March 6-8, 2014 New York City
Deadline for Submissions: November 15, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Andrea O’Reilly
Drawing on Andrea O’Reilly’s and Barbara Katz Rothman’s notions of patriarchal motherhood, the Museum of Motherhood asks, what factors, past and present, inform our new ways of understanding motherhood, fatherhood, and notions of family? The conference organizers encourage submissions that provide critical insights into mothering, fathering, and family issues; that draw direct links between theories and/or research findings; or that offer practical approaches to issues facing contemporary mothers and families. Following in the footsteps of both O’Reilly and Rothman, the overarching goal of this conference is to provide an environment to explore new ideas and approaches for tackling issues that concern mothers as well as important others who fill a care giving role in the family.
Here, examples of possible topics include but are not limited to: feminist mothering à la O’Reilly, including fathering and re-thinking masculinity and queering motherhood; the shaping of mothering by patriarchy, technology, and capitalism à la Rothman; the impacts of race, class, and gender on mothering ideology; adoptive mothers; teenage pregnancies and early motherhood; the “stay-at-home-mom” experience; and mother art and maternal metaphors.
We welcome submissions from scholars, students, activists, artists, community agencies, service providers, journalists, mothers and others who work or research in this area. Cross-cultural, historical, and comparative work is encouraged. We also encourage a variety of types of submissions including individual academic papers from all disciplines, proposals for panels, creative submissions, performances, storytelling, visual arts, film, music, audio, and other alternative formats.
Submissions must include a title and a maximum 250-word abstract for individual papers, panels, and other submission types (e.g. performance, media, music). Panel submissions must include short abstracts (50-100 word) for each individual paper that will be included in the panel. Please submit ONE presentation proposal only.
All submissions will be peer reviewed. Individual presenters, panelists, and individuals submitting alternative presentation proposals (e.g. performance, media, music) will be notified of acceptance by December 10, 2013. Following the conference, a selection of papers will be considered for a published, edited collection.
The proposal form can be found on the Museum of Motherhood website: http://www.mommuseum.org/apply/
The conference will be held at: Museum of Motherhood, 401 East 84th Street, New York, NY
The conference Fee is: $150 before February 1. ($175 after) Payments are non-refundable . (payment link)
Some student scholarships available. Contact: info@mommuseum.org to inquire
Also special online Art Exhibition & Fundraiser: Deadline for submissions Dec. 15th. More

Thursday, November 21st. Moms the Word; a musical comedy about the challenges of motherhood. More
"Story of Mum" coming from England in early December. More info coming...
Robin Grille, "Parenting for a Peaceful World" Monday, Dec. 16 6:30PM at M.O.M. More
Announcing the first ever MOTHERHOOD HALL OF FAME AWARDS, celebrating great feminist writers & scholars. March 6th 6:30-9PM. You must RSVP. Limited space.
Call: 212.452.9816 or write MOMmuseum@gmail.com
Museum of Motherhood
Joy Rose, Director: MOMmuseum@gmail.com
Lisa Latcholia, Community Program Director: lisacspc@verizon.net
Board of Directors:
Gillian Crane
Lynn Kuechle
Cara Leigh Battaglia
Advisory Board: 
Joy Baum
Laura Tropp
Janae Shields
Mariama Duncan
Aurelie Athan
Roksana Badruddoja
Jill Starishevsky
MAMAPALOOZAJoy Rose, President: Joy@Mamapalooza.comAmy Andrews, Social Media: MamazinaMag@gmail.comSuzanne Dawson, Director Sponsorships: suzanne.dawson@mamapalooza.comMAMAPALOOZAJoy Rose, President: Joy@Mamapalooza.comAmy Andrews, Social Media: MamazinaMag@gmail.comSuzanne Dawson, Director Sponsorships: suzanne.dawson@mamapalooza.com
Mailing: PO Box 210 Hastings On Hudson, NY 10706 877.711.MOMS (6667)
Motherhood Foundation Inc.  •  401 East 84th Street  •  New York, NY 10028
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