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CFP: Attending to Early Modern Women

Submitted by ccarlin on 4 September 2017 - 1:12pm
The 10th Attending to Early Modern Women conference will be next year, June 14-17, 2018, in Milwaukee, with a theme that is both timeless and for this moment: Action and Agency. The website is now active: http://www.atw2018.uwm.edu/
The due date for proposals will be November 15.
Start thinking about workshop sessions, and please share this call with your students, colleagues, and friends. 
If you have an idea for a workshop session and are seeking co-leaders, send this to me at atw-2018@uwm.edu
I will have them posted on the "workshop ideas" section of the webpage. Below is a sample from Emily Kuffner. You can respond to Emily if you would like to be a co-leader of this workshop session, and use this as a model for your own workshop proposal. Once a workshop has leaders, we will take it down from the "workshop ideas" page.    

Call for participants in workshop on pregnancy and childbirth:

This workshop would respond to the question of ‘how?’ proposed in the call for papers by asking how women prepared for and participated in childbirth, pregnancy, and newborn care. In particular, the panel would address the conference themes of collectivity (familial networks, collaboration, alliances, and perhaps even objects in circulation), asking how women assisted one another in the birth process, in preparations for birth, and in care of newborns. Issues related to breastfeeding and wetnursing could also be considered.

I will address the topic from the perspective of Spain, based on archival research conducted on household manuals and recipe books from the 16th-17th century, female-authored poetry, and midwifery manuals. 

Please contact: Emily Kuffner,  ekuffner@csbsju.edu

Merry Wiesner-Hanks Program Chair, 2018 Attending to Early Modern Women