Calls for Papers, WHN Annual Conference

CFP: Homes, Food and Farms **New Date in 2021**

Women’s History Network Annual Conference

Due to problems caused by the Corona Virus the WHN have cancelled their 2020 Annual Conference.  We hope all those who were interested in attending and presenting will instead join us in 2021.



Homes, Food and Farms

*3rd and 4th September 2021 *

Venue – Museum of Rural Life, University of Reading, 6 Redlands Rd, Reading RG1 5EX

In recent years Women’s History has made a significant contribution to debates and explorations of histories of homes, families and domestic life. Women’s multiple and varied roles in the production, preparation and consumption of food, as farmers, housewives, gardeners and workers in agriculture and other industries have been uncovered. The 2021 Women’s History Network Annual Conference aims to build upon this work and bring together those interested in interrogating and expanding women’s history and the history of homes, food and farms.

Our Keynote speakers will include:

Laurel Forster– author of The Recipe Reader: Narratives, Contexts, Traditions (2010

Prof. Jane Whittle – Lead Investigator on Leverhulme funded ‘Women’s work in rural England 1500-1700: a new methodological approach’

We invite submissions of 200-word abstracts for papers of 15-minutes in length which take a critical look at these areas of history.

We also welcome and encourage participation from anyone interested in other areas of Women’s History in the Open Strand.  Contributors to this strand have the option of offering a 5 minute ignite talk, a 10 minute lightening talk or a poster.  We invite submissions of 100-200 word abstracts, stating your preferred mode of delivery.

All submissions must be on the form  Submission-of-Abstract-Template  to  by 12 February 2021.