'Moving Dangerously: Women and Travel 1850-1950' is a two-day interdisciplinary conference to be held at Newcastle University on 13-14 April 2012. The conference will explore the changing relationship of women and travel across key moments in modernity, such the First World War and its effects on women’s independence, the developments in British Imperial activity, and the boom in rail, air and sea travel. The conference aims to stimulate academic discussion on a range of topics relating to women and travel in the period ranging from 1850-1950. These topics include representations of women and travel in fiction and film, non-fictional portrayals and documentations, as well as archival work on first-hand accounts of women travellers.
The conference has attracted a fascinating range of papers from across the fields of Literature, History, Geography, Film and Media, Modern Languages, Gender/Women’s Studies, and Politics. The draft programme has been released and can be viewed here. Registration is now open here; the last booking date is 6 April.
The conference is presented in association with the Gender Research Group and the Long-Nineteenth Century Research Cluster at Newcastle University, and is supported by a grant from the Catherine Cookson Foundation.