Calls for Papers

The 2024 Annual American Men’s Studies Conference will be held between June 14th-June 16th at Plymouth State University, New Hampshire, USA.

Proposals are due by January 25th 2024.

We would like to inquire if global challenges of the present moment are adequately captured by existing theoretical concepts used in masculinity studies. For this reason, we invite contributors to (re)examine, question and potentially expand the theoretical foundations of the field in order to be able to appropriately address the complexities and transformations of new and emerging masculinities of the current moment.

Masculinity needs changing. As a manifestation of patriarchy, a predictor of violence, and a straight-jacket of identity, masculinity is widely identified as a culprit and symptom: problematic, traditional, ‘hyper’ and toxic. In response a loose network of feminists and allies, public health professionals, scholar-activists, social workers, civil society groups, international organisations and military and police forces have sought to reform masculinity for the better. [...] This two-day conference will gather academics, practitioners and activists to critically interrogate contemporary masculinity interventions in local, national and transnational layers. What new governance arrangements and sciences of public health are being formed? What power relations are at work, especially across shifting boundaries of global north and south? What is the role of specific political, economic and cultural institutions in propagating new varieties of good masculinity? How are these new masculine subjectivities being produced? And with what effects, whether generative, perilous or ambivalent?

Call for Papers: Youth Masculinities from the Global South

MACS conference 2022 , Chris, co-founder of MACS , Daniel Principe, Collective Shout

On 22 and 23 October 2022, Male Allies Challenging Sexism (MACS) is hosting what it believes to be the first face-to-face pro-feminist men’s conference in the UK for 30 years. The event in Cardiff will feature an international line-up of pro-feminist speakers, and all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to women’s organisations.

We are a group of men from England who are organising engage, an international pro-feminist online conference, for the first time in 2021. The conference seeks to engage men in activism and discussions surrounding masculinity, feminism and the patriarchy. It takes place over November 19-21.

It is something of a trope that masculinity is always in crisis. But since the political turbulence of 2016 that crisis has become writ large in the politics of the global north. Whilst great political progress has been made in the latter half of the twentieth century, the ideas and forces unleashed threaten to undermine many of these achievements.

The 27th Annual Men and Masculinities Conference of the American Men’s Studies Association will take place in Brandon, Manitoba at Brandon University June 12-14, 2019.

CfP: 2nd International Symposium on Men and Masculinities
Masculinities: Challenges and Possibilities in Troubling Times
12-14 September 2019, İstanbul Turkey

Call for Papers: Inaugural Issue of Journal of Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities 

Editors: Drs Jonathan A. Allan, Frank G. Karioris, and Chris Haywood