Second Call for Papers
Women’s Political Thought in Europe 1700-1800
August 25th-29th 2010, Prato, Italy.
Karen Green, Lisa Curtis-Wendlandt and Paul Gibbard
Offers of papers are invited for a conference on the contribution of
women to the history of political thought in Europe during the
Enlightenment period. Papers may discuss the political ideas of
individual women such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Catherine Macaulay, Mary
Hays, Sarah Churchill, Mary Delariviere Manley, Marie Jodin, Emilie du
Châtelet, Madame Dupin, Olympe de Gouges, Felicité Keralio-Robert,
Madame Roland, Germaine de Staël, Dorothea Erxleben Leporin, Amalie
Holst, Johanna Charlotte Unzer, Luise Gottsched, Mariana von Ziegler,
Elise Reimarus, Elisabetta Caminer Turra, and others. Papers placing the
work of such women in the broader context of political writing by men
are encouraged. ‘Political thought’ is broadly interpreted to include
sexual politics as well as political theory, and discussion of the
political ideas of women as expressed in genres other than the political
treatise are welcome.
Already committed speakers include Maria Luísa Ribeiro Ferreira, Felicia
Gordon, Katharina von Hammerstein, Steven Kale, Sybille Kershner,
Adeline Koh, Erica Manucci, Hilda Smith, and others.
While most papers will be presented in English, we are also happy to
consider papers that will be presented in French, Italian or German.
Submissions of title and one page abstract should be sent by 8th March
2010, to [log in to unmask], or in hard copy to Karen Green,
School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash
University, Melbourne 3800, Australia. Participants are asked to
register before 1 June 2010.
Further details about the conference, including a registration form and
information about the venue in Prato, Italy, are available from our website:
Up to five bursaries of up to $500 will be available to help
post-graduates and early career researchers to attend the conference.
Applicants who wish to be considered for one of these should indicate
this with their submission.
An edited volume on women’s political thought in Europe during the
eighteenth century is proposed, and contributions to the conference may
be submitted for publication in this volume. Contributors who are unable
to attend the Prato Conference, but would like to contribute a paper to
the volume are invited to submit papers for consideration by September
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Acting Assistant Editor: Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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