Sunday

Sunday, May 25, 2014

At-a-glance

7:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Film/Video Screenings and Q & As
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Film Screening

FQA5 Stories We Tell, followed by a Q & A with director Sarah Polley

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Book Exhibit
8:15 am – 10:45 am Concurrent Workshops

213 Pregnant Bodies As Conflict Zones: Abortion Politics in Transnational Context
214 Historicizing Racial Embodiment in the Transnational United States
215 Gender and the Urban Economy in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe
216 A Medium on the Edge: The Chinese Women’s Periodical Press in China’s Long 20th-Century
217 Gendering the History of Libya: Transnational and Feminist Approaches
218 Beyond Static Borders & Spatiality: Indigenous/Immigrant Encounters or Entanglements
219 Growing up Active: Children, Youth, and Politicized Families
220 Enslavement and Marriage

8:45 am – 10:45 am Concurrent Sessions

221 Is There a Rural Feminism?
222 Interrogating the Ghetto: Jewish Women in Venice, 1516–2016
224 The Legacies of Gerda Lerner: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Activism
225 Black Feminisms: Vanguard/Periphery
226 Gendering Justice in the Era of Human Rights
227 ‘Mothers on the Edge’: Women, Work, and Families in English-Speaking North America
228 Marginalized Sexualities: Expositions from India
229 Women Shaping Spain: The Spanish Empire and Its Legacies
230 Women, Race, and Family in the Colonial and Revolutionary Atlantic

231 Asian Migration at the Borders: Moral Policing, Trafficking, Medical Discrimination, and Immigrant Hotels
232 Comparative Disability/Gender Histories in Transnational Contexts
233 Red Feminisms: Communism and Women’s Activism in the 20th-Century U.S. and Canada
234 Resistance and Resilience Part 1: Indigenous Women’s Art Histories

10:45 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

235 Legal Entanglements, Border-Crossings, and the Archives: Scholarly Interactions with Natalie Zemon Davis
236 Regulating Behaviour: Comparative Perspectives on Religion, Gender, and Morality in Southeast Asia
237 Exploring the History of Abortion and Sterilization through Film
238 Negotiating Jewish and Gender Identity on the International Political Landscape
239 Collecting on the Edges: Gender and Sexuality in the University Archives

240 A Conversation about Feminist Histories: Dynamic Margins and Stubborn Centres
241 Borderlands Between Girlhood and Womanhood
242 Women’s Agricultural Production and Consumption in Rural and Urban Environments
243 Interrogating Race, Gender, Power, and the Archive in Caribbean Women’s History
244 On the Edges of Diplomatic History? Doing Gender in Transnational Context
245 Women and Reproduction in the British Empire
246 Violence, Memory, and Silence
247 Historicizing Activism and Reform: Household Workers, Race, and Nationality in the 20th-Century United States
248 Obscenidades: The Pornographic and the Profane in Latin America
249 Feminism, the Left, and the State: Eastern Europe and the West
250 Resistance and Resilience Part 2: Global Indigenous Women’s Art Histories

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Business Meeting

251 Business Meeting

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Film Screening: Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives

252 Film Screening at TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St West


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

8:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration
University College, Main Floor Foyer

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Book Exhibit
University College East & West Halls

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Film/Video Screenings and Q and A

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Stories We Tell, followed by a Q & A with director Sarah Polley

FQA5, UC 179

8:15 am – 10:45 am Concurrent Workshops

Pregnant Bodies As Conflict Zones: Abortion Politics in Transnational Context

213 W, UC 175
Chair and Discussant: Karissa Haugeberg, Tulane University

‘What are the Arguments for It?’ The Development of Abortion Politics Within the New Zealand Women’s Liberation Movement 1970–78
Grace Millar, Victoria University of Wellington
Ellen McCormack’s 1976 Presidential Campaign: Democrats, Catholics, and Abortion Politics
Sarah B. Rowley, University of Indiana Bloomington
Anti-Abortion Activism and the Conservative Christian Women’s Movement, 1969–1996
Katrina Ackerman, University of Waterloo
’Doing God’s Work’: Activist Families on the Frontline of Operation Rescue in Canada
Shannon Stettner, Independent Scholar
Spatial Landscapes Abortion Providers Face
Lori A. Brown, Syracuse University
Neo-Liberal Abortion in Australia
Barbara Baird, Flinders University
Contests at the Edge of Legal Personhood: Miscarriage, Third-Party Violence, and the Status of the Unborn
Catherine Elizabeth Kevin, Flinders University

