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ANNOUNCEMENTS The Journal has received the following announcements and calls for papers. Requests for inclusion in future issues should be received 9 months before the deadline of the event. Send aU announcements to: Managing Editor, Journal of Women's History, c/o Department of History, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210. The birthplace of U.S. women's rights, Seneca Falls, N.Y, is gearing up for the summer of 1998 and the 150th anniversary of the ffrst Women's Rights Convention. A four-month-long celebration to be coordinated by a consortium of local, state, and nonprofit organizations is planned, and to assist Ui the project a fundraiser is needed. For more information on this position or the events planned, please write to Celebrate '98, P.O. Box 601, Seneca Falls, NY13148, or call 315-568-2262. Siena College announces a multi-disciplinary conference on the Anniversary of World War II to be held 4-5 June 1998. The foci wül be on the beginnings and the aftermath of the war. Send a brief (1-3 page) outline or abstract of the proposal with some sense of sources, archive material, etc., consulted and a recent c.v. or brief biographical sketch by 1 December 1997 to Department of History, Siena CoUege, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonv üle, NY 12211-1462, ATTN: WWII Conference, Thomas O. Kelly and D. Lonnstrom. The International Federation for Research in Women's History announces a conference on the theme "Women and Human Rights: Social Justice and Citizenship: International Historical Perspectives," to be held in Melbourne , Australia from 30 June to 2 July 1998. Proposals are invited for presentations on historical understandings, across time and place, of the experiences of women as they relate to issues of human rights, social justice , and citizenship. The program will include sessions that analyze the origins of these terms and categories, contestations over their meaning and implementation, and their expression in a range of social and cultural contexts. Proposals could either be m the form of individual papers or panels. Proposals should include the paper title, a short c.v., and an abstract Proposals can be sent to IFRWH Board members or directly to the conference coordinator, Professor Patricia Grimshaw, History Department , University of Melbourne, ParkviUe, Vic. 3052 Ausfratia. The closing date for proposals is 30 June 1997. 230 Journal of Women's History Spring The ffrst annual Museum and Library Archives Institute, sponsored by the Emily Williston Memorial Library & Museum, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the New England Museum Association , wiU be held at the Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, Massachusetts on 20-21 June 1997. This Institute is directed toward those who have responsibility for museum and library records and special collections , but limited experience in archival methods and procedures. This year's curriculum includes such topics as appraising and scheduling, arrangement and description, architectural records, reference and access, copyright, automation, photographs, and the organization of special collections . For information, contact Theresa Rini Percy, Director, Errtily Wüliston Memorial Library and Museum, 9 Park Street, Easthampton, Massachusetts, 01027. Telephone: (413) 527-1031; fax (413) 527-3765. The "Family and Household: Revisiting Concepts and Experience" conference will be held from 2-4 January 1998 at Nottingham Trent University . It is hoped that proposals wül be forthcoming from those seeking to challenge, as weU as those seeking to explore, traditional understandings and usages of the terms "farruly" and "household." Please send aU correspondence to Linda Persson, Administrative Secretary, Social History Society of the UK, Center for Social History, Lancaster University, Lancaster LAl 4YG. Telephone 01524 59605; e-maU: Those interested in offering papers should send a one-page summary of thefr proposed papers by 16 May 1997. The Eüeen Basker Memorial Prize was established by the Society for Medical Anthropology to promote excellence in research on gender and health. The $1,000 award is made annuaUy to scholars from any discipline or nation for work (book, article, film, exceptional Ph.D. thesis) produced within the preceding three years. The Basker Prize is awarded to the work judged to be the most courageous, significant, and potentiaUy influential contribution to scholarship m the...


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