Call for applications for new Senior Editor of Aspasia

October 11, 2018

NEW DEADLINE: November 15, 2018

Aspasia, an international, peer-reviewed annual of women’s and gender history of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) published by Berghahn Journals, invites applications for a new senior editor or team of co-editors. Founded in 2007, Aspasia was created to help move the European history of women and gender beyond the Western European perspective. For over a decade, the journal has been dedicated to furthering historical research on women and gender in CESEE. It has emphasized research that examines the ways gender intersects with other categories of social organization and has advanced work that explores transnational aspects of women’s and gender histories within, to, and from CESEE. Throughout its existence, Aspasia has provided an important venue for scholars working in CESEE itself to publish their research for a wide audience.

Aspasia’s approach to women’s and gender history has been purposefully eclectic. The journal’s scope extends from the former Habsburg Monarchy to the former Soviet Union, from the Baltics to the Balkans and to all time periods. Articles published in Aspasia have covered a rich variety of topics and historical eras, as well as a wide range of methodologies and approaches to the history of women and gender. Past themes for issues have included: the history of feminism, gender history and everyday life, gendering spiritualities and spiritualisms, women’s autobiographical writing, rethinking empire, gendering the Cold War, and women and violence. In addition to formal articles, Aspasia has published forums with leading scholars working on the CESEE region on topics such as Communism and feminism, the state of women’s and gender history in CESEE, and the development of women’s and gender studies as an interdisciplinary field in CESEE.

We seek a new senior editor or team of co-editors who will bring new and innovative ideas to the journal and work with continuing members of the current editorial team to further Aspasia’s work as a leading force in the field of women’s and gender history in and about CESEE. The new senior editor (or team of co-editors) will begin work immediately on volume 14, which will come out in 2020. Unfortunately, we cannot pay editors for their time, other than acknowledging the importance of their work to the development of this field.

Applications to edit Aspasia should include 1) a written proposal explaining your vision for Aspasia and detailing your editorial philosophy and editorial experience 2) a curriculum vitae for the proposed editor and all co-editors.

Completed applications are due by November 15, 2018. They should be send via email to Professor Francisca de Haan at