Discussant: Rebecca J. Cook, University of Toronto

Historicizing Racial Embodiment in the Transnational United States

214 W, UC 144
This workshop was developed by Stephanie M.H. Camp.
Chair: Susan M. Reverby, Wellesley College

Texting Early American Bodies: Making Race and Gender in Daily Life
Sharon Block, University of California, Irvine
’The African in his Native State’: Slave Trade Suppression, Recaptured Africans, and 19th-Century U.S. Racial Ethnography
Sharla M. Fett, Occidental College
Orientalism in a Bottle: The Racialized History of American Depilatories
Rebecca M. Herzig, Bates College
Integrating and Disintegrating Eugenics in Transnational America’s Media Empire
Shanon Fitzpatrick, McGill University
’What Color Baby Is She Going To Have?’ The Biopolitics of Mothering Asian-American Mixed Race Children
Miliann Kang, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Discussant: Evelynn M. Hammonds, Harvard University

Gender and the Urban Economy in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

215 W, UC 330
Chair: Christine Ekholst, University of Guelph

Noble Female Money Lenders and Kin Work Relations in Early 19th-Century Finland
Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen, University of Turku
Centres and Margins: Women and the Drinks Trade in Late Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Towns
Elizabeth Ewan, University of Guelph
Gender and Credit: A Comparison Between Early Modern Swedish and Dutch Towns
Anu Lahtinen, University of Helsinki
Crediting Married Women in Late 17th and Early 18th-Century London
Alexandra Shepard, University of Glasgow
Aristocratic Consumption, Gender, and Credit in 18th-Century Sweden
Johanna Ilmakunnas, University of Helsinki
Elites and Commoners: Gender and Credit in Early Modern Scotland
Cathryn R. Spence, University of Guelph

Discussant: Deborah Simonton, University of Southern Denmark

A Medium on the Edge: The Chinese Women’s Periodical Press in China’s Long 20th Century

216 W, UC 152
Chair: Mark McConaghy, University of Toronto

Redefining Female Talents: Women’s Eastern Times, Ladies’ Journal, and the Development of ‘Women’s Art’ in China
Doris Sung, York University
Media-Savvy Guixiu of the 1870s and Beyond
Ellen B. Widmer, Wellesley College
At The Journal’s Edge: Text, Image, and Audience in China’s Early 20th-Century Women’s Press
Joan Judge, York University
Cover Design and Chinese Women’s Magazines before the Second World War
Julia F. Andrews, Ohio State University
Women’s Print and the Promotion of the Female Artist as Modern Woman: A Case Study of Funü Zazhi and Wu Shujuan
Elise J. David, Ohio State University
Gender, Performativity, Visuality: The Role of Female Editors in Chinese Periodical Production, 1910s–1930s
Liying Sun, Heidelberg University
Still Cooking, Cleaning, and Caring? New Wo(Men) and Legacies of Gendered Thinking
Barbara Mittler, Heidelberg University

