In June 2013, the next GEXcel research will be starting, this time dealing with issues concerning postcolonial bodies, feminist disidentifications and decolonisations. In connection to the theme, the next international Somatechnics conference will be arranged, June 17 - 19, 2013.
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International Conference: Gender Paradoxes in Academic and Scientific Organisation(s) – Change, Excellence and Interventions
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20-21 October 2011 at Örebro University, Forum House, Bio.
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CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
GEXcel Theme 11-12, Gender Paradoxes of Changing Academic and Scientific Organisation(s), invites scholars, at all career stages, to apply for a workshop conference in October 20-21, 2011 at Örebro University, Sweden.
Postcolonial bodies, Feminist Disidentifications and Decolonisations
By bjorn on 07 Jan | 0 comments
GEXcel Research Theme: Postcolonial bodies, feminist disidentifications and decolonisatoins
This research strand will focus on the entanglement of corpomaterialities, affectivity and intersectional power differentials, as well as explore strategies of resistance, in particular, the role of bodies, sexualities, vulnerabilities, pleasure, pain and passions in processes of decolonization and disidentification. It is based on the assumption that intersecting processes of resistance to and decolonialization of hegemonic power relations cannot unfold without being nourished by strong bodily and affective sources. It is taken as a point of departure that human and non-human bodies and environments are disciplined by capitalism, colonialism, technoscience, heteronormativity and other hegemonic power regimes to function in complicity and compliance with intersecting institutionalized norms (gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, age, dis/ability, geopolitical position, regimes of health/illness, etc). But it is also assumed that norms and institutions do not only produce complicity and docility, but that they at the same time also co-produce varying kinds of unease, pain, uncomfortability, vulnerability etc, which sometimes lead to political immobilization, but in other instances generate resistance, disidentification and decolonializing movements of change. It is the aim of the research strand to explore such movements of change and their somatechnics – to study the hegemonic technologies of power which are at play, as well as bodily resistances across borders of different intersecting power differentials.
Conference: Missing Links: the Somatechnics of Decolonisation
The next international Somatechnics conference will be hosted by the research strand – June 17-19, 2013, under the title:
Missing Links: the Somatechnics of Decolonisation.
The idea of somatechnics, which has gained wide critical currency since it was first coined, reflects an understanding of corporeality, embodied subjectivity and sociality as always already produced by, and imbricated with, a wide range of contextual practices, technologies and techniques.
Keynote speakers include: Sara Ahmed, Susan Stryker, Alexa Wright, Jasbir Puar, Madina Tlostanova and Cathy Waldby
Roundtable speakers include: Katerina Kolarova, Ulrika Dahl, Monica Casper, Jenny Sundén
Victorian pseudo-anthropology’s fascination with ‘missing links’ derived from a racialist imaginary that equated darkness with primitivity and animality, and whiteness with superiority, and that conjoined the pursuit of Western scientific knowledge with practices of empire and colonization. In this conference we seek to decolonize and reclaim the concept of ‘missing links’ by investigating not only territories or the individual bodies supposedly found there, but the ‘somatechnical’ linkages between them —those very practices of settlement, coercion, cultivation, exploitation, seduction, and domestication that transform individual corporealities into aggregate bodies politic. Think, for example, freak show displays, ethnographies and visual representations of the colonial other, prosthetic technologies to enhance the disabled body, gender reassignment strategies or zoos. It is a mode of analysis that can extend and deepen many contemporary interdisciplinary accounts of embodiment and biopolitical forms.
The decolonisation of bodies requires making critical connections across putatively different arenas of inquiry - such as postcolonial, indigenous, queer, trans, crip, feminist, critical race, animal, science and technology studies, to name but a few - in order to better conceptualize the intimate and diverse means through which colonization of all types is sustained and reproduced. It necessitates an analysis of the concrete, specific, and material means and processes through which bodies achieve their essentialized (yet historically contingent) forms as racialized, sexed, dis/abled or as natural inhabitants of a land—processes whose operations are masked by their traversal of macro- and micro- scales of organization and management. Equally the divisions of knowledge and affect within the dominant epistemological frame work to prevent us from grasping the extent of the relevant phenomena. Breaking down the segregation of thought within contemporary critical inquiry thus serves a vital political need and calls attention to perhaps unexpected sites of pragmatic decolonial actions, while simultaneously informing new visions of liveable and just social orders.
