BAVS 2011 Conference schedule and registration (9/1-3/2011)

BAVS 2011 Conference schedule and registration (9/1-3/2011)

The program and schedule for the BAVS 2011 Conference, hosted by the University of Birmingham, are now available for viewing and downloading from our Google Docs site.

We are very excited about this wide an interdisciplinary programme, in which we are hosting around 120 papers over three days at the University of Birmingham Business School, on our Edgbaston campus. We have also schedule special sessions at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts: and the Cadbury Research Library, home of our Special Collections:

Keynote speakers are:

Overall Schedule:

Panel schedule:

You can register for the Conference via our online shop at:

CFP: Rural Geographies of Gender and Space, Britain 1840-1920 (Warwick, Sept. 23, 2011)

Rural Geographies of Gender and Space, Britain 1840-1920 

23rd September 2011, University of Warwick

Whilst discussions of gender and space in the nineteenth-to early-twentieth century have typically focused on “women and the city”, rural spaces offer equally productive contexts for exploring the intersections between gender and space in this period. As the socio-spatial relations of the country are impacted by the move into modernity, rural environments are revealed in literary and historical texts as sites of complex, contradictory and changing gendered codes.

This half-day symposium offers a long-overdue forum in which to resituate the rural as a vital context for understanding the meanings of gender and space in this period. By bringing together scholars from different disciplinary perspectives we aim to understand the diverse experiences of gendered rural spaces and contribute to discussions about theoretical approaches to the (rural)space-gender intersection.

Proposals are invited for short papers from scholars in literary studies, history, geography, and any other discipline; postgraduate and early career researchers are especially encouraged to apply. Themes for discussion could include:

  • theories of gender and rural place: what do we mean by rural space, how do we theorise “the rural” as a spatial context, and how does gender intersect?
  • the impact of modernity;
  • mobility: walking, vagabonds, pedestrians, wayward women;
  • labour, class and gender in the country;
  • masculinities;
  • different ruralities;
  • visibility/ invisibility

Please send a 300-word proposal for 15 minute papers to the conference organisers by 15th August