Annual Conferences

2020 University of Manchester

<< Update: please note that this conference was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We are currently considering how to run our annual conference in 2022.>>

The Society’s Annual Conference will take place at the University of Manchester on 3 July 2020. Please see the CFP here. Proposals should be submitted by 21st February 2020.

2019 University of Reading

The Society’s Annual Conference will take place at the University of Reading on 5 July 2019.

The keynote lecture will be delivered by Dr Becky Fraser (UAE), and confirmed speakers include Dr Kate Dossett, and Prof Catherine Clinton, both of whom have been keynote speakers at previous SHAW conferences.

Please download the full programme here

The registration fee is £30 (full fee) or £15 (postgrad/concession fee). This is payable on the day in cash at the conference venue.


The conference will take place at the University of Reading’s Cedar’s Conference Centre on the main Whiteknights campus. For a campus map and information on travelling to the University of Reading’s campus, please use the following link:

Lunch will be provided.

We would like to thank the University of Reading and the British Association for American Studies for their financial assistance with this conference.

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2018 London School of Economics and Political Science

We’re just two weeks away from the annual conference of the Society, which will take place on 6 July at the Women’s Library, in the LSE in London.

Registration for the conference should be pre-booked through the event’s eventbrite page , but the registration fee is payable in cash on the day. The cost of registration is £20, with a concessionary rate of £10 for postgraduate students and delegates who are unemployed. The registration fee covers refreshments and lunch, but does not include the conference dinner which will be payable separately.

Registration opens at 9.15am on Friday 6 July, with the first panel of papers due to start at 9.30.

Conference Programme:

The conference programme can be downloaded here: SHAW conference 2018 revised


The keynote lecture will be delivered by Dr Kate Dossett (University of Leeds) on the theme “Today’s Young Feminists Know Better Than That”:  Generation Wars, Archival Turns and Histories of Feminism.

Getting to the venue:

The address of the Library is 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD. The nearest Tube station is Holborn. There is very limited parking near the LSE, so we would advise that conference delegates should take public transport.

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If you are a speaker, or you have already registered, the conference organizers Dr Imaobong Umoren (LSE), Dr Sinead McEneaney (St Mary’s University) and Dr Helen Glew (Westminster) look forward to seeing you in a couple of week’s time.


The Society for the History of Women in the Americas gratefully acknowledge use of facilities provided by the Women’s Library and the London School of Economics, and financial support provided by the School of Arts and Humanities at St Mary’s University, Twickenham.

2017 Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities

Society for the History of Women in the Americas Annual Conference

Thursday 6th July 2017

The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities

The Society’s Annual Conference will be held at the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities on 6 July 2017.

The final programme is available here: Final 2 SHAW 2017 Conference Programme

Keynote lecture to be delivered by Prof. Diana Paton, the William Robertson Professor of History at the University of Edinburgh: 

‘(Still) writing the history of slavery as if women mattered’

How to find the conference location:

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