Performing the Self: Women's Lives in Historical Perspective

Scarman House, University of Warwick 
10-12 September 2010

The idea that selfhood is performed has a very long tradition. This interdisciplinary conference will explore the diverse representations of women's identities in the past and consider how these were articulated.

Themes include:

– Writing women's histories

– Gender and the politics of identity

– Ritual and Performance

– The economics of selfhood: work and identity

– Feminism and auto/biography

– Performing arts

– Teaching women's history

For more information please visit the WHN conference web pages at the University of Warwick which will be updated regularly. Alternatively contact Dr Sarah Richardson (, Department of History, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL