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 […]

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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 […]

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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.
“History is always a dialogue so, it depends where you stand, […]

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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.
So, where are we now? Becky summarised that, while the place of women’s […]

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Conference 2011: Venue, Facilities and Location

Conference Venue
St Luke’s Campus
Exeter University has three main campuses, one of which is actually in Cornwall. Streatham is commonly regarded as the main university campus. St Luke’s Campus is the most centrally located and is home to the School of Education, the Peninsula Medical School and the School of Sports Science. The Gender and Education […]

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