Lilith Symposium 2017


The Editorial Collective of Lilith: A Feminist History Journal is pleased to announce a one-day symposium

‘Blood, Sweat and Cheers’: A Long Journey to Equity?

Ship Inn, Griffith University

Friday, 15 September 2017

Keynote speakers:

Commissioner Katarina Carroll, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Professor Tim Prenzler, University of Sunshine Coast

The symposium is intended to celebrate and build upon the academic scholarship which explores women in historically male-dominated spheres, such as police, military, medicine and academia, governance and executive leadership positioned within the centre of feminist historical analysis. It will explore how gendered norms are reflected, reinscribed and contested through perceptions of women, physical and psychological, and encourage consideration of new methods and sources for studying the long standing moral construct of women as God’s police.

The Collective is now seeking proposals for individual papers for the symposium. Potential presenters can choose to either give an oral presentation (20 minutes in length) OR to pre-circulate a paper (6000-8000 words), which will be read and discussed by symposium participants. Please provide a title and abstract no more than 300 words for each paper, as well as a short biography (100 words) for each participant. The proposal should indicate where your paper will be orally presented or pre-circulated for discussion.

Topics addressed in the papers could include (but are not limited to) the following themes: police, military, medicine, academia and governance. We also seek to encourage papers which consider how the gendering of these historically male-dominated professions intersects with issues of racism, classism, sexism, ableism and other privileges or oppressions.

Proposal are due on 10 August 2017 and should be sent as an email attachment to Pre-circulated papers will be due on 25 August 2017.

A special issue of Lilith based upon the symposium proceedings will be published in 2018, and symposium participants are encouraged to submit their papers for consideration.

The symposium is supported by Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, and will be fully catered.

Registration fees: full-member $125; AWHN or Lilith member $105; unwaged or concession $85