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The Global Pursuit of Equality: Women, Networks, and Networking 1800-2000

Graduate and Early Career Researchers Workshop

The Global Pursuit of Equality: Women, Networks, and Networking 1800-2000

Tuesday 31st May 2016, 11-5pm

St Luke’s Chapel, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

The nineteenth and twentieth centuries witnessed the rapid rise of globalization and the communication revolution that influenced the growth of formal and informal networks around the world. This interdisciplinary workshop explores the importance of networks and the practice of networking in driving forward women's equality between 1800 and 2000. It will also investigate the links between local and global networks and the gendered practice of networking. We welcome papers from graduate students and early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences; topics on networks to be covered may include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Literary
- Religious
- Political
- Suffrage
- Feminist
- Nationalist
- Academic
- Scientific and Medical  

All speakers at the workshop will submit their papers of around 3000-4000 words before the workshop (which will be read by all those attending) and will then “talk to” their papers for 7 minutes. Delegates will then have time to ask the speakers questions. The last session of the workshop will take the form of a roundtable discussion that will include reflections on what was gained from the workshop and any potential future topics and themes that should become central to the subsequent two-day international conference to be held on the 26-27th September 2016.

Attendance is free and lunch and refreshments will be provided. A limited amount of bursaries will be available for the travel expenses for speakers coming from outside Oxford, within reason.

Please send 250 word proposals and a 200 word biography to imaobong.umoren@pmb.ox.ac.uk by 1st May 2016 or sooner

Sponsored by Women in the Humanities at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) and the British Academy

This Call for papers has now closed. You can find further details about the conference by clicking here 

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