Call for Papers

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 …

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 …

CFP: 26th Annual Women’s History Network Conference, 2017

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in Zurich, from LSE Library’s collections, WILPF/22/1.

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in Zurich, from LSE Library’s collections, WILPF/22/1.

‘Women and the Wider World’

Submission deadline:
Extended to Friday March 3, 2017

Conference dates: September 1 – 2, 2017  

Conference Venue: University of Birmingham

See full details here.

Call for Papers: Women, Money and Markets (1750-1850)

King’s College London, May 11th 2017
Keynote Speakers:
Professor Hannah Barker (University of Manchester)
Caroline Criado-Perez, OBE (One of the leading voices in the campaign for female representation on the banknote and an active promoter and supporter of women in the media)

In 2017, Jane Austen will feature on the £10 note as the sole female representative on British currency.  To mark this occasion, and explore its problematic significance, the English department at King’s is running a one-day conference with the aim to consider debates about women in relation to ideas of value, market, marketability, as well as debates …

IFRWH Call for Papers

 “Transnationalisms, Transgressions, Translations”

The 12th Conference of the International Federation for Research on Women’s History/ Federation Internationale Pour la Recherche en Histoire des Femmes  (IFRWH/FIRHF) will be held August 12-15, 2018 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, the home of the current President, Eileen Boris.  This will be the first time that this international gathering of historians of women and gender will assemble in the United States.

The theme, “Transnationalisms, Transgressions, Translations: Conversations and Controversies,” probes the meanings of boundaries and frameworks, narratives and epistemologies, analytic terms and foundational categories, global, national and local understandings, interactions and power …