Flesh and Blood: A Feminist Symposium on Embodied Histories
Call for Papers
The Editorial Collective of Lilith: A Feminist History Journal is pleased to announce a one-day symposium.
Australian National University
Friday May 8, 2015
The symposium is intended to celebrate and build upon the rich tradition of placing the body at the centre of feminist historical analysis. It will explore how gendered norms are reflected, reinscribed and contested through bodies, and encourage consideration of new methods and sources for studying the elusive bodies of the past.
Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London
Professor of History at The University of Melbourne and Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow
The Collective is now seeking proposals for individual papers for the symposium. Potential presenters can choose to either give an oral presentation (20 minutes in length) OR to pre-circulate a paper (6000-8000 words), which will be read and discussed by symposium participants. Please provide a title and abstract of no more than 300 words for each paper, as well as a short biography (100 words) for each participant. The proposal should indicate whether your paper will be orally presented or pre-circulated for discussion.
Proposals are due on January 31, 2015 and should be sent as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-circulated papers will be due on April 24, 2015.
A special issue of Lilith based upon the symposium proceedings will be published in 2016, and symposium participants are encouraged to submit their papers for consideration.
A limited number of travel bursaries are available to assist postgraduate students and non-salaried early career researchers who will be presenting. To apply, please accompany your paper proposal with a short statement (150 words) outlining your interest in attending this symposium and your need for financial assistance.
The symposium is supported by the ANU Gender Institute and the School of History, and will be fully catered and free to attend. All participants must be Lilith subscribers. Lilith is the journal of the Australian Women’s History Network. For more information or to subscribe to the journal, please go to www.lilithjournal.org.au/