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.

February 3, 2010

WEBSITE: Verein ehemaliger Heimkinder e.V.

Description: "Der Verein ehemaliger Heimkinder e.V. (VEH) ist eine Bürgerrechtsorganisation und ein Selbsthilfeverein. Er hat das Ziel, die durch die schwarze Pädagogik bei der Heimerziehung aufgetretenen Menschenrechtsverletzungen wie Körperstrafen und den sexuellen Missbrauch von Kindern aufzuklären." (Wikipedia)

Link: Verein ehemaliger Heimkinder e.V.

WEBSITE: Bangladesh Genocide Archive

Description: "An online archive of chronology of events, documentations, audio, video, images, media reports and eyewitness accounts of the 1971 Genocide in Bangladesh in the hands of Pakistan army."

Link: Bangladesh Genocide Archive.

ART: Sexualisierte Gewalt in Europa 1520-1850: Historisierung von "Vergewaltigung" und "Missbrauch"

Author: Francisca Loetz
Title: Sexualisierte Gewalt in Europa 1520-1850
Subtitle: Historisierung von "Vergewaltigung" und "Missbrauch"
Journal: Geschichte und Gesellschaft
Volume: 35
Issue: 4
Year: October-December 2009
Pages: 561-602
Language: German
More information: History of Rape: A Bibliography

(Update: August 2, 2014)

ART: Vergewaltigungen durch Deutsche im Rußlandfeldzug

Author: Hans-Heinrich Nolte
Title: Vergewaltigungen durch Deutsche im Rußlandfeldzug
Subtitle: -
Journal: Zeitschrift für Weltgeschichte
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Year: 2009
Pages: 113-133
Language: German
More information: History of Rape: A Bibliography

(Update: August 2, 2014)

CFP: Rape in Crime Fiction

"Katarina Gregersdotter and Berit Åström of Umeå University in Sweden and Tanya Horeck of Anglia Ruskin University in the UK invite contributions for a collection of essays, which will discuss and theorise the various roles that rape plays in contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone crime fiction."
Submission deadline for proposals: March 26, 2010.

More information: Call for Papers website or H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Restructuring Violence in the Spanish-Speaking World

"Our objective is to compile a series of essays that examine the practices and experiences of violence as they are tied to socio-economic, political, and cultural developments in today's post 9/11 and 11-M world. This collection will consist of essays on the manifestations of violence in areas such as economic/cultural globalization, human rights, the crisis of the nation-state, worldwide struggles against terrorism, expanding international crime, drug and human-trafficking, racial and gender violence, etc. We welcome work of a theoretical nature, essays that focus on forms and practices of violence, and texts that explore expressions of violence via various types of cultural production."
Submission deadline: February 20, 2010.

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Law and South African Literature

"Current Writing 21(2) (October 2010) Special Issue on Law and South African Literature (guest-edited by Patrick Lenta). An established field of interdisciplinary study, law and literature has received little attention from critics working on South African literature. ... Article submissions (in English) are invited for a special issue devoted to exploring 'law and South African literature'. Possible themes include, but are not limited to:
• Adjudication and sentencing
• Crime, violence and disorder in the postcolony
• In/security and law-enforcement
• Law and subject de/formation
• Globalisation, neoliberalism and human rights
• Law and empire
• Law and censorship
• Law and the state of emergency."
Submission deadline: March 31, 2010.

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Generating Bodies: Discursive Sexed Productions

Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, November 30-December 3, 2010.

"The conference, then, is structured as an interdisciplinary meeting to reflect and debate on the body as a gendered and sexualized cultural issue.
Suggested topics:
* Body and literature: the body as text, the body as a literary theme ...
* Body, culture and anthropology: customs, rituals, fashion, media, popular culture ...
* Body and mind: language, theology, scientific discourse ...
* Body and rules: deviated body, transsexuality, transgenderism, monstrosity ...
* Body and technology: artificiality, cyberbody, surgery, bodybuilding ...
* Body, science and medicine: knowledge, vision, look ..."
Submission deadline for abstracts: June 1, 2010.

Further information: Calls for Papers website or H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Berkshire Conference on the History of Women

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, June 9-12, 2011.

"I am assembling a panel for the 2011 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women that will address the theme GENERATIONS: Exploring Race, Sexuality, and Labor across Time and Space by exploring how sexuality, race and labor have operated in borderlands or frontier contexts."
Submission deadline: February 5, 2010.

Further information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: 19th Calgary History of Medicine Days Conference

University of Calgary, March 12-13, 2010.

"The History of Medicine Days are an annual two-day Nation-wide conference held at the University of Calgary in which undergraduate and early graduate students from across Canada and the United States give 10-12minute presentations on the history of medicine and health care."
Submission deadline: February 7, 2010.

Further information: H-Net Annoucements.

CFP: Crime and Punishment in Modern Europe, 1870-1990

Washington, DC, September 16-18, 2010.

