The place of women in war 1914-2014

La première conférence de Women in War www.womeninwar.org in Sarajevo

Women in war’s first conference www.womeninwar.org  in Sarajevo

with/avec the Gender iInstitute of the University of Sarajevo

The place of women in war 1914-2014

Sarajevo June 7th and 8th 2014.

The Women in War inaugural conference will take place in Sarajevo on June 7th and  8th, with the support of the University of Sarajevo’s Gender department.

2014 marks the centennial of the start of World War One and a greater visibility of women in armed conflict.

As well as the numerous commemorative events and conferences that will be taking place, this centennial is a unique opportunity to assess the experience and consequences of war on women twenty years after the war in the ex-Yugoslav area (1991-1995), with a look towards the past as well as at conflicts of the same period, namely Rwanda.

This conference is the first academic one of its kind to be held in Sarajevo, we invite proposals for papers in the following or related areas. Although the focus is Bosnia, the examples can be taken from other regions of the world.

  • Gender and Armed Conflict
  • Women in and around the Military
  • War time rape
  • Gender and Nationalism
  • Gender and Post-war reconstruction
  • Men, Masculinity and War
  • Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence

Abstracts of max. 350 words should be submitted by April 12 to carolmann33@gmail.com and nermina.trbonja@gmail.com

Authors of abstracts (selected or not) will be informed by May 1st 2014

Keynote speakers:

Cynthia Cockburn (to be confirmed)

Elissa Helms (confirmed) Gender Studies at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary

Stef Jansen, University of Manchester (to be confirmed)


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