Friday

Friday, May 23, 2014

At-a-glance

7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration
9:00 am – 5:05 pm Film/Video Screenings and Q & As
9:35 am – 11:00 am Film Screening

FQA1 Echos, followed by Q & A with director Sun Yun Kying

2:45 pm – 4:30 pm Film Screening

FQA2 Finding Dawn, followed by Q & A with director Christine Welsh

3:25 pm – 4:55 pm Film Screening

FQA3 Experimental Films followed by Q & A with curators Sharlene Bamboat and Ponni Arasu

10:00 am – 6:00 pm Book Exhibit
8:00 am – 10:00 am Concurrent Sessions

21 Making History Matter: Younger Generations Reflect on the Impact of Caroline Walker Bynum
22 Working Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe and the British Atlantic
24 Yellow, Brown, Black and Red Power: Oral Histories of Subversion
26 Gender and the First World War (1914–2014), Part 1: Identities and Spaces
27 Provocative Histories of the African Diaspora in Canada
28 Historians of Women Scientists and Women Scientists on Women’s History: Conversations in North America and Beyond
29 Encounters in Women’s History: The Influence of Alison Prentice on Women’s History, Feminist Scholars, and Education

30 Discomfort in the Discipline: Digital History on the Edge
31 Struggles Over the Regulation of Reproductive Sexuality and Birth Control under Authoritarian Rule
32 Feminism, the State, and Global Governance in the 20th Century
33 Growing Up with the Body Politic: Children’s Civic Identity in Transnational Perspective, 1880s–1960s
34 Resources, Caregiving, and the Colonial State: Social Reproduction and Identity in Indigenous Communities
35 Spousal Homicide and Adultery in Comparative Perspective
36 Formes de «l’agency» féminine dans la Caraïbe française, XIXe–XXe siècles
37 Muslim and Christian Movements for Gender Justice: Edges of Religion and Feminism
38 U.S. ‘Allies’ and Intimate Encounters in the Second World War: Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Australian Societies
39 Gendering Bodies in Employment and Legal History

40 Trans History: Critical Theory and Practice
41 Indigenous Women at the Centre of Labour, Power, and Care in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific
42 Women, Gender, and Race: Rethinking the Complex and Vexed Relations Between Empire and Nations

10:00 am – 10:30 am Break

43 A Conversation With Ursula Franklin

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

44 Transnational Feminism, Heterosexualization, and Sacred Subjectivity: Engaging the Critical Scholarship of M. Jacqui Alexander
45 Human Trafficking Across the Ancient World and Beyond: War, Sex, Trade, Home, and Memory
46 On the Edge of the Law: Medieval Men Judging Women
47 Rethinking Intimacy, Violence, and the Value of Black Women’s Bodies
48 On the Edges of Trade: Women, Commerce, and Space in the 18th-Century Anglo-Atlantic World
49 Women and Letter-Writing Across the British Empire

50 Women’s Reproductive Labour in Latin American Revolutionary Contexts
51 Transnational Activism, Race Rights, and Feminism
52 Marriage, Sexuality, and the Law: The Debate Over a Man Marrying his Wife’s Sister
53 Rural Women and Education: Global Perspectives
54 Violence, Nation, and Citizenship: Women in Interwar and Wartime Central Europe
55 Edging Towards Manhood: Single Men in Household, Community, and Nation
56 Mennonite Women Crossing Borders of Time, Space, Emotion, and Culture
57 Death and Taxes: Queer Politics in Neoliberal Times
58 Construction et représentations de l’identité féminine au XIXe et au XXe siècles: les écrits de soi, perspective transdisciplinaire et transnationale
59 Indigenous Women, Memory, and Power: Toronto Native Community History Project

60 Poverty, Gender, and State Paternalism Through Food
61 Women and Polar Exploration
62 Disability, Gender, and Worth
63 Colonialism, Gender, and Education
64 Gender, Genetics, and the Science of Reproduction
65 Radical Texts & Political Acts: Forty Years of Reading Margaret Randall

10:45 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
(A coffee break will be held at the AGO from 10:15 am – 10:45 am)

66 Look, Listen, and Dream: Politics and Culture in African American Women’s History
67 Challenging Museums, Exhibitions, and Heritage Sites
68 Liminal Performances: Transnational Histories of Flappers, Dancing Girls, and Leisure Culture in the Interwar Period
69 Art & Ideas: Making Provocative Histories

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Break

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunchtime Sessions

70 Poetry Reading, by Margaret Randall
71 On Feminist Mentors
72 Why Haiti Needs a Higher Love IV, a performance by Gina Athena Ulysse

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break and Visit the AGO Galleries

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

73 Not on the Edge: Sources and Stories for African Canadian Women’s History
74 Women and Gendered Labour History: Reflections, Re-Articulations, and Feminist Visions for the 21st Century
75 Gender and the First World War (1914–2014), Part 2: Meanings and Legacies
76 Christian Activism in a Global World
77 Women Against the State: Modernity and Anti-Modernity Across Time and Place
78 Modern Homes: Representations of the Domestic in Latin America in the Mid-20th Century
79 The Global and Local Legacies of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique After Fifty Years

80 Domestic Work on the Edge: Transnational Labour, Global Research
81 On the Disciplinary Edge of History: Disabling Gender Through Embodied Evidence
82 Gender and the Politics of Childhood in the Age of American Empire
83 Gendering and Queering the Corporate Person
84 Gendered Encounters in Imperial Legal Regimes
85 South Asian Women in Circulation and Diaspora Across the Caribbean and North America
86 S’imposer dans l’espace social et politique: démarches de genre aux Antilles françaises, XVIIIe–XIXe siècles
87 Having a Baby: Reproductive Medicine and Natural Childbirth Since 1945
88 kiskinohamâtôtâpânâsk: Inter-generational Effects on Professional First Nations Women Whose Mothers Are Residential School Survivors

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

89 Art in the Archives: On Art and HistoryObject Viewing for the Session on Art in the Archives will take place at 1 pm
90 On Photographing Bodies and Ways of Seeing
91 The Cultural Politics of Dance: Gender, Modernism, and National Identity
92 Things on the Edge: Materiality and Early Modern Trade Routes
93 Living Histories Ensemble: Performing Life on the Edge

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break

3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
(A coffee break will be held at the AGO from 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm)

94 Popular Culture, Performances, and (Re)presentations of Rural Woman
95 Material Culture and the Margins of the Atlantic and Pacific Worlds
96 Sassy, Sexy, or Cute: Child Actors and the Erotic
97 Women and Portraiture: Historical Imagery and Women’s Voices
98 Peripheral Identities and Material Culture

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

99 Contested Families: Wives, Children, and the State Across Time and Place
100 Frontiers of Engagement: Memory, Loss, and Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
101 Gendering Civil Status: Women Navigating Legal Identities in the Atlantic and Caribbean Worlds
102 Collaborative Conversations: Teachings from Projects With and About Indigenous Women
103 Gender, Sexuality, Solidarity: U.S. Activists and Transnational Organizing
104 On the Edges of the Spiritual: Gender, Religion, and Emergent Bodies
105 Illicit Movement and Marginalized Labour: Prostitution, Domestic Service and Trafficking
106 Transnational Histories of Lesbian Migration, Rurality, and Politics in Australia and North America
107 Losing Their Edge? A Critical Evaluation of Key Analytic Concepts in Gender History
108 Disabled Bodies, Healthy Families: Disability, Gender, and Family in Modern U.S. History
109 Crime, Punishment, and the Regulation of the Female Body

110 Women, Empire, and Science: The Atom and Transpacific Cold War Exchanges
111 A Roundtable on TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly
112 Latin America and the Caribbean: Reflections on Gender and Women’s History
113 On the Cusp of Empire: Intercultural and Interfaith Networks and Vocabularies of Liberal Cosmopolitanism

5:15 pm – 6:30 pm Official Welcome and Presidential Address

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Receptions

114 TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly Launch hosted by Duke University Press
115 Reception hosted by the Wilson Institute for Canadian History, McMaster University
116 Reception co-hosted by the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies, Osgoode Law School, York University and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner – On your own (see conference website for a range of options), or pre-purchased dinners at Friday Night @ the Berks, Hart House, Great Hall

8:00 pm – 11:45 pm: Friday Night @ the Berks – All Through the House: A Night of Feminist Art and Culture


7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
University College, Howard Ferguson Dining Hall

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration
University College, Main Floor Foyer

9:00 am – 5:05 pm Film/Video Screenings
Robarts Library, Large and Small Screening Rooms

9:35 am – 11:00 am

Echoes, followed by Q & A with director Sun Yun Kying
FQA1, RL Large Screening Room

2:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Finding Dawn, followed by Q & A with director Christine Welsh
FQA21, RL Large Screening Room

