The 2015 International Symposium on Women’s Studies

The 2015 International Symposium on Women’s Studies

5 December 2015 – Warsaw, Poland

organised by Interdisciplinary Research Foundation

Keynote speaker: Dalia Leinarte

Professor of History, Director of Gender Studies Centre, Vilnius University

Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University

Member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

The symposium seeks to explore the past and current status of women around the world and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. It aims to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

  • gender equality

  • women’s rights

  • women’s history

  • women and education

  • women and leadership

  • women’s health

  • women and sexuality

  • women and religion

  • women and literature

The symposium is addressed to academics, researchers and professionalswith a particular interest related to the conference topic. We invite proposals from various disciplines including history, sociology, political studies, anthropology, culture studies and literature. The language of the conference is English.

We also welcome poster proposals that address the conference theme.

Paper proposals up to 200 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 15 October, 2015 to: 2015womensstudies@gmail.com. Notifications will be sent by 20 October 2015.

Full registration fee – 70 €

Student registration fee – 50 €

The conference venue:

As-Bud Conference Centre

Al. Jerozolimskie 44,
00-024 Warsaw, Poland

The Conference venue is situated in the very heart of the city, right next to the underground station Centrum. It is a 10 minute walk away from the central railway station and a 15 minute walk away from Warsaw University.