Gender in International History

March 14-15, 2008

Cambridge, Massachusetts


Friday, March 14

Registration and Luncheon (11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Dudley House, Fireside Room

Session I: Norms and Perceptions (2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Chair: Kristin Hoganson (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Norman Domeier (European University Institute)

The Thin Line: Sexology and Morality in the Eulenburg Scandal, 1906-1909 [abstract]

Commentary: Lorenzo Benadusi (Brown University)

Gordon Andrews (Western Michigan University)

"Lewd and Debauched Women": Race, Gender and the Transformation of American Immigration Policy [abstract]

Commentary: Min Hyoung Song (Boston College)

Christine Ruth Watterson (Harvard University)

Disagreeable Necessities: the Role of Newspaper Advertisements in Regulating the Household in Eighteenth Century America and Ireland [abstract]

Commentary: Laura Lee Downs (l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales)

Cocktails and Dinner (5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

Harvard Faculty Club

(By invitation only)

With Remarks by Nancy Cott (Harvard University)


Saturday, March 15

Breakfast (8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m)

Center for European Studies Foyer

Session 2: Actors and Institutions (9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)

Chair: Akira Iriye (Harvard University)

Jessica Pliley (Ohio State University)

Suppression of the Traffic: White Slavery and the League of Nations, 1919-1939 [abstract]

Commentary: Susan Pedersen (Columbia University)

Steffen Rimner (Yale University/University of Konstanz)

"To Make the World Safe against Opium": Four Women between America, the League of Nations and International Opium Prohibition, 1919-1930 [abstract]

Commentary: Erez Manela (Harvard University)

Karen Teoh (Harvard University)

Gender, Education and the Colonial State: British Intervention in Malayan Chinese Girls’ Schools, 1920s-1950s [abstract]

Commentary: Ann Laura Stoler (The New School For Social Research)

Coffee Break (10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)

Session 3: Solidarity and Action (11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Chair: Afsaneh Najmabadi (Harvard University)

Michael McGuire (Boston University)

Ladies and Gentlemen? Gender and American Humanitarian Relief Efforts in France during the First World War, 1914-1919 [abstract]

Commentary: Judith Surkis (Harvard University)

Lindsey Churchill (Florida State University)

Transnational Alliances: Radical US Feminist Solidarity and Contention with Latin America, 1970-1989 [abstract]

Commentary: Bradley Epps (Harvard University)

Xinxian Zheng (Peking University)

Between Red Cross and Patriotic Blood: Florence Nightingaleism in the Second Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 [abstract]

Commentary: Caroline Reeves (Emmanuel College)

Luncheon (12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

Session 4: Identities and Nations (2:30 4:00 p.m.

Chair: Glenda Sluga (University of Sydney)

Shehnaz Hozaima (Trinity Western University)

Women in the Making: Gender and Nation-Building in the Israeli-Palestine Conflict [abstract]

Commentary: Susan Kahn (Harvard University)

Elisabetta Bini, (New York University)

Cold War Masculinities: Gas Station Attendants Between Italy, the United States and the Third World, 1945-1965 [abstract]

Commentary: Robert Dean (Eastern Washington University)

Megan Threlkeld (University of Iowa)

’Make This Pan American Thing Go?’ Interwar Debates about US Women’s Transnational Activism in the Western Hemisphere [abstract]

Commentary: Diana Williams (Wellesley College)

Plenary Session: "A Gendered World? Mapping the Intersections of Gender and International History" (4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

Chair: David Armitage (Harvard University)

Robert Dean (Eastern Washington University)

Laura Lee Downs (l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales)

Kristin Hoganson (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Glenda Sluga (University of Sydney)

Ann Laura Stoler (The New School For Social Research)

Farewell Reception (6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

Dudley House, Graduate Student Lounge