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Difficult Women 1680-1830

Friday 27 November 2015, 9.30AM to 5.30pm

Friday 27th November - Saturday 28th November

CECS PG  Two-Day Conference

 The long eighteenth century witnessed an age of social and political revolution which profoundly affected the way in which women occupied and contributed to the public sphere. This interdisciplinary conference looks at representations and conceptions of ‘difficult women’ from the years 1680-1830. The term ‘difficult women’ encapsulates many different female experiences and lifestyles. From religiously non-conformist women to women bearing arms, a plethora of ‘difficult women’ find representation within the British Empire.

Conference organisers: CECS doctoral students: Sarah Burdett, Jessica Clement, Elizabeth Spencer and Anna Mercer; and former doctoral CECS PhD student, Dr Ruth Scobie, now at the University of Oxford.


 For further details and Call for papers see conference Website:



Location: Berrick Saul building, the University of York