Christ Church, University of Oxford – 22-23 January 2016 Welcome to the website of ‘Women and the Canon’, an interdisciplinary conference which will seek to problematize received notions of canonicity, and therefore of artistic and intellectual authority, by approaching them through their relationship to gender. We are seeking to hold an interdisciplinary debate in which ‘work’ includes all forms of artistic and intellectual endeavour, thus opening the discussion to researchers in the social sciences and humanities broadly conceived. Our full call for papers is available here (or by clicking on the relevant tab above) and we are particularly keen to encourage early career researchers and graduate students to propose presentations. Cover illustration from: Mary Barber – Writer of Verse, “Poems on several Occasions. [With a letter from Dean Swift to Lord Orrery, prefixed; and laudatory verses to the author, by Constantia Grierson.]” (London: C. Rivington, 1734) Courtesy of the British Library’s Mechanical Curator Project, via flickr.