Call for Papers
We invite papers from any relevant area of enquiry – history, philosophy, postcolonial theory, critical disability studies, feminism, queer theory and more – that engage with and unsettle the notion of missing links.
Please send abstracts of 250 words by 22 March to the organisers Susan Stryker, Margrit Shildrick and Nina Lykke, c/o email@example.com
Somatechnics panels: in addition to general abstract submission, the following specific panels are looking for participants, and more will be added as they are suggested (see developing website). Please send your abstract (by 22 March) to the panel co-ordinator if you are interested – your abstract will also be considered outside the panel if unsuccessful there.
Somatechnics of normalising and queering bodies in medical contexts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Where be Dragons? Locating contemporary monsters (email@example.com)
Somatechnics of the Living: art, science, technology and the (non)human embodiment (Marietta.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Monstrous Sexualities/ Monstrous Cinema (email@example.com)
Decolonising Roma people (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prostheses and queer crip bodies (email@example.com)
Further suggestions for panels of 4 presentations are very welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Registration fee: 1200 SEK [$190] full price (includes reception, 2 lunches, 1 years subscription to the journal Somatechnics);
700SEK [$110] student/unemployed discount (includes reception, 2 lunches, 1 years subscription to the journal Somatechnics).
We are also offering 20 free places to participants from low income countries. Please apply (with a few sentences) to email@example.com
Conference dinner: 340SEK [$54] (includes 2 courses + coffee + complimentary wine)
Accommodation: Details follow on the conference website and will cover a range of price options
International Conference: Gender Paradoxes in Academic and Scientific Organisation(s) – Change, Excellence and Interventions
By Lena Gunnarsson on 07 Sep | 0 comments
INFORMATION ON ÖREBRO UNIVERSITY and how to get there (see especially under the link Visitors)
Wednesday 19 October
19:00 - 21:00 Get-together and welcome Rosengrens skafferi, Engelbrektsgatan 3 (city centre, see map)
Thursday 20 October
08:30 – 09:30 Coffee and registration Örebro university, Forum building
09:30 – 09:45 Welcome co-director Anna Jónasdóttir, Örebro University
09:45 – 10:15 Introduction by Liisa Husu, Örebro University
10:15 – 11:00 Plenary session 1. Gender Paradoxes in Organizations
Chair: Teresa Rees, Cardiff University, UK
Discussants: Marieke van den Brink, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, Jan Currie, Murdoch University, Australia; Jeff Hearn, Linköping University, Sweden
11:00 –11:30 Coffee and tea
11:30 – 12:00 Workshop groups A, B and C: Introductions
• Change. Workshop group A
• Excellence. Workshop group B
• Interventions. Workshop group C
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 Workshop groups A, B and C
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee
15:30 – 16:15 Plenary session 2. The Paradox of Excellence
Chair: Liisa Husu, Örebro University
Discussants: Teresa Rees, Cardiff University, UK; Helen Peterson, Linköping University, Sweden; Irina Nikiforova, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
16:15 – 17:00 Plenary session 3. Misogyny Posing as Measurement: The Feminization Paradox in Academia. Louise Morley, University of Sussex, UK
17:00 – 17:30 Wrap up discussion
18:00 Conference Dinner, Faculty Club
Friday 21 October
08:30 – 09:00 Coffee and tea
09:00 – 11:00 Workshop groups A, B and C continue
11:15 – 12:00 Plenary session 4. The Paradox of Change and Interventions
Chair: Louise Morley
Discussants: Heike Kahlert, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany; Jen de Vries, University of Western Australia; Helene Schiffbaenker, Joanneum Research, Austria
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 Workshop groups A, B and C continue
15:00 – 15:45 Plenary session 5. Feedback from the groups
15:45 – 17:00 Plenary session 6. Final panel on the future
17:00 Farewell mingle
(download abstracts here)
1. Gender, Science and Education in the Contemporary Azerbaijan Society
Kifayat Jabi Aghayeva, Azerbaijan University of Languages, Baku, Azerbaijan
2. New Gendered Division of Labour in the Entrepreneurial University?
Kristina Binner, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria & Lena Weber, University of Paderborn, Germany
