Women and the Natural World: Historical Perspectives on Nature, Climate and Environmental Change

Date / time: 26 May, 12:00 am

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 katherineuna.holden@gmail.com by Friday May 26th 2023.