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Conference 2011: Book of Abstracts now available online


Click here to read abstracts from the 8th International Gender and Education Association Conference, 2011.

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GEA Lifetime Achievement Award for Professor Tuula Gordon


At the 8th International Gender and Education Association Conference in Exeter this year GEA was delighted to present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Tuula Gordon. Although Tuula was unable to be at the conference to receive the award in person, her friend and colleague Professor Elina Lahelma collected it on Tuula’s behalf.  Below, Elina maps out some of Tuula’s many contributions to the field of gender and education. Read the full story

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Conference 2011 Keynote Address: Educating Desire (Davina Cooper)


Davina’s paper looked at the Toronto Women and Trans Bath House, a venue for sex between women who were often strangers, as an example of an ‘everyday utopia’. The notion of how to institutionalise social change lay behind the argument, but Davina was more focussed on alternatives to an institutionalised ethics which has become embedded in the ‘fetishisation of a colonised future’. Read the full story

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Conference 2011 Keynote Address: Gender and Education, History and Progress (Carol Dyhouse)


Carol’s keynote opened the conference by taking stock of girls and women’s position in education for “without the past we can’t understand the present”. She began by troubling the idea of progress for in the history of girls education, things do not only get better. Read the full story

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Conference 2011 Keynote Address: Gender and Education in the Twenty-first Century, Engendering Debate? (Becky Francis)


Becky Francis’ keynote took on the task of exploring the current place of gender in the education system. She reflected on our current place as researchers in gender and education, on the theoretical challenges of our work and on our relationship to practice. Read the full story

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Conference 2011: Biennial General Meeting


27th April, 5.30 – 6.30pm (Venue: NC12)  Read the full story

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Conference 2011: Deadline for Payment Approaching (31st March)


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Conference 2011: Visiting Exeter


Although Exeter is a relatively small city, it has an interesting history that visitors can explore and it has the moors and the coast on its doorstep. There are a number of websites that will give you information about what to do in Exeter, so this page is just to get you started! Read the full story

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Conference 2011: Eating in Exeter


Exeter has a wide range of restaurants, a number of which are well renowned. Did you know that Michael Caine (one of our local chefs who has two restaurants in the region) was rated as the top restaurateur in England by the Times in late 2010? The following information should offer you a guide to these eating places. This information should be especially useful on Wednesday 27th April, when you will need to find your own evening meal and explore Exeter. The Money Saving Expert (MSE) website can be used to find vouchers to eat at a reduced price at many of these restaurants Read the full story

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Conference 2011: Venue, Facilities and Location


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