CALL FOR PAPERS – Women’s Studies Group, 1558-1837 2020-2021 Season

The Women’s Studies Group (1558-1837)

The Women’s Studies Group (1558-1837) is open to men, women and non-binary people, students, faculty and independent scholars.

We invite members old and new to offer papers formal and informal, as well as works-in-progress, on any topic related to early modern and long eighteenth-century women’s and gender studies, including (but not restricted to) history, literature, art, medicine, music, theatre, religion, economics, and sexuality. Early career and independent scholars are particularly welcome. Since we usually have 3 or 4 papers in a session, papers should be restricted to a maximum of 20-25 minutes, to allow plenty of time for general discussion afterwards.

All meetings for the 2020-2021 season will start promptly at 1pm GMT (with arrivals from 12.30 onward to allow for necessary preparations and administration). We aim to finish by 3.30pm.
The dates are as follows:
Saturday 19 September 2020*
Saturday 5 December 2020
Saturday 23 January 2021
Saturday 20 March 2021

*Please note that the September meeting is British Summer Time, and the rest are GMT.

Our seminars usually take place at the Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ. For the 2020-2021 season, however, the first two sessions, in September and December 2020, will be delivered on Zoom. Zoom will also be used for the last two sessions, in January and March 2021, though these may also be accompanied by meetings at the Foundling.

For more information about the society and its activities, including how to join, please see our website here.

Please reply by 17/7/2020 to Carolyn D. Williams at

Kindest regards,

Dr Brianna E Robertson-Kirkland

2 thoughts on “CALL FOR PAPERS – Women’s Studies Group, 1558-1837 2020-2021 Season

  • May 25, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    please add me in in any possible event on Lady Mary 🙂

    • May 25, 2021 at 12:50 pm

      Hello, just wanted to let you know our site has moved, and for the latest from the Elizabeth Montagu project, please go to Also just wanted to let you know that we are reposting this CFP on behalf of the Women’s Studies Group, to register with them you should visit their website at


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