3:25 pm – 4:55 pm

Experimental Films followed by Q & A with curators Sharlene Bamboat and Ponni Arasu
FQA3, RL Small Screening Room

10:00 am – 6 pm Book Exhibit
UC East & West Halls


8:00 am – 10:00 am Concurrent Sessions

Making History Matter: Younger Generations Reflect on the Impact of Caroline Walker Bynum

21 RT, UC 140 Co-Sponsored by the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto Chair: Felice Lifshitz, University of Alberta

Reading Medieval Jewish Culture with Caroline Bynum Elisheva Baumgarten, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Living Matter, Ancient and Medieval Brooke Holmes, Princeton University
Reflections on Fragments Leah DeVun, Rutgers University
Perspectives from Art History Jacqueline Jung, Yale University
Post-Metamorphosis: Bynum’s Legacy in the Study of Wonder Kaitlin Heller, University of Toronto

Commentator: Caroline Walker Bynum, Columbia University and Institute for Advanced Study, Emerita

Working Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe and the British Atlantic

22 P, HH South | Sitting Room, 2nd floor Chair: Margaret Hunt, Uppsala University

Women’s Role in Managing the Pre-Industrial Urban Economy: The Case of Paris Jacob D. Melish, University of Northern Colorado
Coercion and Agency: Women and Indentured Servitude in the British Atlantic Anna Suranyi, Endicott College
Skilled Workers and Citizens: Women as Artisans and Shopkeepers in Early Modern London Hilda Smith, University of Cincinnati
Gender and Work in Early Modern Scandinavia: Challenging Modern Perspectives and West-European Foci Maria Ågren, Uppsala University

Commentator: Darlene Abreu-Ferreira, University of Winnipeg

Yellow, Brown, Black, and Red Power: Oral Histories of Subversion

24 RT, UC 179 Chair: Madonna Thunder Hawk, Activist

Power to the Sisters: Oral Histories in the Asian American Movement May C. Fu, University of San Diego
’The Revolution has Come’: Community Women’s Oral Histories of Black Power Rhonda Y. Williams, Case Western University
Oral History and Open Secrets: Gender and the Deconstruction of a Chicano Movement Hero in 1960s New Mexico Lorena Oropeza, University of California, Davis
The Real Red Power Movement: An Oral History of Women of All Red Nations Elizabeth Castle, University of South Dakota

Gender and the First World War (1914–2014), Part 1: Identities and Spaces

26 RT, HH Committee’s Room, 2nd floor Chair: Susan R. Grayzel, University of Mississippi

Gender and Occupation Jovana Knezivic, Stanford University
Gender and the City Karen Hunt, Keele University
Gender and Civilians Tammy M. Proctor, Utah State University
Gender and Sexuality Laura Doan, University of Manchester
Gender and Race Richard Fogarty, University at Albany, State University of New York
Gender and Work Deborah Thom, University of Cambridge

Provocative Histories of the African Diaspora in Canada

27 RT, UC 85 Chair: Barrington Walker, Queen’s University

From ‘Portrait of a Negro Slave’ to ‘Portrait of a Haitian Woman’: Slavery, Portraiture and the Limits of Canadian Museum Practice Charmaine Nelson, McGill University
’Colored Men, Your King and Country Need You!’: Race and the Politics of Enlistment in Canada during the Great War Era Saje Mathieu, University of Minnesota
Race and Gender as Categories of Exclusion: The Immigration Debate of Early 20th-Century Alberta Jennifer Kelly, University of Alberta
When Moral Reasoning Confronts Institutional Entrenchment: A Case Study of the Exclusion of Africa from a World Class University Internationalization Policy in the 1990s–2000s Yvonne Brown, Independent Scholar

Historians of Women, Scientists and Women Scientists on Women’s History: Conversations in North America and Beyond

28 RT, UC 163 Chair: Claire Deschênes, Université Laval

History of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine: Reflections on a Century Margaret W. Rossiter, Cornell University
Canadian and British Women Chemists, from the Past to the Present Geoff Rayner-Canham, Memorial University and Marlene Rayner-Canham, Memorial University
’Don’t Check Your Feminism at the Laboratory Door’: Ursula Franklin and the Activism of Women Scientists and Engineers in Canada Anne Millar, University of Ottawa and Ruby Heap, University of Ottawa
Gender Studies in the History of Science and Technology: A European Perspective Delphine Gardey, Université de Genève
Historians of Science, Historians of Women, and Strange Ducks: Women Engineers Ruth Schwartz Cowan, University of Pennsylvania

Encounters in Women’s History: The Influence of Alison Prentice on Women’s History, Feminist Scholars and Education

29 RT, HH East Common Room, 1st floor Co-Sponsored by the Ontario Women’s History Network Chair: Alyson King, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

‘A Lot of Seeds were Sown’: The Education of Young Alison Alison Mackinnon, University of South Australia
Putting Women and Religion on the Canadian Historical Agenda Elizabeth Smyth, University of Toronto
Gender Stratification, Schools, and the Material Conditions of Teaching Dianne Miller, University of Saskatchewan
Facilitating Institutional and Community-Based Feminist Education and History Paula Bourne, University of Toronto
Feminist Educator and Force Majeure: Alison Prentice and the Politicizing of Women and Students in Canada and Beyond Jan Noel, University of Toronto

Commentator: Alison Prentice, University of Toronto/University of Victoria

Discomfort in the Discipline: Digital History on the Edge

30 RT, UC 256 Chair: Thomas Dublin, State University of New York, Binghamton

Anonymity and Visibility in Digital History Katrina Gulliver, University of New South Wales
Seeing Dark Matter: African Diaspora, Ph.D., Radical Bibliographies, and Uncomfortable Histories in a World of New Media Jessica Marie Johnson, Michigan State University
Tracking and Mapping Young Scientists: The Science Talent Search Database Jill Anderson, Georgia State University and Rebecca Onion, Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science
Remixing History: Putting the ‘Public’ Back in Public History Leslie Madsen-Brooks, Boise State University
What Digital History Reveals About Historiography Michelle M. Moravec, Rosemont College

Struggles Over the Regulation of Reproductive Sexuality and Birth Control under Authoritarian Rule

31 P, UC A101 Chair: Sanjam Ahluwalia, Northern Arizona University

’Conscious or Unconscious Motherhood’? Family Planning Policies and Practices in State Socialist Poland Agata Ignaciuk, University of Granada
Imposing Motherhood: Contraception and Abortion Under Military Dictatorship in Argentina, 1976–1983 Karina Felitti, University of Buenos Aires
For the Sake of the (White) Nation: The State’s Racialized Response to Clandestine Abortion in Apartheid South Africa,1948–1990 Susanne Maria Klausen, Carleton University
The Fight for Family Planning in Spain during Late Francoism and the Transition to Democracy,1965–1980 Teresa Ortiz-Gómez, University of Granada

Commentator: Jean Quataert, Binghamton University

Feminism, the State, and Global Governance in the 20th Century

32 RT, HH Debates Room, 2nd floor Chair: Sylvia Bashevkin, University of Toronto

Revisiting U.S. Interwar Feminist Factionalism from an International Perspective Ellen Carol DuBois, University of California, Los Angeles
The Legacy of Pan-American Feminism: Gender Parity in Multi-Lateral Organizations Katherine Marie Marino, Ohio State University
Transforming the State, Building the Peace: Liberian Women’s Activism in Recent Historical Perspective Julie Gallagher, Pennsylvania State University
Before Going Global: Untangling the Domestic in Bella Abzug’s Internationalist Campaign for Gender Parity and Human Rights Leandra Ruth Zarnow, University of Toronto

Growing Up with the Body Politic: Children’s Civic Identity in Transnational Perspective, 1880s–1960s

33 RT, UC 87 Chair: Jane Hunter, Lewis & Clark College

Drawing Sustenance: German Children’s Art in the Aftermath of World War I Susan A. Miller, Rutgers University
Boys and Their Associations, Leagues, and Bands: The Key to Strong Families and Good Citizenship in Britain, 1880–1914 Stephanie Olsen, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
’Maman, je vais partir’: Gender and Jewish Youth Revolutions in Interwar France Erin Melissa Corber, Indiana University Bloomington
’What Kind of World Do You Want?’ American Youth, the UN, and Anti-Racism in the Early Cold War Jennifer Helgren, University of the Pacific
Girl Guiding on the Edge of Decolonization: Building a World Centre in India in the 1950s and 1960s Kristine Alexander, University of Lethbridge

Resources, Caregiving, and the Colonial State: Social Reproduction and Identity in Indigenous Communities, 19th and 20th Century Canada

