Intimacy and the lives we live in private are among the most opaque subjects for historical study precisely because they are ‘intimate’ and ‘private’. But their impact on the way we think and live our lives is fundamental to who we are and who we become.
This day conference, marking International Women’s Day, 2012, will explore the range of intimate lives in all their complexity as lived by a variety of people of the past. The organisers, the Gender in History Group, invite proposals on any aspect of intimate lives with a historical focus. Papers do not need to be restricted to family life, and single lives, individual lives and any aspect of people’s intimate worlds will be considered as long as it is historically based.
The conference language will be English.
Abstracts of 200 words should be sent to GIHconference@gmail.com by 25 November 2011.
These details are also available from our website: www.sdu.dk/intimate. Here you will also find our poster available to download.