Conferences

Call For Papers: Women of the Far Right (November 9 2019)

The University of Worcester’s annual Women’s History Conference seeks papers for this year’s event under the heading of: ‘Women of the Far Right’.  Send an abstract of 300 words to Dr Wendy Toon w.toon@worc.ac.uk by 31 August 2019. 

During the twentieth century the image of the far right has largely been dominated by men, and linked inseparably with personality traits which tended to fall under the stereotype of masculinity. Traits such as bravado, confidence and aggressiveness were writ large by Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini. However, to reduce the far right movement to this handful of men grossly underestimates the durability

Women and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland: Symposium Report

Our latest blog post by Dr. Rachel Delman (York) is a report on the symposium Women and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland that was held at the University of Edinburgh in April.

On Friday 26th April 2019, academics, heritage professionals and authors gathered at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) for a one-day symposium on ‘Women and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland’. The event was an outcome of my 8 months as Susan Manning Fellow at IASH, during which time I explored the architectural patronage of Queen Mary of …

CALL FOR PAPERS: Negotiating empire: women, economic practice and colonialism

The thirtieth annual workshop of the Economic History Society Women’s Committee, organised by Dr Misha Ewen and Dr Hannah Young, will take place at the University of Manchester on Saturday, 23rd November 2019.

The 2019 workshop will explore women’s involvement in and negotiation of the economic practices that built, sustained and resisted empires across the globe from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. It aims to examine the experiences of a wide range of women, colonisers and colonised, free and enslaved, interrogating the multiple axes of power that shaped the way these women thought and behaved. In doing so, it …

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 …

CfP: WOMEN’S HISTORY SCOTLAND, GENDER TRANSGRESSIONS

WOMEN’S HISTORY SCOTLAND CONFERENCE

Edinburgh, 16th November 2019

GENDER TRANSGRESSIONS

Historical perspectives

Call for Papers

This conference will explore the idea of transgressing gender norms (including those relating to masculinity and femininity) and the consequences of this for individuals or groups. We welcome proposals relating to all historical periods (ancient, medieval, modern, contemporary) and all geographical places including Scotland.

We understand ‘gender transgression’ to refer to sets of ideas and practices that encompass (but are not restricted to) the following areas:

  • Legal, moral, ethical and religious frameworks
  • Wrongdoing, reformation and reconciliation
  • Borders and boundary crossing
  • Resistance and rebellion
  • Medicine,