Organized by the Leverhulme Trust Research Project on Women and the History of International Thought @leverhulmeWHIT
Sponsored by the International Relations Department, London School of Economics
What are implications of the expropriation and erasure of women’s international thought? What does the recovery, reconstruction, and analysis of women’s international thinking mean for intellectual and disciplinary history and international theory? This interdisciplinary conference brings together junior and senior scholars to further the work of writing women back into histories of international thought. We invite conference papers on topics including the processes of women’s erasure from international intellectual and disciplinary history; women’s international thought from around the world and as it intersects with multiple globalities; theoretical and methodological questions around the category of “women”, as well as sexuality, gender, racialization, class, and national position; studies of individual thinkers, or groups of thinkers, and their status or non-status as “canonical”; feminist theory and women’s international intellectual history; and different genres, sites, contexts and professional locations of women’s international thinking.
We assume that the conference will be held in person and will begin with an evening Reception on May 6, 2022 to mark the opening of the WHIT Project’s Public Exhibition on Women’s International Thought, hosted at the LSE Library.