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Professor Erika Rappaport, University of Santa Barbara and Professor Pamela Cox, University of Essex
History, Department of
Professor Peter Gurney firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of History are holding a major international conference in September 2019 regarding Gender, Labour and Consumption in historical perspectives.
Over the past four decades or so, gender scholarship has transformed our understanding of many key issues of historical concern. Particularly fruitful have been explorations of consumption in its varied manifestations, undertaken by researchers studying the subject within different disciplines. Labour historians have been slow to address these important developments, though there are signs that the situation is now slowly changing.
This major international conference hosted by the Department of History at the University of Essex aims to begin a conversation between these approaches, in the belief that there are fruitful overlaps of interest between them and that they can learn from each other in productive ways.
We therefore invite papers from scholars working on the interface between histories of gender, labour and consumption, including early career academics and postgraduates, researching in various disciplinary contexts.
Siegel, A. S., photographer. (1942) Detroit, Michigan. Girl and sales lady examining a dress at Saks Fifth Avenue store following a fashion show presented by the Chrysler Girls' Club of the Chrysler Corporation. Detroit Michigan United States Wayne County, 1942. Spring. [Photograph] Library of Congress.
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Offers of 20-minute presentations, including short abstracts (c.150 words) and CVs from scholars working in different national contexts and periods should be sent to the conference organisers, Professor Peter Gurney and Dr Vicki Howard.
The conference is sponsored jointly by the Society for the Study of Labour History and the University of Essex. Keynote speaker: Professor Erika Rappaport, University of Santa Barbara, author of A Thirst for Empire (Princeton, 2017).
Closing date for abstracts is 15 June 2019.
Speakers at this conference include: