Calls for Papers

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 meanings of violent episodes in the past, we hope that this conference will offer its participants an opportunity to find common ground and consider new directions.

We are delighted to be welcoming Professor Jane Ohlmeyer (TCD) as our keynote speaker.

Proposals for papers of 20 minutes should consist of a 300-word abstract and a short biography, and contain the applicant’s full name and institutional affiliation (if any). Panel proposals should provide the same material for each of the three panel members, as well as an introduction of 500 words and the name and contact details of a chair, if possible. All submissions should be sent via email to the conference organisers.

The deadline for submissions is 15th September 2019. We will contact all applicants with an outcome by 23rd September 2019.

Proposals should be sent to the conference organisers, Alice O’Driscoll and Nailya Shamgunova, via email to To hear more about the conference, follow us on Twitter @GenHistViolence.

If you have any accessibility requirements or would like to be considered for a travel bursary, please include this information in the email accompanying your submission.

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