Thursday, July 16, 2009

Women's History Network of BC 2009 Conference Update - Topic: Historical Perspectives on Women, Sports and Physical Recreation

Women’s History Network of British Columbia 2009 Conference
Vancouver, BC

Theme: Historical Perspectives on Women, Sports and Physical Recreation

Call for Papers and Presentations - Deadline extended - August 31, 2009

The Women’s History Network of British Columbia invites proposals for papers and oral or visual presentations on the theme of Historical Perspectives on Women and Sport and Physical Recreation.

Topics might focus on individual sportswomen or women’s sport teams, on the role of sports and outdoor recreation in girls’ and women’s groups and in female education, on media coverage of women’s sports and public recognition of women athletes or sport groups, or on women’s role in (or exclusion from) sports organizations, for example.

The Women’s History Network of British Columbia (WHN/BC) is a broadly based not-for-profit society that exists to enhance interest and encourage activity in women's history across BC and to celebrate the contributions women have made to the history of the province.

WHN/BC’s yearly conference, during Canada’s Women’s History Month in October, is an opportunity for networking, sharing & learning about new ideas & current research into women’s history.

The Women’s History Network of B.C. is committed to inclusivity with respect to gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, region, religion and ability.


The Conference will be in Vancouver, October 23-24, 2009. The main location will be the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame.

Deadline for proposals extended – August 31, 2009

Proposals of maximum 350 words for papers or presentations of 20 minutes in length should include contact information and a brief biography.

Please submit proposals by e-mail attachment to Dr. Linda Quiney: or by mail Dr. Linda Quiney, University of British Columbia, History Department, 1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1

More information on WHN/BC membership and activities:

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