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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 13: Open Issue

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

Current Issue

Volume 11, 2017



“Comrades in Battle”: Women Workers and the 1906 Finnish Suffrage Victory
Eric Blanc

Crossing Boundaries: The Case of Wanda Wasilewska and Polish Communism
Agnieszka Mrozik

“Home Is Home No Longer”: Political Struggle in the Domestic Sphere in Postarmistice Hungary, 1919–1922
Emily R. Gioielli

Migration, Empire, and Liminality: Sex Trade in the Borderlands of Europe
Tracie L. Wilson

Research Notes

Gendered Images and Soviet Subjects: How the Komsomol Archive Enriched My Understanding of Gender in Soviet War Culture
Adrienne M. Harris

Review Essays

On the Politics of Feminist Knowledge Production in the Post-Yugoslav Space
-Biljana Kašić, Jelena Petrović, Sandra Prlenda, and Svetlana Slapšak, eds., Feminist Critical Interventions: Thinking Heritage, Decolonising, Crossings
-Christine M. Hassenstab and Sabrina P. Ramet, eds., Gender (In)equality and Gender Politics in Southeastern Europe: A Question of Justice
Reviewed by Chiara Bonfiglioli

Women and Gender in Europe from 1939 to the Present: Challenging and Reassessing the Narrative
-Joanna Regulska and Bonnie G. Smith, eds., Women and Gender in Postwar Europe: From Cold War to European Union
-Maren Röger and Ruth Leiserowitz, eds., Woman and Men at War: A Gender Perspective on World War II and Its Aftermath in Central and Eastern Europe
-Jennifer Suchland, Economies of Violence: Transnational Feminism, Postsocialism, and the Politics of Sex Trafficking
Reviewed by Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild

Book Reviews

Serpil Çakır,Erkek kulübünde siyaset: Kadın parlamenterlerle sözlü tarih (Politics in the men’s club: Oral history with women parliamentarians)
Reviewed by Selin ÇaÄŸatay

Gelinada Grinchenko, Kateryna Kobchenko, and Oksana Kis,, eds.,  Zhinky Tsentral’noi ta Skhidnoi Ievropy u Druhii svitovii viini: Henderna spetsyfika dosvidu v chasy ekstremal’noho nasyl’stva—zbirnyk naukovykh prats’ (Central and East European women in the Second World War: Gendered experiences
in a time of extreme violence—collected volume)
Reviewed by Olesya Khromeychuk

Katerina Kolozova,Cut of the Real: Subjectivity in Poststructuralist Philosophy
Reviewed by Stanimir Panayotov

Fethi Mansouri and Michele Lobo, eds.,Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations: Looking through the Lens of Social Inclusion
Reviewed by Zlatina Bogdanova

Ina Merdjanova,Rediscovering the Umma Muslims in the Balkans between Nationalism and Transnationalism
Reviewed by Margarita Karamihova

Marina Soroka and Charles A. Ruud,Becoming a Romanov: Grand Duchess Elena of Russia and Her World (1807–1873)
Reviewed by Angelina Vacheva

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