3. Academic Drama and Gender Performance
Gunilla Carstensen, Högskolan Dalarna, FALUN, Sweden
4. Comparative Analysis of Pay Reviews in Australian and Swedish Universities
Jan Currie, Murdoch University, Australia
5. Professorship: Gender Selection Hidden by Criteria of Excellence?
Farinaz Fassa, Lausanne University, Switzerland & Sabine Kradolfer, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain and Université de Genève, Switzerland
6. Gender Uncertainty in Academia
Anna Fogelberg Eriksson, Linda Schultz and Elisabeth Sundin, Helix Vinn Excellence Center, Linköping University, Sweden
7. Politics and Knowledge: Beyond the University Reforms
Federica Giardini, Department of Philosophy, University “Roma Tre”, Italy
8. Research Funding, Impact Assessment and Gender
Inger Jonsson, Uppsala University/FAS, Sweden
9. Revisiting the Concept of “Cooling-Out” in Scientific Careers of Young Academics
Heike Kahlert, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
10. “What Do Pigs Have to Do with Gender?” Experts, Expertise and the Education of Transnational Feminists
Kristy Kelly, Southeast Asia Postdoctoral Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, USA
11. The Promise of Excellence: Building up a Feminist Pedagogy Institution in Finland
Kirsti Lempiäinen, University of Lapland, Finland
12. Staying with the Limit
Mia Liinason, Lund University, Sweden
13. Gender Equality Agents in Higher Education: Changing Structures and Professionalization
Andrea Löther, Center of Excellence Women and Science, Germany
14. Review of Ethiopian University Senate Legislation from a Gender perspective
Yemisrach Negash Mengstie, University of Kassel, Germany
15. Profiling of Research, Differentiation and Excellence: Structures of Inequality in The New Research Landscape
Paula Mählck, Department of Education, Stockholm University, Sweden
16. Academic Feminism’s Engagement with University Corporatization: Counter-weight or Collaborator?
Janice A Newson, Professor Emerita and Senior Scholar, Department of Sociology, York University, Canada
17. The Paradox of Excellence: Merit and Occupational Attainments of Women in Computer Science
Irina Nikiforova, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
18. Boundary-Work That Does Not Work: Gender and Epistemic Authority in Changing Scientific Organisations
Maria do Mar Pereira, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
19. ‘The Men Next in Line Aren’t Interested Anymore’: Is Academic Management Becoming ‘Women’s Work’?
Helen Peterson, Linköping University, Sweden
20. Engendering Higher Education and Research: A Gender Perspective on Openings and Closures within a Natural Science University
Stina Powell, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
21. After Bologna: Gender Studies in Entrepreneurial Universities as ‘Institutional Hybrids’?
Anja Rozwandowicz, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
22. Constructions of Gender Equality and Possibilities of Political Change
Malin Rönnblom, Umeå University, Sweden
23. Academic and Industrial Organizations Compared by Those Who Know: Discussions with Industrial PhD Students and Their Supervisors
Minna Salminen, Uppsala University, Sweden
24. Female Dropouts in Industrial Research and How to Design Political Interventions to Reduce Them
Helene Schiffbaenker, Joanneum Research, Germany
25. Structural Transformation to Achieve Gender Equality in Science
Evanthia K. Schmidt, Aarhus University, Denmark
26. Inflating and Down Playing Strengths and Weaknesses: Gendered Competence Frameworks in Sweden and the Netherlands
Marieke van den Brink, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Charlotte Holgersson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, and Sophie Linghag, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
27. Paralysis and Fantasy – Handling Resistance when Conveying Feminist Knowledge
Anna Wahl and Charlotte Holgersson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
28. Tackling the Theory Practice Gap: Pursuing Gendered Organizational Change through a ‘Bifocal Approach’
Jennifer de Vries, University of Western Australia, Australia
29. Women in Corporate Boards in the UK: The Paradox of Interventions
Monica Wirz, University of Cambridge, UK
30. How to Change Gender Biased Mental Maps? The Importance of Watchdogs in Appointment Procedures for Full Professors in Austria
Angela Wroblewski, Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Austria
Conference call: Gender Paradoxes of Changing Academic and Scientific Organisation(s)
By Lena Gunnarsson on 17 Jun | 0 comments
We invite abstract submissions for the conference from scholars at all career stages whose research addresses one or more of the following sub-themes:
The paradox of CHANGE: rapid “non-gendered” change, and gender inertia in academic and scientific organizations; gendering “non-gendered” change processes; gatekeepers promoting and preventing change.
The paradox of EXCELLENCE: gendering new and emerging stratifications of academic and scientific organizations, disciplines and professions; gender impact of different excellence programmes and initiatives; critical policy analyses of excellence promotion.