34 P, UC 144 Chair: Kathryn Labelle, University of Saskatchewan

Indian Rights for Indian Babies: Canada’s ‘Unstated Paternity’ Policy Lynn Gehl, Gii-Zhigaate-Mnidoo-Kwe, Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto/Ontario Native Women’s Association
Colonial Impositions into the 20th-Century North: The Canadian State and the Private Lives of Indigenous Women Rebecca Hall, York University
Gender and Industrialization in Early 19th-Century Lower Canada: Kahnawá:ke and the Historical Development of Indian Status Sara Howdle, York University
Carnation Cans and Public (Re)education Programs: An Examination of Anishinabek Mothers’ Responses to Hydroelectric Flooding, 1900–1975 Brittany Luby, Laurentian University
Anishinaabe Knowledge: Water and the Role of Women Deborah McGregor, University of Toronto

Commentator: Susan Neylan, Wilfrid Laurier University

Spousal Homicide and Adultery in Comparative Perspective

35 P, UC 177 Chair: Frances Timbers, Trent University

Guilty and Infamous: Public Adultery Trials and the Roman Woman Mary Alana Deminion, Western University
Adulterous Murderesses and Royal Pardon in Late-Medieval France Sara McDougall, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Killing for Adultery: Sexuality, Medicine and Gender in Early Modern Geneva Sara Beam, University of Victoria.
’What’s Love Got to Do with It?’ Spousal Abuse, Adultery, and Collective Responsibility in the Soviet Union Lauren Kaminsky, New York University

Commentator: Thomas Cohen, York University

Formes de «l’agency» fÉminine dans la CaraÏbe française (XIXe–XXe siÈcles)

36 P, HH Music Room, 2nd floor
Co-Sponsored by the Centre d’études de la France et du monde francophone, University of Toronto Simultaneous interpretation will be provided/Séance avec traduction simultanée
Chair: Dominique Rogers, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane

«Agency» et «sainte entreprise»: Mère Javouhey (1779–1851) et ses fondations à la Mana, Guyane française Pascale Cornuel, Independent Scholar
La belle et la tête: Antillean Women Intellectuals on the Edges of Femininity and Public Life Emily Musil Church, Lafayette College
Mayotte Capécia: une femme des Antilles entre contraintes et stratégies Myriam Marthe Cottias, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane

Commentator: The Audience

Muslim and Christian Movements for Gender Justice: Edges of Religion and Feminism

37 RT, HH Meeting Room, 2nd floor Chair: Ann Braude, Harvard University

Gender-Equal and LGBTQ-Affirming Muslim Worship Laury Silvers, University of Toronto
Feminist Fissures in the Southern Baptist Convention Elizabeth Flowers, Texas Christian University
Putting Women in Their Place: Diversity and Disparity in Women’s Prayer Areas in North American Mosques Maysan Haydar, Independent Scholar
Intersections of Feminism, Race and Religion in a Godless Province Lynne Marks, University of Victoria

U.S. ‘Allies’ and Intimate Encounters in the Second World War: Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Australian Societies

38 P, UC 175 Chair: Margaret Jacobs, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Children of War: Race, Gender, and U.S. Troops in Australia 1941–1944 Victoria Lorraine Grieves, University of Sydney
Mothers’ Darlings: Race and Intimacy During the Pacific War Angela Wanhalla, University of Otago
Love in the Time of War: Race, Culture, and Family in Some Australian Fiction Catriona Elder, University of Sydney

Commentator: Margaret Allen, University of Adelaide

Gendering Bodies in Employment and Legal History

39 RT, UC 161 Chair: Daniel Walkowitz, New York University

Pregnant and Unemployed: Social Insurance and the Body In and Out of Work, 1940–1979 Ruth Fairbanks, Indiana State University
Mangle Girls: Women Laundry Workers and Workplace Injury Law in the Early 20th-Century United States Nate Holdren, University of Minnesota
The Body in Flight: Law, Regulation, and Flight Attendant Activism Joan Sangster, Trent University and Julia Maureen Smith, Trent University
Navigating Images of Labour: African American Women Textile Workers Confront Race, Class, and the Body Kathyrn M. Silva, Andrews University

Commentator: Lisa Phillips, Indiana State University

Trans History: Critical Theory and Practice

40 RT, UC 152 Chair: A. Finn Enke, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Utilization of Non-Violent Direct Action and Interracial Intimacy in the Fight Against Jim Crow, 1942–1954 Simon D. Elin Fisher, University of Wisconsin – Madison
The Labour of Werqing It: Queer Struggles for Self-Determined Work, 1949–1968 Treva Ellison, University of Southern California
Surviving Incorporation: Affect and Archiving the Un-Remark-Ability of Murray Hall Lydia Nelson, University of Texas at Austin
Contested Terrain: Organizational and Administrative Structures of University-Affiliated Gender Identity Clinics Erich Pitcher, Michigan State University
Reclaiming Trans Women’s Histories from the Margins of Queer Theory Nora Butler Burke, Concordia University

Indigenous Women at the Centre of Labour, Power, and Care in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific

41 RT, HH North Dining Room, 2nd floor Chair and Commentator: Mary Jane Logan McCallum, University of Winnipeg

Midwives, Mothers, and Activists: Indigenous Modernity and Feminism in Guam Christine Taitano DeLisle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Indigenous Healthcare Delivery Among the Yoruba of Southwestern Nigeria Orisalade Damilola Dorcas, Obafemi Awolowo University
Women, Home and Family at the Centre of 1950s Maori Auckland Aroha Harris, University of Auckland
Identity, Agency and Representation: Narratives on Historical Experiences of Aeta Indigenous Women Healers in the Philippines Rose Ann Llaneza Torres, Ryerson University

Women, Gender, and Race: Rethinking the Complex and Vexed Relations Between Empire and Nations

42 P, UC 244 Chair and Commentator: Nupur Chaudhuri, Texas Southern University

Researching Histories of Feminism and Female Activism: National, Imperial, and Transnational Frames of Analysis Clare Midgley, Sheffield Hallam University
A Reconcilation of South Asia and Empires Barbara Ramusack, University of Cincinnati
The Body as a Political Space: Physical Education and Contestation in Colonial Schools in Bengal Sudipa Topdar, Illinois State University
Trans-Mediterranean Migrations: Mobilities, Women, and Gender Julia Clancy-Smith, University of Arizona

10:00 am – 10:30 am Break

HH Great Hall and UC Croft Chapter House

A conversation with Ursula Franklin

43, UC 163

Ursula Franklin, Feminist, Scientist, and Peace Activist

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

Transnational Feminism, Heterosexualization, and Sacred Subjectivity: Engaging the Critical Scholarship of M. Jacqui Alexander

44 RT, UC 179 Co-Sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto Co-Chair: Alissa Trotz, University of Toronto Co-Chair: Lisa Yoneyama, University of Toronto

Queer Diaspora/Queer of Colour/Postcolonial Feminist Critique: M. Jacqui Alexander’s Critical Genealogies Gayatri Gopinath, New York University
Common Law Kinships and Infelicities: The Politics of Law, Sexuality and Postcoloniality in the Caribbean Tracy Robinson, University of the West Indies
Knowing in Other Ways and the Challenge of Politics Gail Lewis, Open University
At the Crossroads of Memory, Place and Desire: Repertoires of Knowledge, the Sacred, and Political Economy in the Work of M. Jacqui Alexander Honor Ford-Smith, York University

Commentator: M. Jacqui Alexander, University of Toronto

Human Trafficking Across the Ancient World and Beyond: War, Sex, Trade, Home, and Memory

45 P, UC A101 Chair: Amy Richlin, University of California, Los Angeles

Ancient and Modern Sexual Warfare Against Girls and Women Kathy L. Gaca, Vanderbilt University
Domestic Sexual Labour in the Context of Human Trafficking, 200 BCE C. W. Marshall, University of British Columbia
Christianity and the Threat of Sexual Slavery at the Edges of the Roman Empire Sheila Briggs, University of Southern California

Commentator: Elizabeth Ann Pollard, San Diego State University

On the Edge of the Law: Medieval Men Judging Women

46 P, HH North Dining Room, 2nd floor Chair and Commentator: Marie Kelleher, California State University

The Case of the Rebel Nun: Law and Gender Order in 9th-Century Francia Rachel Stone, King’s College, London
Limited Liability: Women in the Jewish Courts of Medieval Germany Rachel Furst, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
’And of His Own Will, He Promised to Turn Her From Their Home’: Lay and Clerical Concubines in Late Medieval England Janelle Werner, Kalamazoo College

