CfP: Gender and Violence in the Early Modern World – History Faculty, University of Cambridge

This conference, kindly sponsored by the Women’s History Network, aims to bring together postgraduate, early career and leading scholars whose research considers the themes of gender and violence in the early modern world.

It is concerned with aspects of early modern history and literature including, but not limited to:

  • domestic and sexual violence
  • religious violence
  • crime and punishment
  • warfare and martial violence
  • colonial violence
  • riots and parochial disputes

We are designing this conference to build both conceptual bridges between topics of gender and violence, and practical ones between their respective research communities. By asking how gender governs representations, experiences, and …

Women and Confraternities: The Hidden Voices of Renaissance Piety and Charity


(Deadline: 12 August 2019)



Women and Confraternities: The Hidden Voices of Renaissance Piety and Charity


Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, 2-4 April 2020



This panel aims to amplify the hidden voices of women who were members of lay confraternities or females who found themselves in the ambit of these charitable associations. Accordingly, scholars who are interested in confraternity studies, gender studies, hidden histories, history from below and exploring social, ethnic and sexual marginalization are sought to participate.


Papers might focus on, but are not limited to the following topics:…

Call For Papers: Women of the Far Right (November 9 2019)

The University of Worcester’s annual Women’s History Conference seeks papers for this year’s event under the heading of: ‘Women of the Far Right’.  Send an abstract of 300 words to Dr Wendy Toon by 31 August 2019. 

During the twentieth century the image of the far right has largely been dominated by men, and linked inseparably with personality traits which tended to fall under the stereotype of masculinity. Traits such as bravado, confidence and aggressiveness were writ large by Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini. However, to reduce the far right movement to this handful of men grossly underestimates the durability

Women and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland: Symposium Report

Our latest blog post by Dr. Rachel Delman (York) is a report on the symposium Women and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland that was held at the University of Edinburgh in April.

On Friday 26th April 2019, academics, heritage professionals and authors gathered at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) for a one-day symposium on ‘Women and Materiality in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland’. The event was an outcome of my 8 months as Susan Manning Fellow at IASH, during which time I explored the architectural patronage of Queen Mary of …

CALL FOR PAPERS: Negotiating empire: women, economic practice and colonialism

The thirtieth annual workshop of the Economic History Society Women’s Committee, organised by Dr Misha Ewen and Dr Hannah Young, will take place at the University of Manchester on Saturday, 23rd November 2019.

The 2019 workshop will explore women’s involvement in and negotiation of the economic practices that built, sustained and resisted empires across the globe from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. It aims to examine the experiences of a wide range of women, colonisers and colonised, free and enslaved, interrogating the multiple axes of power that shaped the way these women thought and behaved. In doing so, it …