The paradox of INTERVENTIONS: gender dynamics of gender equality promotion, resistance and change in academic and scientific settings; gender equality change agents in science and academia; gender fatigue; gender impacts of seemingly non-gendered interventions such as reforms in governance, appointment, evaluation, funding or salary systems.
For a full description of the Theme see here.
Each of these themes raises complex questions and contradictions for current critical theorizing on gender, academia and science. Papers are also invited more generally on theorizing and methodology in this research area: theories and methodologies, power, dominance, hegemony, deconstruction, centres and peripheries, relations of knowledge/policy/practice.
PROVISIONAL SPEAKERS include: Jan Currie (Murdoch University, Australia), Suzanne de Cheveigné (CNRS, France), Jen de Vries (University of Western Australia), Maria do Mar Pereira (London School of Economics, UK), Heike Kahlert (Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany), Mia Liinason (Lund University, Sweden), Louise Morley (University of Sussex, UK), Paula Mählck (Stockholm University, Sweden), Irina Nikiforova (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), Helen Peterson (Linköping University, Sweden), Teresa Rees (Cardiff University, UK), Helene Schiffbaenker (Joanneum Institute, Austria), Marieke van den Brink (Radboud University, Nijmegen), Monika Wirz (University of Cambridge), Angela Wroblewski (Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna).
FORMAT: This conference will begin with a get-together on Wednesday evening (19 October 2011). Thursday and Friday (20-21 October 2011) will be based on small-scale conference format, with workshop meetings (on each of the four sub-themes), a few plenary sessions and a final plenary panel on 21 October. Workshops are designed to be a forum for discussion of research in progress related to the conference sub-themes and to facilitate collaboration among scholars at all career stages. Each sub-theme workshop will have about 10-12 participants, with short pre-circulated papers from presenters. Each sub-theme will be assigned a coordinator and rapporteur, whose tasks will include summarising research and discussion themes and presenting these summaries at the closing plenary. We expect the conference and workshops to lead to publications, as well as to continued collaboration between members.
COSTS: Meals and hospitality will be provided by GEXcel. Costs for accommodation and travel will normally be paid by participants. Very exceptionally, some contribution may be made.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Send electronically an Abstract of Proposed Paper of up to 250 words demonstrating how research connects to one of the sub-themes. Please also include a Brief Biographical Note of up to 150 words outlining your current research interests, most recent publications, academic affiliation and status, and full contact details.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 25, 2011
NOTIFICATION: A committee will review applicants and notify candidates selected for participation by September 5, 2011.
INQUIRIES: Please send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference launching GEXcel Theme 11-12: Gender Paradoxes in Changing Academic and Scientific Organisation(s)
By Gunnel Karlsson on 28 Apr | 0 comments
10:15 Welcome, professor emerita Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Örebro University, Co-chair of GEXcel
10:30 Gender Paradoxes of Changing Academic and Scientific Organisation(s) – Introductory Remarks
Professor Liisa Husu, Örebro University, Chair of GEXcel theme 11-12
11:00 Science Policy in Europe as a Tool for Change towards Gender Equality: Ten Years after the ETAN Report
Professor Teresa Rees, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK
12:00 Lunch, Restaurant Kraka, Långhuset
13:00 Sex, Grades and Southern Theory: the Impact of Feminist Research on Higher Education Globally
Professor Louise Morley, Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER), University of Sussex, UK
14:00 Gender Scholars and Gender Change Interventions in Academia: a Sustainable Approach?
Dr. Marieke van den Brink, Radboud University Nijmegen, Holland and Dr. Jen de Vries, University of Western Australia
15:00 French Gender Paradoxes in Changing Academic and Scientific Organisations
Dr. Suzanne de Cheveigné, CNRS, Centre Norbert Elias, Marseille, France
16:00 Concluding discussion and closing remarks
Professor Liisa Husu, Örebro University
Call for papers and participation “Men and Masculinities Moving On Again!"
By ulrica on 18 Feb | 0 comments
Location: Linköping University 25-27 May 2011
Following the successful “Men and Masculinities Moving On” 2009 Conference, GEXcel’s current Theme “Gendered Sexualed Transnationalisations, Deconstructing the Dominant: Transforming Men, “Centres” and Knowledge/Policy/Practice” invites scholars, at all career stages, to apply for a workshop conference in May 2011.
