Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CFP: Editor for Journal of Women's History

Deadline: March 1, 2019

The Journal of Women’s History, founded in 1989 as the
first journal devoted exclusively to the international field of
women’s history, invites proposals for a new editorial home
for a five-year term beginning June 1, 2020. Over the course
of nearly three decades, the Journal has successfully bridged
the divide between "women's" and "gender" history by foregrounding 
women as active historical subjects in a multiplicity of places and times. 
In doing so, it has not just restored women to history, but has demonstrated 
the manifold ways in which women as gendered actors
transform the historical landscape. Admirably, the journal
has never advanced a specific feminist agenda, but has
consistently aimed to make visible the variety of
perspectives, both intellectual and methodological,
which feminist historiography has generated over the
last thirty years. Both by design and by virtue of the
diverse research undertaken by scholars of women,
gender and feminism, the journal itself constitutes a
living archive of what women’s and gender history has
been, as well as a testament to its indispensable place in
the historical profession at large. Moreover, it sets the
agenda for the plurality of feminist histories yet to be

We seek an editorial team that will continue to foster
these traditions while also bringing new and innovative
ideas to the Journal. Interested parties should contact
the Journal office as soon as possible to request a
prospectus that outlines the current organization and
funding of the Journal.

Proposals to edit the Journal should include: 1) a
statement of editorial policy, including an analysis of
the current place of the Journal in the historical profession
and a potential agenda for the future; 2) an organizational
plan for the editorial and administrative functions of the
Journal; 3) a statement of commitment of institutional
support; and 4) copies of curriculum vitae for the editor
or editors. Please note that available software for online
article submission and review now make it possible to
assemble an editorial team from more than one

Proposals are due to Teresa Meade, President, Board
of Trustees, Journal of Women's History, Department
of History, Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308 by
March 1, 2019. The proposal can be sent via hard copy
and/or email in a Word file to
If you send only via email, please send a communication
in advance so that we will know it is arriving. You will
receive a confirmation via email upon receipt of the full

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