Discussant: Jennifer Scanlon, Bowdoin College

Gendering the History of Libya: Transnational and Feminist Approaches

217 W, UC 148
Chair: Amy Kallander, Syracuse University

Centre and Periphery: Variation in Gendered Space among Libyan Jews
Rachel Simon, Princeton University
Reimagining Colony and Metropole: Images of Italy and Libya during the Italo-Turkish War, 1911–1912
Jennifer G. Illuzzi, Providence College
Singing the Italian Conquest of Libya: Popular Culture and Colonial Wars, 1911–1912
Teresa Bertilotti, University of Milan Bicocca
Embodying Resistance: Gender, Violence, and Identity under Italian Rule in al-Jabal al-Akhdar
Katrina Yeaw, Georgetown University
L’éducation et «l’absence de genre» dans le désert colonial, Le cas des écoles françaises au Fezzan libyen, 1943–51
Tommaso Palmieri, Institut de recherches et d’études sur le monde arabe et musulman
International Oil Companies and the Reshaping of Gender Relations in Post-Colonial Libya, 1950s–1970s
Elisabetta Bini, University of Rome Tor Vergata
A Transnational Community? Memories and Narratives of the Jewish Diaspora from Libya
Barbara Spadaro, University of Bristol
Libyan Women between Gaddafi’s Harem and Political Islam
Sahar Mediha Al-Naas, University of Exeter
Dania Ben Sassi: Gender, Performance, and Amazighi Nationalism in the February Revolution
Leila O. Tayeb, Northwestern University

Discussant: Julia Clancy-Smith, University of Arizona

Beyond Static Borders & Spatiality: Indigenous/Immigrant Encounters or Entanglements

218 W, UC 248
Chair: Melinda Marie Jetté, Franklin Pierce University

The Laws of the Indies: The Codification of Continental Difference in a Context of Revolt against Spanish Colonial Subjugation
Daphne Taylor-Garcia, University of California, San Diego
White, Black, or Ojibwe? The Bonga Family and Race in Minnesota
Mattie M. Harper, University of California, Santa Cruz
Dispossession on the Spirit Lake Dakota Reservation: Entangled Gender and Racial-Ethnic Hierarchies among Immigrants and Indians, 1900–1930
Karen V. Hansen, Brandeis University
Marginal Encounters: British Columbia’s Coastal Fisheries as a Contact Zone between Japanese Immigrants and Indigenous People, 1890–1942
Andrea Geiger, Simon Fraser University
The Earrings
Gunlög Fur, Växjö University/Linnaeus University
Trapline Territories: Indigenous Women, Families, and Trapline Registration in British Columbia and the Yukon, 1925–1950
Susan Roy, University of Waterloo
Indigenous and Immigrant Women’s Activism and Advocacy, 1980–2010
Carol Williams, University of Lethbridge

Growing up Active: Children, Youth, and Politicized Families

219 W, UC 326
Chair: Melissa R. Klapper, Rowan University

’Mrs. Abdurahman and her Children’: The Early Political Education of Cissie Abdurahman and her Sister Rosie in Early 20th-Century Cape Town, South Africa
Patricia van der Spuy, Castleton State College
The Family Defending the Nation: Children and Youth in the Voluntary Defence Movement in Finland, 1918–1944
Seija-Leena Nevala-Nurmi, University of Tampere
Learning to Read with Stalin’s History of the CPSU: Communist Upbringings and Social Mobility in 20th-Century Chile
Alfonso Salgado, Columbia University
’We are Not Afraid of Death’: Making Non-Violence Education a Multi-Generational Affair
Tarah Brookfield, Wilfrid Laurier University
’Did You Know Dad is Gay?’ American Parents and Children in the Wake of Gay Liberation
Leslie Paris, University of British Columbia
Unborn Activists and the American Pro-Life Movement
Maureen L. Walsh, Georgetown University
A Change in the Landscape: Urban Children’s Advocacy for Holistic Neighbourhood Transformation
Claire Gallagher, Georgian Court University

Discussant: Karen Dubinsky, Queen’s University

Enslavement and Marriage

220 W, UC 328
Chair: Emily Burrill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Native Marriage as a Form of Slavery: Reflections on Colonial Classifications in Africa
Joel F. Quirk, University of the Witwatersrand
Evolutions of Concubinage in Southern Niger and Northern Nigeria
Benedetta Rossi, University of Birmingham
Oral Histories of Enslavement for Marriage in Times of War
Annie Bunting, York University
Contemporary Slavery and the ‘Forced Marriage’ Paradox: Gender Violence and Courts as a Site of Remedy
Benjamin N. Lawrance, Rochester Institute of Technology
Forced Marriage and the Law in Canada: To Criminalize or Not To Criminalize?
Karlee Sapoznik, York University

Discussant: Kerry Ward, Rice University

8:45 am – 10:45 am Concurrent Sessions

Is There a Rural Feminism?