Rethinking Intimacy, Violence, and the Value of Black Women’s Bodies

47 RT, HH South Dining Room, 2nd floor Chair and Commentator: Deirdre Cooper-Owens, University of Mississipi

Auctions, Breeding, and Enslaved Women in Early America Daina Ramey Berry, University of Texas at Austin
Out of the Shadows: Resurrecting the Life and Voice of Julia Chinn Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, Indiana University Bloomington
Criminally Intimate: Sex, Violence, and Murder in 1887 Kali Gross, University of Texas at Austin
The Vagaries of Desire: Hannah Elias, Interracial Intimacy, and Black Sexual Politics in Plessy-Era New York Cheryl Hicks, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

On the Edges of Trade: Women, Commerce, and Space in the 18th-Century Anglo-Atlantic World

48 P, HH South Sitting Room, 3rd floor Chair: Serena Zabin, Carleton College

Gender, Space, and Commerce at Early Modern Spas Amanda E. Herbert, Christopher Newport University
Gender and the Geography of Credit Relations in 18th-Century Boston and Newport Sara Damiano, Johns Hopkins University
Did Capitalism have a Gender? Women in the Spaces and Places of England’s Financial Revolution Amy Froide, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Commentator: Margaret Hunt, Uppsala University

Women and Letter-Writing Across the British Empire

49 P, HH Meeting Room, 2nd floor Chair: Danielle Kinsey, Carleton University

Locating the Political and Familial in the Correspondence of Priscilla Buxton Elizabeth Elbourne, McGill University
’She Has Not Responded As One Has the Right to Expect a Missionary to Do’: Gossip, Politics, and Letter-Writing on the Colonial Mission Field Hilary Ingram, University College, London
Letter Writing and Political Activism Among Kenya’s Settler Women Deanne van Tol, Queen’s University

Commentator: Sandra den Otter, Queen’s University

Women’s Reproductive Labour in Latin American Revolutionary Contexts

50 P, UC 244 Chair and Commentator: Teresa Meade, Union College

’The Shameful Madams Affaire’: Brothel-Keepers and their Struggle against the Revolutionary State, Mexico City, 1940–1945 Pamela Fuentes, York University
Fidel Says We Should Marry: Reproducing the Cuban Revolution through Marriage, 1959–1965 Rachel M. Hynson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Condemnations and Contradictions Surrounding Domestic Work in Revolutionary Cuba, 1959–1970 Anasa Hicks, New York University

Transnational Activism, Race Rights, and Feminism

51 P, UC 140 Chair: Estelle B. Freedman, Stanford University

Las Dos Luisas: Latina Feminist Traditions, 1900–1930 Vicki L. Ruiz, University of California, Irvine
Mary McLeod Bethune’s Shift from Individual to Human Rights Kim Cary Warren, University of Kansas
U.S. Feminisms and Anti-Feminisms of the Early 1970s: Edith Green, Patsy Mink, and the Passage of Title IX Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Ohio State University

Commentator: Antoinette M. Burton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Marriage, Sexuality, and the Law: The Debate Over a Man Marrying his Wife’s Sister

52 P, HH Debates Room, 2nd floor Chair: Nancy F. Cott, Harvard University

An Important Debate in the Early American Republic: May a Man Marry his Deceased Wife’s Sister? Angela Fernandez, University of Toronto
Modernizing Marriage? Authority, Sexuality, and the Deceased Wife’s Sister Debate in the Late Victorian British Empire Bradley Miller, University of British Columbia
The Prohibition Against Simultaneous Marriage in Islamic Law Mohammad Fadel, University of Toronto

Commentator: Philip Girard, Dalhousie University

Rural Women and Education: Global Perspectives

53 RT, UC 85 Chair and Commentator: Ruth Sandwell, University of Toronto

Farmers’ Daughters to Phnom Penh Powerhouses: The Impact of Education on Poor, Rural Cambodian Women Elyssa Ford, Northwest Missouri State University
Learning for Life: Religious Education at a Muslim Girls’ School in North India Usha Sanyal, Queen’s University of Charlotte
Engendering the Ideology of Feminism: Rural Women, Midwestern Public Higher Education, and Progressive Deans of Women Kelly Sartorius, Independent Scholar
Mothercraft and Handicrafts: Ideas of Cultural Heritage and Domesticity in the Imperial Education of Malay Girls in British Malaya, 1900–1942 Matthew Schauer, Boston College

Violence, Nation, and Citizenship: Women in Interwar and Wartime Central Europe

54 P, UC 144 Chair: Heidi Schlipphacke, University of Illinois at Chicago

No Legal Claim: Nameless and Stateless Women in the Interwar Adriatic Territories Maura Hametz, Old Dominion University
Women in the Inmates’ Community of Theresienstadt Anna Hájková, University of Warwick
’The Martyrdom of Hungary’: The End of the Liberal Era, and Anti-Liberal Women’s Activists in the 1920s Judith Szapor, McGill University

Commentator: Imke Meyer, University of Illinois at Chicago

Edging Towards Manhood: Single Men in Household, Community, and Nation

55 P, HH Committee’s Room, 2nd floor Chair: Craig Heron, York University

Edging into (Unmarried) Manhood: Edmund Herbert Settles Down James Rosenheim, Texas A&M University
Hurry Up and Stay Put: Young Men, Westward Migration, and the Problem of Excessive Transience in Antebellum America William E. Wagner, University of Colorado, Denver
’Fetching Up the Single Men’: Military Service, Citizenship, and Marital Status in World War I Britain Marjorie Levine-Clark, University of Colorado, Denver

Commentator: John G. McCurdy, Eastern Michigan University

Mennonite Women Crossing Borders of Time, Space, Emotion, and Culture

56 P, UC 256 Chair and Commentator: Marlene Epp, University of Waterloo

Arguing Into the Wind: Mennonite Missionary Bertha Kinsinger Petter’s Lifelong Advocacy for Cheyenne Women, 1896–1967 Kimberly D. Schmidt, Eastern Mennonite University
Memories of a Lost Homeland: ‘Russia’ as Imagined by Canadian Mennonite Women Aileen Friesen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne
Mennonite Women at Home on the Edge? A Consideration of Counter-Cultural and Religious Dispositions Luann Good Gingrich, York University andKerry Fast, Independent Scholar

Death and Taxes: Queer Politics in Neoliberal Times

57 P, UC 87 Chair: Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, University of Arizona

Queer Temporalities/Financial Temporalities Miranda Joseph, University of Arizona
Queer Tourism and Late Capitalism Nan Alamilla Boyd, San Francisco State University
Historicizing Queer Politics Margot Weiss, Wesleyan University

Commentator: Ara Wilson, Duke University

Construction et représentations de l’identitÉ fÉminine au XIXe et au XXe siÈcles: les Écrits de soi, perspective transdisciplinaire et transnationale

58 P, HH Musing Room, 2nd floor Simultaneous interpretation will be provided/Séance avec traduction simultanée

Chair: Bettina Bradbury, York University

Marie Le Gac, diariste et féministe bretonne (1893–1918) Marilyn Himmesoëte, Université Paris Diderot
écrire les dernières années de sa vie: Marie-Louise Globensky, bourgeoise montréalaise (1914–1919) Sophie Doucet, Université du Québec à Montréal
Times have changed: voyageuses autour de la péninsule gaspésienne dans les années 1930 et 1940 Jacinthe Archambault, Université du Québec à Montréal

Commentator: Andrée Lévesque, McGill University

Indigenous Women, Memory, and Power: Toronto Native Community History Project

59 RT, UC 161 Co-Sponsored by the Aboriginal Studies Program and the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives, University of Toronto. Chair: Heather Howard, Michigan State University

Circles of Influence: Toronto as a Hub of Women’s Activism Victoria Freeman, York University
Digital Storytelling as Oral Transmission Amber Sandy, Toronto Native Community History Project
Reviving The Oratorical Continuum Rebeka Tabobondung, Independent Scholar

Other members of First Story Toronto (Native Community History Project) will attend and participate in this community-based, activist session.

