April 11th, 2010


ASPASIA 6 - The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European

CfP Aspasia 6 - DEADLINE: 15 September 2010

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

100 years of International Women’s Day in Central, Eastern, and
South-Eastern Europe

Vol. 6 of Aspasia will focus on the history of International Women’s
Day and how it has been celebrated in different social and political
contexts in Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe (CESEE). On
August 26, 1910, at the Second International Conference of Socialist
Women in Copenhagen, Clara Zetkin proposed an annual International
Women’s Day, with women’s suffrage as its main demand. The first
celebrations of International Women’s Day were in 1911 and they
expanded in subsequent years. How did International Women’s Day
contribute to women’s activism? In addition to women’s suffrage, what
other themes became included and how was March 8 used for different
political agendas? Which women celebrated it, what were their class
backgrounds and political affiliations? How were they organized? What
kind of activities took place, and with what kind of institutional
support? Were there international exchanges of speakers or women’s
groups organized around March 8? In addition to the overarching
international theme, what were the national dimensions or foci of
International Women’s Day activities? How was International Women’s
Day celebrated in various countries in Central, Eastern, and
South-eastern Europe (i.e., including Turkey and Greece) before 1940?
How did the authorities react, especially in contexts where socialist
activities were suppressed or forbidden? What was the meaning of
International Women’s Day in the various countries in the region
during state socialism? How were the origins and original goal of
International Women’s Day narrated? To what extent was International
Women’s Day perceived and constructed as a global event, relevant not
just for women in Europe but in other parts of the world as well? And
in the current strong reaction in Europe against “Communism,” has
International Women’s Day been relegated to the historical dustbin as
In addition to the specific theme of International Women’s Day, we
welcome submissions about all topics related to women’s and gender
history in CESEE on an on-going basis.
For a future issue we also welcome contributions that focus on various
aspects of Women’s Diaries, Memoirs and Correspondence, analyzed in
the context of the social, political and cultural histories of the
region. →
Submissions of up to 8,000 words (including notes) can be sent to
Francisca de Haan at dehaanf@ceu.hu or Melissa Feinberg at
mfeinberg@history.rutgers.edu. For more information, please write to
one of the editors or visit http://journals.berghahnbooks.com/asp/.

Francisca de Haan
Central European University

Міжстатева конкуренція

Давно мені було цікаво - яка природа міжстатевої конкуренції у людей?

Я розумію, природний відбір, і міжвидова конкуренція найжорстокіша, бо її учасникам потрібні одні й ті ж самі ресурси. Але оскільки і самці і самки однаково необхідні для популяції, конкуренції між ними по ідеї не повинно бути.

Тому мені спало на думку, конкуренція іде за ресурс, що цінний тільки для людини.
Цей ресурс - самоствердження.

Саме заради нього чоловіки кричать, що всі баби дури і вишукують для цього наукові аргументи та розглядають нашу поведінку під мікроскопом. Саме за цей ресурс вони готові платити гроші на утримання жінки і наполягають, щоб вона не працювала (іноді навіть ціною доведення своєї сім*ї до крайньої бідності).