221 RT, UC 161
Chair: Monda Halpern, Western University

Frontier Feminism: The Quiet Resistance of Women in Rodeo
Tracey Hanshew, Oklahoma State University
Rethinking the Organized Women’s Suffragist Campaign: Coal Miners’ Daughters and the Nineteenth Amendment, 1890–1920
E. Sue Wamsley, Kent State University
Creating the Associated Country Women of the World: Uniting International Rural Women for Activism, 1930–1939
Linda M. Ambrose, Laurentian University
Evacuation, Towneysim, Enforced Intimacy, and Rural Feminisms
Maggie Andrews, University of Worcester
’The Original Liberated Superwoman’: Midwestern Agrarian Feminisms in the Second Wave
Jenny Barker-Devine, Illinois College
‘Like the Tides’: The Australian Women in Agriculture Movement, 1980–2000
Nikki Henningham, University of Melbourne

Interrogating the Ghetto: Jewish Women in Venice, 1516–2016

222 RT, UC 257
Chair: Elisheva Baumgarten, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Gender, Jewish Women, and the Inquisition in Venice, 1554–1700
Gretchen Starr-LeBeau, University of Kentucky
The ‘Exceptional Normal’: Questions of Gender and Jewish Identity in the Lives of Margherita Sarfatti and Amelia Pincherle Rosselli
Ariella Lang, Columbia University
Peggy Guggenheim: Memoir, Modern Art, and Jewish Identity in Postwar Venice
Jill Fields, California State University, Fresno
Rabbinic Literature as a Source for Early Modern Venetian Jewish Women’s History
Howard Tzvi Adelman, Queen’s University

The Legacies of Gerda Lerner: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Activism

224 RT, UC 140
Chair: Linda Gordon, New York University

Gerda Lerner as Mentor
Estelle B. Freedman, Stanford University
Archives as Activism: The Voices of Feminism Project
Joyce Follet, Sophia Smith Collection
From Innocence to Social Justice
Thavolia Glymph, Duke University
Closing the Circle: History, Race, and Feminist Politics
Christina Greene, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Catholic Sisterhood and Feminist Action
Florence Deacon, Leadership Conference of Women Religious
Sankofa—Reflect On and Learn from the Past; Move Forward
Bonita Johnson, City University of New York

Black Feminisms: Vanguard/Periphery

225 P, UC 52
Chair: Mia Bay, Rutgers University

Lorraine Hansberry and the Risks of Black Feminism at Mid-Century
Erin D. Chapman, George Washington University
Unseating the Apostles of Black Consciousness: Pauli Murray’s Feminist Critique of Black Power
Brittney C. Cooper, Rutgers University
Shirley Chisholm’s 20th-Century Black Feminism: The Possibilities and Limitations of Radicalism, Liberalism, and Coalition
Anastasia C. Curwood, Vanderbilt University

Commentator: Deborah Gray White, Rutgers University

Gendering Justice in the Era of Human Rights

226 P, UC 244
Chair: Dorothy Louise Hodgson, Rutgers University

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Visual Challenge, 1948–1949
Suzanne Langlois, York University, Glendon College
’Equal but Different’: Political Debates on ‘Gender Equality’ in West Germany, 1949–1958
Alexandria Ruble, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A Postcolonial ‘Transnational Sisterhood?’ Social Aid and Gender Justice in France, 1962–1975
Elise Franklin, Boston College
Developing Girls, Developing Nations: A Transnational History of the Girls’ Rights Movement in Kenya, 1945 to the Present
Sarah Bellows-Blakely, Washington University in St. Louis

Commentator: Pamela Scully, Emory University

Mothers ‘on the Edge’: Women, Work, and Families in English-Speaking North America

227 RT, UC 256
Chair: Molly Ladd-Taylor, York University

Infant Feeding on the Edge: Wet-Nurses in 19th-Century New York City
Lara Vapnek, St. John’s University
Alternative Mothering Through the American Foster Care System
Catherine E. Rymph, University of Missouri
‘Should I Call you Mummy or Auntie?’ The Complexities of Canadian Women Caring for British Child Evacuees During the Second World War
Claire L. Halstead, Western University
The ‘Modern’ Stepmother: Gender and the Ideology of Motherhood in the United States, 1900–1965
Kristin Celello, Queens College, City University of New York
African-American Women, Transnational Adoption, and the Political Dimensions of Early Cold War Maternalism
Kori A. Graves, University at Albany, State University of New York

