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Historical Crime Fiction at Glasgow Women's Library on 22nd June 2017

Gender Studies PhD student Doona Moore has organised an In Conversation event with women historical crime fiction writers at Glasgow Women’s Library on 22nd June, 5.30-7.30pm. Donna will be joined by writers Lucy Ribchecter, Sara Sheridan and Katie Welsh to discuss the pleases and pitfalls of writing historical fiction, what draws them to crime fiction, and how they give a voice to the voiceless as they discuss research, writing and rebellion. Book here 

Donna’s own PhD is a joint Gender Studies/ Creative Writing project, and this event is part-funded by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Stirling.

Ending Violence Against Women in Scotland - May 24th 2017

We are delighted to welcome Professor Rebecca Dobash and Professor Russell Dobash to the University on 24th May for a public lecture: Ending Violence Against Women in Scotland: Nearly Half a Century of Action, Policy and Research. This event accompanies the University’s hosting of Scottish Women’s Aid’s Speaking Out exhibition which documents and celebrates 40 years of Scottish Women’s Aid and the difference it has made in women’s lives. The evening has been organised by PhD student Jenny Wartnaby as part of her SGSAH ARC-funded PhD “Archiving and Historicising the Feminist Anti-Violence Movement in Scotland.” This event is free but advance booking is required: Book here 

Nasty Women Event

The Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies in collaboration with the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication are holding a Stirling Launch event to celebrate 404 Ink's first publication, Nasty Women on Thursday 23rd March at 3:30pm in Pathfoot Dining Hall. Set up by two graduates of Stirling's MLitt in Publishing Studies, 404 Ink crowdfunded their first book for launch on International Women's Day, 2017.

If you're interested in attending, please register via the link below:

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Feminist Reading Group

Feminist Reading Group

The Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies at Stirling runs an interdisciplinary staff/student Feminist Reading Group. It is intended to provide a space for staff and postgraduate students reading feminist theory, criticism, fiction in different disciplinary contexts to get together and discuss ideas and issues of shared concern. The final meeting date for spring semester 2017, will be Wed 17  May, 3-4pm (Pathfoot D1). The reading for discussion will be Chapter 5 of Kaitlynn Mendes’ Slutwalk:  Feminism, Activism and Media​ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).  

The discussion will be led by Maja Andreasen of the Gender Studies Centre at Stirling.  The book is available at the uni library if people want to read more than just the one chapter  A photocopy of chapter 5 is available from Alison Jasper (

All are welcome!

Feminist Research Methods workshop - Wednesday 22nd June

On Wednesday 22nd June, Stirling’s Karen Boyle and Adele Patrick from Glasgow Women’s Library will be running a Feminist Research Methods workshop – back by popular demand! This is part of the SGSAH Summer School programme and is open to both Arts and Humanities AND ESRC-funded students from across Scotland.

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Women, Media, Politics symposium - Tuesday 21st June

On Tuesday 21st June, in conjunction with the MeCCSA Women’s Media Studies Network, we are organising a symposium on Women, Media, Politics, featuring a combination of academic papers and panel discussions on “Being a Feminist in Public” and “Writing as a Feminist”.

Confirmed speakers include: Emma Ritch (Executive Director, Engender); Liz Ely (Development Worker, Zero Tolerance); Kirsty Strickland (Freelance Journalist and Write to End Violence Against Women Bursary Winner); Claire Heuchan (@GenderStir student and online activist); Karen Ross (University of Newcastle); Fiona Mackay (University of Strathclyde); Laura Castillo Mateu (Universitate Jaume); Marina Dekavalla (University of Stirling) and Alenka Jelen (University of Stirling).

The event is free and will run from 10-4.30 at Glasgow Women’s Library. The event is open to all and booking details will follow soon.

Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities: Summer School 20-23 June 2016

The Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies is delighted to participate in the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities second annual summer school.

Breaking the Sound Barrier: Women Sounding Out in British Film and Television, Saturday 18 June 2016

NFT 3, London, 18th June

Dr Philippa Lovatt has been invited to take part in a panel discussion at the Breaking the Sound Barrier: Women Sounding Out in British Film and Television symposium at NFT 3, Saturday 18 June 2016.

The symposium has been organised by the (WFTHN) Women's Film and Television History Network and will focus on women's role in sound production. The panel that Philippa will take part in will consider the following questions: How to use archives and other resources to research and make visible the history women's work as sound-image makers in British film and television? How to change the history and teaching of film/tv as AUDIO-visual media?

Histories of the Feminist Anti-Violence Movement in Scotland, 11th May 2016

This half-day event has been organised by PhD student Jenny Wartnaby as part of her SGSAH Applied Research Collaboration PhD on Histories of the Feminist Anti-Violence Movement in Scotland.

Confirmed speakers: Lesley Orr (history of Scottish Women’s Aid); Sarah Browne (author of The Women’s Liberation Movement in Scotland), Hannah Telling (PhD student, University of Glasgow) and Finn Mackay (author of Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement).

The event is free and runs from 1.15 – 430 pm: reserve your place here

This event is supported by the Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies (Stirling), Centre for Gender History (Glasgow) and Glasgow Women’s Library.  

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