Call for Papers: ESSHC panel on Formal and Informal Networks of Migrant Women and Men

CFP for a panel at the European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC)

Belfast, 4-7 April 2018   

Formal and informal networks of migrant women and men in settlement process

(14th-19th centuries)

Organiser: Beatrice Zucca Micheletto, GRHIS – University of Rouen (France)

This panel aims to study settlement patterns of migrants, according to a gendered approach. Since the pioneering work by Morokvasic (1984) research has shown that women participated in migrations not only as followers of their husbands, fathers or brothers but also as independent actors. At the same time, a new challenge came from the recent Italian historiography: according to some scholars (Quaderni Storici 2001; Arru, Ramella 2003; Arru, Caglioti, Ramella 2008) most of the works on the topic, influenced by the notion of “migratory chain”, took into account exclusively migrants who, since they arrival, were inserted in national or regional networks, with the consequence that their alleged “new” social network was composed almost exclusively by compatriots. On the contrary, these Italian scholars pointed out the importance of individual migration paths, and studied primarily the social relationships that people were able to build up in the new context, rather than emphasise the pre-existent national or regional ties.  Continue reading “Call for Papers: ESSHC panel on Formal and Informal Networks of Migrant Women and Men”

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Call for Papers: Apprenticeship, Work and Creation in Early Modern Europe

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CFP: Apprenticeship, work and creation in early modern Europe 
Coordinators: Anna Bellavitis (Université de Rouen Normandie-GRHIS / IUF), Valentina Sapienza (Université de Lille 3-IRHIS)

The education of new generations and the transmission of knowledge and skills from one generation to another is of course the fundament of any society, at any time. Recent historical researches have underlined the complexity of apprenticeship in early modern Europe and also its numerous varieties: apprentices could learn at home, with their parents and relatives, with the master or mistress and his/her family, or in charitable institutions. The topic of apprenticeship is, by its own nature, transversal and needs multidisciplinary analysis. Labour history, history of the techniques, of innovation and artistic creation, history of education and gender and family history are some of the approaches that can be used for a comprehensive study of apprenticeship in early modern Europe.

Some questions that can guide our analysis:

– Apprenticeship and guilds: is it a necessary link?

– Places of apprenticeship: family home, the master’s – or mistress’ – house and workshop, charitable institutions?

– Which knowledge and skills were transmitted to apprentices?

– What was the relation between apprenticeship and innovation?

– What kind of relations could exist – or had to exist – between masters, mistresses and apprentices?

– Was apprenticeship a work relation or a mode of education?

– Who could have access to apprenticeship?

– What happened to apprentices after the end of the apprenticeship period?

– What was the role of apprenticeship in the general economic evolution of early modern Europe and in the « little divergence » ?

If you are interested by these topics, please send an abstract (max 300 words) before March 31 st 2017 to anna.bellavitis@univ-rouen.fr and to valentina.sapienza@univ-lille3.fr

 

Call for Papers: Gender and Crisis in History

Graduate Conference: Gender and Crisis in History, Procida (Napoli), June 22-24, 2015

Full details here: CFP_Gender and Crisis_June 2015

 

The Department of Social Sciences of the Università di Napoli Federico II, the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Università di Napoli L’Orientale together with the International collaborative doctoral network in Women’s and Gender History will be jointly running the Graduate Conference on Gender and Crisis in History, to be held June 22-24, 2015, on the island of Procida (Napoli). This conference seeks to bring together history graduate students whose original research deal with gender and crisis. Continue reading “Call for Papers: Gender and Crisis in History”