CFP Women and War: Power, Gender and Representation

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Call for Papers
May 15, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Ancient History, Early Modern History and Period Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Military History, Women's & Gender History / Studies


Throughout history, women have played important roles in wartime. Not only did women perform a variety of necessary gendered tasks, whilst accompanying armies, but they also fought, led armies, organized the defence of their territories, etc. Still, their actions tend to be overlooked due to male preponderance in the battle field.

Following new research tendencies in both Military and Women’s History, the conference “Women and War: Power, Gender and Representation” will be held in Lisbon in December of 2019, and it aims to explore the various connections between women and war across a time-span that goes from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period.

We invite paper and poster proposals on a range of themes that include, but are not limited to:

  • Women as military leaders
  • Female warriors
  • Representations of women in times of war
  • Women as camp followers
  • Queenship and war
  • Women and the Crusades
  • Women and peacemaking

Please submit an abstract of 300 words and a short CV to by May 15.

The official language is English. All posters should be written in English.

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