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Perceptions of Pregnancy: From the Medieval to the Modern
Organised by School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire
16 – 18 July 2014


This three-day conference aims to bring together scholars working across a range of disciplines, time periods and global perspectives to examine perceptions of pregnancy throughout history.





We welcome papers considering a range of issues, including, but not limited to:

  • Pregnancy, including the pregnant body and the experience of pregnancy
  • Unlawful pregnancy, including rape, incest and sexual abuse
  • Fertility and infertility, including IVF, miscarriage and still-birth
  • Abortion and contraception, including pro-life and pro-choice debate
  • Parenthood, single parenthood, and infanticide.

Potential themes for discussion are:

  • Magic, ritual and religion
  • Technology and medicine
  • Gender, including male involvement and experiences
  • Government policy and politics
  • Work life, domesticity and childcare

300-word proposals for twenty-minute papers should be sent to the conference organisers by 1 February 2014. We welcome postgraduate papers. Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Jennifer Evans ( and Dr Ciara Meehan (

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2 thoughts on “Calls for papers

  1. Hi! I am an obstetrician. I would like participate on this conference. it is very important for me.
    With respect,Kanat

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