Call for Papers

Society for the History of Women in the Americas, Annual Conference

3rd July 2020

University of Manchester, The Ellen Wilkinson Building

The Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) welcomes proposals for its annual conference, at the University of Manchester on the 3rd of July 2020.

Founded in 2009, SHAW is dedicated to the historical investigation of women and gender in North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean, either within or between nation states/ and or the northern or southern hemispheres. SHAW organizes annual conferences, monthly seminars at the Institute for Historical Research in London, and publishes a journal, History of Women in the Americas.…

CFP: British Society for the History of Philosophy, Annual Conference 2020

Women in the History of Philosophy

23 – 25 April 2020, University of Durham

Keynote Speakers

Peter Adamson (LMU/KCL)
Sophia Connell (Birkbeck)
Marilyn Fischer (Dayton)

Call for Papers

Proposals for individual papers and for papers organized in themed symposia are invited on women in philosophy from any period of the discipline’s history. In line with the BSHP’s commitment to broadening the canon, proposals on currently under-represented philosophical traditions, periods and authors are especially welcome. All proposals must be anonymized for blind peer-review. 

 Individual papers: please send an abstract of MAX 500 words (in word format) for a paper suitable

How Women Build Call for papers

How Women Build

A two-day conference, Wikithon Event and Exhibition at the Manchester School of Architecture – 26-27thJune 2020

Supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Women’s History Network

Keynote Speakers:  Dr Elizabeth Darling (editor of ‘Suffragette City’ (together with Nathaniel Robert Walker, Routledge, 2019)and Dr Sonja Dümpelmann (editor of ‘Women, Modernity and Landscape Architecture’ (together with John Beardsley; Routledge, 2015)and author of the biography of Maria Theresa Parpagliolo Shephard (Weimar: WDG, 2004)

Call for papers

This two-day conference at the Manchester School of Architecture will …

CFP: The ‘Madwoman’ and the Institution: Interrogating the Experience of Female Insanity in the Long Nineteenth Century – 1 April 2020

This conference aims to reconfigure our understanding of the ‘madwoman’ in England’s long nineteenth century, asking key questions about the diagnosis, treatment, care and representation of women perceived as ‘insane’.

This period saw the institutionalization of large swathes of the population, including those considered mentally ill. Simultaneously, medical advancements and increased interest in mental illness saw a specific focus on conditions often typified as ‘female’, with disorders attributed to their reproductive organs and bodies. Places of treatment and care – such as public asylums, private madhouses, workhouses or prisons – were typically patriarchal institutions, run by males, with women diagnosed …

Wives, Widows and Carers

Call for Papers

Wives, Widows and Carers

Saturday 28 March

at St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Rd, Whittington, Lichfield WS14 9LH

This conference is organised by The Women’s History Network: Midlands Region

Women in all societies across all historical periods have been defined by their roles as wives, widows or carers.  Such roles, although ubiquitous, are not always well recorded or discussed in mainstream history.  This conference therefore seeks to both recover the histories of such women and to think critically about what these roles mean for women.

Are such roles a source of power, pain or pleasure?

How have individual …