Wimmin, Wxmyn, Wom(b)an … Shifting Boundaries, Changing Roles

Thursday  21 February  2019  9:30 AM    Thursday  21 February  2019 6:00 PM
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Last update 22/02/2019

‘Woman’s work is never done …’ but who is a woman, and who decides what a woman is? Every society views its own configuration as normative, and natural, if not divinely ordained. From the gendering of space to the essentialising of body parts and reproduction, debate has always raged whenever expectations and tradition are challenged. 

Sheffield Gender History Group will hold its first one-day symposium from 09:00 – 18:00 on Thursday 21 February 2019 at the Sheffield Humanities Research Institute

We are proud to present a day-long programme of papers from academics at all career stages, and to welcome partner organisations to share their work with delegates. Our keynote speaker is Michelle Fletcher (KCL), and papers will discuss subjects ranging from the gendering of human rights to the representation of western women in Bollywood cinema. A stimulating and provoking day, complete with light lunch, poster and networking session, and the Unviersity of Sheffield's unique blend of academic rigour and creative engagement.

Attendance is free. Delegates are invited to make an anonymous voluntary contribution on the day of between £1 and £3 to help cover out-of-pocket expenses.

(Cover image: detail from "Inn Interior" by Jann Hawicksz Steen, 1660 - 79. Courtesy of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)




Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no minimum age, but this is an academic conference catering for adults. If you need to bring a baby, please get in touch via e-mail: sheffieldgenderhistory@gmail.com

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking on and around the campus is largely parking meters. We recommend taking the tram from the train station ('University of Sheffield' stop). Access details can be found here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hri/findus

What can I bring into the event?

A buffet lunch will be provided, but we are unable to cater for special diets. If you have specific dietary needs, please feel free to bring a cold lunch with you, and get in touch beforehand by e-mail on sheffieldgenderhistory@gmail.com.

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

If you are attending on a ticket booked in your own name, then our records will suffice. However, if you have passed your booking to a friend or colleague we ask that they bring some version of the ticket along on the day.


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Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield
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Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield
Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield, England, UK
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