Call For Papers

As homemakers, academics, politicians, and entrepreneurs, women’s experience throughout history has been characterized by a contradictory tension between marginalisation and pioneering leadership. This conference is a history of being on the edge, exploring the ways in which women have been at times marginalized and liminal figures whilst also being vanguards of change and revolution. The 2014 International Women’s Day Conference at Queen’s University Belfast will explore what it means for a woman to be on the edge in different socio-historical contexts. From history, literature, theatre and fine arts, to sociology, politics, economics, and law, we invite abstracts from postgraduate and early career researchers that interrogate these fragmentations in women’s contemporary and historical experiences. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, exploring how women are on the edge of:

– War, Violence and Extremism
– Bodies and Politics
– Medicine and Health
– Queer Culture
– Media and Popular Culture
– Literature, language and writers
– Race, Civil Rights, and Activism
– Class, Labour, and Capitalism
– Colonialism
– Enlightenment and Education
– Criminal Activity
– Business
– Religion, Philanthropy
– Girlhood and Adolescence

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Proud to acknowledge support from the Queen’s University Belfast Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities


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International Women's Day Postgraduate and Early Careers Researcher Conference 2014