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The 2015 International Symposium on Women's Studies

Datum: 2015-12-05
Plats: Warsaw
Arrangör: Interdisciplinary Research Foundation
Typ: Conference

The 2015 International Symposium on Women's Studies

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
Dalia Leinarte is a recognized gender equality expert and activist for women’s rights. She is a
consultant of the Inter-Ministerial Commission on Equal Opportunities of Women and Men,
Lithuania (since 2000) and a member of the working group for Action Plan for the
Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, Lithuania (since 2011).
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

The symposium is addressed to academics, researchers and professionals with 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.

Proposals up to 200 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 15 October, 2015 to:
2015womensstudies@gmail.com. We also welcome poster proposals that address the conference
theme. Notifications from the Conference Committee will be sent by 20 October 2015.