North West Gender Conference 2014: 'Constructions of Gender in Research’
|Starts:||22 Apr 2014|
|Ends:||22 Apr 2014|
|What is it:||Conferences|
We intend to host a truly interdisciplinary conference, inviting delegates and speakers from a range of disciplines which explore gender in some way.
The one day conference will bring together researchers from UK universities, however it will be organised and chaired by students representing the three NWDTC institutions and will be based at Lancaster University. 2013 witnessed the first successful gender conference of what we hope will be an annual event. This was held at the University of Liverpool. In keeping with the desire to make this a cross institutional event, we will apply to host the conference at the University of Manchester in 2015. Although not an official conference of the NWDTC, we hope to adopt and cultivate these links in a similar manner via this annual conference.
We aim to provide a venue for new and experienced researchers to network with similar disciplines and students, to discuss their work and to share best practice and differing perspectives. This conference will provide excellent experience for students of the school of attending academic conferences and even presenting their own work. Question and answer session can offer new insight and thoughts on a theme, which can help existing researchers to develop their research and gain useful feedback on their work in progress.
Through this conference, the current and potentially future generations of researchers can gain a wider and more varied understanding of the impact of gender upon various disciplines and the research which is conducted. This will also assist researchers to understand and discuss the impact of gender upon their own ideas and work.
Some of the themes which this conference will address include: methods and methodology; gender history; gender and society; gender, crime and the law; gender politics and discrimination; gender and war/peace/conflict/terrorism and so on. We have chosen to allow a broad range of themes, to ensure a high level of interest and participation and because gender is an integral and inescapable factor in all aspects of life both historically and in contemporary times.
The lack of interdisciplinary, gender based and student led initiatives means that this conference will offer a unique and previously unavailable opportunity to discuss their work within a friendly, student orientated environment.
It is hoped that a wide spectrum of papers, addressing a range of issues, will be included in this conference and papers focussing on issues surrounding masculinity will be particularly welcomed.
Travel and Contact Information
George Fox Building
University of Lancaster