Second Annual I M.O.M. Conference in Florida
Teaching Mother Studies in the Academy; and Beyond
BRING YOUR ART, SCHOLARSHIP, AND EXPERTISE
in partnership with the Department of Women’s & Gender Studies University of South Florida and made possible in part by a grant from Research One
Deadline for Submissions October 30, 2017
16-17 February 2018 St. Petersburg, FL
Calling all scholars, sociologists, women’s & sexuality scholars, gender studies, masculinity & family studies scholars, motherhood and fatherhood scholars, artists, performers, and those interested in interpreting Mother Studies and mother art in the university and the world.
Mother Studies is a field of interdisciplinary study devoted to the issues, experiences, topics, history, and culture of mothers, mothering, and motherhood. Some proposed concepts include maternal health and well-being, reproductive justice, maternal justice, and mediating motherhood in popular culture. How do we facilitate the growth of this emerging field? How should classes, exhibitions, and mother-made media be shared? How do we teach mother studies, across domains, forums and mediums? How can mother and/or father studies be introduced in more systematic ways, both culturally and within classrooms? If you are already teaching or researching motherhood or mothering studies, sociology of family, anthropology or psychology or making mother art, how do you approach the work? Please share. This is your forum.
We welcome submissions from scholars, students, activists, artists, community agencies, service providers, journalists, mothers and others who work or research in this area. Cross-cultural, historical, and comparative work is encouraged. We also encourage a variety of types of submissions, including individual academic papers from all disciplines. Proposals for panels, creative submissions, performances, storytelling, visual arts, film, music, audio, and other alternative formats are encouraged.
All participants are encouraged to submit their presentation, post-conference for publication in the Journal of Mother Studies (JourMS), in August of 2017. See more at JourMS.org
*Annual M.O.M. Conferences have been held in NYC since 2005. Our new Art Annex has relocated to St. Petersburg Fla., and opens in January 2017. Conferences will alternate between NYC and FLA moving forward. We hope you will come visit us at our new location!!
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