privilege erotic and romantic closeness over platonic relationships and deem particular configurations improper, insignificant, or unnatural. Who can be intimate with whom or what? Where is intimacy established-- in the bedroom, classroom, or public spaces, in the body, the mind, or the ether? How do alternative definitions of intimacy challenge or develop our understandings of
human interaction, social scripts, and power and privilege?  Submission deadline is
April 30th.  For more information visit http://regulatingintimacy.wordpress.com/


Call for Papers: “Gender Issues in the Hispanic World”

This edited volume seeks to highlight some of the contemporary debates on Gender issues of the Hispanic community of the 21st Century from various fields—the social sciences, journalism, the humanities, and the arts—whose work offers insightful and innovative ways to understand the issues of gender currently experienced in Latin America.  Promoting gender equality has been a pivotal to its goal of accelerating the process of economic and social development in Latin America and Spain. Possible chapters might address: gender in sports, gender and violence, gender and music, gender in films, gender and language, gender’s educational, sexual and reproductive rights, etc.


Chapters should be written in English and no longer than 8,000 words including endnotes and bibliography. Submissions should follow MLA formatting style. Please submit abstracts or full text and CV by May 1, 2014 to: Dr. Tania Gomez tgomez@csbsju.edu; Dr. Patricia Bolanos: pbolanos@csbsju.edu; or Dr. Christina Hennessy: Chennessy@csbsju.edu


Women & Economic Security Conference

May 14-16, 2014

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

This 3-day interdisciplinary, multi-sector conference will focus on identifying and combating barriers that women living in poverty face as they seek economic security and mobility. National researchers and practitioners will join U-M faculty, bringing multiple perspectives to this complex concern with policy recommendations as the expected outcome.  To register visit contactcew@umich.edu


Call for Papers: Histories of Domestic Labor: Resistance and Organization

Empirical, interpretative, and creative essays are welcome that address national, comparative, and transnational efforts to improve the conditions of paid domestic work, with particular attention to changing patterns of resistance and action.  In particular, both case studies and broad theoretical and interpretative work from all periods and places are sought, including ancient societies, colonial contexts, under slavery and industrialization, and in different political and economic systems, including Communism, post-colonialism, and Neo-liberalism that address individual and collective strategies of resistance and forms of organizing. The deadline for proposals is May 15, 2014


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