West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network 30th Annual Conference
Women and the Natural World: historical perspectives on nature, climate and environmental change
Saturday 30th September 2023 | Venue: Exeter Central Library, Times TBC
Call for Papers, deadline – Friday, 26 May 2023
Keynote Speaker: Professor Nicola Whyte, Co-Director of the Centre for Environmental Arts and Humanities. University of Exeter
This conference will offer a broad perspective on women and the environment over time. Themes could include women’s historical involvement in:
- Environmental and natural sciences
- Conservation and eco-activism by individuals and in campaigning organisations seeking to protect nature and biodiversity.
- Weather forecasting and climate change
- Rescue and recovery work following environmental events such as floods, earthquakes, volcanoes and hurricanes
- Land management practices e.g. enclosures
- Gardens and allotments
- Parks and garden cities
- Farming, gardening and agricultural work• Botanical and zoological films, photography and illustration
Papers should be of not more than 20 minutes in length. Suggestions for presentations in film or other non-standard formats will be considered. Please send an abstract of up to 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday May 26th 2023.