CFP: Mary Wollstonecraft


MARCH 8 (International Womens Day) 2017



As part of the celebrations for Hull as UK City of Culture 2017 the University of Hull is hosting an interdisciplinary celebration of the life, work and legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft, (who spent her formative years in the nearby town of Beverley).


Papers are welcome on any aspect of Wollstonecrafts life, work and legacy from Gender Studies, Philosophy, Politics, History, Literature, Education or any other relevant discipline. 


A prize of £100 will be awarded for the best paper, which will also be published in the Journal of Gender Studies Special issue on Mary Wollstonecraft, which will follow the conference.


Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to  by January 6 2017


Topics can include, but are not limited to:

Wollstonecrafts Life and Legacy

Philosophy and Feminism

Women and Revolutionary Times

Wollstonecraft and her Circle

Mothers and Daughters

A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Travel Writing

Women and Politics

Reason and Passion: A life of Contradictions

Memorialising our Feminist Past


Invited Speakers include:

Professor Michelle le Doeuff :  one of the most important contemporary feminist philosophers. Her works include The Philosophical Imaginary, Hipparchias Choice and The Sex of Knowing,

Professor Janet Todddistinguished biographer of Wollstonecraft, whose books include: Mary Wollstonecraft : A Revolutionary Life,  and The Complete Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft.. 

Caroline Criado Perez: prominent campaigner for the memorialisation of women

Dr. Sandrine BergesWollstonecraft expert and lecturer in philosophy at  Bilkent University, whose publications include  The Routledge Guidebook to Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman , 2013

Roberta Wedge,  spokesperson for the high profile Mary on the Green campaign for the memorialisation of Mary Wollstonecraft.



Further detailed access information, which is event specific, will be provided prior to registration.

Suitable quiet space will be made available for breast feeding if required.

Please contact if you have access or childcare queries