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Call for contributions Yearbook of Women’s History 2025: ‘Women and Ports. Re-evaluating a gendered space’ – deadline abstracts 1 June 2024

Despite its dynamic and multifaceted character, the port is often presented as a masculine place where men worked, sought entertainment and traveled from and to. For the 43rd edition of the Yearbook of Women’s History, the editors, with guest editor Irene Jacobs (Maritiem Museum Rotterdam), want to question this stereotypical image by focusing on women who worked and lived in the port, who arrived or sailed from there, and the gendered constructions that shaped this environment. The volume wants to emphasize that women were and are active participants in all sections of the maritime industry on shore.

The editorial team welcomes contributions that employ different scales of analysis from all over the world, written by (academic) researchers, teachers, museum professionals, and other cultural and heritage experts. Articles may vary in length (3000-6000 words) and should be written in Dutch or English. More creative expressions of (academic) writing, such as essays, image essays, or poems are also welcome. Abstracts (200-300 words) written in English or Dutch are to be submitted by 1 June 2024 by e-mail to the editorial team.

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