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Celebrating the Feminist Within

[ September 22, 2010; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] DECERe, University of East Anglia
22 September 2010

Feminist academics in leadership positions report difficulty pursuing feminist ideals, often preferring to leave their ‘radical’ feminist identities at home with some professing desires to unite their dual identities of scholar and activist. Black feminists are particularly marginalised within academia, although the increased diversity of the student population in the […]

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Performing the Self: Women's Lives in Historical Perspective

[ September 10, 2010 9:00 am to September 12, 2010 5:00 pm. September 10, 2010 9:00 am to September 12, 2010 5:00 pm. ] Scarman House, University of Warwick 
10-12 September 2010

The idea that selfhood is performed has a very long tradition. This interdisciplinary conference will explore the diverse representations of women's identities in the past and consider how these were articulated.

Themes include:

– Writing women's histories

– Gender and the politics of identity

– Ritual and Performance

– The economics of selfhood: work […]


An Upsurge in Feminism?

We hear almost daily from the media that we are witnessing an upsurge in feminist activism and ideas.  People tend to discount these media claims particularly as it is summer, many people are away on holiday, and journalists need to file their copy in some way or other.  But we have confirmation of a rise […]

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Women and Religion: Doctrinal, Historical and Social Perspectives

[ November 11, 2010; ] BIRTHA Postgraduate Conference, University of Bristol 
20 November 2010

This conference seeks to bring together doctoral researchers and early career academics from a variety of disciplines and fields to explore the role and place of women in religion encouraging research and collaboration at the University of Bristol itself, and with other Universities both within the UK and […]

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A Carnival of Feminist Cultural Activism

[ March 3, 2011 to May 3, 2011. ] i want to text my ex back Centre for Women's Studies, University of York, UK
3-5 March 2011

We welcome proposals for a Carnival of Feminist Activism: a three-day conference and festival of academic papers, presentations, performance, exhibitions & workshops. We ask: can feminist art* can change the world and, if so, how? We invite responses from […]

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Report on the Conference: Care Work in Focus: The Changing Nature of Care Work in Sectors

The conference, held on 19th July at Lancaster University (9.00-6.00) was attended by over 54 people, 16 speakers and 38 paying delegates. It was sponsored by the Centre for Gender & Women’s Studies, the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology at Lancaster University as well as the […]