Call for Writers

Clio in Motion

with Guest Editor Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

An image advertising Clio in Motion. A slightly transparent image in the background is a photograph of white female hockey players from the 19th century. In the foreground is the orange Nursing Clio logo and the text Clio in Motion.

From jazzercise to the Olympics, exercise and other forms of physical activity have shaped our bodies and our histories. Our latest series takes up the theme of physical culture, exploring the variety of forms that human movement has taken and how it is complicated by the intersections of race, class, gender and (dis)ability. How have physical cultures in history and today provided spaces for inclusion or exclusion? How have they fed capitalist and imperial institutions, or fostered grassroots networks of resistance?

Nursing Clio welcomes pitches that for articles of 500–1,500 words that explore these questions and others on the theme of fitness, sports, dance, or any other form of physical activity. Please submit your pitch via our Pitch Form by November 4, 2023. Essays will be due January 5, 2024 and will be published over the late winter and early spring.