CFP - Journal of West African History, Special Issue: Women and Gender in West Africa (Deadline: January 2016)

CALL FOR PAPERS, Journal of West African History, Volume 3, Issue 2 (October 2017): Special Issue: Women and Gender in West Africa.

The study of women and gender in African history has yielded new analytical frameworks as well as an impressive body of original research.  Scholarship on women and gender in West Africa’s past has made key contributions to the study of the region as well as to theoretical conceptions of the role of women and gender.  To this end, the Journal of West African History (JWAH), invites scholars to submit papers for a special issue on Women and Gender in West Africa broadly conceived. Papers may address, but are not limited to any one of the following themes: the role of women in state-building, West African women and the economy, women and socio-economic development, gender and colonialism, sex and sexuality, histories of production and consumption, domesticity and the gender division of labor, women and nationalism, intellectual and cultural histories, slavery and the slave trade, West Africa and the Diaspora.

Manuscripts should be submitted online at The deadline for the receipt of papers is January 2016.  All articles will undergo a double blind peer review, and those accepted for publication will appear in a special issue of JWAH, volume 3, issue 1, scheduled for publication in October 2017.