Annual Conference


The 2018 H-WRBI Annual Conference will take place at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway at  the Moore Institute on Thursday 7 June and Friday 8 June.

Call for Papers

The conference will explore the history of women religious across a broad chronological timeframe, from medieval to modern. We invite proposals (for 20-minute papers) that engage with the theme, ‘Space, Place and the History of Women Religious’. Proposals might consider, for example:

        • International and Transnational Perspectives
        • Buildings and Architectural Planning
        • Lived Experiences of Space
        • Mobility and Geography
        • Visualisations/Imagery of Space
        • Archives, Women Religious and Space
        • Gendered/Contested Space
        • Space, Place and Identity

We invite both individual and panel proposals. Proposals from postgraduate students are particularly welcome. Please send abstracts (max. 200 words), together with a short biography (100 words) to by Friday 9 February 2018