Poverty, Gender, and State Paternalism Through Food

60 P, UC 152 Co-Sponsored by the Culinaria Research Project, University of Toronto Scarborough Chair: Camille Bégin, University of Toronto Scarborough

Food, Place, Poverty: The Capacity and Limits of Film Imagery to Shift Gender Constructs Christine Lee Gorby, Pennsylvania State University
Poverty Food: Government Celebration of Poor Women’s Cooking in the Great Depression Helen Zoe Veit, Michigan State University
‘How to Feed Indian Babies’: Family Allowances, the Food Mail Program, Federal Indian Policy, and the Canadian North, 1945–1990 Kristin Burnett, Lakehead University

Commentator: Catherine Carstairs, University of Guelph

Women and Polar Exploration

61 P, HH Boardroom, 2nd floor Chair: Carolyn Strange, Australian National University

The Ethereal Female in Victorian Arctic Exploration Shane McCorristine, National University of Ireland Maynooth/ University of Cambridge
Cannibalism and Clairvoyance in the Franklin Searches Penny Russell, University of Sydney
Polar History in a Woman’s Archive: Belle Anderson and the Canadian Arctic Expedition Controversies Janice Cavell, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Commentator: Nancy Wachowich, University of Aberdeen

Disability, Gender, and Worth

62 P, UC 175 Chair: Tanya Titchkosky, University of Toronto

Constituting Worth Through Gendered Citizenship: Eugenics, Disability and First–Wave Feminism Lykke de la Cour, York University
Gender and the Value of Work in Canadian Disability History Geoffrey Reaume, York University
Occupational Therapy: A Measure of Worth or Work Kathryn McKay, Simon Fraser University

Commentator: Kim Nielsen, University of Toledo

Colonialism, Gender, and Education

63 RT, UC 177 Chair: Deborah McGregor, University of Toronto

Learning about Aboriginal Women’s Involvement in Sport Through the Tom Longboat Awards Janice Forsyth, Western University
Indigeneity, Gender, and the Academy Rauna Kuokkanen, University of Toronto
Profiling the Mobilization of Indigenous Educators in their Quest to Address the Cultural Anomalies within Western Higher Education Systems Boni Robertson, Griffiths University
Indian Control of Indian Education: Self-determining Aspirations within the Contemporary Canadian Settler State, Four Decades of Struggle and Conflict Sabrina Saunders, Six Nations Public Library

Gender, Genetics, and the Science of Reproduction

64 P, UC 163 Chair: Erika Dyck, University of Saskatchewan

’Will My Baby Be Normal?’ Genetic Counseling and Reproduction in the United States Adam Turner, University of Oregon
Gendering Genes: Women’s Encounters with Genetic Technologies as Genetic Counselors, Patients, and Activists in the United States, 1960–2000 Devon Stillwell, Johns Hopkins University
Birthing Modernity in the Philippines: Dr. Honoria Acosta-Sison and the Racial Politics of Obstetrics Sarah R. Pripas-Kapit, University of California, Los Angeles

Commentator: Jacqueline H. Wolf, Ohio University

Radical Texts & Political Acts: Forty Years of Reading Margaret Randall

65 RT, HH East Common Room, 1st floor

Co-Sponsored by the Centre for the Study of the United States, University of Toronto Co-Chair: Karen Dubinsky, Queen’s University Co-Chair: Laura Briggs, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Margaret’s Impact on Two Decades of Women’s and Solidarity Activism Lynda Yanz, Maquila Solidarity Network
Oral History, Gender, and Sexuality in Cuba: The Legacies of Margaret Randall Carrie Hamilton, Roehampton University
Cuba, Canada, and Cold War Feminism Before and After Cuban Women Now Cynthia Wright, York University
A Real Live Katniss Everdeen: How the Hunger Games Generation Responds to Margaret Randall’s ‘Unapologetic Life’ Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Macalester College

Commentator: Margaret Randall, Writer and Activist

10:45 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions

(A coffee break will be held at the AGO from 10:15 am – 10:45 am)

Look, Listen, and Dream: Politics and Culture in African American Women’s History

66 P, WFLC Seminar Room 3WAGO logo Chair: Victoria W. Wolcott, University at Buffalo

African American Conjure Women: Gender, Gambling, and Bronzeville’s Dream Books Elizabeth Schlabach, Earlham College
NAFAD* and African American Modelling in the Early Cold War Era (*National Association of Fashion and Accessory Designers) Laila Haidarali, University of Essex
Noiring Civil Rights: Almena Davis-Lomax, Film Critique, and the Postwar Reinvention of the Black Female Self Ellen Christine Scott, Queens College, City University of New York
’Evil That Men Do’: The Black Femcee Response to the Masculinist Ethos of Rap Music Francesca D’Amico, York University

Commentator: Allyson Vanessa Hobbs, Stanford University

Challenging Museums, Exhibitions, and archives

67 RT, WFLC Seminar Room 3E AGO logo

Co-Chair: Rosemary Donegan, OCAD University Co-Chair: Krista Cooke, Canadian Museum of History

Neuter but Not Neutral: Claude Cahun, Marcel Moore, and Museums’ Attempts to Transcend the Gender Binary Amy K. Levin, Northern Illinois University
’You Want to Show Them They Existed Back Then’: Deconstructing Gender Roles in Museums Kate Zankowicz, University of Toronto
Captivating Objects: Affect in the Queer Museum/Archive Tamara O. de Szegheo Lang, York University
Why We Make Jokes About Lesbian Feminism: Humour as Generational Encounter in the Archive Caitlin McKinney, York University

Liminal Performances: Transnational Histories of Flappers, Dancing Girls, and Leisure Culture in the Interwar Period

68 P, WFLC Seminar Room 2 AGO logo Chair: Hilary Anne Hallett, Columbia University

Icons of Interwar Modernity: The League of Nations ‘Committee on the Traffic in Women and Children’ and the Case of Russian Women in China Philippa Hetherington, Harvard University
Performing Politics, Fashioning Identities: The Flapper as a Feminist Icon Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, New York University
Performing the Charleston, Performing the 1920s Early Turkish Republic G. Carole Woodall, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
From the Local Edge to the Global Centre: Foreign Women and Urban Entertainment in Interwar Belgrade Jovana Babovic, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Commentator: Judith R. Walkowitz, Johns Hopkins University

Art & Ideas: Making Provocative Histories

68 P, JH AGO logo Chair: Georgiana Uhlyarik, Art Gallery of Ontario

Material Matters: The History of the Chinese Home from the Edges of the Archive Elizabeth LaCouture, Colby College
Reading the Photographic Archive: Courtesan Histories in North India Deepali Dewan, Royal Ontario Museum /University of Toronto
Sexy Beasts: Material Culture and Victorian Pet-Keeping Sarah Amato, University of Toronto
The Art of History: Reinterpreting the Past through Art Carole Condé, Artist and Karl Beveridge, Artist

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Break

Pre-paid box lunches are available for pick-up in the Great Hall at Hart House.

Seating is available in the Great Hall.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunchtime Sessions

Poetry Reading, by Margaret Randall

70, HH East Common Room, 1st floor

Brown-bag Lunch Margaret Randall, Writer and Activist

On Feminist Mentors

71 RT, HH Debates Room, 2nd floor

Brown-bag Lunch

Chair: Magda Fahrni, Université du Québec à Montréal

Linda Kealey, University of New Brunswick Jill Ker Conway, formerly of University of Toronto and Smith College Natalie Zemon Davis, Princeton University/University of Toronto Elizabeth S. Cohen, York University Veronica Strong-Boag, University of British Columbia Andrée Lévesque, McGill University Susan Hill, Western University

Why Haiti Needs a Higher Love IV, a performance by Gina Athena Ulysse, Wesleyan University

72 RP, UC 179

An avant-garde meditation on representation, ripostes, and self-making or a remix of history, statistics, personal narrative, theory with Vodou chants with excerpts from VooDooDoll, What if Haiti were a Woman.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break and Visit the AGO Galleries AGO logo

(If you are attending the AGO sessions and would like your pre-paid box lunch delivered to the AGO, please inform conference staff at the Registration Desk by 10:00 am.)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

Not on the Edge: Sources and Stories for African Canadian Women’s History

73 P, UC 161 Co-Sponsored by the Wilson Institute for Canadian History, McMaster University Chair: Saje Mathieu, University of Minnesota

Four Slave Women: Brutalized Black Bodies on the Canadian Frontier Afua Cooper, Dalhousie University
The Hour-A-Day Study Club: Black Women’s Local and Transnational Political Activism in the Depression Era Peggy Bristow, University of Toronto
’I’m Glad that Someone Is Telling the Nursing Story’: Writing Black Canadian Women’s History Karen Flynn, University of Illinois

Commentator: Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, Morgan State University

Women and Gendered Labour History: Reflections, Re-Articulations, and Feminist Visions for the 21st Century

74 RT, UC 179

Co-Sponsored by the Department of History and Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Ryerson University and the Vice-President Academic and Research, and Dean of Arts, Saint Mary’s University Co-Chair: Elizabeth Jameson, University of Calgary Co-Chair: Val Marie Johnson, Saint Mary’s University

Recuperating Gender and Labour History from Personal Narratives, ‘Memoir-Tales,’ and Imaginary Literature Swapna Banerjee, Brooklyn College
Labour and Gendered Citizenship Between the Wars: Rethinking Rationalization and the New Woman Kathleen Canning, University of Michigan
The ‘Rewards’ of Labour: African-American Women’s Ambivalent Relationship with Work Deborah Gray White, Rutgers University
Marketing Women in the Global Economy Alice Kessler-Harris, Columbia University
Women and Labour Organizing in the Global Economy Annelise Orleck, Dartmouth College

