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CFP: Festschrift in Honour of Professor Janice Monk 

Due January 5, 2021

The IGU Commission on Gender and Geography invites contributions for a Festschrift in honour of Professor Janice Monk for her immense contributions to geographies of gender and feminist geographies.


Jan Monk was among the first geographers to raise questions about the invisibility of women in the discipline of Geography in her seminal paper with Susan Hanson ‘On not excluding half of the human in human geography’ (Monk and Hanson 1982). Throughout her prolific and impactful career, Jan worked to highlight women’s experiences and to foreground the lens of gender within geographical research and knowledge production. She was committed to supporting feminist geographers, introducing them to relevant networks, promoting their research, and advocating for their inclusion and recognition within international groups, universities, and other academic bodies. 

Jan Monk also worked tirelessly with Janet Momsen and other women geographers to initiate the International Geographical Union Commission on Gender and Geography. The Commission started as a task force and was finally granted status of a full commission in 1992. This Festschrift, to be published in 2022, will mark the 30-year anniversary of the IGU Commission on Gender and Geography. The publication will be an opportunity to recognize the immense contributions of Jan Monk through papers and essays in key areas she has contributed to within feminist geography. 

We invite papers, essays and other contributions of 6000 to 8000 words in the following broad subthemes: 

• Geography Teaching and Higher Education: Place-ing Gender and Feminist Geographies 

• Women in Geography: Career Trajectories and Strategies to Survive and Thrive 

• Gendered Landscapes: Reading Gender in Environmental Concerns 

• Women’s Geographies of the Life Course: Work and Everyday Life 

• Indigenous Geographies: Perspectives Beyond White/ Anglo Contexts 


Co-Editors: Anindita Datta, Janet Momsen and Ann M. Oberhauser 

Important dates: 


  • Submission of abstracts: Jan 5th, 2021 

  • Selection of papers: by last week of February 2021 

  • Submission of full paper: July 30, 2021 

  • Reviewers Comments: last week of October 2021 

  • Final Draft: January 15, 2022 

Publication: May 2022 (tentative) 

Please email abstracts of 400 words along with title, 5 keywords, and author biographies (100 words) by Jan 5th 2021 to:


Janet Momsen and Anindita Datta

Selected contributions received through this call has been published in 'Bridging Worlds-Building Feminst Geographies: Essays in Honour of Janice Monk' as part of the Routledge International Series of Women and Place.

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