Friday, 25 November 2011

Academic round up

Lashings of Ginger BeerPosted by Lashings of Ginger Beer

Some conferences which may be of interest to academics and students in the fields of gender and sexuality.

Pornified? Complicating debates about the 'sexualisation of culture': An international conference
1st and 2nd December 2011
Institute of Education, University of London
The conference programme includes over 100 leading interdisciplinary, international scholars working on topics such as sexualisation and mobile/online technology, sexualisation and violence, sexualisation and a-sexuality, legal discourse and porn regulation, pornography dissent and activism, queer and feminist porn, and sexualisation and tweens, teens, young adults and parents. Please see the programme on the website for a full list of the papers being presented from around the globe.

"Sex on Trial" 
8th December 2011
Venue: Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser Street, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9RF
Time: 3pm- 11pm
Mutiny and Critical Sexology are bringing activists, practitioners, academics and artists together to put sex on trial on 8th December. The afternoon’s Critical Sexology seminar will have a Mutiny twist with speed debating and discussions on sex education and consent around a central table. The evening event will bring Critical sexology topics and academic perspectives on activism into an evening of discussion, art, performance and music on the subject of sex.

After Girl Power: What's Next?
February 24-25, 2012
Centre for Women's Studies, University of York
Call for papers deadline: 10 January 2012
We seek proposals that emphasize racial/ethnic diversity and collaborative work between girls and researchers. Moreover, in addition to the traditional research conference format of panel presentations, we envision "After Girl Power" as encouraging collaborative, creative presentations about girl cultures and concerns, and girl-centric activism. We seek girl-centered performances, films, and art, as well as roundtable and/or poster sessions highlighting the work of schools and girls' organizations.

Unofficial Histories 
Saturday 19th May 2012
Bishopsgate Institute, London
A free public conference to discuss how society produces, presents, and consumes history beyond official and elite versions of the past.
Call for papers - deadline 31st January

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