Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

December 7, 2009

CFP: The Ruptures of War: A Conference on War, Culture, and Society

Conference: A Graduate Student Conference
Place: Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, United States
Date: April 10, 2010
Submission deadline for abstracts: December 14, 2009
Description: »War is the most intense nexus of politics, violence, culture, society, and nature. The fact that it is with us constantly is exemplified by Foucault’s provocative question: "If we look beneath peace, order, wealth, and authority, beneath the calm order of subordinations, beneath the State and State apparatuses, beneath the laws, and so on, will we hear and discover a sort of primitive and permanent war?" This conference is designed as a way to explore the multifarious ways in which war affects cultures and societies. The idea of war is neither constrained by temporality nor discipline, and it is enmeshed in the human condition. War is essentially an organizing principle by which we hope to discuss many diverse topics, which can include but are not limited to: Trauma, Suffering, Gender, The Environment, Memory, Race, Affect, Political Violence, Ideology, Technology, Secrecy, Human Rights, Torture, Justice, Power, Genocide.«
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ART: Witness to Rape: The Limits and Potential of International War Crimes Trials for Victims of Wartime Sexual Violence

Author: Nicola Henry
Title: Witness to Rape
Subtitle: The Limits and Potential of International War Crimes Trials for Victims of Wartime Sexual Violence
Journal: International Journal of Transitional Justice
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
Year: March 2009
Pages: 114-134
Language: English
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ART: Armed Groups and Sexual Violence: When Is Wartime Rape Rare?

Author: Elisabeth Jean Wood
Title: Armed Groups and Sexual Violence
Subtitle: When Is Wartime Rape Rare?
Journal: Politics & Society
Volume: 37
Issue: 1
Year: March 2009
Pages: 131-161
Language: English
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ART: Válečné zločiny německé wehrmacht v německé badatelské diskusi posledního desetiletí

Author: Jiří Pešek
Title: Válečné zločiny německé wehrmacht v německé badatelské diskusi posledního desetiletí
Subtitle: -
Translation: War Atrocities of the German Wehrmacht as a Matter of German Historiographical Discussion of the Last Ten Years
Subtitle: -
Journal: Český časopis historický - Czech Historical Review
Volume: 107
Issue: 3
Year: 2009
Pages: 599-615
Language: Czech
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BOOK: Soldiers Who Rape, Commanders Who Condone: Sexual Violence and Military Reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Author: Juliane Kippenberg
Title: Soldiers Who Rape, Commanders Who Condone
Subtitle: Sexual Violence and Military Reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Place: New York, NY
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Year: July 2009
Pages: 56pp.
Language: English
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CFP: Civil War in Pennsylvania

Journal: Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
Editor: Tamara Gaskell
Submission deadline: January 8, 2010
Description: »The editors seek proposals for scholarly articles (25¡V35 pages, double spaced) featuring new research on the Civil War in Pennsylvania. Articles can focus on military, political, or civilian topics. Selections will be made based on the quality of the submission and with an eye toward representing the diversity of current Civil War research.«
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CFP: Images of Children and/or Childhood

Journal: Red Feather Journal
Editor: Debbie Olson
Submission deadline: December 15, 2009
Description: »Red Feather Journal facilitates an international dialogue among scholars and professionals through vigorous discussion of the intersections between the child image and the conception of childhood, children’s material culture, children and politics, the child body, and any other observations of the child within local, national, and global contexts. The journal invites critical and/or theoretical examination of the child image to further our understanding of the consumption, circulation, and representation of the child throughout the world’s visual mediums.«
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CFP: All Aspects of Childhood

Conference: 1st Global Conference Childhood
Place: Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Date: July 3-5, 2010
Submission deadline for abstracts: January 15, 2010
Description: »This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference project seeks to investigate and explore all aspects of childhood. The period of life prior to adulthood is one of dramatic change and development of physical, intellectual, psychological, and many other types of characteristics. The nature of childhood and its significance as a separate phase of life, however, is viewed quite differently in different cultures and in different historical eras. This conference will look at all aspects of the experience of childhood as well as the social and cultural perceptions of children and childhood. We encourage submissions on any theme to do with the nature of childhood, including, but not limited to the ones listed below.«
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CFP: Boyhood on Film

Journal: Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies
Editor:
Submission deadline: March 1, 2010
Description: »We are not interested in reviews of specific films per se, but in historical, cultural, literary, and sociological analyses of how boys, both preteen and adolescent, have been portrayed in film. Scholars from all disciplines are welcome.«
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CFP: Sexuality and Eroticism in Black Film, Cinema and Video

Journal: Black Camera
Editor:
Submission deadline: April 5, 2010
Description: »Black Camera will devote this special issue to examining, reviewing, and challenging traditional scholarship on Black sexuality in film. Black is meant to cover communities in Africa, Africa America, the Caribbean, and other African Diaspora sites, while sexuality includes LGBTQ, heterosexual, and numerous other sexualities where the object of desire is based on something other than gender. The editor is interested in essays that deal with filmmakers’, directors’, and screenwriters’, visions of Black sexual desire and pleasure, sexual cultures and subcultures, sexual representation, sexual agency, sexual identity, sexual violence, sexual roles, sexual nudity, sexual foreplay and intercourse within the following possible questions, topic, or themes«.
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PRIZE: Presman-Burroughs Wellcome Award

Prize: Presman-Burroughs Wellcome Award
Institution: American Association for the History of Medicine
Deadline for nominations: December 31, 2009
Description: »The award and stipend of $1,000 is given yearly for outstanding work in twentieth-century history of medicine or medical science, as demonstrated by the completion of the Ph.D. and a proposal to turn the dissertation into a publishable monograph. The Ph.D. must have been completed and the degree granted within the last five years (i.e., 2005–2009).«
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PRIZE: Neil Sutherland Biennial Article Prize

Prize: Neil Sutherland Biennial Article Prize
Institution: History of Children and Youth Group of the Canadian Historical Association
Deadline for nominations: January 20, 2010
Description: »This award honours the pioneering work of Canadian historian Neil Sutherland in the history of children and youth by recognizing outstanding contributions to the field. ... Articles in any area pertaining to the history of children and youth published in scholarly journals and books between January 2008 and December 2009 will be eligible for consideration for the prize. There are no restrictions on time periods or national/international context.«
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