Marginalized Sexualities: Expositions from India

228 P, UC 69
Chair and Commentator: Anupama Rao, Barnard College, Columbia University.

Dalit Sexualities: Religious Conversions, Sartorial Desire, and Romance in Colonial India
Charu Gupta, University of Delhi
Sexuality and Biopolitics: The Trajectory of 20th-Century Advocacy Against Child Marriage
Ashwini Tambe, University of Maryland
Conjugality, Contraception, and the Politics of Sexuality in India
Mytheli Sreenivas, Ohio State University

Women Shaping Spain: The Spanish Empire and Its Legacies

229 P, UC 87
Chair and Commentator: Adrian Shubert, York University

Women on the Edge of the ‘Scramble for Africa’: The Uncommon Journeys of the Urquiola Sisters and Mary Kingsley
Benita Sampedro Vizcaya, Hofstra University
A Market-Free Cuban
Lisa Surwillo, Stanford University
Figuring a ‘Shared Public Culture’ in Najat El Hachmi’s ‘Narrative from the Borderland’
Carmen Sanjuán-Pastor, Scripps College

Women, Race, and Family in the Colonial and Revolutionary Atlantic

230 P, UC A101
Chair: Cornelia Hughes Dayton, University of Connecticut

Chained to the Ground: Family Settlement on the Edges of Freedom in the Golden Age Dutch Empire
Susanah Shaw Romney, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
On the Edges of Slavery and Freedom: Free Women of Colour and the Law in 18th-Century North America
Terri L. Snyder, California State University, Fullerton
’The Law Acknowledges No Father’: Maternal Ancestry, Legal Authority, and the Limits of Family Knowledge in Revolutionary Virginia Freedom Suits
Honor Sachs, Western Carolina University
Flight Risk: Freedom, Family, and the Migration Experience of Saint-Domingue Free Women of Colour Refugees in the Revolutionary Atlantic
Elizabeth Clark Neidenbach, College of William & Mary

Commentator: Jennifer M. Spear, Simon Fraser University

Asian Migration at the Borders: Moral Policing, Trafficking, Medical Discrimination, and Immigrant Hotels

231 P, UC 85
Chair: Lynne Marks, University of Victoria

Men (and Women) Who Cooked and Cleaned: Japanese Immigrant Hotels in the Transpacific World
Yukari Takai, York University, Glendon College
No Longer a White Problem: The White Slavery Debate Moves from Europe to Asia
Marlou L.J.C. Schrover, Leiden University
Negotiating Bodily Exclusion: Medical Admissibility and the Regulation of Migrant Families
Laura Madokoro, McGill University

Commentator: Deirdre Moloney, Princeton University

Comparative Disability/Gender Histories in Transnational Contexts

232 P, UC 177
Co-Sponsored by Students for Barrier-Free-Access, University of Toronto
Chair: Ato Quayson, University of Toronto

Caretakers, Disabled Women, and Policy in India
Anita Ghai, Jesus and Mary College
Gendering Disability Rights and Disability Rights Activists in Israel
Sumi Colligan, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Curability and the Promise of Inclusion: Representing Hansen’s Disease and Disability in Korea
Eunjung Kim, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Commentator: Catherine J. Kudlick, San Francisco State University

Red Feminisms: Communism and Women’s Activism in the 20th-Century U.S. and Canada

233 P, UC 163
Chair: Bettina Aptheker, University of California, Santa Cruz

Red Spy Queens? American New Women and the Lure of Soviet Russia
Julia L. Mickenberg, University of Texas at Austin
Male Unions, Militant Women, and the Canadian and U.S. Border
Laurie Mercier, Washington State University, Vancouver
Radical Housewives: ‘The Most Effective Front the Reds Have Had for a Long Time’
Julie Guard, University of Manitoba
Peaceniks and Reds: Canadian Jewish Women and the Silencing of Dissent
Ester Reiter, York University

