International Conference on Women's Studies

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 6:00pm to Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 6:00pm


Centre for Research in Social sciences and Humanities


is inviting paper/panel proposals for


International Conference on Women’s Studies to be held in

Vienna, Austria, 27-28.09.

Conference venue: ***** Hotel Ambassador Vienna, A-1010 Wien, Kärntner Straße 22 / Neuer Markt 5, Austria,


It has been a long time ago since feminists started to debate women’s rights, and different treatment women receive in societies, politics and working markets. Even though feminist voices are still loud, and feminists still warn about inferior position of women in comparison to men in all aspects of life, have we reached true equality? Statistics and events forming daily consumption of the international media show we have not reached an ultimate goal of equality, and yet certain movements are claiming that feminists are too loud and that men’s rights need to be protected due to the enormous influence of ‘women’s lobby’. Have we truly reached equality, and are feminists jeopardizing the rights of men?

These and other issues are subjects of our conference. Papers are invited (but not limited to) for the following panels:


Women and labour


Women and discrimination


Women and sexual violence


Women and religion


Women in the media


Women and politics


Women and sexuality


Theory and methodology in women’s studies


Women: East vs West


Women and reproductive rights


Women and education


Women and leadership


Movement for men’s rights


Prospective participants are also welcome to submit proposals for their own panels.


Submissions of abstracts (up to 500 words), short bios (up to 100 words), and email contact should be sent to Dr Martina Topić

( by 15th August 2014. Decisions will be made by 20th August 2014, and payment of the conference fee has to be made by 30th August 2014.


Panel proposals should be sent by 15th July 2014.


Finalised Conference programme will be available by 15th September 2014. Early decisions are available for participants with EU visa requirements, and for panel proposals.


Participants should indicate in their applications whether they would like to chair one of the existing panels (if not proposing their own panel) and whether they plan to submit a paper for publication.


The Centre plans to establish a peer review journal, as well as publish working papers and edited volumes. Conference papers will be considered for publication.


We welcome paper proposals from scholars, NGO activists, Master and PhD students, and independent researchers.


Conference fee is EUR 290, and it includes


The registration fee


Conference bag and folder with materials


Conference publication


Access to the newsletter, and electronic editions of the Centre


Opportunity for participating in future activities of the Centre (research & co-editing proceedings)


Discount towards participation fee for future conferences


Conference drinks (mineral water and fruit juice)


Coffee-break morning with drinks and pastries


Buffet Lunch


Coffee-break afternoon with drinks and pastries


Buffet Dinner


WLAN during the conference


Conference rate for rooms


Certificate of attendance


Centre for Research in Humanities and Social Sciences is a private institution founded in December 2013 in Croatia (EU).

We selected Austria as a place for hosting conferences due to Austria’s favourable geographic position, and liberal Visa regime for conference participants with EU Visa requirements.


Unfortunately, the Centre has no available funds for covering transport and accommodation in Austria. Participants are responsible for finding funding to cover transportation and accommodation costs during the whole period of the conference.


The Centre will not discriminate based on the origin and/or methodological/paradigmatic approach of prospective conference participants.


Conference drinks, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners are covered for both days of the conference.







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