8 October 2016
The University Club, The University of Western Australia

Keynote Speaker: Professor Merry Wiesner-Hanks (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).

Gender is a powerful and flexible analytical tool that has profoundly influenced scholarship over the past few decades. It is widely recognised as a necessary category of analysis, and exciting opportunities to integrate it more fully into scholarly practice continue to emerge. This conference applies gender theories, concepts and methodologies to uncover and explore dynamic, new perspectives on the medieval and early modern. Possible themes include (but are not limited to):

·         Masculinities, femininities, sexualities;
·         Ideologies, mentalities, thought worlds;
·         Performances and practices;
·         Local, global and transnational connections;
·         Identities, communities, historical memory;
·         Gender and emotions/gendered emotions;
·         Textualities, language, rhetoric;
·         Spatial and material cultures;
·         Feminisms and gender historiography;
·         Binaries, crossings, intersections, transgressions.

We invite proposals for twenty-minute papers exploring any of the above themes. Submissions should include a paper title, a c.250-word abstract, presenter’s name, affiliation (if any), email address, and audio/visual requirements.

Please email submissions to Dr Joanne McEwan [joanne.mcewan@uwa.edu.au].
Deadline for proposals: 1 May 2016.

Download the CPF Flyer.

“Gender Matters”: A Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar will precede the conference on Friday 7 October 2016. For more information, click here.