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

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.

Download the Program and Abstracts


Registration is essential to attend this conference. Registration rates are:

  • Full Rate: AU$140
  • Unfunded/Unwaged/Concession Rate: AU$110
  • Student Rate: AU$100

Register here: https://payments.uwa.edu.au/GenderWorldsNewPerspectivesConference

Related Events

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

A public lecture by Professor Merry Wiesner-Hanks (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) will open the conference on the evening of Friday 7 October 2016. For more information, click here.


Contact Dr Joanne McEwan: joanne.mcewan@uwa.edu.au