Stadt: Cambridge, England

Frist: 2018-02-01


Writing Women in History Symposium 2018
Call for Papers on the Theme of
Reaching Through Time: Approaches to Women’s History Today

Friday 16th March 2018

Gordon Cameron Lecture Theatre
Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

Keynote speakers:
Dr Lucy Delap, Reader in modern British and gender history
Sarah Dunant, award-winning historical novelist

Evening concert celebrating women composers through the ages
Fitzwilliam College Chapel

To mark Women’s History Month, we invite proposals for twenty-minute papers from a variety of disciplines on any aspect of women’s history, 1200-1800. The Symposium looks to discuss both a selection of women’s cultural works and our theoretical approaches to them in scholarship today. We welcome papers exploring women’s cultural output and how they interact with the socio-political structures that define their society. At the same time, we invite papers to reflect on how we approach women’s history in scholarship today. Should it be a separate subject, or have we reached a point where it can be incorporated into the general curriculum without getting lost, and how might this be done? How can we think about women in the past and make them visible without reinforcing divisions between genders?

Suggested topics might include, but are by no means limited to: women’s works; women and the law; women in public and private space; representations of women in art and literature; methodological approaches to women’s history.

We welcome the submission of individual papers as well as proposals for complete panels. Individual paper proposals should consist of a title, an abstract (max. 250 words), list of keywords, a short biography (max. 200 words). Each panel proposal should consist of three individual proposals.

Proposals should be submitted to The deadline for submissions is February 1st 2018. We regret that no travel grants will be available.

Information and registration at:

Beitrag von: Anna-Luise Wagner

Redaktion: Marcel Schmitt