Call for Papers
Homes, Food and Farms
NEW DATE 15-16 January 2021
Venue – Denman College, New Rd, Marcham, Abingdon OX13 6NW.
The conference seeks to take a critical look at the history of homes, families and how the experiences, understandings and interpretations of domestic life have shifted over time. It will also encourage participants to interrogate the roles women have taken in producing and managing the consumption of food, as farmers, housewives, gardeners and workers in agriculture and other industries.
Caroline Bressey – author of Empire, Race and Anti-Caste ( 2015
Laurel Forster–author of The Recipe Reader: Narratives, Contexts, Traditions (2010)
There will also be a series of online activities on the original date – 3-4 September 2020 including an online Keynote from
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. Please note that all submissions can be delivered in person in January or via virtual means.
All submissions by 27 August should be on submission form – contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This year we will also be 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 email@example.com by 1 May 2020.