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 and

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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