"The German Historical Institutes in Washington and London are organizing an international conference on the history of criminal justice in modern Europe from 1870 to 1990. ... The conveners are soliciting proposals for papers presenting historical research on the legal, political, cultural, and social history of criminal justice, including but not limited to the following aspects:
– the social and cultural history of criminal justice
– the history of the criminal law and penal policy
– the history of the criminal trial
– the history of penal reform
– the role of gender in criminal justice
– the history of juvenile justice
– the history of prisons
– criminal justice and medicine/science
– criminal justice and the welfare state
– the relationship of criminal justice to political cultures, systems, and ideologies
– criminal justice and the history of the legal profession."
Submission deadline: February 15, 2010.

Further information: H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Trauma, Memory & Narrative

RMMLA Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 14-16, 2010.

"This special topic session invites papers addressing the intersection of trauma, memory and narrative. What is a narrative of trauma? How are trauma narratives informed by memory, history and culture? What is the relationship between trauma and memory (or forgetting) and how does this relationship shape "ethnic" literary traditions? Particular attention will be given to papers that engage with theories of trauma studies and memory studies."
Submission deadline: February 28, 2010.

Further information: Calls for Papers website or H-Net Announcements.

CFP: Being 20

Central Connecticut State University,May 7-9, 2010.

"The Central Connecticut State University Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program 20th Anniversary Conference & Celebration welcomes proposals for papers or panels from faculty, independent scholars, graduate students, and senior undergraduate students (supervised by professors) for the June Baker Higgins Gender Studies Conference May 7-9, 2010. This year's theme is on facets of "Being 20," in keeping with CCSU's celebration of twenty years of having a Women's Studies (now Women, Gender and Sexualities Studies) program!
We encourage innovative and creative ways of approaching the theme. Examples of topics may include: struggles, economics, injustices, globalization, changes, aging, rights, conflicts, innovations, cultures, concerns, laws, sexualities, creative works, bodies, solutions, movements, strategies, leaders, or age, and some aspect of "Being 20." "
Submission deadline: March 15, 2010.

Further information: H-Net Announcements.

CONF: Feminnities

10th York Cultural History Conference, April 22-24, 2010.

"This three-day international conference, organised by the Department of History, marks the ten year anniversary of the departments annual Cultural History Conference. Focusing on the theme of femininities this conference brings together leading international scholars to examine the state of the field in women’s history, gender history and the history of sexuality and consider the past, present and future of the category of 'femininities' as a category of historical analysis."

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CONF: Representations of Prostitution, Sex Work and Sex Trafficking between the 19th and 21st centuries

The Women's Library, London, September 9-10, 2010.

"This conference aims therefore to bring together studies of the representation of prostitution from a range of cultures, including Europe, North Africa, the US, Latin America, China, Japan, Korea, and India. In this transnational context we will examine how various representational forms inflect the figure differently since little attention has been paid to the evolution of the prostitute’s representation over the past two centuries from the novel and stage towards the globalized modes of film, television and the internet.
We would welcome proposals on any aspect of the conference theme, particularly in the light of the following questions:
1) Which features of the representation of prostitution cross a selection of different media and national contexts, and which do not?
2) How have new representational forms affected portrayals of prostitution? To what extent is there continuity between nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century approaches?
3) What are the contentious issues around the representation of prostitution, and what strategies might one devise to negotiate them? How do different understandings of feminism inflect the way we interpret images of prostitution?
4) How do representations of prostitution overlap with other discourses about gender?
5) How can we develop a transdisciplinary methodological approach to the study of gender representation, in particular to the representation of prostitutes, by bringing medical history, philosophy, sociology, politics, and geography together with more traditional studies of representation?"

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CONF: American Studies Conference

San Antonio, TX, November 18-21, 2010.

"I am looking for contributors for a panel for the annual American Studies Conference, ... . The panel is entitled "The Origins of Random, Serial Crime." The 1870s-1890s saw the emergence of the modern-day serial killer—most infamously Jack the Ripper in London and Herman Mudgett in Chicago. This panel will explore the origins of repetitive, anonymous, serial murder, asking, among other questions, why such crimes blossomed, seemingly unprecedented, in the industrializing urban centers of the late nineteenth century."

More information: H-Net Announcements.

CONF: Women's Liberation Movement @ 40 Conference

Ruskin College, Oxford, March 12-13, 2010.

"In 1970, 500 women came together at the first UK Women's Liberation Conference organized at Ruskin College Oxford. The conference built on existing feminist and women's activism and formulated the first four demands of the Women's Liberation Movement. In 2010, 40 years on, the Women's Liberation Movement @ 40 Conference will celebrate and explore the intervening period, feminist work and changes within society."

More information: H-Net Announcements.

PRIZE: Susie Pryor Award for Best Arkansas Women's History Paper

"The Arkansas Women’s History Institute announces its call for the 2010 Susie Pryor Award submissions. The Susie Pryor Award in Arkansas Women’s History offers a $1,000 prize annually for the best unpublished essay on topics in Arkansas women’s history."
Submission deadline: February 15, 2010.

More information: H-Net Announcements.