Gender and the First World War (1914–2014), Part 2: Meanings and Legacies

75 RT, UC 175 Chair: Tammy M. Proctor, Utah State University

Gender and Warfare Susan R. Grayzel, University of Mississippi
Gender and Resistence Erika Kuhlman, Idaho State University
Gender and Citizenship Kimberly Jensen, Western Oregon University
Gender and Mourning Joy Damousi, University of Melbourne
Gender and Memory Karen Petrone, University of Kentucky

Christian Activism in a Global World

76 P, UC 152 Chair: Kristina Boylan, State University of New York, Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome

The Chinese Christian New Women: Practicality, Social Service, and Cooperation: A Case Study of the Chinese YWCA Women in the 1920s and 1930s Aihua Zhang, State University of New York, Stony Brook
Gendering Japanese Christianity at War: Japanese Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and Airinkan Settlement in Beijing, 1938–1945 Xin Chen, University of Alberta
Gender, Class, and Christian Activism in Chile’s Young Catholic Workers Movement, 1946–1973 Tracey Lynn Jaffe, University of Dayton
Writing to José: Christian Women, Missions, and Child Sponsorship in the 1950s Hillary Kaell, Concordia University

Commentator: Connie Anne Shemo, State University of New York, Plattsburgh

Women Against the State: Modernity and Anti-Modernity Across Time and Place

77 P, UC 163 Chair: Anna Krylova, Duke University

Liberal and Illiberal Feminisms: Gleanings from Indian Women’s Roles and Participation in the Birth of the Hindu Right in Colonial India Padma Anagol, Cardiff University
Sinarquistas: Mexican Catholic Women against the Regime Maria Concepcion Marquez Sandoval, University of Arizona
Woman and the Marketing of Tunisian Modernity Amy Kallander, Syracuse University

Commentator: Kathleen Blee, University of Pittsburgh

Modern Homes: Representations of the Domestic in Latin America in the Mid-20th Century

78 P, UC 256 Chair and Commentator: Rebekah Pite, Lafayette College

Modernizing the Household: Consumption and Publicity in Mid-20th Century Mexico Sandra Aguilar, Moravian College
In an ‘Electric Wonderland’: Gender, Consumption, and Domestic Work in Mid-Century Argentina Inés Pérez, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata/ CONICET
The Houses of Free Citizens: Hygiene, Consumption, and Revolution in the Bolivian Countryside in the 1950s Nicole Pacino, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Cooking Up Mexican Modernity: Josefina Velázquez de León, 1930s–1960s Diana J. Montano, University of Arizona

The Global and Local Legacies of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique After Fifty Years

79 RT, UC 140 Co-Chair: Kirsten Fermaglich, Michigan State University Co-Chair: Lisa Fine, Michigan State University

Chicanas and The Feminine Mystique: Divergent Feminist Legacies Marisela Chavez, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Complicated Legacy: Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique, and NOW Locals during the Long 1950s Stephanie Gilmore, Independent Scholar
Re-Examining a Life and a Book Fifty Years Later Daniel Horowitz, Smith College
Occupation, Political Activist: Rethinking Housewives of the 1950s Sylvie Murray, University of the Fraser Valley
Race and Class in The Feminine Mystique Benita Roth, Binghamton University
Domesticity and Feminism in Conversation: Reader Response to Betty Friedan and Phyllis McGinley Jessica Weiss, California State University, East Bay

Domestic Work on the Edge: Transnational Labour, Global Research

80 RT, UC A101 Chair: Eileen B. Boris, University of California, Santa Barbara

Domestic Nomads: Mobility and Indigenous Domestic Service Histories Victoria Haskins, University of Newcastle
Towards a Global History of Domestic and Care Giving Work Silke Neunsinger, Labour Movement Archives and Library, Stockholm and Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk, Wageningen University
Ungoverned: Migrant Careworkers and International Organizations Sonya Michel, University of Maryland

On the Disciplinary Edge of History: Disabling Gender Through Embodied Evidence

81 RT, HH Debates Room, 2nd floor Chair: Carrie Sandahl, University of Illinois at Chicago

Artifacts and Intersections of Identity: Representations of HIV/AIDS Ann Fox, Davidson College
Priming the Pump: Helen Keller through Souvenirs Catherine J. Kudlick, San Francisco State University
Words about Objects about Bodies Katherine Ott, Smithsonian Institution
American Girls and the Contemporaneity of Disability Samantha Schalk, Indiana University

Checking Out Agent Orange Susan Schweik, University of California, Berkeley

Gender and the Politics of Childhood in the Age of American Empire

82 P, UC 144 Chair: Leslie Paris, University of British Columbia

The Child Environmentalist: Imagery of Children in Environmental Protests during the 1960s and 1970s Sara Fingal, University of Michigan
Breeding the Future: Gender, Labour, and Counter-Insurgency in Cold War International 4-H Gabriel Rosenberg, Duke University
’An Important Symbol of Hope for the Free World!’ Reading Gender and Empire into Operation Babylift Rachel Winslow, Westmont College
’And the Cradle Will Rock’: Conservatism, Anti-Pornography Feminism, and Child Protection in the 1980s Gillian Frank, Princeton University

Commentator: Janet Golden, Rutgers University

Gendering and Queering the Corporate Person

83 RT, HH East Common Room, 1st floor Chair: Nan Alamilla Boyd, San Francisco State University

Sufficient Intimacy: Reframing Our Affair with the Corporation Nan Enstad, University of Wisconsin-Madison
’Piercing the Corporate Veil’: Thinking a Postcolonial Genealogy of the Corporate Person Ritu Birla, University of Toronto
Queering the Corporation: Visuality and Affect at Condé Nast Publications Elspeth Brown, University of Toronto
Managerial Monasticism: White-Collar Discipline and the Corporate Soul Bethany Moreton, University of Georgia
Queering the Corporation: Ted Turner’s Clitoridectomy, Etc. Teemu Ruskola, Emory Law School

Gendered Encounters in Imperial Legal Regimes

84 P, HH Boardroom, 2nd floor Chair and Commentator: Adele Perry, University of Manitoba

Allotment, Homesteading, and the Seasonal Round: Anishinaabe Women in Northern Michigan, 1855–1887 Susan Gray, Arizona State University
Colonial and Customary Marriage Law in the 19th-Century Cape Colony Liz Thornberry, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
‘Since She is a Woman as Well’: Meri Mangakahia meets Queen Victoria—Indigenous British Subjects in 19th-Century New Zealand Charlotte Macdonald, Victoria University of Wellington
Bring Me the Body: Habeas Corpus Petitions as Contestations of Colonial Power in the North American West, 1864–1898 Katrina Jagodinsky, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

South Asian Women in Circulation and Diaspora Across the Caribbean and North America

85 RT, HH North Dining Room, 2nd floor Co-Sponsored by the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough Chair and Commentator: Madhavi Kale, University of Toronto

Between Cane Cutters and Kamla: Indo-Trinidadian Women’s Political Organizing Nalini Mohabir, University of the West Indies at St Augustine
Fissured Cultural Ideals: Family and Gender in the Narratives of Mothers in the South Asian Diaspora Hemalatha Ganapathy-Coleman, Indiana State University
Care and Cure: Recognizing the Special Needs of Elderly South Asian Immigrant Women Kuldeep Grewal, University of Toronto

S’imposer dans l’espace social et politique: dÉmarches de genre aux Antilles franÇaises (XVIIIe–XIXe siÈcles)

86 P, HH Music Room, 2nd floor Simultaneous interpretation will be provided/Séance avec traduction simultanée Chair: Aline Charles, Université Laval

Les sociabilités féminines dans la ville de Saint-Pierre, Martinique, au XVIIIe siècle Stephanie Belrose, Université de Paris IV
Femmes « blanches » de la Partie française de Saint-Domingue à la conquête de l’espace public, 1766–1776 Ivy Linzau, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane

Commentator: Dominique Rogers, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane

Having a Baby: Reproductive Medicine and Natural Childbirth Since 1945

87 P, UC 244 Chair and Commentator: Wendy Mitchinson, University of Waterloo

Conceiving the ‘Test Tube Baby’: Representations of Reproductive Technologies in the Postwar Media and Popular Culture Hayley Andrew, York University
Standardizing Deliveries: How the Creation and Maintenance of Delivery Registers Enforced Medicalized Birthing Norms in Post-World War II Canadian Hospitals Sally E. Mennill, Douglas College
Join with Us: W.A.T.C.H. and the Home Birth Movement Carolyn Herbst Lewis, Grinnell College

kiskinohamÂtÔtÂpÂnÂsk: Inter-generational Effects on Professional First Nations Women Whose Mothers Are Residential School Survivors

