Aspasia is the international peer-reviewed annual of women’s and gender history of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE). It aims to transform European women’s and gender history by expanding comparative research on women and gender to all parts of Europe, creating a European history of women and gender that encompasses more than the traditional Western European perspective. Aspasia particularly emphasizes research that examines the ways in which gender intersects with other categories of social organization and advances work that explores transnational aspects of women’s and gender histories within, to, and from CESEE. The journal also provides an important outlet for the publication of articles by scholars working in CESEE itself. Its contributions cover 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.
Read the founding statement from the first issue of Aspasiahere.
Submissions are welcome on all topics related to women's and gender history in CESEE on an ongoing basis.
In keeping with the current scholarly debates, in conversation with scholars from all over the world, Aspasia brings to an international audience innovative research and historical analyses. This important publication not only offers valuable materials for easy integration into the teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses, but also provides up-to-date information and analyses on books that focus on women's and gender history, in particular those published in the languages of this area, which otherwise rarely receive attention in English-language history journals.
Aspasia is indexed/abstracted in:
America: History and Life
British Humanities Index
European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
Historical Abstracts (excludes N. America)
International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (IBR)
International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ)
MLA Directory of Periodicals
MLA International Bibliography
MLA Master List of Periodicals
Sharon Kowalsky, Texas A&M University-Commerce (Senior Editor)
Krassimira Daskalova St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia (Editor and Book Review Editor),
Svetla Baloutzova, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia
Melissa Feinberg, Rutgers University
Eleni Fournaraki, University of Crete
Dobrochna Kalwa, University of Warsaw
Gentiana Kera, University of Tirana
Oksana Kis, Institute of Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Sharon Kowalsky, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Rochelle Ruthchild, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Gisela Bock, Free University of Berlin
Maria Bucur, Indiana University
Natalie Zemon Davis, Princeton University and the University of Toronto
Malgorzata Fidelis, University of Illinois, Chicago
Elena Gapova, European Humanities University - EHU International (Belarus)
Katherine Jolluck, Stanford University
Irina Livezeanu, University of Pittsburgh
Jasmina Lukic, Central European University
Natalia Pushkareva, Russian Academy of Sciences
Bonnie G. Smith, Rutgers University
Founding Editor: Francisca de Haan, Central European University
Each volume of Aspasia contains (1) an article section that is sometimes thematic and (2) book reviews and essays. Aspasia regularly features (3) a discussion Forum (whose topic in most cases will be related to the central theme of the volume) and/or (4) the rubric the Source, in which important original sources (or parts of them) are introduced and translated into English.
For book reviews or questions and suggestions about book reviews, please contact: Krassimira Daskalova | email@example.com
Aspasia does not accept translations of articles previously published in other languages. Any submission based on previously published work in any language must be substantially revised from the original version. Manuscripts that do not meet these criteria will be rejected. Submissions without complete and properly formatted reference lists may be rejected. Manuscripts accepted for publication that do not conform to the Aspasia style will be returned to the author for amendment.
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Authors published in Aspasia (ASP) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all articles have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. Editorial introductions, book reviews, forum essays, and some types of commentary are not subject to the peer-review process. While the publishers and the editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make clear that the data, and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of their authors. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete Aspasia ethics statement.