Supported by a grant from the Swedish Research Council, Linköping University and Örebro University launched a 5 year project to establish a European Centre of Gender Excellence based in Sweden, Gendering Excellence (GEXcel): Towards a European Centre of Excellence in Transnational and Transdisciplinary Studies of Changing Gender Relations, Intersectionalities and Embodiment, directed by Nina Lykke. In 2011, one research theme of GEXcel is “Gendered Sexualed Transnationalisations, Deconstructing the Dominant: Transforming Men, “Centres” and Knowledge/Policy/Practice,” directed by Jeff Hearn, Linköping University. See a full description of the Theme http://www.genderexcel.org/?q=node/211.
We invite applications for the conference from scholars at all career stages whose research addresses one of the following sub-themes:
MOVEMENTS and FLOWS: migration, social movements, transnational sociality, spatiality, transport, travel, tourism, energy, the environment.
TECHNOLOGIES and VIRTUALITIES: current and future impacts of multi- mediation, cyberspace, information and communication technologies, and other
INSTITUTIONS and ORGANISATIONS: institutional aspects of globalisation and transnationalisation, transnational organisations, supranational governance, multinational corporations, international finance, militarism, sex trade, organised crime, transnational work-life relations. Each of these raises complex questions and contradictions for current critical theorising on men and masculinities. Papers are also invited more generally on the sub-theme:
THEORISING and DOING METHODOLOGY: theories and methodologies, power, dominance, hegemony, deconstruction, centres and peripheries, relations of knowledge/policy/practice.
Provisional speakers include: Sofia Aboim (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Chris Beasley (University of Adelaide, Australia), Sırma Bilge (University of Montreal, Canada), Marina Blagojević (Altera MB, Budapest, Hungary), Tetyana Bureychak (National University of Lviv, Ukraine), Richard Collier (Newcastle University,UK), Manisha Desai (University of Connecticut, USA), Fataneh Farahani (Stockholm University, Sweden), Karen Gabriel (Centre for Women’s Development Studies, Delhi University, India), Tonya Haynes (University of the West Indies, Barbados), Jeff Hearn (Linköping University, Sweden), Richard Howson (Wollongong University, Australia), Helen Longlands (Institute of Education, London, UK), Nil Mutluer (Central European University, Hungary; and Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey), Marie Nordberg (Karlstad University, Sweden), Winifred Poster (Washington University, St Louis, USA), Ernesto Vasquez del Augila (University College Dublin, Ireland), PK Vijayan (Institute of Social Science, The Hague, Netherlands; and Delhi University, India).
Format: This conference will begin on Wednesday afternoon (25 May 2011) with
keynote addresses. Thursday and Friday (26-27 May 2011) will be based on a small
scale conference format, along with some workshop meetings (on each of the four sub
themes), and a final plenary panel on 27 May. Workshops are designed to be a forum
for discussion of research in progress related to the conference sub-themes and to facilitate collaboration among scholars at all career stages. Each sub-theme workshop will have about 10-12 participants, with short pre/circulated papers from presenters. Each sub-theme will be assigned a coordinator, whose tasks will include summarising research and discussion themes and presenting these summaries at the closing plenary. We expect the conference and workshops to lead to publications, as well as tocontinued collaboration between members.
Costs: Meals and hospitality will be provided by GEXcel. Costs for accommodation
and travel will normally be paid by participants. Very exceptionally, some contribution may be made.
Application Requirements: Send an Abstract of Proposed Paper of up to 250 words
demonstrating how research connects to one of the sub-themes. Please also include a
Brief Biographical Note of up to 150 words outlining your current research interests,
most recent publications, academic affiliation and status, and full contact details.
Address for Applications
Alp Biricik, email@example.com
04 March 2011
A committee will review applicants and notify candidates selected for participation by mid March 2011 at the latest.
Welcome to the conference VIOLENCES AND SILENCES October 12th - 14th
By bjorn on 22 Jun | 0 comments
During the peak period, in October 2010, for Subtheme 7 "Getting Rid of Violence," part of Theme 7 & 8: "Teaching Normcritical Sex - Getting Rid of Violence. TRANSdisciplinary, TRANSnational and TRANSformative Feminist Dialogues on Embodiment, Emotions and Ethics", a conference with internationally reputed researchers and artists will be arranged.
