CFP: Women’s intellectual history, care, and social thought 

We are delighted to announce the CFP for the workshop series “Women’s intellectual history, care, and social thought”.

Following the recent gradual rise of interest in women in intellectual history and women’s feminist, international, social, economic and political thought, this call invites scholars of intellectual history and/or women’s history to reflect on women’s intellectual history by specifically focusing on women’s social thought and care (broadly intended) as a testing ground. What kind of Europe emerges when gender, intellectual, and social action histories meet? How can the sources usually researched for the history of women’s social action be interpreted for the purposes of writing intellectual history of social thought? What are the other sources useful for this endeavour? How can we rethink the canon of the political and social for the purpose of the advance of the field of women’s intellectual history? 

This workshop series will bring together members of two already existing networks:

  • COST Action ‘Who Cares in Europe?’, particularly the members of its Working Group 4.
  • The Intellectual History in East Central Europe network, an informal research network of early career researchers who focus on intellectual history. As a part of this network, a research working group on women’s intellectual history has been meeting online since February 2021.

Should you be interested to join the workshop series, please write to the convenor (Isidora Grubacki at Grubacki_Isidora@phd.ceu.edu) by June 10, 2022. Presenting on the workshop is not a requirement for participation, so please indicate whether you would be interested to present, or only be an active participant. Please also add a couple of sentences about why you are interested to join and how this aligns to your previous research. 

After the deadline for participation notice (June 10, 2022), the imagined timeline is: 

  • September 5, deadline for the presentation titles.
  • Third week of September: the initial session based on relevant readings, to start the discussion.
  • November 2022 – March 2023, once a month: presentation sessions.

***For further information about the workshop series, please see the PDF attached***