Women in the History of International Thought | University of Oxford

Women in the History of International Thought

Speakers
Professor Patricia Owens (University of Sussex), Professor Andrew Hurrell (DPIR, University of Oxford)
Event date
Event time
16:30 - 18:30
Venue
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

What explains the near total absence of women in histories of international thought and the disciplinary history of International Relations? In this lecture, Professor Patricia Owens argues that women’s absence from histories of international thought is not based on a lack of women’s thinking about international politics or contribution to the early science of IR. A diverse array of historical women thought deeply about international relations and significant numbers were present in the early years of IR, especially in the first decades of the twentieth-century. However, the intellectual contributions of these historical women have been obscured, and on occasion even actively erased.

Patricia Owens is Professor and Chair of the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex. Previously she held positions in London and Oxford (where she received a teaching excellence award). In the summer of 2018, Owens will be Visiting Kathleen Fitzpatrick Professor in the Department of History at Sydney University.

All are welcome. Please contact barnaby.king@kellogg.ox.ac.uk or ishrat.hossain@linacre.ox.ac.uk with any queries.