We are pleased to invite delegates for an interdisciplinary conference at the University of Manchester on 20th March 2013
Gender is one of the keystones of humanities research and remains an important force in British society to the present day. Despite its significance, the conceptualisations and applications of gender within academia are contested and form a major point of contention. This conference aims to bring together scholars and researchers from across the arts and humanities to open up new avenues of discussion and debate in relation to gender.
The conference will open with a roundtable discussion led by University of Manchester academics, in which they will each explain how gender means to them and their research; Prof. Laura Doan, Dr Leif Jerram, Dr Charlotte Wildman.
Panel 1: Sexuality and Identity
‘Sexuality and Identity’ will interrogate concepts of sexuality and identity to understand how they interact with gender in modern Britain.
Panel 2: Environment and Gender
Gender, as a construct and an experience, exists in space. Gender and spatial historians are now exploring the impact that different physical and spatial circumstances have on our realities and understandings of gender.
Panel 3: Everyday Life and Social Change
‘Everyday life and social change’ will explore the changes in the gendered experience of everyday life in modern Britain.
Kerry Firth (Music): Where Have All the Flowers Gone? : The Decline of Feminism in British Folk Music 1990-2012.
Interested delegates should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 8th March 2013 to book a place.