Violences and Silences: Shaming, Blaming – and Intervening
12 - 14 October, 2010 Room Temcas, T-House, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
Violences and Silences is a culminating event of subtheme 7. Here, the focus will be on the role of silences and silencing, shame and blaming for maintaining violence. In this vein, an important part of the conference is to explore ways of expanding the concept of “perpetrator”, and discussions on intervention strategies will be based on including such possible mechanisms. During the conference, key note addresses will be given by internationally reputed researchers and artists:
Susan Edwards, Professor of Law, University of Buckingham, UK
”The Aetiology of Women's Silence in Violence - Lessons from the legal field”
Dubravka Zarkov, Associate Professor in Gender, Development and Conflict Studies, The International Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands
"Feminist Analysis as Transformative Intervention: Transnational Feminist Writing on Sexual Violence Against Men in the 'War on Terror'"
Ann Heberlein, Associate Professer in Etichs, University of Lund, Sweden
"Hypermasculinities. On men, boys, shame and honor"
Ka Schmitz, Artist, illustrator and queer feminist activist, Berlin, Germany
Sandra Klauert, Graduated social worker and queer feminist activist, Germany
“Getting in Touch – Comic and Activism”
Lotta Samelius Dr, psychology, the National Swedish Police Academy, Sweden
Christa Binswanger, Dr phil, Gender Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland
Suruchi Thapar-Björkert, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Government, University of Uppsala, Sweden
“Turning points and the 'Everyday': Exploring Agency and Violence in Intimate Relationships”
Åsa Wettergren, Associate Professor in Sociology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
“The humiliation and shaming of helper interactions - how good intentions undermine agency”
Barbro Wijma, Professor of Gender and Medicine, University of Linköping, Sweden
"Violence - Silence - Shame in Health Care: Mechanisms and Options for Intervention"
See the preliminary programme.
Junior as well as senior scholars are invited to present papers in the conference workshop streams. Send an abstract of the proposed paper to coordinator[at]genderexcel.org of up to 250 words demonstrating how research connects to the theme of the conference. Please also include a brief biographical note of up to 150 words outlining your current research interests, most recent publications, academic affiliation and status. Deadline for submissions are 15 September. Those who are accepted to present a paper will be notified shortly thereafter.
The deadline for registration is 24 September. Register to participate by sending an e-mail to coordinator[at]genderexcel.org. The registration fee is 400 SEK (about 40 Euro), and includes the conference dinner, lunches and coffee. Those who are accepted to present papers will be exempted from the registration fee.
This page will be updated with furhter titels, and the conference program. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to coordinator[at]genderexcel.org
Welcome to the Conference "Power Shifts and New Divisions in Society, Work and Universities"
By bjorn on 10 May | 0 comments
Welcome to the kick-off conference for GEXcel Themes 3 & 6:
Power Shifts and New Divisions in Society, Work and Universities
June 14-16, 2010 at GEXcel Gender Excellence Center, Linköping University
Venue: Temcas, T-house, Campus Valla, Linköping.
The conference is organized around three subthemes with speakers and workshops to which papers are invited to be presented.
Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, USA
Sylvia Walby, University of Lancaster, UK
Ursula Apitzsch, Frankfurt University, Germany
Elin Kvande, Univ of Technology and Natural Sciences, Norway
Kate White, Monash University, Australia
Marieke van den Brink, University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
Anita Göransson, Linköping University, Sweden
You may find more information about the speakers here
The conference will be opened on Monday June 14 at 10:30 by Vice-Chancellor Mille Millnert , Linköping University. (Registration from 10 a m.)
A detailed program is now available
THE CONFERENCE IS STILL OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Participation registrations should be sent electronically to: coordinator[at]genderexcel.org
Opening Seminar of Theme 10: Love in Our Time – a Question for Feminism
By Gunnel Karlsson on 25 Mar | 0 comments
Please, register here by May 3!
Location: Örebro University, Hörsal G (Lecture Hall G), Gymnastikhuset
by Jens Schollin, Rector of Örebro University
Presentation of Theme 10: Love in Our Time – a Question for Feminism
by Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Örebro University
Affective Equality: Love, Care and Solidarity as Productive Forces
by Kathleen Lynch, University College Dublin
Equalize Love! Intimate citizenship beyond marriage
by Eleanor Wilkinson, University of Leeds
Love and Bodies: Shouts or Whispers? A look at discursive representation of body in Iranian love blogs
by Maryam Paknahad Jabarooty, Lancaster University
Reading Hannah Arendt’s Life Writing: An Intimate Political Biography of Love
by Kathleen B. Jones, San Diego State University
Conference of Workshops: Love in Our Time – A Question for Feminism
By Gunnel Karlsson on 22 Feb | 0 comments
Download the abstracts for the conference here.
