2012 Annual Conference

Facultat de Geografia i Historia
Universitat de Barcelona
Barcelona Spain

June 27-29, 2012

Barcelona Skyline

Photo CC BY-NC-SA by Paco CT

2012 IAFFE Conference Art

  18th Century embroidery from Lagartera (Toledo)

18th century embroidery from Lagartera (Toledo)

Traditional embroidery made by Spanish women reflecting ancient influences from Asia and Eastern Europe

2011 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report (4.8 MB)

Conference Theme and Call for Papers:

Theme:  Human Well-Being for the 21st Century: Weaving Alliances from Feminist Economics.

The Call for Papers for the 2012 Annual Conference is now closed.

Paper/Abstract Submissions:

Papers/abstracts are no longer being accepted.

Conference Registration:

Conference Registration is now closed.

Online registration for the 21st IAFFE Annual Conference is now closed. If you plan to attend the Conference, you may register onsite in Barcelona, Spain. 

Travel Grant:

IAFFE is committed to providing support for scholars to attend the annual conference and pre-conference workshop, when possible.  This year, through the generosity of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), we are able to provide support to a limited number of scholars and graduate students who would otherwise be unable to attend the annual conference.  We are especially interested in supporting scholars from Africa and other regions of the Global South as well as a limited number of scholars and graduate students from OECD countries. 

Travel grant applications are now closed.  

Rhonda Williams Prize:

In memory of Rhonda Williams, associate editor of Feminist Economics from 1994 to 1998, the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) has established a prize to help scholars from underrepresented groups in IAFFE, whose work reflects Rhonda Williams' legacy of scholarship and activism, attend the annual IAFFE conference and present a paper. The prize will be awarded at the IAFFE conference in Barcelona, Spain. 

Application for the Rhonda Williams Prize is closed.

Conference Location:

Faculty of Geography and History
University of Barcelona
Montalegre, 6
08001 Barcelona, Spain

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Founded in 1450, the University of Barcelona (UB) comprises six campuses located within the inner city, and is therefore Barcelona's principal university. In its nineteen centers, the UB offers a total of 65 bachelor’s degrees, 146 university master’s degrees, 71 doctoral programs and over 1,000 postgraduate and lifelong learning courses. The UB stands as the top Spanish university in the results of the chief international institutions that publish ranking lists on centers of higher education and plays host to more than 8,700 international students of 94 different nationalities.

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Addendum to the 2012 Conference Program (587.2 KB)

IAFFE Annual Conference Schedules

Pre-Conference Program (260.6 KB)

2012 Conference Schedule (13.0 KB)

Session Overview (283.5 KB)

Detailed Program (563.7 KB)

IAFFE Membership Meeting

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Time: 5:20 - 7:20 PM
Location: Faculty of Geography & History
University of Barcelona
Montalegre 6
08001 Barcelona, Spain
Aula Magna Auditorium, Fourth Floor

Other Meetings

2012 IAFFE Meeting Schedule (8.5 KB)

Getting To Barcelona, Spain:

Barcelona airport is at Prat de Llobregat, 12 kilometres from the city but with excellent connections to the city center. The airport’s facilities underwent alterations not long ago, and its capacity has increased with the inauguration of the new South Terminal.

Taxi Barcelona has a wealth of useful information to understand how the taxi service works in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona.


Aerobus is the bus service that connects the airport with the centre of Barcelona. It leaves every 5 minutes, every day of the year.


Recommended Lodging Options:

Barcelona receives many tourists and other visitors during the summer.  We strongly encourage you to make your reservations for lodging at the earliest convenient date.  We have compiled a list of hotel options that are conveniently located and varied in price, all close to the conference site.

Click here for the recommended hotels (187.1 KB)


Visa Information for Travel to Spain:

Short stay visas (Schengen) are a requirement for many visitors to Spain.  The following links to the Ministerio Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación should provide you with all of the information necessary to apply for your short stay visa.   We are providing quick links to the site in Spanish and English.  

Note:  there is a “drop down” section on the top of the following website that will allow you select from additional languages.

In Spanish  or  In English

 Click here for list of third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement.

If you are interested in using a 3rd party to handle your Visa process then you might consider the use of a reputable company.    IAFFE does not endorse a particular company over another.

Download the Schengen visa application (155.7 KB)

Download the requirements for entry into Spain for a stay not exceeding 90 days (68.4 KB)

Download the procedures and conditions for short stay visas (63.8 KB)

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