Women’s History Association of Ireland (WHAI)
Gender and Sexual Politics in Ireland
Call for Papers(Deadline Monday 18th April)
The 2011 conference of the Women’s History Association of Ireland will take place in University College Cork on the evening of Friday 27th May and on Saturday 28th May.
Professors Maria Luddy (Warwick) and Mary O’Dowd (QUB) will conduct a symposium on their AHRC-funded project, Marriage in Ireland, 1660-1925.
The keynote speaker on Saturday 28th will be Dr Leeann Lane, whose biography of Rosamond Jacob was published in 2010. (Rosamond Jacob: Third Person Singular, Dublin: UCD Press, 2010)
The conference theme will be Gender and Sexual Politics / Politics of Sexuality in Ireland.
This might include, but is not limited to, such topics as:
Histories of repression /transgression / emancipation / liberation / revolution; body politics; sexual cultures; the sexual politics of personal relationships; deconstructing public discourse/religious discourse; LGBT histories; sex education; reproductive rights; medicalisation; sexology; rape and sexual crime; age of consent; prostitution; double standards; institutions and abuse; censorship.
Proposals for papers by early career scholars will also be welcomed. While research is ongoing on the nineteenth and twentieth century histories of some of these topics, suggestions for papers relating to earlier periods would also be welcomed.
There will be a conference fee of €25 to cover lunch and coffees/teas. Registration information will be issued shortly.
Abstracts (200-300 words) for 20 minute papers, with proposed title, brief biographical information and contact details, should be submitted by email to Dr Sandra McAvoy, Women’s Studies University College Cork, by Monday 18th
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