Founded in 1998 as an outgrowth of the Sixth Conference on Rural and Farm Women in Historical Perspective, the Rural Women's Studies Association is an international association for the advancement and promotion of farm and rural women's gender studies in historical perspective. The Association aims to encourage research, to promote existing and forthcoming scholarship, and to establish and maintain links with contemporary farm and rural women's organizations. The RWSA aims to encourage scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds and countries to communicate about their research and all other activities that are supportive of the Association's goals.
The Jensen-Neth Fund, in honor of Joan Jensen and in memory of Mary Neth, was established to provide some funding for graduate students, activists, and international scholars who wish to attend the RWSA conferences. The RWSA is an incorporated 501c3 organization, and all donations are tax-deductable. For information on how to make a donation, click on the Membership Form link below.
SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR NEXT CONFERENCE!
The Triennial RWSA Conference will be held February 19-21, 2015, at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. Be watching this space in coming weeks for the Call for Participation.
RWSA PANELS AT THE 2014 BERKSHIRE CONFERENCE
The following RWSA-coordinated panels have been accepted for the program of the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women to be held in Toronto in May 2014:
Is There a Rural Feminism?--Chair: Monda Halpern; Presenters: Linda Ambrose, Maggie Andrews, Jenny Barker Devine, Tracey Hanshew, Nikki Henningham, E. Sue Walmsley
Popular Culture, Performances, and (Re)presentations of Rural Women--Chair: Katherine Jellison; Presenters: Courtney Brooks, Jacqueline McIsaac, Jodey Nurse, Margreet van der Burg
Rural Women in Educational Environments--Chair: Ruth Sandwell; Presenters: Elyssa Ford, Usha Sanyal, Kelly Sartorius, Matthew Schauer
Women's Agricultural Production and Consumption in Rural and Urban Environments--Chair: Steven Reschly; Presenters: Andrea Gal, Katherine Jellison, Meredith Quaile, Abby Stephens, Eileen Wallis
LATEST EDITION OF THE RWSA NEWSLETTER
The latest edition of the RWSA newsletter is available at the link below. Thanks to Editor Rebecca Montgomery for another informative newsletter!
THE DAILY YONDER
The Daily Yonder, a publication of the Center for Rural Strategies, covers all things rural and is looking for contributions from younger writers and scholars. Interested parties should go to www.dailyyonder.com to get an idea of the length and tone of Daily Yonder articles and then contact Dale Mackey at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your own ideas for an article or articles.
RWSA members and web site visitors may be interested in also visiting the following organizational sites: Assn. for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums; Southern Association for Women Historians;
Western Association of Women Historians; and
Women and Gender Historians of the Midwest.