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Educating Women/Women’s Education In the Post-Secondary Context

Deadline: November 17, 2006

Educating Women/Women’s Education
In the Post-Secondary Context
 
Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
February 8 – 10, 2007
 
Call for Papers and Presentations
 
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Papers and presentations are invited for a conference to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia,  from Thursday February 8, 2007, to Saturday, February 10, 2007, on the topic of “Educating Women/Women’s Education­In the Post-Secondary Context”. 
 
Mount Saint Vincent University, the host of this conference, has a proud and distinctive history as a leader in innovative and creative learning approaches with an emphasis on women, academic excellence, distinctive programs, and a personal approach to education.
 
“Educating Women/Women’s Education” will explore the education of women within the context of twenty-first century post-secondary education in North America and around the world.  The keynote speaker is Jill Ker Conway, former vice-president of the University of Toronto, first female president of Smith College, and author of many books including A Woman’s Education, Modern Feminism: An Intellectual History, and The Road from Coorain
 
The conference focus arises out of (but is by no means confined to) questions such as the following:
 
  • After decades of extensive feminist discussion about the heterogeneity of the category “women,” is there a need for educational institutions that are primarily or even exclusively for women? 
 
  • Is post-secondary education still gendered?  Should it be?
 
  • What are the goals of women’s post-secondary education?  What are the goals of educating women?
 
  • What would a post-secondary education of and for women be like? 
 
  • Does the sex/gender of role models, mentors, and instructors matter in the post-secondary context?
 
  • Has there been any global warming of chilly university climates?
 
  • What is the role of Women’s Studies in educating women?
 
  • What is the role of feminism in educating women?
 
  • What are the effects and the roles of co-educational institutions in educating women?
 
  • What are the causes, meanings and significance of the “gender gap” created by the greater numbers of women than men students in post-secondary education?
 
 
We welcome
 
  • research papers on women’s post-secondary education from the perspectives of history, literature, or the social sciences;
  • more informal workshops and discussions on experiences of women’s post-secondary education­whether as student, instructor, administrator, alumna, or member of the support staff; and
  • philosophical and normative reflections and arguments about what post-secondary education by, for, and of women would look like. 
 
We are particularly interested in contributions that explore the status, role and outcomes of post-secondary education with respect to race/class/sexuality/ability/age diversity among women.
 
Presentations should be no more than twenty minutes’ reading time.  In addition to formal papers, we welcome proposals for alternative formats, including panels, workshops, and media presentations. 
 
Conference presentations will be considered for inclusion in a future special issue of Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal.
 
You may send a complete paper, or a long abstract (1000 words, plus a bibliography), or a detailed description (1000 words) of a proposed panel or workshop.  The deadline for receipt is Friday, November 17, 2006.  Please send hard copies only to



Dr. Christine Overall
Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies
ISW 4
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada   B3M 2J6
 
Inquiries may be directed to Christine Overall at christine.overall@msvu.ca.

 
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