88 FS, HH Meeting Room, 2nd floor The panel is dedicated to Claudette Michell (1966–2013).

The filmmakers will screen and discuss their short documentaries in this session. Chair: Roberta Stout, Filmmaker

My Journey into Motherhood Lorena Fontaine, Filmmaker
Mary-Lou and Me Lisa Forbes, Filmmaker
Nikawiy ekwa niya Wendy McNab, Filmmaker
I am My Mother’s Daughter Lisa Murdock, Filmmaker

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

Art in the Archives: On Art and History

89 P, AGO Library AGO Logo Attendees can view works of art and archival material created by artists Iris Häussler and Betty Goodwin (1923-2008) at 1 pm. Chair: Amy Furness, Art Gallery of Ontario

The Archive as Master Bedroom: Where Fiction Meets Reality Iris Häussler, Artist
Hidden Away: Canadian Women Artists in the Archives Kristina Huneault, Concordia University
Private Marks on Public View: Exhibiting Betty Goodwin’s Notebooks as Art Georgiana Uhlyarik, Art Gallery of Ontario

On Photographing Bodies and Ways of Seeing

90 P, WFCL Seminar Room 3WAGO Logo Chair: Jane Nicholas, Lakehead University

The Colour of Glamour: World War II Military Recruitment Propaganda Targeting Minority Women Loren Miller, American University
Art and Intimate Connections: Betty Parsons, Dusti Bonge, and How Women of the 1920s Nurtured 1960s Cultural/Sexual Revolutions Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, Arkansas State University
Photographing the Ngarrindjeri Fringe Camps: The Work of Aunty Charlotte Richards (c1928–1990) Karen Elizabeth Hughes, Swinburne University of Technology

Commentator: Lois W. Banner, University of Southern California

The Cultural Politics of Dance: Gender, Modernism, and National Identity

91 P, WFCL Seminar Room 1 AGO Logo Chair: Yunxiang Gao, Ryerson University

Those ‘Radiant Creatures’: The Gender Politics of Dance Pantomime in the Antebellum American Theatre Sara Lampert, University of South Dakota
French Culture and the Politics of the Body: The Rise of the Professional Dancer in Early 20th-Century France Ilyana Karthas, University of Missouri
The Man with ‘a Lion’s Head and a Panther’s Grace’: Rudolf Nureyev and Masculinity in the United States Sarah Fried-Gintis, University of Southern California

Commentator: Linda Clark, Millersville University

Things on the Edge: Materiality and Early Modern Trade Routes

92 P, WFCL Seminar Room 3E AGO Logo Chair: Alena Buis, Queen’s University

Ornamental Bodies: Chinoiserie Across Four Continents Chi-ming Yang, University of Pennsylvania
Indigenizing the Foreign: How Imports Changed the Material Landscape of Early Modern Japan Martha Chaiklin, University of Pittsburgh
Food and Marriage in Dutch Colonial Indonesia Dawn Odell, Lewis & Clark College

Commentator: Benjamin Schmidt, University of Washington

Living Histories Ensemble: Performing Life on the Edge

93 P, WFCL Seminar Room 2 AGO Logo

The Living Histories Ensemble (LHE) brings oral history to life through spontaneously improvised music, movement, and theatre. Since 2007, the LHE has drawn on their unique approach to oral history performance to facilitate the collection, translation, and transmission of stories from historically and currently displaced and exploited communities. This research performance will invite audience participation to illustrate LHE’s methodology.

Paul Gareau, University of Ottawa Lucy Lu, Minwaashin Lodge Aboriginal Women’s Support Centre Lisa Ndejuru, Concordia University Alan Wong, Concordia University Nisha Sajnani, Lesley University David Ward, Concordia University Warren Linds, Concordia University

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break

HH Great Hall and UC Croft Chapter House

3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

(A coffee break will be held at the AGO from 3:00 pm –3:15 pm)

Popular Culture, Performances, and (Re)Presentations of Rural Women

94 P, WFCL Seminar Room 2 AGO Logo Chair and Commentator: Katherine Jellison, Ohio University

Divided Diversions: Rural Women’s Participation in Recreational Photography, 1850–1920 Jacqueline Irene McIsaac, University of Guelph
Competitive Displays: Ladies’ Exhibits at Agricultural Fairs in 19th- and 20th-Century Ontario Jodey Nurse, University of Guelph

Material Culture and the Margins of the Atlantic and Pacific Worlds

95 P, AGO Library AGO Logo Chair: Isabelle Lehuu, Université du Québec à Montréal

Hair Work: The Politics of Invisible Labour in Victorian Mourning Jewelry in the Global Hair Trade Esther Berry, Ryerson University
’I Have Had Them In My Hands Often’: Servants and the Material Culture of the Eighteenth-Century Home Tessa Chynoweth, Queen Mary University of London
Pioneer Ladies [of the Evening]: Remembering Criminalized Women in Canada through Fashion, Fibre and Mug Shots, 1878–1925 Laurie K. Bertram, University of Manitoba/University of Iceland
Death Comes to the Hospital: Maude Abbott and the Medical Museum Movement Annmarie Adams, McGill University

Commentator: Adrienne Hood, University of Toronto

Sassy, Sexy, or Cute: Child Actors and the Erotic

96 P, WFCL Seminar Room 3E AGO Logo Chair and Commentator: Sarah Projansky, University of Utah

So Why Do They Do It? Popular Culture and Intergenerational Sexual Desire Lynn Sacco, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
19th-Century Child Actresses: Girls to Women and Back Again Nan Mullenneaux, Duke University
Baby Burlesks and Kiddie Kabarets: Hollywood’s Erotic Children, 1915–1940 Kristen Hatch, University of California, Irvine
Bobby Breen: The Allure of the Boy Soprano Allison McCracken, DePaul University

Women and Portraiture: Historical Imagery and Women’s Voices

97 RT, WFCL Seminar Room 1 AGO Logo
Chair: Michelle M. Moravec, Rosemont College

Appearing in Public: Women Patrons of Buddhist Art in Medieval China Kate A. Lingley, University of Hawai’i at Mˉanoa
French Princesses ‘In Service of the Throne’ (& Themselves) Maria Spencer Wendeln, Wayne State University
Am I not a Sister and a Woman? Images of Anti-Slavery Women and Self-Representation Stephanie J. Richmond, Norfolk State University
Turning Portraits into Woman Suffrage Icons: The Political Uses of Portraits of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the Suffrage Movement, 1900–1920 Allison Lange, Brandeis University

Peripheral Identities and Material Culture

98 P, WFCL Seminar Room 3WAGO Logo
Chair: Ellen Ross, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Masculinity on the Edges: The Material Worlds of the Royal Navy, 1756–1815 Elin Jones, Queen Mary University of London
’To Make War Upon Women:’ Military Clothing Production, Gender, and the American State, 1861–1873 Sarah Jones Weicksel, University of Chicago

Commentator: The Audience

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

Contested Families: Wives, Children, and the State Across Time and Place

99 P, HH Boardroom, 2nd floor Chair: Karen Balcom, McMaster University

Stepfamilies and Legal Entanglements in Northern France and the Southern Low Countries, 1500s–1600s Lyndan Warner, Saint Mary’s University
The Binds of Bureaucracy: Kazakh Women’s Petitions for Marital Choice in the Russian Empire, 1850s–1880s Kimberly Ann Powers, University of Michigan
The Solution of the Gypsy-Question? Intersections of Gender and ‘Race’/ Ethnicity in Child Protection in State Socialist Hungary, 1949–1956 Eszter Varsa, Institute for East and Southeast European Studies

Commentator: Giovanna Benadusi, University of South Florida

Frontiers of Engagement: Memory, Loss, and Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

100 P, UC 256 Chair: Sanda Munjic, University of Toronto

Subjectivity in the Silence: Teresa of Cartagena and the Experience of Deafness Adleen Crapo, University of Toronto
Heledd’s Heroic Critique: A Welsh Voice from the Edge Dan Redding-Brielmaier, University of Toronto
Fighting History: Militant Women on the Edges of Empire Rachel F. Stapleton, University of Toronto

Commentator: Brys Stafford, University of Toronto

Gendering Civil Status: Women Navigating Legal Identities in the Atlantic and Caribbean Worlds

101 P, HH South Dining Room, 2nd floor Chair and Commentator: Edie Sparks, University of the Pacific

Enterprising Wives and Widows: Female Property Rights in Brazil at the End of the 19th Century Kari E. Zimmerman, University of St. Thomas
A More Perfect French Union: France’s Newest Citizens and the Making of the Fourth Republic Lorelle Semley, College of the Holy Cross
Married to the State: Mali’s 1962 Marriage and Guardianship Code and the Making of a Married Citizenry Emily Burrill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Collaborative Conversations: Teachings from Projects With and About Indigenous Women

