Thursday, November 01, 2007
CFP: "What is Masculinity? How Useful is It as a Historical Category?" Birkbeck College, University of London, May 14-16, 2008.
In recent years, there has been an explosion in scholarship that questions masculinity in history. This vibrant new approach has incorporated many different theoretical and empirical considerations in historical scholarship. This conference, to be held at Birkbeck College, University of London on 14th, 15th & 16th May 2008, fosters discussion across fields and time period specialism. We have groundbreaking papers in contemporary and modern, early modern, medieval, Classical, Ancient and non-western history, from historians throughout the world who are working in the general field of masculinity studies. The conference will provide discussion of the latest thinking, debates and contention in this field, that it will serve as a review of 'where we are now' in terms of scholarship in the field of masculinity studies. There will be three plenary lectures, by John Tosh (Modern), Alexandra Shepard (Early Modern) and Ruth Mazo Karras (Medieval), and a Round Table discussion with Harry Brod (Philosophy), Thomas Hubbard (Classics) and the three plenary speakers. Read the rest of the CFP here: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/hca/about/conferences/whatismasculinityconference.