Women and the History of International Thought: An Interdisciplinary Conference Call for Papers
Organized by the Leverhulme Trust Research Project on Women and the History of International Thought
May 6-7, 2022
Learn more at https://whit.web.ox.ac.uk/event/conference-2022.
Hosted by the International Relations Department
London School of Economics
What are implications of the expropriation and erasure of women’s international thought? What does the recovery, reconstruction, and analysis of women’s international thinking mean for intellectual and disciplinary history and international theory?
This interdisciplinary conference brings together junior and senior scholars to further the work of writing women back into histories of international thought. We invite conference papers on topics including the processes of women’s erasure from international intellectual and disciplinary history; women’s international thought from around the world and as it intersects with multiple globalities; theoretical and methodological questions around the category of “women”, as well as sexuality, gender, racialization, class, and national position; studies of individual thinkers, or groups of thinkers, and their status or non-status as “canonical”; feminist theory and women’s international intellectual history; and different genres, sites, contexts and professional locations of women’s international thinking.
We assume that the conference will be held in person and will begin with an evening Reception on May 6, 2022 to mark the opening of the WHIT Project’s Public Exhibition on Women’s International Thought, hosted at the LSE Library.
Professor Barbara Savage (Pennsylvania) ‘Merze Tate’s Anti-Racist Geopolitics’
Professor Glenda Sluga (EUI/Sydney) ‘Women in International Thought, A Love Story’
We can offer one night accommodation and up to £100 toward travel expenses for ten paper presenters and up to £50 towards travel expenses for ten graduate student attendees.
Paper Submission Details:
Please submit your name, paper title and 400-500 words abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 21 May 2021. Please also include affiliation, career stage and whether you seek accommodation/travel expenses. We are in discussions with journals about a special issue on women’s international thought drawn from the conference papers. Please indicate whether you would like your paper to be considered in this context.
Deadline for abstracts: Friday 21 May 2021
Notification of paper acceptance: July 2021
Deadline for submission of 8,000-10,000 papers: 14 March 2022
Conference: 6-7 May 2022