CFP Feminist engagements with archives and new modes of history

Australian Feminist Studies is seeking contributions in the form of original articles (up to 8,000 words) for a 2017 themed issue covering feminist engagements with archives and new modes of history (literary history, social and cultural history, the history of sexuality). Shorter thematic pieces (up to 5,000 words) may be considered for the journal’s ‘Feminist Debates and Reflections’ section.

Submissions must do more than simply draw on archival source material, they should promote explicit engagement with new thinking around archives and archiving. Proposals covering any discipline or national domain are welcome.

Questions explored may include (but are not limited to):

  • How do new debates concerning sex, gender and sexuality reframe what we do in and with archives?
  • Are our understandings of evidence and the empirical shifting?
  • What does it mean to take archives and archiving as the subjects of our investigations as feminist researchers?
  • What does it mean to ‘archive feminism’?
  • Does the digital archival environment speak to a new political economy of archives and archiving and what does this mean for feminist research?


Submission Instructions

Abstracts (500 words) should be submitted by 15th May 2016.  Selected articles will be due 1st October 2016. Inquiries and abstracts can be sent to

Submissions should be formatted according to the journal’s house style. All submissions will be peer-reviewed as per the journal’s policy.

Visit the journal’s homepage or read the full Instructions for Authors.
Australian Feminist Studies is published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis.