The British Historians of Women in the Americas (BHWAs) is holding their annual conference on Wednesday 6th July 2011. The conference is at Brunel University, West London, and runs in parallel with the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association’s ‘Futures of Feminism’ conference.
The event has two keynote speakers. Professor Steven Reschly, Truman State University, will present ‘Film At War: Shifting Images of Lancaster County Amish and Mennonite Women in the 1930s and 1940s’, while Professor Catherine Clinton, Queen’s University Belfast, will present ‘From Fakes to Feminist Icons: Strange Careers in 19th Century Women's History’.
The rest of the programme is similarly varied. The panels focus on a diverse range of topics including beauty and fashion, slavery, literature, politics, micro-studies, South American women’s activism and the Civil Rights Movement. The papers also cover a wide geographical area from Alaska to Bolivia. The conference will also include a wine reception and the official launch of the British Historians of the Women in the Americas (BHWAs) organisation. Details of all the papers can be found on the conference blog, http://hwa2011.tumblr.com/.
The conference fee is ₤45 waged or ₤15 postgrads/undergrads/unwaged.
For more information or to register for the event, please email Dr Rachel Ritchie (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 17th June 2011.
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