The Journal of Women's History is inaugurating a new special section of the journal that will be devoted to the practice of women's history. We are interested in short individual pieces (1,000-2,000 words), as well as full roundtable forums of four to five contributors (5,000-10,000 words total) that explore cutting edge questions in history practice—from the archive to personal narrative work, from grant-writing and publishing to teaching, from activism and community service to campus and department politics. We would like to assemble a range of perspectives from across the globe. If you have ideas about future history practice sections (either individual or roundtable), please contact the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Editors, Journal of Women's History, The University of Illinois, 810 South Wright St., Urbana, IL 61801, USA.
The Journal of Women's History is soliciting articles for a special issue on women, material culture and consumption, guest edited by Clare Haru Crowston. We seek manuscripts from the broadest chronological, geographical and methodological range and from individuals residing around the world. Potential topics include comparative "consumer revolutions"; the gendering of consumption and material culture; fashion, luxury, and the exotic; family and the law in consumption; the relationship between production and consumption; and women's role in credit systems and market culture. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2005. Please send four one-sided, double-spaced copies of your manuscript (no more than 10,000 words, including endnotes) to: Journal of Women's History, c/o Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 309 Gregory Hall, MC-466, 810 S. Wright St., Urbana, IL, 61801. Mark the envelope "Attention: Clare Crowston." For more details on our submission policy see http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_womens_history/guidelines.html (and please note that the website is still under revision; the correct address for submitting manuscripts is above).
Beginning in 2005, the Journal of Women's History will regularly feature "The Book Forum," a new special section of short essays (1,000-1,500 words) that will engage a major scholarly monograph or collection in the field of women's and/or gender history. We will invite reviewers who work outside the temporal or spatial frames of the book in question to assess its importance—in terms of methodological innovation, theoretical significance and empirical discovery—to their own fields of research and teaching. We [End Page 214] plan to spotlight books that have had a significant impact on women's history within the past decade, as well as new titles whose thematic concerns, method, and theoretical groundwork speak to a broad and diverse women's history audience. If you have suggestions of titles or are interested in participating in a Book Forum, please email the Journal's book review editor, Marilyn Booth, at email@example.com.