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L0005357 Woman bearing 20 children.
Perceptions of Pregnancy: From the Medieval to the Modern

Call for contributions

Organised by School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire

16 – 18 July 2014

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Joanne Bailey (Oxford Brooks University)
Dr Elaine Farrell (Queen’s University Belfast)

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 ( and Dr Ciara Meehan (

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