Seminar 1


:  27 May 2009
Time:  8:30 am
Venue: Room 3.41, The Ramphal Building, Library Road, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL


The major aim of this ESRC series is to raise the bar on our awareness of what women’s health is about in the 21st century in the context of current intersectional conceptions of race, class, sex/gender and biology, and the emergence of new technologies and new theorisations and understandings of the body.

The first one day on Governance will focus on the following questions:

1. What are the forces of ‘governance’ in the current context of women’s health?

2. How have transformations in the technological, political-economic and cultural fabric of the 21st century transformed the terms of governance vis a vis female bodies?

3. What are the priorities for a feminist paradigm of governance and to what degree do earlier agendas and paradigms towards that end need to be rethought?

Confirmed speakers include

Professor Mary Rawlinson (Stony Brook, SUNY, New York)
Professor Emily Jackson (London School of Economics, UK)
Professor Sally Sheldon (University of Kent, UK)


There is no registration fee for the workshop and lunch will be provided.
Spaces are limited so intending participants should contact one of the organisers as soon as possible.
Those needing overnight accommodation should contact  Dr Deborah Steinberg to reserve a room. The approximate on-campus price is £75 per single en-suite.

Directions to Warwick campus can be obtained