‘Aftermaths of War: Women’s Movements and Female Activists, 1918-1923’
Conference dates: Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 September 2008 at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
Organisers: Ms Ingrid Sharp, Department of German, University of Leeds firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr Matthew Stibbe, Department of History, Sheffield Hallam University email@example.com
Following on from the publication in April 2007 of the volume A. S. Fell and I. E. Sharp (eds.) The Women’s Movement in Wartime: International Perspectives, 1914-19, Palgrave Macmillan, which deals with the responses of the international women’s movement to the First World War, the focus of this conference will be on the response, experience and representation of the organised women’s movement and individual activists to the aftermath of the war in the years 1918 and 1923.
We invite contributions from scholars working on all European nations caught up in the war, either as combatants or as neutrals, and are especially keen to include chapters on nations and individual activists less widely represented in the current literature in this area. We hope that the study of the Eastern European experience and the experience within non-combatant nations will impact on our understanding of the experience of Western countries such as France, Germany and the UK. We would therefore particularly welcome proposals dealing with organised women in Russia, the Baltic States and the successor states to the Habsburg Empire, as well as in the Netherlands, Belgium, the Scandinavian countries, Italy, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.
Please send us proposals, including working title and brief description of your paper (max. 500 words), by 15 January 2008.
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