Call for Papers – Women’s History Network Conference, 9th-11th September 2011

For details of the Call for Papers (deadline April 1) visit


Friday 9th to Sunday 11th September 2011

20 Years of the Women’s History Network

Looking Back – Looking Forward

To be held at The Women’s Library, London Metropolitan University

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  re the
founding and early days of the Women’s History Network.