Throughout history women have often found themselves in precarious situations or exposed to danger from others. At the same time, women could also pose a threat to others or to themselves. Individual women might also be perceived by society as ‘dangerous’. The image of the ‘dangerous woman’ is a powerful one in many societies in the past. The 2013 First Mondays Women’s History Conference, in celebration of International Women’s Day, will focus on the related theme of dangerous women and women facing peril. We welcome papers from a range of disciplines which explore these themes either through biographical studies or in a more thematic manner.
Abstracts, 200-300 words for a 20 minute paper, should be submitted by 8th February 2013 along with the proposed title, a short biography (100 words max.) and contact details to Ruth Cahir- email@example.com.
Conference Organisers: Ruth Cahir, Sara Irvine, Lisa Lavery and Lynsey Stewart.