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Conf/CfP - "Women and the Wider World", 1 - 2 September 2017, University of Birmingham, UK

University of Birmingham


February 03, 2017


Event Date:

September 01, 2017 - September 02, 2017

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Women and the Wider World 2017

The University of Birmingham is honoured to be hosting the 26th annual Women’s History Network conference on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September 2017, on the theme of ‘Women and the Wider World’.

The Women’s History Network is a national association and charity for the promotion of women’s history and the encouragement of women and men interested in women’s history.

Following its establishment in 1991, the network has grown year by year. Today it is a UK national charity with members including working historians, researchers, independent scholars, teachers, librarians, and many other individuals both within academia and beyond. The network reaches out to welcome women and men from any background who share a passion for women’s history.

Call for papers

We invite established scholars, postgraduate researchers, independent scholars, museum curators and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, working on any place or period, to contribute to this year’s conference.

Potential topics relating to ‘Women and the Wider World’ could include:

Humanitarian activism, medieval warriors, the formation of professional identities in the international sphere, war work and philanthropy, mythological and folklore representations, migration, the Empire, suffrage through an international lens, travel writers and explorers, pilgrimages and religious travel, international diplomacy, anti-slavery campaigning, global artistic, literary, and intellectual networks, artistic and literary representations of women’s internationalism, pacifism and international peace movements, letter writing, international communities of educated women and women’s role in internationalising education, women on the crusades, the material culture and spaces of women’s internationalism, exchanges between women across colonial & Cold War borders, theorizing international feminism.

We encourage those working in archaeology, museums studies, geography, history of science, technology and medicine, art history, environmental history and all forms of history for any period, focused on women, to send in proposals for themed 90 minute panels, individual 20 minute papers, 90-minute round tables/discussions, and posters. Museums and curators, both in the public and the voluntary sector, are encouraged to get involved by offering object-handling sessions, small exhibitions/displays/posters, as well as panels, roundtables or individual papers.


  • Panel proposals (90 minute) should include a session title, a named organiser as contact (who will be responsible for communicating with the remaining panel members), a session abstract of no more than 200-300 words and up to three 20-minute paper abstracts of 200-300 words. If the panel organiser is also proposed as a Chair and not speaking, please provide a short biography.
  • Roundtable/workshop/object-handling session proposals (90 minute) should include a themed title, a named organiser as contact (who will be responsible for communicating with the remaining panel members), a session abstract of 500 words and brief biographies of all panellists.
  • Individual 20-minute paper proposals should be no more than 200-300 words long and include a short biography.
  • Poster proposals should be no more than 200-300 words long and include a short biography.

Authors/panel organisers will be notified regarding acceptance of their contribution after all submissions have been reviewed.

Proposals should be submitted via email to by Friday, 3 February, 2017.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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February 01, 2017


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