Commentator: Ellen Schrecker, Yeshiva University

Resistance and Resilience Part 1: Indigenous Women’s Art Histories

234 P, UC 67
Chair: Wanda Nanibush, Artist, Curator, and Idle No More Organizer

Fostering Resilience/Gathering Strength: Continuities in Labrador Inuit Women’s Arts
Heather Igloliorte, Concordia University
Through Queen Mothers’ Eyes: De-Colonizing Stool Histories in 20th-Century Asante
Catherine Hale, University of Iowa Museum of Art
Contemporary Vision, Traditional Practices: Continuity, Change, and Resistance in Wendat Arts
Annette de Stecher, Carleton University

Commentator: Sherry Farell Racette, University of Manitoba

10:45 am – 11:00 am Break

UC Croft Chapter House

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

Legal Entanglements, Border-Crossings, and the Archives: Scholarly Interactions with Natalie Zemon Davis

235 P, UC 140
Chair: E. Natalie Rothman, University of Toronto

Why an Archive? Notaries and Masculinity in Baroque Rome
Laurie Nussdorfer, Wesleyan University
Conquistador Unmarriages: Keeping Company in Peru, 1520s–1550s
Kathryn Burns, University of North Carolina
Mediation in the Archive: Scribes and Writing in Early Colonial Southern India
Bhavani Raman, University of Toronto
Border-Crossings and Cultural Encounters in Franco-Caribbean Slavery
Myriam Marthe Cottias, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane

Commentator: Natalie Zemon Davis, Princeton University/University of Toronto

Regulating Behaviour: Comparative Perspectives on Religion, Gender, and Morality in Southeast Asia

236 P, UC 177
Co-Sponsored by the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, the Canada Research Chair in Southeast Asian History and the Dr. David Chu Professorship and Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, University of Toronto
Chair and Commentator: Nhung Tran, University of Toronto

Speaking to the Spirits: Thinking Comparatively about Women in Asian Indigenous Beliefs
Barbara Andaya, University of Hawai’i
Racializing Immorality of Women in Colonial Malayan Plantations
Arunima Datta, National University of Singapore
Religion, Science, and Conjugal Love: Reconstituting Marriage and Intimacy in Colonial Burma
Chie Ikeya, Rutgers University
Cultural Legacies and Transgenderism in Vietnam
Thi Thu Huong Nguyen, Vietnam National University

Exploring the History of Abortion and Sterilization through Film

237 RT, UC 144 Film Reel
Chair: Janet Golden, Rutgers University

Documentaries in the Classroom: Lessons from a Filmmaker
Janet Goldwater, Filmmaker
Teaching the History of Abortion
Johanna Schoen, Rutgers University
Seeing the Fetus: Teaching the History of Abortion in the United States
Judith A. Houck, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Blind Spot: The Right to Procreate in America
Dawn Sinclair Shapiro, Filmmaker

Negotiating Jewish and Gender Identity on the International Political Landscape

238 RT, UC 244
Chair: Sara R. Horowitz, York University

Discourse, Otherness, and Identity: The Political Odyssey of Martha/Karl Baer, a German-Jewish Feminist, Zionist, Social Worker, and Community Leader
Alison Rose, University of Rhode Island
’Without Family Life, A Nation Will Not Be Built’: Masculinity as Rhetoric and Practice among Zionist Women in Palestine and Beyond
Deborah Hertz, University of California, San Diego
Lillian Freiman, the First Jewish-Canadian OBE (Order of the British Empire)
Esther Carmel-Hakim, University of Haifa

Collecting on the Edges: Gender and Sexuality in the University Archives

239 P, UC 52
Chair: Karen Stanworth, York University

(Women’s) Archival Spaces and Trans Voices? A (Re)Search and Proposal
J. Curtis Main, Loyola University Chicago
Trans/forming Collections: The Transgender Archives @ UVic
Lara Wilson, University of Victoria
In and Out of the Academy: The Pride Library at the University of Western Ontario
Danielle Cooper, York University
Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles: Building Archives in Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago
Monica L. Mercado, University of Chicago

