We are pleased to announce that Robyn Spencer’s article, “Engendering the Black Freedom Struggle: Revolutionary Black Womanhood and the Black Panther Party in the Bay Area, California,” which appeared in JWH vol. 20, no. 1, has won an article prize from the Association of Black Women Historians. Our sincerest congratulations to Robyn, who is an assistant professor of history at Lehman College, CUNY.
The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (EWIC) is an interdisciplinary encyclopedia project focused on women and Islamic cultures. We are currently in the process of inviting interested scholars, including graduate students, to be possible contributors. Please, if you are interested in being included in the author database, visit our website at: http://sjoseph.ucdavis.edu/ewic/ and follow the link to the contributor template. Thank you for your interest and contribution!
The Journal of Women’s History now features a special section 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 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 regularly features “The Book Forum,” a special section of short essays (1,000–1,500 words) that 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 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 [End Page 219] of titles or are interested in participating in a Book Forum, please email the Journal’s book review editor, Marilyn Booth, email@example.com.