The inaugural Gender Research Conference will be held on the 6 March 2018 at Cloth Hall Court. The conference is an opportunity for staff to share and celebrate their research, network with colleagues, and to showcase Leeds Beckett’s gender research.
The conference gives us the opportunity to:
- Support the University’s commitment to gender equality as part of the Athena SWAN award.
- Provide a forum for colleagues to share and celebrate the range of gender research being undertaken across the University.
- Support the development of interdisciplinary research on gender through providing a space to colleagues to network and share ideas.
- Raise the profile of Leeds Beckett’s gender research through a one-day conference.
Keynote : Politicising our Wrinkles: Feminism, Gender and Ageing
Jayne Raisborough, Professor of Media in the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities has explored, published and taught on media/cultural representations of social class, gender, ethical consumption, litter and more recently anti-ageing and women’s gun ownership. While these sites are diverse, they each represent specific manifestations of ‘responsiblised’ citizenship and allow insight into a cultural shaping of new subjectivities.
The event is free to staff working at the university, but as capacity is limited, you are encouraged to book your place early. The conference is for anyone interested in gender research, and you do not have to be presenting a paper to attend.
We have not pre-determined the conference themes at this stage since our aim is to produce a balanced programme including papers from across a wide range of gender research being conducted at the university.
Our university research strategy identifies three key themes that reflect our existing research strengths: Health and Wellbeing; Sustainability; Culture. Building on these key strengths, we hope that the conference will showcase gender research from across each of these broad themes.
We are encouraging a variety of different formats for presenting research at the conference, so we welcome abstracts that are either individual paper presentations; symposia (with 3 or 4 themed papers) or alternative format sessions (such as a panel discussion, book launch, presentation of cultural artefact). The abstract submission process is now open and we look forward to hearing from you. The Abstract Submission Details are available here.
Colleagues wishing to present their research are asked to submit an abstract via email to the Equality and Diversity Team at firstname.lastname@example.org by 22 December 2017.
Notifications of acceptance will be emailed by 26 January 2018.
Details to follow.
The conference will be held at Cloth Hall Court, which is sited just two minutes’ walk from Leeds Train Station at the centre of the city’s business district.