Conference – Gender and Generations: Women and Life Cycles

17th Annual Conference of the Women’s History Network

Gender and Generations: Women and Life Cycles

University of Glasgow, 5-7 September 2008

Keynote speakers: Professor Lynda Coon, University of Arkansas; Professor
Mary Beth Norton, Cornell University; Dr. Michael Roper, University of Essex

This conference explores women’s life cycle experiences from the medieval
period onwards through a variety of cultural, political, economic and social
contexts. There are a rich range of panel themes including:

* Pregnancy and motherhood
* Health, fitness and education
* Marriage and family relationships
* Employment and society
* Feminism across generations
* Memory, oral history and biography
* Ageing, death and dying

The general call for papers is now closed, but the conference organisers
welcome additional paper or panel submissions which focus on the themes of
the conference in the medieval period. Please contact if you have a proposal to submit. The closing date
for submissions is 31 May 2008.

Registration forms for the conference are available to download at under WHN conference 2008


Queries about registration should be directed to

Please note that residential bookings must be made by 14 August 2008.

A significant number of generous bursaries are available to assist with the
costs of registration, travel and accommodation for both speakers and
non-speakers, thanks to grants from the Economic History Society, and the
Royal Historical Society.

Postgraduates (UK, EU and non-EU nationals) and those on low incomes (below
£16,000 a year) are eligible and are invited to apply by sending contact
details and proof of status (e.g. stamped university letter) to Dr Annmarie
Hughes, Department of Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow,
Lilybank House, Bute Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RT ( by
14 June 2008.


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