VIII NORDIC WOMEN'S AND GENDER HISTORY CONFERENCE
“Gender and Knowledge - Gendered Knowledge”
Date & Venue: 12–14 August 2005, University of Turku, Finland
Call for papers dead line: 31, December 2004
We are pleased to announce a call for individual papers for the VIII Nordic Women & Gender History Conference. The first Nordic Women’s and Gender History Conference was held in 1983 and subsequent conferences have been organized every third year. The conference has an established role as the main forum for researchers working in the field of women's and gender history in the Nordic countries.
The theme for the VIII conference “Gender and Knowledge - Gendered Knowledge” addresses questions of gender and knowledge in the context of history-writing from various perspectives. Special attention will be directed at the relationship between feminism, theory and the conception of history on one hand, and at questions of colonialism on the other.
The three-day conference will consist of lectures by keynote speakers and thematic workshops, in which individual papers will be discussed. The theme of “Gender and Knowledge” will also be discussed in three main panel discussions:
Gender and Knowledge – Use, Misuse and Non-use of History in Women's Studies
Colonialism and Nordic Women's History – Postcolonial Challenges
Women's History Now - Segregation, Integration, Reproduction
As keynote lecturers we are delighted to welcome Professor Liz Stanley (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), who gives a lecture on researchers’ role as a producer of knowledge. Professor Clare Midgley (Metropolitan University, London, UK) explores the relationship between imperialism and the origins of modern western feminism.
The conference invites proposals for individual papers addressing theoretical reflections and discussions on all aspects of gender, history-writing and knowledge. The conference also welcomes papers linked to empirical questions and ongoing research projects. The proposals should either fall within one of the conference theme sessions or address the general conference theme “Gender and Knowledge” from other aspects:
Papers are welcomed to theme sessions presented at http://qhist2005.utu.fi/ [Theme sessions]
Papers commenting on the main theme “Gender and Knowledge” from other theoretical, methodological or empirical points of view are welcome too. Proposals of this type will be grouped as sessions by the organizers.
Both types of proposals must be submitted in the form of an abstract not exceeding 500 words, written in any of the Nordic languages or in English. Proposals can be registered at our web page (web address given below) [proposal form] on the 31st of December 2004 at latest.
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