Gender and Commemoration

Katherine Holden Announcement
United Kingdom
Subject Fields
British History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Historic Preservation, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network
28th Annual Conference   Saturday 16th October 2021 10am to 4.30pm
Gender and Commemoration

Bristol: Friends Meeting House, Champion Square, St Pauls, Bristol BS2 9DB
The event will be held on Zoom if COVID restrictions are still in place.

Keynote Speaker: Carrie de Silva, Harper Adams University,
Leader of a project to highlight women in street names in the UK (through the British Federation of Women Graduates, and Harper Adams University)

Call for Papers

We invite papers on any aspect of women’s or gender history and commemoration. The

conference will explore the gendering of commemoration- verbally, visually and in terms of

processes of formal and informal commemoration.

 Topics could include but are not limited to:

  • Commemoration of specific events e.g. war, revolution and protest, suffrage]
  • Commemoration of writers and artists and their work
  • Different types of memorialization e.g. statues, blue plaques, place names
  • The making/ creation of memorials e.g. artists, sculptors
  • Questions of inclusion and exclusion
  • Public history and commemoration
  • Commemoration of specific people, either individuals or groups
  • Anniversaries
  • Funerary memorials e.g. epitaphs, tombs, monuments

Papers should be of not more than 20 minutes in length. Suggestions for presentations in

film or other non-standard formats will be considered.

Contact Information

Proposals of not more than 300 words should be sent to  by Wednesday May 26th

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