102 P, UC 179 Chair: Lara Campbell, Simon Fraser University

Tla’amin Teachings as Told through a Tla’amin Life: Stories from an Inter-Generational Collaborative Life History Project Paige Sylvia Raibmon, University of British Columbia
Decolonizing Ancestry: Collaborations with the Other Side of History? Leslie Robertson, University of British Columbia
Stitching Lives: Material Histories and Life Histories Research in the Canadian Arctic Nancy Wachowich, University of Aberdeen

Commentator: Brenda J. Child, University of Minnesota

Gender, Sexuality, Solidarity: U.S. Activists and Transnational Organizing

103 P, UC 177 Chair: Cynthia Wright, York University

Gender, Violence, and the Puerto Rican Solidarity Movement in the Long 1950s Andrea Friedman, Washington Universityin St. Louis
Transnational Religious Networks and the Gendered Dynamics of Social Change: Reframing the Global Sixties through the Work of Ita Ford Marian Mollin, Virginia Tech
How to Have Solidarity in an Epidemic: Transnational Responses to Nicaragua and AIDS Emily Hobson, University of Nevada, Reno

Commentator: Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Ohio State University

On the Edges of the Spiritual: Gender, Religion, and Emergent Bodies

104 P, UC 161 Chair: Molly K. McGarry, University of California, Riverside

’Realms of Freedom’: Gender and Utopian Ideas in Canadian Theosophy Gillian McCann, Nipissing University
Body, Healing, and Gendered Encounters with the Holy Spirit Amy B. Voorhees, University of California, Santa Barbara
Anatomy of Another Plane: Mystifying Sex in North American Psychical Research, 1925–1935 Beth A. Robertson, Carleton University

Commentator: Pamela E. Klassen, University of Toronto

Illicit Movement and Marginalized Labour: Prostitution, Domestic Service, and Trafficking

105 P, HH Music Room, 2nd floor Chair: Rachel Berger, Concordia University

Women’s Labour Migration and Discourses of Sexual Trafficking in the West, c.1870–1950 Julia Laite, University of London
Prostitution, Slavery, and Domestic Servitude in Colonial Hong Kong: A Clash Between East and West? Jane Berney, Open University
Challenging Contemporary Trafficking Discourses in Canada: Cross-Border Movements and the Politics of Sexual/Labour Exploitation Annalee Lepp, University of Victoria

Commentator: Judith A. Allen, Indiana University Bloomington

Transnational Histories of Lesbian Migration, Rurality, and Politics in Australia and North America

106 P, HH North Dining Room, 2nd floor
Co-Chair: , Flinders University Co-Chair: , Northwestern University

Practices of Intimacy in Australian Rural Lesbian-Separatist Communities in the 1970s and 1980s Rebecca Jennings, Macquarie University
’We All Can’t Live in the City’: Rural Gays and Lesbians in the North American West, 1970–1985 Valerie J. Korinek, University of Saskatchewan
Canadian Lesbians’ Mobility and Transnational Networks in the 1970s Liz Millward, University of Manitoba

Commentator: Barbara Baird and E. Patrick Johnson

Losing Their Edge? A Critical Evaluation of Key Analytic Concepts in Gender History

107 P, UC 163 Chair: Antoinette M. Burton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Gender Binary Anna Krylova, Duke University
Gender Crisis Mary Louise Roberts, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Agency Lynn M. Thomas, University of Washington

Commentator: Afsaneh Najmabadi, Harvard University

Disabled Bodies, Healthy Families: Disability, Gender, and Family in Modern U.S. History

108 RT, HH Debates Room, 2nd floor Chair: Kim Nielsen, University of Toledo

Helping ‘Handicapped Homemakers’: Disability and Domesticity in Postwar America Laura Micheletti Puaca, Christopher Newport University
Mothers on the Edge: Advocating for Children with Cerebral Palsy in the 1940s and 1950s Lisa J. Pruitt, Middle Tennessee State University
A Family Problem: Gender, Disability, and Families in the United States in the 1950s Audra Jennings, Western Kentucky University
Taking the Same Risks as Other Parents: Adoptability and Disability in Postwar Adoption Sandy Sufian, University of Illinois at Chicago

Crime, Punishment, and the Regulation of the Female Body

109 P, UC 244 Chair: Cheryl Hicks, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The FBI’s War on the High-Handed and High-Living Vice Queens: Sex Trafficking and Elite Prostitution in Depression-Era New York City Jessica R. Pliley, Texas State University, San Marcos
The Resistant Body: Female Hunger Strikers in the 20th Century Victoria W. Wolcott, University at Buffalo

Commentator: Tamara Myers, University of British Columbia

Women, Empire, and Science: The Atom and Transpacific Cold War Exchanges

110 P, UC 175 Chair: Takashi Fujitani, University of Toronto

Atomic Bomb Maidens and Female Physicians: Feminizing Japan’s Postwar Peace Movement, Feminizing Medical Science Elyssa Faison, University of Oklahoma
The Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission and the Study of Pregnant Women and Infants Hiroko Takahashi, Hiroshima Peace Institute
Women’s Internationalism and Atoms for Peace: Hiroshima, Bikini, and Embrace of the Peaceful Atom in the mid 1950s Yuka Tsuchiya, Ehime University

Commentator: Elaine Tyler May, University of Minnesota

A Roundtable on TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly

111 RT, UC 144 Chair: Elspeth Brown, University of Toronto

Susan O’Neal Stryker, University of Arizona Paisley Currah, City University of New York, Brooklyn College A. Finn Enke, University of Wisconsin-Madison Frank Galarte, University of Arizona

Latin America and the Caribbean: Reflections on Gender and Women’s History

112 P, HH East Common Room, 1st floor Chair and Commentator: Lara Putnam, University of Pittsburgh

Women’s History in the Post-Slavery Caribbean Bridget Brereton, University of the West Indies at St. Augustine
Historicizing Gender in the Caribbean Verene A. Shepherd, University of the West Indies, Mona
Gender and Colonialism in Latin America Irene Silverblatt, Duke University

On the Cusp of Empire: Intercultural and Interfaith Networks and Vocabularies of Liberal Cosmopolitanism

113 P, UC 152 Chair: Barbara Ramusack, University of Cincinnati

Militant-Evangelical Bluestockings: The Impact of Constance Maynard’s Religious Feminism on Women’s Missionary Work, 1882–1900 Angharad Eyre, Queen Mary, University of London
Eleanor Rivett and Intercultural Networks in Kolkata in the Early 20th Century Margaret Allen, University of Adelaide

A Quaker Gandhian, Interfaith and Cross-Cultural Networks, and the End of Empire: Marjorie Sykes in India, 1928–1945 Jane Haggis, Flinders University

Commentator: Padma Anagol, Cardiff University

5:15 pm – 6:30 pm Official Welcome and Presidential Address

Convocation Hall

Co-hosts Doris Bergen, University of Toronto and Melanie Newton, University of Toronto

Welcomes Chief Bryan LaForme, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Meric Gertler, President, University of Toronto Bruce Kidd, Principal and Vice-President, University of Toronto Scarborough

Presidential Address Edges Matter: Histories of Women, Gender, and Sexuality without a Centre? Franca Iacovetta, President, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Special Presentation Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto/Princeton University and Ruth Roach Pierson, University of Toronto/OISE

Web Presentation Women’s History on the Web: The Berkshire Conference Finds Its Forever Home Claire Bond Potter, The New School for Public Engagement

Prizes Berkshire Conference Book and Article Prizes for 2014 Celebrating the prize recipients for 2012-2014 (inclusive)

Closing, 2014 Program Co-Chairs Aline Charles, Université Laval, Molly Ladd-Taylor, York University, Adele Perry, University of Manitoba, and Jayeeta Sharma, University of Toronto

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Receptions

TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly Launch

114 Hosted by Duke University Press UC Croft Chapter House

Reception Hosted by the Wilson Institute for Canadian History, McMaster University

115 Faculty Club, Main Dining Room

Reception Co-hosted by the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies, Osgoode Law School, York University and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History

116 Faculty Club, Front Lounge

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner – On your own (see conference website for a range of options), or pre-purchased dinners at Friday Night @ the Berks, Great Hall, Hart House.

8:00 PM – 11:45 PM Friday Night @ the Berks

All through the House: A Night of Feminist Art and Culture

Hart House (various rooms)

For one extraordinary evening, we’re bringing together feminist art, artists, performances, music – and you. Grab a drink, roam the rooms at Hart House on the University of Toronto campus, and get ready to be moved, engaged and entertained.

Visit the cultural events page on the conference website for the full line-up of artists and schedule, http://berks2014.com/2014/02/17/cultural-events/.

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