Call for Papers

CfP for a Panel on Women’s History and Business History

From 29 to 31 August 2019 the Annual Congress of the European Business History Association will be held at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam:

(https://www.eur.nl/en/eshcc/research-0/ebha2019/call-papers).

The focus of the association is not so much on comparative statistical economics, but more on the historical development and context of business, the institutional framework in which business develops, and the human factor in business development.

I aim to put together a panel on women’s history. The topic is still to be decided, but it would be nice to focus on direct female economic agency – such as women as managers or business owners, …

CfP: White Slavery in Transnational and International Context, 1880-1950

Date: 21 June 2019

Location: University of Warwick (UK)

Keynote: Brian Donovan ((University of Kansas)

This is a call for abstracts for paper, poster and creative presentations for a one day interdisciplinary conference on white slavery, as trafficking in women was historically called. The conference seeks to question how white slavery manifested in transnational and international contexts but welcomes papers on any localities.

We welcome papers exploring different aspects of white slavery from nationalism to visual representations, and their impact on anti-white slavery legislation. The conference seeks to investigate white slavery and its legacies from conceptual, legal, popular culture perspectives. …

WOMEN’S HISTORY NETWORK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2019

Professional Women:

the public, the private, and the political

 CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

2019 marks the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act in Britain, which opened all ‘civil professions or vocations’, including the civil service and legal profession, to women. It was a significant landmark – but neither a beginning or an end – in the history of professional women.

This conference will explore not only the significance of the 1919 Act, but also the ‘professional woman’ in all periods, nations and forms. She is found far beyond ‘the professions’, in fields ranging from agriculture to industry, …

Call for Papers: ‘Breaking Bounds’, an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference on 19th-century women

Call for Papers: ‘Breaking Bounds’ Postgraduate Conference, Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth

Proposals are invited for a one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference to be held at the University of Portsmouth on Saturday May 11th , 2019

“We shall and must break bounds at intervals, despite the terrible revenge that awaits our return.”   – Charlotte Brontë, Villette (1853).

Social media movements such as #MeToo and #WhyIDidntReport have created spaces for women to share their experiences of sexual violence, harassment and objectification, as well as condemning the seeming acceptability of men abusing their positions of power. Going beyond individual stories, …

British Women Documentary Makers 1935 – 55

CALL FOR PAPERS:  British Women Documentary Filmmakers 1930-1955

Proposals are invited for a one-day symposium to be held at the London School of Economics on 5th April 2019.

As the work of filmmakers including Jill Craigie, Kay Mander and Marion Grierson testify, women have played a significant part in the early decades of British documentary and informational filmmaking. Women were a vital part of the war effort and this was apparent in the films made by the Ministry of Information as well as newsreels, documentaries and dramas. Women also worked behind the camera as directors, editors and scriptwriters on …