20th Anniverary Annual Conference for the Women’s History Network
Time: Friday 9th to Sunday 11th September 2011
Venue: Women’s Library, London Metropolitan University
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Call for papers (PDF) – deadline for proposals is 1st April 2011
The conference will look at the past 20 years of writing women’s history; asking the question where are we now?
We will be looking at histories of feminism as well as contemporary research in progress, current areas of debate such as religion, and perspectives on national and international histories of the women’s movements. We hope that some of the current research networks will attend to present their findings.
The conference will also invite users of The Women’s Library to take part in one strand to be set in our Reading Room. We would very much like researchers to choose an object / item that has inspired your writing and thinking and share your experience.
The first plenary speakers have been confirmed. There will be four plenary sessions consisting of two panel sessions and two individual speakers, featuring key names from the initiation and development of women’s history in the UK:
Individual speaker A: Kathryn Gleadle
Individual Speaker B: Caroline Bressey
Panel A speakers: Sheila Rowbotham, Sally Alexander, and Anna Davin;
Panel B speakers: Krista Cowman, Jane Rendall and Helen Meller