Call for Papers

H-WRBI 2020 Conference

Women Religious and Life Stories 2 and 3 July 2020 Margaret Beaufort Institute, University of Cambridge www.historyofwomenreligious.org #HWRBI2020 The annual conference of the History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland addresses the broad theme of Women Religious and Life…

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Call for Papers

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…

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