International Annual Conference of the Iranian Women Studies Foundation: July 4-6, 2008 at the
Despite a myriad of social and legal setbacks in the last thirty years wherein Iranian women lost many of the rights they had attained in the past 100 years, they have continuously strived to improve their social and political status. Consequently they have established their presence in different spheres of life, particularly that of civil society. This conference will examine the socio-political needs of the Iranian woman in regards to ethnicity, gender, religion, class background, sexuality, and sexual orientation.
We invite you to
submit proposals exploring the following questions as they relate to Iranian
women both in
There will be two additional panels exploring the following issues in more depth:
The papers of this conference will be published in the IWSF 2008 Conference Proceedings. Please note our request for a new and not a previously published paper. Participants must therefore commit themselves not to present or publish the papers presented at this conference elsewhere. Papers must be delivered in person and in Persian. All entries must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Proposals should be in Persian* no longer than 300 words and must include a short biography, mailing and email address and a telephone number.
*Please contact us if you are unable to submit your proposal in Persian. Exceptions can be made.
Deadline for submission: February 15, 2008
Please address all enquiries and proposals to:
The Iranian Women's Studies Foundation (IWSF) is a non-profit international
organization. For the past 19 years, IWSF has provided a forum for the exchange
of ideas on issues related to Iranian women in
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