Call for papers: ESIL conference in Vienna, 3rd September 2014

“REPRESENTATIONS OF WOMEN IN INTERNATIONAL LAW”, Call for Papers – Deadline 11 June 2014

The European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on Feminism and International Law is calling for papers for its panel during the interest group meetings at the 10th ESIL Anniversary Conference (4th-6th Sept), to be held in Vienna, Austria, on 3 September 2014 from 2-6pm.

Following the overarching theme of the Conference, “International Law and …: Boundaries of International Law and Bridges to Other Fields and Disciplines”, we invite papers addressing the interplay between the representation of women in international law and other disciplines.

Papers may consider (but are not limited to) the following subjects:

* representation of women in international organisations;

* women as state representatives;

* dramatic and visual representations of women in situations such as armed conflict;

* stereotypes in representations of women, such as human rights victims;

* representations of ‘the other woman’ in international law;

* literary accounts of women in international law.

Please submit abstract proposal of no more than 500 words via email to Troy Lavers and Loveday Hodson (Troy.Lavers@le.ac.uk and Loveday.Hodson@le.ac.uk) by 11th June 2014.

Successful applicants will be informed by 30 June 2014. See below for further details.

In addition to the abstract, the following information must be provided on the submission:

  • The author’s name and affiliation
  • The author’s CV, including a list of relevant publications
  • The author’s contact details
  • Whether the author is an ESIL member

Papers will be selected by the co-chairs of the Interest Group (Dr. Troy Lavers and Dr Loveday Hodson) on the basis of abstracts submitted. Selection criteria are: originality of the work, links to the panel theme, and geographical representation of the speakers.

The purpose of the panel is to share cutting-edge research in specific areas of international law, to stimulate debate, and to foster contacts between participants. We welcome the sharing of ideas in progress.

In order to participate in the Interest Group panel, speakers must be members of ESIL. The membership can be formalised once abstracts have been accepted.

Unfortunately, the ESIL Interest Group on Feminism and International Law is not in a position to cover expenses for travelling and accommodation, or to waiver the ESIL conference fee.

Information on the 10th ESIL Anniversary Conference is available here: https://esil2014.univie.ac.at/home.

Call for Papers: ESIL Biennial Conference, Valencia, Spain 13th September 2012

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“Regionalism and Feminism: How regionalism impacts on women’s lives”

This is a call for papers for the interest group workshops that will take place on the morning of 13th September 2012 as part of the 5th ESIL Biennial Conference. The interest group on Feminism and International Law is organising a panel to consider the contribution feminist theory and methodology can make to questions raised by conference theme: regionalism and international law.

This meeting of the interest group on Feminism and International Law will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the impact of regionalism on women’s lives. In particular, participants will explore whether the fracture and fragmentation of international law is mirrored in the fragmentation of feminist thought. The question of whether a uniquely ‘European’ feminism exists – and the implications of this for women in Europe and beyond – is foremost in our minds. There will also be an opportunity in this session to look in depth at the meaning of regional legal institutions and tribunals, such as the European Court of Human Rights, to women’s lives.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words in English or French should be submitted directly to troy.lavers@le.ac.uk with the author’s title, contact information and organisational affiliation. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday 18th May 2012.  We anticipate that scholars who contribute to the workshop maybe interested in publishing their papers jointly in a good quality peer reviewed journal, and publication plans will be discussed at the meeting.

Please note that is you wish to attend the meeting of the Feminism and International Law Interest Group you do not have to register for the full ESIL conference. There will also be an opportunity at the end of the panel for a discussion on future events of the interest group.