First Call for Papers
Women’s History Network Annual Conference
Homes, Food and Farms
3-4 September 2020
Venue – Denman College, New Rd, Marcham, Abingdon OX13 6NW.
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 2020 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 be:
Caroline Bressey – author of Empire, Race and Anti-Caste (2015)
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.
Finally, in 2020 we will being organizing our first Women’s History 3 minute thesis competition – if you are a postgraduate student, studying any area of women’s history, and would like to take part, please send your name, contact details and details of the title of your thesis, the institution at which you are studying and your supervisor to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 May 2020.