This three day conference aims to bring together scholars working across a range of disciplines, time periods and global perspectives to examine perceptions of pregnancy throughout history. We welcome papers considering a range of issues, including, but not limited to,
• Pregnancy, including the pregnant body and the experience of pregnancy,
• Unlawful pregnancy, including rape, incest and sexual abuse ,
• Fertility and infertility, including IVF, miscarriage and still-birth,
• Abortion and contraception, including pro-life and pro-choice debate,
• Parenthood, single parenthood, and infanticide.
Potential themes for discussion are:
• Magic, ritual and religion,
• Technology and medicine,
• Gender, including male involvement and experiences,
• Government policy and politics,
• Work life, domesticity and childcare.
300-word proposals for twenty-minute papers should be sent to the conference organisers by 1 February 2014. We welcome postgraduate papers. Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Jennifer Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Ciara Meehan (email@example.com).
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