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The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History

Aims & Scope

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Aspasia is the international peer-reviewed annual of women’s and gender history of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE). It aims to transform European women’s and gender history by expanding comparative research on women and gender to all parts of Europe, creating a European history of women and gender that encompasses more than the traditional Western European perspective. Aspasia particularly emphasizes research that examines the ways in which gender intersects with other categories of social organization and advances work that explores transnational aspects of women’s and gender histories within, to, and from CESEE. The journal also provides an important outlet for the publication of articles by scholars working in CESEE itself. Its contributions cover a rich variety of topics and historical eras, as well as a wide range of methodologies and approaches to the history of women and gender.

Read the founding statement from the first issue of Aspasia here.

Submissions are welcome on all topics related to women's and gender history in CESEE on an ongoing basis.

In keeping with the current scholarly debates, in conversation with scholars from all over the world, Aspasia will bring to an international audience innovative research and historical analyses. This important publication not only offers valuable materials for easy integration into the teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses, but also provides up-to-date information and analyses on books that focus on women's and gender history, in particular those published in the languages of this area, which otherwise rarely receive attention in English-language history journals.

DEADLINE (20 December 2017)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Aspasia 14: Open Issue

Subjects: History, Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Studies, Gender Studies, Politics

Current Issue

Volume 12, 2018


Theme Section: Women and Violence

Militarizing Women in the Ukrainian Nationalist Movement of the 1930s–1950s
Olesya Khromeychuk

Love and Sex in Wartime: Controlling Women's Sexuality in the Ukrainian Nationalist Underground
Marta Havryshko

General Articles

Modern Woman in a Modern State: Public Discourse in Interwar Yugoslavia on the Status of Women in Turkey (1923–1939)
Andelko Vlašic

Gender Tutelage and Bulgarian Women's Literature (1878–1944)
Valentina Mitkova

Research Notes

Children Born of War: A European Research Network Exploring the Life Histories of a Hidden Population
Kimberley Anderson and Sophie Roupetz

The Source

Letter Mrs. István Bordás to Svimmer Roza (Róza Schwimmer), 1 June 1908, Hungarian National Archives
Introduction: Susan B. Zimmerman
Source Translation: Piroska Nagy

In Memoriam

About ?irin Tekeli
Sercan Çinar and Francisca de Haan

Feminine Feminist
Ceylan Orhun

Review Essays

New Feminist Contributions to Serbian Herstory
*Jasmina B. Milanovic, Delfa Ivanic: Zaboravljene uspomene (Delfa Ivanic: Forgotten memories)
*Ana Stolic, Sestre Srpkinje: Pojava pokreta za emancipaciju žena i feminizma u Kraljevini Srbiji (Serbian sisters: The emergence of the women’s emancipation movement and early feminism in the Kingdom of Serbia)
Reviewed by Željka Jankovic and Svetlana Stefanovic

New Perspectives on Modernity, Nationalism, and Muslim Women in the Late Ottoman Period
*Meral Harmanci McDermott, Bastirilanin Geri Dönüsü: Tanzimat’tan Cumhuriyet’e Kadin Oyun Yazarlarinda Toplumsal Cinsiyet (Return of the repressed: Gender in women playwrights from the Tanzimat to the Republic)
*Yavuz Selim Karakisla, Osmanli Imparatorlugu'nda Savas Yillari ve Çalisan Kadinlar: Kadinlari Çalistirma Cemiyeti (1916–1923) (War years and working women in the Ottoman Empire: Ottoman society to employ women [1916-1923])
Reviewed by Selin Çagatay

Book Reviews

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