Three intergenerational Chinese American women hold hands and walk down Kearney Street, San Francisco Chinatown. Source

A Call for Papers and Presentations

The 1882 Foundation requests proposals for participating in Locating Kinship Across Space and Time: the Chinese American Women in History Conference 2023, to be held in September 2023 in Washington, DC.

Our broad theme of kinship invites participation from a range of disciplines and interests. Presentations should seek to shed light on how Chinese American women, serving as activists, scholars, mothers, cultural carriers, and leaders, have historically forged interpersonal connections, fostered care, and facilitated community. Chinese American women in movements for social justice and relevance to K-12 social studies curricula are of particular interest.

The conference will be held in a hybrid in-person and virtual format. Funding is available for travel, accommodation, and honoraria.

Examples of types of submissions for consideration:

  • A proposal for a panel discussion on a Chinese American women historical theme, topic, event, or figure
  • A workshop for educators, scholar-activists, or community members that engages Chinese American women’s history in practice
  • A scholarly article based on original research of a historical person or issue related to Chinese American women
  • A film or multi-media project based on oral histories or the stories of Chinese American women
  • Another proposed format that highlights Chinese American women’s history.

Submit a proposal and abstract of your topic of no more than 300 words to the submission portal below, or email to with ‘CAWH’ in the subject line.