Commentator: Elise Chenier, Simon Fraser University

A Conversation about Feminist Histories: Dynamic Margins and Stubborn Centres

240 RT, UC 256
Chair: Kathleen Canning, University of Michigan

Beyond Universalism? Gendering French National Histories
Elisa Camiscioli, Binghamton University
Women’s and Gender History, British Imperial History, and their Genealogies
Marc Matera, University of California, Santa Cruz
Rearranging Desires? Insights from Non-Western Women’s and Gender Histories
Sanjam Ahluwalia, Northern Arizona University
Women and the Grand American Narrative
Lori Ginzberg, Pennsylvania State University

Borderlands Between Girlhood and Womanhood

241 P, UC 85
Chair: Helen Zoe Veit, Michigan State University

An Arduous Transition: Wives and the Institution of Control in 19th-Century Yorubaland
Temilola Alanamu, University of Exeter
Becoming ‘Worthy’ Women: Mormon Rites of Passage, 1890 to 1930
Natalie Rose, Michigan State University
Saved from Sin, Rescued for the Nation: Making Adolescent Female Workers into Respectable Women in Imperial Germany
Kara Ritzheimer, Oregon State University
Youth, Queerness, and Womanhood in the Mid-20th Century United States
Amanda H. Littauer, Northern Illinois University

Commentator: Melissa R. Klapper, Rowan University

Women’s Agricultural Production and Consumption in Rural and Urban Environments

242 RT, UC 163
Chair: Steven Reschly, Truman State University

Ontario Farm Families’ Textile Consumption Practices in the Mid-20th Century
Andrea Gal, Wilfrid Laurier University
Old Order Amish Women in Depression-Era Pennsylvania
Katherine Jellison, Ohio University
Bytown Draws Nearer the Rideau Riverbank
Meredith Quaile, Independent Scholar
Defining the Border of Community and Farm Life through Women’s Calendar Entries
Abby Stephens, Purdue University
Residential Food Production in Pre-World War II Southern California
Eileen V. Wallis, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Interrogating Race, Gender, Power, and the Archive in Caribbean Women’s History

243 P, UC 152
Chair and Commentator: Celia E. Naylor, Barnard College, Columbia University

Who Writes an Enslaved Girl’s Story? Caribbean Colonial Bureaucracies and Black Female Voices
Laura Rosanne Adderley, Tulane University
Archives of War: Women, the Military, and Familial Networks in the British Caribbean
Reena N. Goldthree, Dartmouth College
Archival Revolutions: Afro-Cubanas, Oral Histories, and Testimonios
Devyn S. Benson, Louisiana State University and Daisy Rubiera Castillo, Union de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba

On the Edges of Diplomatic History? Doing Gender in Transnational Context

244 RT, UC 248
Chair and Commentator: Phyllis Soybel, College of Lake County

’There are no Women in those Records’: Finding Women and Gender in the Diplomatic Records (U.S. and U.K.)
Molly M. Wood, Wittenberg University
The U.S. Information Agency Responds to the Women’s Movement
Laura Belmonte, Oklahoma State University
’To Build A New World’: The Pan-Pacific Women’s Association and the International Peace Movement, 1937–1945
Carol C. Chin, University of Toronto
The Theory and Practice of Gender in International History: What Transnational Feminists Have Taught Me
Andrew M. Johnston, Carleton University

Women and Reproduction in the British Empire

245 P, UC 255
Chair: Jennifer Mori, University of Toronto

Imperial Labours: Midwives and Childbirth in the British Empire, 1870s–1920s
Sandra Dawson, Northern Illinois University
The Birth Rate and the Empire: Settler Colonialism and the Politics of Population
Jane Carey, University of Wollongong
From Settlers to Strays: White Zimbabwean Women, Identity, and Belonging in the Diaspora
Kate Law, University of the Free State

Commentator: Nupur Chaudhuri, Texas Southern University

Violence, Memory, and Silence

246 P, UC 175
Chair: Pamela Sugiman, Ryerson University

Gender and Minority at the Cusp of Empire and the Nation: Muslim Women and Police Action in 1948 Hyderabad
Suneetha SRV Achyuta, Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies
’Human Rights Are Us’: Gendering the Post-Revolutionary Subject in the Aftermath of Guatemala’s Genocide
Carlota McAllister, York University
Oral Histories of Women and Narratives of Justice
Priya Thangarajah, Women’s Action Network
When They Beat the Men but Raped the Women: Constructing Political Victims of the Former Yugoslavia in the American Public and Political Eye
Zain Lakhani, University of Pennsylvania

