CFP-Anabaptist/Mennonite Women's History
Sat, 2 Apr 1994 08:02:32 CST
CALL FOR PAPERS
THE QUIET IN THE LAND?
Women of Anabaptist Traditions in Historical Perspective
The first academic conference on Anabaptist Women's History is planned
for June 8-11, 1995, at Millersville University in Lancaster County,
The purpose of the conference is to bring together historians and
other scholars of women to examine women's experiences in Anabaptist
traditions from the 16th through the 20th centuries (Amish, Mennonite,
Hutterite, Brethren, and other communal societies and Pietist groups).
The Coordinating Committee welcomes presentations and panel proposals
that explore women's roles and identities in relation to ethnicity,
material culture, productivity, religion, and community and domestic
life. Proposals may also look at Anabaptist women's self-expression
as they struggled to balance tradition with change. The Committee
encourages proposals that represent a broad range of disciplines and
consider a spectrum of difference in such areas as race, class,
region, sexuality, and nationality.
Suggested ideas for topics include:
* Women, Warfare & Pacifism
* Women & Cultural Symbols--dress, language, technology, etc.
* Anabaptist Women & Women's Movements
* Access to the Pulpit
* Women in Rural & Urban Contexts
* Women and the Life Cycle
* Women, Health & Healing
* Childbearing & Childrearing
* Women & Missions
* Women's Organizations: An Alternative Church?
* Feminist Theory & Research Among Anabaptist Women
* Constructions of Gender & Sexuality
* Non-European Women in Anabaptist Traditions
* Images of Anabaptist Women in Art, Photography, and other
* Women & Work
* Anabaptist Women & Religious Movements
* Migration & Settlement
* Resources for the Study of Anabaptist Women
The Coordinating Committee plans to publish a book of essays selected
from papers presented at this conference.
PROPOSALS FOR SINGLE PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS should include a 500-word
abstract and a one-page CV. COMPLETE SESSIONS should include a brief
description of the session, names of presenters, CVs, and paper
abstracts. ALL MATERIALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY OCTOBER 1, 1994, to
Diane Zimmerman Umble, The Quiet in the Land Conference, P.O. Box
1002, Millersville University, Millersville, PA 17551. For more
information, call 717-872-3233, fax 717-871-2003, email
Funding to support travel to the conference may be available.