II International Conference “Female Slavery, Orphanage and Poverty in the Portuguese Colonial Empire (XVI to XX centuries)”
20 – 22 November 2006
Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração (ISCAP)
Polytechnic Institute of Porto
This Conference is organized by the School of Accountancy and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISCAP) with the scientific support of the Portuguese Centre for the Study of Asia.
Further information on the Conference website: (www.iscap.ipp.pt/congresso2006) or by email to the addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
The History of Women is almost absent from Portuguese historiography, especially on what concerns the study of female social marginalization, a phenomenon that affected slaves, orphans and many other cases of social inferiority, throughout the vast Portuguese colonial space, from Brazil to the Far East.
And this is precisely the aim of this conference, which intends to study, under a comparative approach, the status of women in space and time, with a special focus on those groups that played a major role in the social and cultural construction of local communities, as well as in the strategies of social domination and kinship alliances in the Portuguese colonial empire.
We invite the submission of abstracts within the following themed sessions:
Female slavery plaid a major role during the construction of the Portuguese colonial empire's domestic, nuptial and family markets. Considering such a vast subject, we would like to contribute to the study of categories, processes of acquisition and transaction, circulation and social movement, from a long-term perspective, in order to understand this peculiar situation of social subalternity.
Bearing these purposes in mind, we welcome the submission of one A4 page abstracts (title, abstract and a brief CV), in English and/or Portuguese, until 31 May 2006, to the address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Literature and Linguistics through Female Voices
This session "Literature and Linguistics through Female Voices" analyses the literary production BY and ABOUT women, as well as the lexical categories that represent the female gender, within the context of slavery, orphanage and poverty in the Portuguese colonial empire of XVI to XX centuries. Women as subjects and objects of literature, the lexical representations of women, their origins and symbolic, social and cultural implications, constitute the main guidelines of this session, with a special focus on groups instead of individuals, from a general long-term perspective.
Bearing these purposes in mind, we welcome the submission of one A4 page abstracts (title, abstract and a brief CV), in English and/or Portuguese, until 31 May 2006, to the address: email@example.com
Female Subalternity and Cultural Behaviour
This session intends to study topics related with female subalternity and cultural behaviour, during the Portuguese colonial empire of XVI to XX centuries. We suggest that the authors focus on the formal and informal aspects of women's education, in every sense. The scientific committee privileges the study of groups, within contexts of medium or long duration, more than the description of isolated cases.
We therefore invite the submission of papers to the electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please attach a one A4 page word document with the following items: Title; Abstract of the paper; Author(s) identification/name/contact/affiliation.
Papers’ submission deadline: MAY 31, 2006.
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