CfP: Women and the History of International Thought (Event, 05/2022, London); by: 21.05.2021

The Leverhulme Trust Research Project on Women and the History of International Thought (Web)

Venue: London School of Economics
Time: 06.-07.2022
Proposals by: 21.05.2021

What are implications of the expropriation and erasure of women’s international thought? What does the recovery, reconstruction, and analysis of women’s international thinking mean for intellectual and disciplinary history and international theory?

This interdisciplinary conference brings together junior and senior scholars to further the work of writing women back into histories of international thought. The organizers invite conference papers on topics including the processes of women’s erasure from international intellectual and disciplinary history; women’s international thought from around the world and as it intersects with multiple globalities; theoretical and methodological questions around the category of „women“, as well as sexuality, gender, racialization, class, and national position; studies of individual thinkers, or groups of thinkers, and their status or non-status as „canonical“; feminist theory and women’s international intellectual history; and different genres, sites, contexts and professional locations of women’s international thinking. CfP as PDF.

The organizers assume that the conference will be held in person and will begin with an evening Reception on May 6, 2022 to mark the opening of the WHIT Project’s Public Exhibition on Women’s International Thought, hosted at the LSE Library.

Keynote Speakers

  • Barbara Savage (Pennsylvania): Merze Tate’s Anti-Racist Geopolitics
  • Glenda Sluga (EUI/Sydney): Women in International Thought, A Love Story

Practical Details

The organizers can offer one night accommodation and up to £100 toward travel expenses for ten paper presenters and up to £50 towards travel expenses for ten graduate student attendees.

Paper Submission Details

Please submit your name, paper title and 400-500 words abstract to by Friday 21 May 2021. Please also include affiliation, career stage and whether you seek accommodation/travel expenses. We are in discussions with journals about a special issue on women’s international thought drawn from the conference papers. Please indicate whether you would like your paper to be considered in this context.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts: Friday 21 May 2021; Notification of paper acceptance: July 2021; Deadline for submission of 8,000-10,000 papers: 14 March 2022; Conference: 6-7 May 2022

Conference Committee Members

Kimberley Hutchings (QMUL); Patricia Owens (Oxford); Katharina Rietzler (Sussex); Joanna Wood (Oxford)