Call for Submissions

Eugenics Archives (eugenicsarchive.ca) is pleased to announce a four-day workshop at the Banff Centre, May 22nd-25th, 2015, in Banff, Alberta. To acknowledge the significant contributions made by students to the Living Archives on Eugenics in Western Canada project over the past four years, we invite submissions from early career scholars—students and those within five years of completing their doctorates—from any discipline on topics related to eugenics and its contemporary significance.

Submissions should consist of a single document that includes a (i) summary abstract (<150 words), (ii) longer description (<750 words) outlining the presentation and explaining the relevance of the topic to eugenics, (iii) short biographical statement (<100 words), and (iv) CV.   Possible topics include, but are in no way restricted to, the following :

  • Apologies to eugenics survivors
  • Child welfare
  • Collective memory
  • Human diversity
  • Nationalism
  • Quality of life
  • Queer sexuality
  • Roma peoples
  • Schizophrenia
  • World Health Organization
  • Whiteness
  • Particular Countries / Regions

The project director is happy to provide feedback to potential participants on these and other suggestions (e.g., on particular countries or regions of the world). Participants are expected to attend the whole workshop and to contribute a short entry for eugenicsarchive.ca, ideally based on their presentation, within one month of the workshop. Entries accessible via the Encyc or Around the World modules at the site indicate the type of entry we have in mind.

Accommodation and meals for all workshop participants will be covered by Eugenics Archives. Participants will also be notified upon acceptance if we are able to cover in full, or contribute to in part, additional travel expenses. The workshop will allow for substantial opportunities to enjoy the Banff surrounds and will encourage networking, mentoring, and informal discussion between junior scholars interested in eugenics and Eugenics Archives team members.

Deadline for submissions : February 15th, 2015 (extended to March 1st, 2015)

Acceptances : March 15th, 2015

 Questions and submissions to the project director, Professor Rob Wilson : scopeofeugenics@gmail.com