Call for Papers: Seminar on Women in Intellectual History

The International Society for Intellectual History is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the fourth instalment of its seminar series, Woman in Intellectual History, which will take place online in late 2024 / early 2025.

Women thinkers and their writings are still underrepresented in the discipline of intellectual history. Despite decades-long efforts at canon-busting, research agendas and teaching curricula alike attest that much work remains to be done to counteract the bias of gendered historiographies. As a prominent meeting place for practitioners of the discipline in all stages of their careers and from various parts of the world, ISIH provides an ideal forum for the discussion of recent work in this crucial area of research.

Through a series of online meetings in late 2024 / early 2025, featuring selected presentations and commentary followed by discussion, early career researchers active in the field of women’s intellectual history will be able to connect with each other and with senior scholars with matching expertise. Submissions from a broad range of specialisations—including the history of social, political, legal and economic thought, literary history, the history of philosophy, and the history of science—and across historical periods and geographical boundaries are encouraged. Now in its fourth year, the series welcomes contributions from all periods and geographical regions, as well as presentations explicitly questioning and reimagining methods in intellectuals history.

If you are an early career researcher and would like to participate in this seminar by giving a paper, please send an abstract (max. 300 words) and a short bio to emily.steinhauer@rhul.ac.uk by 31st July 2024.

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