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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Boston University Sydney Internship Program 12 – 14 December 2004 BLACKFRIARS, Cnr Blackfriars & Buckland Sts, Chippendale CALL FOR PAPERS

Celebrating 30 years of HECATE: Interdisciplinary Journal of Women’s Liberation.

PAPERS ARE NOW INVITED FOR THIS CONFERENCE To celebrate 30 years of the landmark publication in Australian and World Feminisms, HECATE, and to honour its founder and editor, Associate Professor Dr Carole Ferrier, this conference is being convened in Sydney at the Boston University campus. Registration will be 11.00am -1.00pm Sunday 12 December 2004, followed by a welcome BBQ, with the first plenary keynote session at 3.00pm. The Conference will continue over Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 December, with the Conference Dinner on Monday evening and a Sydney Harbour Cruise on Tuesday evening.

The closing date for the submission of Abstracts is 30 August 2004. Final Conference Program to be announced by 14 September 2004. Postgrads welcome.

Keynote Speakers will include Dr Claire G. Moses, Editorial Director of Feminist Studies, Professor, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, USA.


Abstracts of up to 800 words in length accompanied by a 250 word c.v. should be forwarded as soon as possible to both co-convenors: Dr Sharon Clarke, and Ms Marilla North

Note that no further abstracts can be considered after 30 August 2004.

Papers may be submitted for inclusion in a DEST approved publication out of the proceedings of the conference. This is planned as a special edition to celebrate 30 years since International Women’s Year 1975‑2005. An expert panel is being convened in each major theme area to determine the final program.

The following Themes and Strands (suggestive not exclusive) are proposed to reflect the diversity of 30 years of feminism and women’s achievement:

Women in Sport, Leisure, Hospitality & Tourism Women & The Law (state, international, including refugee issues) Women, Power & Politics (gender, femocrats, OWA’s, politicians) Women & Indigeneity (Aboriginal and worldwide first nation agendas) Women & Global Survival (War, ecology, environmental issues) Women & Health (medicine, alternative, community, disability, fertility) Women & Sexuality (the family, lesbian issues, sex workers, transexuality) Women & Creativity (visual arts, literature, media, performance, fashion, film) Women & Business (IT, manufacturing, publishing, arts management) Women & the Academy (research, teaching secondary/tertiary, training, library) Women & Spirituality (traditional, tribal, Eastern, Western, mystical) ENQUIRIES and SUBMISSIONS to the Co-convenors: Dr Sharon Clarke : 61 2 9514 9828

Ms Marilla North : 61 2 4784 3442