The International Research Forum on Women at Queen's serves as a meeting place for researchers with an interest in the history of women and gender. We welcome participants at the seminars from within and from outside Queen's (see below for programme).All seminars are held at 4 p.m. in the Auditorium (ground floor) of the McClay Library, QUB. Everyone welcome.
This two-day interdisciplinary conference seeks to examine the multi-faceted
nature of women’s relationship with the media. Encompassing the press, art,
advertising and literature alongside a progressive shift towards more modern
forms such as social networking and blogging, this conference will look at the
media’s categorization and censorship of women through culture and the law,
issues of prostitution, abortion, illegitimacy, rape and asylums as well as
challenges to heteronormativity.
We seek to discuss the marginal experiences of women and highlight the silences in the
news cycle, while acknowledging the ways in which women have sought redress for this
silence, clawing back a female space in the column inches.
Below are some of the themes which will be addressed:
The call for papers has now closed, but anyone interested in attending the conference can now register by clicking the registration link at the top of this page.
Monday, 3 October 2011
SUSIE BROWN, Head of Communications at the Northern Ireland Assembly, and ANN WILLIAMSON, Head of a Government Press Officer since 2007, currently Head of the Press Office of the Department for Regional Development will open this year's session with a discussion on
Monday, 15 November 2011
Dr Eileen Murphy,
School of Geography, Archaeology & Palaeoecology, QUB [download poster - pdf file]
WOMEN AND INFANT MORTALITY
“Children’s burial grounds (ciilini) in Ireland and parental emotions towards infant death”
Monday, 5 December 2011
Pr. Rebecca Rogers, Faculté des Sciences Humaines et Sociales-Sorbonne
WOMEN AND EDUCATION
Schooling and work training for Muslim girls in colonial Algiers: gendering the French civilizing missions (1845-1875)”