Call for Papers

Second International Conference on Women’s Work in Music, Bangor University

Dear WHN Members,

The School of Music & Media, Bangor University will be hosting the Second International Conference on Women’s Work in Music on 4th-6th September 2019.

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit proposals which engage with a range of methodologies and perspectives on women’s work in music, whether these be from an academic, practice-based or educational viewpoint. While proposals on the subject of historical female composers are particularly encouraged, proposals can focus on women’s work in music in any musical genre, period or practice. Please note that the deadline for proposals is Friday, 1 March 2019.

Further details …

Histories of Women in Agriculture and Rural Life

West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network Annual Conference 2019

Saturday 29th June 2019, 10am – 5pm
Community Centre Abergavenny.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Nicola Verdon, author of Rural Women Workers in 19th century England will give an overview of work in this area with special reference to women and agriculture in the First World War.


We invite papers on any aspect of the history of women in agriculture and rural life.  Topics could include:

  • Farming
  • The Women’s Land Army
  • Industrial employment in rural communities
  • Family Life
  • Allotments
  • Women’s Institutes
  • Protest
  • Women farmers and agricultural

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:


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. …


Professional Women:

the public, the private, and the political


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, …