• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE4309

Women’s Studies Conference Committee

(From 1984 – 1985)
  • Occupation Academic Organisation


On 7 May 1984 the University of Sydney Senate appointed a Committee to organise functions to mark the Centenary of the First Women Graduates.

One of the functions organised by the Committee was the Women’s Studies Conference, held from 20 September to 22 September 1985 at the Women’s College. A separate Steering Committee was appointed for this purpose.

The Conference was attended by almost 500 people and around 60 papers were presented.

At the Plenary Session of the Conference, a motion was passed asking the Senate to formalise their recognition of the importance of this area of study by the creation of a Chair in Women’s Studies.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • University of Sydney, Archives
    • S94 Women's Studies Conference Committee