Commentator: Nadje Sadig Al-Ali, School of Oriental and African Studies

Historicizing Activism and Reform: Household Workers, Race, and Nationality in the 20th-Century United States

247 RT, UC 87
Chair: Michele A. Johnson, York University

Solving the Servant Problem: Progressive Reform and State Regulation of Domestic Service
Vanessa May, Seton Hall University
Rights and Coalitions: Household Workers in the YWCA Industrial Program, 1920s–1940s
Dorothea Browder, Western Kentucky University
When Vice Becomes the Biggest Concern: the Crusade to End the Bronx Slave Markets, 1935–1945
Ariana Alexander, New York University
Training Migrant Domestics: African American and Puerto Rican Women’s Work Regulating Puerto Rican Contract Labour, 1940–1960
Emma Amador, University of Michigan
Domestic Workers’ Rights and Civil Rights in the 1960s
Premilla Nadasen, Barnard College

Commentator: Eileen B. Boris, University of California, Santa Barbara

Obscenidades: The Pornographic and the Profane in Latin America

248 P, UC 67
Chair and Commentator: Zeb Tortorici, New York University

Pornography and Popular Culture in Buenos Aires, 1900–1930
Pablo Ben, San Diego State University
The Fascination of the (Dead) Transgender Body: The Strange Case of Raul/Raquel Suarez, 1930
Mir Yarfitz, California State University, Long Beach
The Pornographic State: Erotic Film and State-Sponsored Production in Dictatorial Brazil
Ben Cowan, George Mason University

Feminism, the Left, and the State: Eastern Europe and the West

249 P, UC 161
Chair: Francisca de Haan, Central European University

Italian and Québec Feminisms in Synergy with the New Left: the 60s and the 70s Revisited
Jacinthe Michaud, York University
Pestering the Politburo: The Committee of the Bulgarian Women’s Movement and Communist Feminisms, 1968–1990
Kristen Rogheh Ghodsee, Bowdoin College
Frauen für den Frieden: On the Edges of Women’s Activism in the GDR
Susanne Kranz, Zayed University
Feminism, Class, and Sexuality in the Work of the Greater London Council’s Women’s Committee, 1982 to 1985
Stephen J. Brooke, York University

Commentator: Mary Nolan, New York University

Resistance and Resilience Part 2: Global Indigenous Women’s Art Histories

250 P, UC A101
Chair: Heather Igloliorte, Concordia University.

Decolonizing Acts: Indigenous Women’s Performance Art
Carla Taunton, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University
Old and New: Making and Collecting Onkwehonwe Art in the Early-20th Century
Stacey Loyer, Carleton University
Women Who Do Not See: Negotiation of Gender through Arts of Power Associations on the Senufo-Mande Cultural ‘Frontier’
Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi, Emory University

Commentator: Cara Krmpotich, University of Toronto

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Business Meeting

251, UC Croft Chapter House
Sunday, May 25 4:30 pm – 6:30pm

TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St West

Forbidden Love: THE Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives (IMBD)
252 FS
co-directed by Lynne Fernie & Aerlyn Wiessman (National Film Board of Canada, 1992)

Through the lens of 1950s lesbian erotic fiction, with its luridly coded cover art, the film offers a witty and stylish introduction to lesbian lives in the 20th century. This event is presented in partnership with the Inside Out Festival, National Film Board of Canada, Women in View, and the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women.

Many Berkshire Conference attendees will be familiar with this ground-breaking film and some of us will have used it in our classrooms. Yet, public audiences rarely see the film, as it has not been available for public exhibition for the past 7 years.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with co-directors Lynne Fernie and Aerlyn Weissman and B. Ruby Rich, Professor, Social Documentation Program & Film and Digital Media Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and editor of the journal Film Quarterly. The moderator will be Susan Cole, Author and Senior Entertainment Editor, NOW Magazine.

$10 at the door

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