Calls for Papers

Call for papers: Gender Religion and Power Conference

Interdisciplinary conference
The Bedford Centre for the History of Women and Gender

Gender, Religion and Power

Saturday 21 September at Senate House, London

We invite academics at all levels to propose a paper to this one-day conference, and we especially encourage postgraduate researchers to submit abstracts. This is to be a multidisciplinary conference which analyses the historical links between gender and religion, gender and power, or all three. We welcome submissions from all historical periods and all geographical regions, and encourage those interested to tailor their submissions to their own research.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Relationship between gender, religion and power
  • Continuity vs discontinuity between prescriptive literature and experience
  • Patriarchy as monolithic or diverse
  • Female power in male-dominated societies
  • Subversion of normative gender roles
  • Religion as oppressive or empowering
  • Place of agency in religious life
  • Gendered expectations in sociopolitical ideology
  • Gendered expectations in non-Christian religions
  • Gendered expectations compared in different Christian denominations

Please submit 300-word proposals by Friday 31 May to

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