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Women’s History Network Conference: Date Change and New Call for Papers

Women’s History Network Annual Conference

Homes, Food and Farms

*NEW DATE 15-16 January 2021*

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. Please note that all submissions can be delivered in person in January or via virtual means.


All submissions must be on the form downloadable from and sent to by 27 August.

Downloadable Conference Flyer

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