Conferences

Meeting on Women in the History of Natural Sciences

The Society for the History of Natural History will hold a conference on Women in the History of Natural Sciences on 15th and 16th June 2017 on the Ambleside campus of the University of Cumbria and the Freshwater Biological Association, Far Sawrey. Further information is available, together with registration information and an outline programme at http://shnh.org.uk/news/cfp-women-history-natural-science-june-2017/

This event will focus on the lesser know women in the history of natural sciences, whether as virtuosi amateurs or pioneering professionals.

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The Fruitful Body: Gender and Image

Annual Workshop of the Women’s Studies Group, 1558–1837
The Fruitful Body: Gender and Image

The Foundling Museum, London, 6 May 2017

The Women’s Studies Group, 1558–1837 annual workshop takes place every spring at The Foundling Museum in London. A distinguished invited speaker provides the keynote in the morning, followed by discussion and lunch; in the afternoon, participants each give a 5-minute presentation on a subject relevant to the theme of the keynote, followed by discussion. Previous speakers have included Jacqueline Labbe of the University of Sheffield and Laura Gowing of King’s College London. This year’s speaker is Karen Hearn of …

Symposium on Mata Hari

The Legacy of Mata Hari:

Women and Transgression

 A one-day symposium

City, University of London

28 October, 2017

In October 1917, the woman known throughout the globe as Mata Hari was executed on espionage charges by a firing squad at Vincennes on the outskirts of Paris. Born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle (1876) in Leeuwarden, Holland, in 1905, she reinvented herself as the exotic dancer Mata Hari, trading on the fascination with colonial cultures in the fin de siècle. Although history has provided little evidence of her spying, Mata Hari’s French prosecutors condemned her as ‘the greatest female spy the world has …

London’s women historians: a celebration and a conversation

13 March 2017 – Wolfson Conference  Suite, IHR
12:30-8:00pm

Confirmed speakers: Caroline Barron, John Beckett, Laura Carter, Linda Clark, Amy Erickson, Margot Finn, Jo Fox, Laura Gowing, Alana Harris, Peter Mandler, Jinty Nelson, Lyndal Roper & Pat Thane.…

History of Communism in Europe, no. 8/ 2017: The Other Half of Communism: Women’s Outlook

This call for papers seeks contributors for the eighth issue of the scientific journal History of Communism in Europe, no. 8/2017: The Other Half of Communism: Women’s Outlook on the gendered histories of European communisms. This issue looks to include the most recent scholarship on women and their intricate relations with the Communist parties in Europe, during the XX century. While including the valuable scholarship on “exceptional” personalities such as Alexandra Kollontai, Inessa Armand or Dolores Ibarruri, this issue aims to explore the voices of women that by political choice or simply historical tournaments found themselves as both objects and …