Call for papers: Multi-session workshop “Women in Bondage: Local and Transnational Histories”

128th American Historical Association Meeting

Washington DC
January 2 – 5, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS

Multi-session Workshop
Women in Bondage: Local and Transnational Histories

Despite the growing number of scholarly works focusing on gender and slavery in the Caribbean and the United States, the history of enslaved women remains unexplored in various periods and geographical areas, including Brazil and parts of Latin America. This workshop aims to fill out this gap by proposing not only to examine the history of enslaved women in the Americas during the period of the Atlantic slave trade, but also in other periods of time and regions of the globe, including Africa, Asia, and the Muslim world. This comparative approach aims to explore the similarities and differences among the various kinds of individual and collective experiences lived by women in bondage in the past and the present. Paper proposals examining primary sources and exploring forms of enslavement, cultural resistance, rebellion, paths to freedom, sexuality, motherhood, health, marriage, and religious practices are particularly welcome.

Convened by

Ana Lucia Araujo
Associate Professor
Department of History
Howard University
Washington, DC

 

Please send your paper proposal no later than February 1st 2012 to:

aaraujo@howard.edu or analucia.araujo@gmail.com

 

Paper proposals must include:

– Paper’s title
– Abstract (maximum 300 words)
– Biographical paragraph (up to 250 words, no curriculum vitae, please)
– Correct mailing and e-mail address
– Audiovisual needs, if any

Chairs and commentators, please send:

– Biographical paragraph (up to 250 words, no curriculum vitae, please)
– Correct mailing and e-mail addresses
Important information:

– All participants are responsible for their travel expenses (registration, hotel, airfare).
– Abstracts of proposals accepted by the AHA committee will be posted on the AHA program website.
– Papers must be submitted on December 1st 2013