Aspasia. International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women’s and Gender History, vol. 1, 2007, Berghahn Journals
At the beginning of 2007 the first volume of Aspasia, a new journal for Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European women’s and gender history came out.
It is edited by Francisca de Haan (Central European University, Budapest), Maria Bucur (Indiana University) and Krassimira Daskalova (St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia). The editorial board consists of Gisela Bock, Elena Gapova, Jasmina Lukic, Natalia Pushkareva, Bonnie Smith, Natalie Zemon Davis and Anna Zarnowska.
The journal has the ambition to publish the best scholarly production in the interdisciplinary field of women’s and gender history with a special focus on Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, where this kind of research is scarce and is marginalised in the “international” canon. The journal aims to turn the European history of women not only into West European history of women, as it is often assumed to be, but to redirect the interdisciplinary research on women and gender towards all parts of the continent.
Each volume of the journal will contain a number of articles, discussion forum and reviews of books.
The first volume has already been published and its topic is Women’s Movements and Feminisms. It contains articles on the women’s movements in Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Romania, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Greece from a wide chronological range – from the mid-nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century. The Forum is devoted to the question whether there is a contradiction in the term ‘Communist Feminism’. The review section contains reviews on surveys of women’s history in Romania, Russia and Estonia.
Contents of Volume 1, 2007:
Women’s Suffrage and Revolution in the Russian Empire, 1905-1917
Author: Ruthchild, Rochelle Goldberg
Exploring Continuities and Reconciling Ruptures: Nationalism, Feminism, and the Ukrainian Women’s Movement
Author: Kebalo, Martha Kichorowska
Feminism and Feminist History-Writing in Turkey: The Discovery of Ottoman Feminism
Authors: Cakir, Serpil
Between Liberal and Republican Citizenship: Feminism and Nationalism in Romania, 1880-1918
Author: Bucur, Maria
Making an Appearance: The Formation of Women’s Groups in Hungary
Authors: Fabian, Katalin