Download the work in progress report here.
PROGRAMME (download as PDF here)
Thursday December 2nd
Location: BIO, Forumhuset
11.30-12.15 “Love Studies in Our Time – Mapping the Field”, by Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Professor Emerita, Gender Studies, Örebro University
13.30-14.15 “Bread and Roses in the Commons”, by Rosemary Hennessy, Professor, Department of English and Director, Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
14.15-15.00 “Love, Social Change and Everyday Heterosexuality”, by Stevi Jackson, Professor, Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York, UK
Location: Room F 108, F 109 and F 110, Forumhuset
15.30-18.30 Workshops in three groups arranged by sub-theme
19.00 Dinner at the Faculty Club, Örebro University
Friday December 3rd
Location: Room F138, F206 and F208, Forumhuset
09.15-11.15 Workshops in three groups arranged by sub-theme
Location: BIO, Forumhuset
11.30-12.15 “A Return to Love: A Caribbean Feminist Explores an Epistemic Conversation between Audre Lorde’s ‘the Power of the Erotic’ and Anna Jónasdóttir’s ‘Love Power’”, by Violet Eudine Barriteau, Professor of Gender and Public Policy, University of the West Indies, Barbados
Location: BIO, Forumhuset
13.30-14.15 “Love and the Issue of Solidarity”, by Ann Ferguson, Professor Emerita, Philosophy and Women’s Studies, University of Massachusetts, USA
14.15-14.30 Practical matters
Workshops (coffee break included)
Location: Room F108, F109 and F110, Forumhuset
14.30-18.00 Workshops in three groups arranged by sub-theme
19.30 Dinner (“Smörgåsbord” in Swedish Christmas style), Wadköping
Saturday December 4th
Location: BIO, Forumhuset
10.00-11.00 Reports from workshops
The conference will revolve around the the two main parts of the theme: I. Love Studies – mapping the field; or II. Love Studies – remaking the field. For the latter, we invite contributions, both critical and reconstructive, that specifically approach one of the following three sub-themes:
(1) Gendered interests in sexual love, for instance how (if at all) care practices relate to erotic agency
(2) Temporal dimensions of loving and love activities, preferably as compared with temporalities of working, or labour activities; or with thinking and action time. Is there a philosophy and politics of time that should be distinguished and developed about love, to understand better the social conditions, cultural meanings and political struggles of love in our time?
(3) Love as a strong force in the intersection between politics and religion and also as a useful key concept for a new political theory of global revolution. What is to be said and done from feminist points of view about postmodern revitalising of pre-modern ideas of passionate love?
Conference Workshop Format
The conference will begin on Thursday morning (2 December 2010) with three keynote addresses from leading scholars in the field (to be announced), followed by workshop meetings in the afternoon. Friday (3 December 2010) will be organized similarly with both plenary sessions and parallel workshop meetings. A final plenary will be held on Saturday morning (4 December 2010), where summaries of major research and discussion themes will be presented.
Workshops are designed to be a forum for discussion of research in progress precisely related to the conference sub-themes and to facilitate collaboration among junior and senior scholars. Each workshop will go on for two days and involve ten participants from several institutions. Only those scholars currently working in the field addressed by the workshop will be accepted to participate.
The workshop format is intended to enhance participation in a collegial atmosphere. Each participant presents a paper or research document for discussion, and takes part in the discussion of the other sub-theme papers presented. In addition, each sub-theme participant will be assigned the role of formal discussant on one paper. Each sub-theme will be assigned a coordinator, whose tasks will include maintaining the group’s schedule of presentation, summarizing research and discussion themes and presenting these summaries at the closing plenary.
We expect these workshops to lead to publications, as well as to continued collaboration between members.
December 1 & 2: Two open lectures by Prof. Johan Galtung
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9 – 12, December 1, 2009
Conciliation, Mediation and Peace building – with examples
(Location: BERZELIUSSALEN,Ingång 65, Campus US, Linköping)
9 – 12, December 2, 2009
A Theory of Violence: Direct, Structural, Cultural – with examples
(Location: BL32/NOBEL-salen, ingång 23, B-building, Campus Valla, Linköping)
No registration required. Limited seating on a ‘first come, first
seated’ basis. Lectures will start at 9.00 sharp.
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