Historical Institute, Institutes of English Studies and Romance Studies of the University of Wroclaw (Web)
Proposals due 30.06.2018
The Historical Institute of the University of Wroclaw, together with the Institutes of English Studies and Romance Studies, invite scholars and PhD students to participate in the international conference Freedom, Equality… for Everyone? Women Fighting for Social Advancement 1700-1918, to be held in Wroc?aw, Poland, on November 20-21, 2018. The first words of the conference topic invoke the slogan of the French Revolution which aimed at democratizing society and, consequently, changing the old-world order. These postulates would seem to remain valid today, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, which contributed significantly to the progressive implementation of Enlightenment ideas, the enshrinement of the right to vote for women, and the establishment of gender equality in the majority of European countries. Although attempts to improve women’s position in society can be observed throughout history, we would like to concentrate our discussion on “the long 18th and 19th centuries”, as that era’s political, economic, and – most importantly – mental transformations set the stage for 20th-century breakthroughs. Read more … (Web).