Conferences

CfP: Architectures of Power: buildings of politics and governance, 1750-2000.

Call for papers, Girton College, University of Cambridge, 26-28 June 2020

IMG 1031 crHistorians have long recognised the importance of architecture within the exercising of political power. Yet the interaction between power and place, between human actor and physical location, is a difficult one to quantify. This conference brings together political, social, cultural, and architectural historians to explore this relationship. Architecture could be mobilised to exhibit and to legitimise political power, but it could also have a profound influence on decision-makers at crucial moments of governance. Architecture has played a fundamental role in performances of statecraft. Accounting for this architectural agency, without

‘Breaking Bounds’, an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference on 19th-century women

Registration is now open for ‘Breaking Bounds’, an interdisciplinary conference for postgraduate and early careers researchers, to be held at the University of Portsmouth on Saturday 11th May 2019.  A draft programme and a link to the registration website can be found at https://breakingbounds2019.wordpress.com/

Social media movements such as #MeToo and #WhyIDidntReport have created spaces for women to share their experiences of sexual violence, harassment and objectification, as well as condemning the seeming acceptability of men abusing their positions of power. Going beyond individual stories, these discussions have rejected notions of female victimhood and have attempted to shift the focus …

CFP: Gender in Modern Welsh History Symposium

CALL FOR PAPERS

Date: 11 September 2019
Location: Cardiff University

This one-day symposium aims to bring together early career researchers and established scholars who work on any aspect of the history of gender in nineteenth and twentieth-century Wales. It will seek to interrogate gender as a concept which encompasses both femininity and masculinity, to provide fresh perspectives on familiar themes, and to encourage delegates to consider how gender can transform broader narratives in histories of Wales. Significant advances have been made in the field of Welsh women’s history since Deirdre Beddoe’s eminently quotable claim in 1981 that if ‘a creature …

CfP: Narratives of Ageing in the Nineteenth Century University of Lincoln, 23rd July 2019

Narratives of Ageing in the Nineteenth Century

University of Lincoln, 23rd July 2019

Organisers: Dr Alice Crossley, Dr Amy Culley, Dr Rebecca Styler

Plenary Speaker: Prof. Devoney Looser, Arizona State University, ‘Ageing in Public: Women Authors in the Nineteenth Century’

This conference responds to the burgeoning critical interest of humanities scholars in age, ageing, and stages of life from childhood to old age in the nineteenth century. The figure of the child and the imaginative investment in the idea of childhood are the focus of seminal studies of ageing in this period. However, recent critical engagements have suggested the …

Things to do during Women’s History Month

Are you looking for something to do this Women’s History Month? Well, look no further as here are a list of activities to suit every budget!

  • Celebrate Women’s History with Tower Hamlets Council: ‘A diverse range of events including talks, documentaries, exhibitions and health and wellbeing days will celebrate women’s contributions to society and focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment as the council joins community groups to mark International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month 2019.The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 on 8 March is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”’.
  • Women of London: