CFP: Gendering Science

Dear Friends,

The Commission on Women and Gender Studies of the Division for History of Science and Technology of the IUHPS calls for papers for the conference Gendering Science: Women and Men Producing Knowledge, which will held in Prague on 4-6 June 2015.

For details, see the web page of the Conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Prague.

Published in: on June 19, 2014 at 10:02 am  Leave a Comment  

New Facebook Page for Women Historians of Health and Medicine

We now have a Facebook page.   Click on the link, then click on “join group” at the top of the page.
Also, to clarify, the WHOHM listserv will continue to function, and we hope that you will make announcements there as well.  We have some members who are not active on Facebook.
Published in: on June 10, 2014 at 10:15 am  Leave a Comment  

CFP: Reproductive Justice Book Series


Call for Proposals


The new reproductive justice book series from University of California Press will publish works exploring the contours and content of reproductive justice. The series will include primers aimed at students or people new to reproductive justice and books of original research.  Authors are invited to submit proposals that will engage activists, academics, and others. The first primer will be, What is Reproductive Justice? by Rickie Solinger and Loretta Ross. We are now accepting submissions for books featuring original research.


The phrase “reproductive justice” was coined in 1994 to describe an intersectional framework drawing attention to how the right to have a child and the right to parent are as important as the right to not have children. In the two decades since, RJ organizations and scholars have pursued a number of projects that pay close attention to the social, political, and environmental context in which sex, pregnancy, and parenthood are regulated.


The RJ series is interested in original manuscripts that engage reproductive justice within a complex context. Topics could include:

  • abortion
  • assisted reproductive technology
  • birthing options
  • coerced obstetrics
  • criminalization of reproduction
  • drug use and parenting
  • environmental degradation and infertility
  • incarcerated people and reproductive rights
  • population control
  • queering family formation
  • youth parenting


The RJ perspective and movement has provided a contemporary generation of activists and scholars – together with stalwart veterans— new energy.   This is an exciting time to consider the new vision for the 21st century that RJ offers. The editors of the new series are seeking projects that reflect this vision and new energy.




Proposal Submission Procedures

A complete submission to the RJ book series will include 1) a book proposal of no more than 4,000 words, 2) a CV, and 3) one or two published writing samples. Please refer to the UC Press website for general book proposal elements. In addition, note that for book proposals for the RJ series the following items should be included: a market considerations section with discussion of pedagogical applications and innovative marketing ideas and an author biography section that describes previous work including, if relevant, connections with reproductive health, rights and justice organizing. We are not requesting manuscript chapters at this time, although additional information may be requested after initial review of submissions.


The RJ series is affiliated with the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law. Thus, authors of original texts who secure contracts with the RJ book series will have the opportunity to apply for a Visiting Researcher affiliation with CRRJ that includes access to UCB resources such as writing space and library access that assist in completion of the manuscript.


The RJ series editors and advisory board will review submissions and may request additional material before recommendation to UC Press editorial review. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, but for full consideration in the initial publication cycle, please submit by July 15, 2014. Please email submissions and any questions to all the series editors at

Series editors:

Rickie Solinger, Historian (Senior Editor)

Khiara M. Bridges, Anthropology and Law, Boston University (Co-editor)

Zakiya Luna, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara (Co-editor)

Advisory board:

Jill Adams, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law

Darcy Baxter, Unitarian Universalist Church

Laura Briggs, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Jeanne Flavin, Fordham University/National Advocates for Pregnant Women

Elena Gutiérrez, University of Illinois, Chicago

Lisa Ikemoto, University of California, Davis

Sujatha Jesudason, CoreAlign, UCSF

Laura Jimenez, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice

Kristin Luker, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law

Chinyere (Julia) Oparah, Mills College/Black Women Birthing Justice

Dorothy Roberts, University of Pennsylvania

Loretta Ross, SisterSong co-founder

Published in: on June 10, 2014 at 10:09 am  Leave a Comment  

CFP: Book Series on Nursing History


Call for proposals for books in A New Series





Series Editors:  

Julie A. Fairman and Patricia D’Antonio,

Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania


This series features nurses as critical actors in driving social, cultural, professional, and clinical changes while delivering health care. Offering fresh and well-researched approaches to nursing history, books in the series will seek to engage a readership both within and beyond academe. The focus primarily will be on books intended for understanding and teaching the importance of the history of nursing for all students and scholars in health care in and beyond the classroom.


Books in the series will place nurses and nursing within significant contexts to illustrate the professions’ engagement in critical social issues and movements of the last century. In many ways, this perspective will challenge what we already know about this period, as it has typically been seen through the eyes of the history of medicine, science, public health, and technology.


Book proposals must conform to the guidelines of the publisher, the Johns Hopkins University Press ( Queries should be sent to Final book manuscripts should be no longer than 80,000 to 90,000 words and may include up to twenty illustrations. Books appearing in the series will be published simultaneously in print and electronic editions.



*Julie Fairman

Patricia D’Antonio

Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


*Primary contact


Published in: on June 10, 2014 at 10:07 am  Leave a Comment  

Book Announcements

HI all.


Cheryl Krasnick Warsh co-edited a book WHOM members would be interested in:


Cheryl Krasnick Warsh and Dan Malleck, Consuming Modernity: Gendered Behaviour and Consumerism before the Baby Boom, University of British Columbia Press.


Also, Cheryl has just become the Executive Director of the Western Association of Women Historians, and invite WHOM members to find out about this nifty organization. The annual meetings rotate between Southern California, Northern California and other Western states (and occasionally Western Canada).


Cheryl Krasnick Warsh, PhD

Professor of History

Vancouver Island University

Executive Director, Western Association of Women Historians


900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, B.C.

V9R 5S5 Canada

Phone:  250-753-3245 x. 2113 (teaching office)

                               x. 2016 (research suite)

Fax:      250-740-6459



Dear colleagues,

I have been lurking on this list for years, and enjoying the posts. I have a quite late announcement of a book that may be of interest to some list members:

A. Kim Clark, “Gender, State and Medicine in Highland Ecuador: Modernizing Women, Modernizing the State, 1895-1950″ (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012)

Best wishes,

Kim Clark
Professor and Graduate Chair
Department of Anthropology
University of Western Ontario



Published in: on June 10, 2014 at 10:03 am  Leave a Comment  

WHOM book announcments

Dear Colleagues,

A rare mass email from me to deliver the exciting news that my book, Pathologist of the Mind: Adolf Meyer and the Origins of American Psychiatry, will be published soon by Johns Hopkins University Press.


Susan Lamb, PhD.

SSHRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


Dear WHOMers,
Because other professional commitments will keep me from AAHM this year, I am using this venue to announce (with great excitement) that my first book, Banking on the Body:  The Market in Blood, Milk and Sperm in Modern America, was published YESTERDAY by Harvard University Press, and should be at the book table at AAHM.  
The press site is below; the amazon link is here
Since I will miss the WHOM breakfast, I would like to use this less personal means to express my gratitude for the support I have received from this group as the project moved from dissertation to book.  Individually and collectively, I have been inspired and pushed by your scholarship, professionalism, and collegiality.  Thank you.
Kara W. Swanson, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Northeastern University School of Law
400 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115
(617) 373-8288
Harvard University Press, 2014:

Department of History and Classical Studies
McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Published in: on June 2, 2014 at 1:58 pm  Leave a Comment