Annual conference for History of Women Religious of Britain & Ireland

The annual conference for History of Women Religious of Britain & Ireland that will take place at the University of Glasgow, 29-30 August 2014.
the event is co-sponsored by the Scottish Religious Cultures Network in the School of Critical Studies.

The conference theme is: Nuns’ Literacies -Medieval to Modern.

There is a current call for papers for any aspect of literacy & women religious of Britain & Ireland including but not limited to:
•             Reading
•             Writing
•             Learning
•             Textual cultures
•             Book ownership
•             Education of women religious
•             Visual literacy
•             Numeracy
•             Texts written by or read by women religious
•             Latin and vernacular texts
•             Language
•             Communication & exchange of texts
•             Record keeping & governance
•             Letters
•             Map and plan making
•             Musicology
•             Female agency & power
•             Codocology
•             Community libraries
•             Acts of reading and writing
•             Community texts
•             Printing
•             Craft & creation
•             Stereotypes of women religious & literacy

You can also find the info here website:

Send abstracts* of no more than 200 words to:

*Please include title of the paper, email contact details & affiliation
•    Deadline 28 March 2014

If you have any further questions about the conference please feel free to contact the conference organisers at
We look forward to seeing you in Glasgow!

The Conference Organisers are:

•    Scott Spurlock – Theology and Religious Studies – Scottish Religious Cultures Network
•    Kimm Curran – Steering Committee – History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland