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Call for papers, CISH Joint Session, Stepfamilies: the Making and Remaking of Families, 16th to 19th centuries, Poznan, Poland, 23-29 August 2020Deadline 30 September 2019Contact: worldstepfamilies@gmail.comGabriella Erdélyi, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary & Lyndan Warner, Saint Mary's University, CanadaThemes welcome:

1) world families and colonial contexts  2) kinship networks and inheritance strategies in stepfamilies and blended families  3) the roles of stepparents, parents and gendered structures of remarriage; relationships with the children in and out of the household 4) sibling relations – half-siblings (legitimate and illegitimate), stepsiblings, full siblings 5) representations in literature and art

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Marianna Muravyeva, Plenary Speaker

Matthew Sommer, plenary speaker

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Stepfamilies in Europe, 1400-1800