Second call for Papers Women’s Political Thought in Europe 1700-1800
August 25th-29th 2010, Prato, Italy.
Conference organisers: Karen Green, Lisa Curtis-Wendlandt and Paul Gibbard
Offers of papers are invited for a conference on the contribution of women to the history of political thought in Europe during the Enlightenment period. Papers may discuss the political ideas of individual women such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Catherine Macaulay, Mary Hays, Sarah Churchill, Mary Delariviere Manley, Marie Jodin, Emilie du Châtelet, Madame Dupin, Olympe de Gouges, Felicité Keralio-Robert, Madame Roland, Germaine de Staël, Dorothea Erxleben Leporin, Amalie Holst, Johanna Charlotte Unzer, Luise Gottsched, Mariana von Ziegler, Elise Reimarus, Elisabetta Caminer Turra, and others. Papers placing the work of such women in the broader context of political writing by men are encouraged. ‘Political thought’ is broadly interpreted to include sexual politics as well as political theory, and discussion of the political ideas of women as expressed in genres other than the political treatise are welcome.
Already committed speakers include Maria Luísa Ribeiro Ferreira, Felicia Gordon, Katharina von Hammerstein, Steven Kale, Sybille Kershner, Adeline Koh, Erica Manucci, Hilda Smith, and others.
While most papers will be presented in English, we are also happy to consider papers that will be presented in French, Italian or German.
Submissions of title and one page abstract should be sent by 31 March 2010, to Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org, or in hard copy to Karen Green, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University, Melbourne 3800, Australia. Participants are asked to register before 1 June 2010.
Further details about the conference, including a registration form and information about the venue in Prato, Italy, are available from our website:
Up to five bursaries of up to $500 will be available to help post-graduates and early career researchers to attend the conference. Applicants who wish to be considered for one of these should indicate this with their submission.
An edited volume on women’s political thought in Europe during the eighteenth century is proposed, and contributions to the conference may be submitted for publication in this volume. Contributors who are unable to attend the Prato Conference, but would like to contribute a paper to the volume are invited to submit papers for consideration by September 30th 2010.
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