The International Society for Intellectual History is pleased to announce the call for papers of the third instalment our seminar series, Women in Intellectual History, which will take place online in winter 2023/24.

Women thinkers and their writings are still underrepresented in the discipline of intellectual history. Despite decades-long efforts at canon-busting, research agendas and teaching curricula alike attest that much work remains to be done to counteract the bias of gendered historiographies. As a prominent meeting place for practitioners of the discipline in all stages of their careers and from various parts of the world, ISIH provides an ideal forum for the discussion of recent work in this crucial area of research.

Through a series of online meetings in late 2023 / early 2024, featuring selected presentations and commentary followed by discussion, early career researchers active in the field of women’s intellectual history will be able to connect with each other and with senior scholars with matching expertise. Submissions from a broad range of specialisations—including the history of social, political, legal and economic thought, literary history, the history of philosophy, and the history of science—and across geographical boundaries are encouraged.

This third instalment of the series will cover topics from all historical periods, but we especially welcome contributions from the medieval and early modern period, as well as presentations explicitly questioning and reimagining methods in intellectual history.

If you are an early career researcher and would like to participate in this seminar by giving a paper, please send an abstract (max. 300 words) and a short bio to by 14th July 2023.