The Parliament Project: Explore your political pathway - 2nd May 2017
Women, have you considered getting involved in politics but not quite been able to take the plunge? Do you need more information but don't know where to get it? Or do you worry you don't have the skills but you still want to make a difference?
Come along to the first Stirling workshop from The Parliament Project, an initiative to increase the numbers of women in political office, as we help women explore their political pathway.
Think about why you want to get involved in politics
- Find out more about the various roles that you could work toward
- Look at the different routes and pathways to get there
- Decide on your next steps
- Talk to other women who are motivated and excited too!
As Scotland goes to the polls on May 4th, more than ever we need women to get involved. Come to this event to be inspired by others and take your first steps. We will be joined by a special guest speaker female politician who will share how she got involved in politics and the workshop will be facilitated by Parliament Project Founder Lee Chalmers.
We are grateful to be supported by Stirling University, Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies for the venue. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Booking is advised as spaces are limited. Bookings can be made via
Ending Violence Against Women in Scotland - May 24th
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: http://www.stir.ac.uk/events/calendarofevents/2017/may/endingviolenceagainstwomeninscotland/
Nasty Women Event
The Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies in collaboration with the Stirling Centre for International Publishing & 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:
Feminist Reading Group
Feminist Reading Group
The Centre for Gender & 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 next meeting will be on Wednesday 15th March, 3-4pm (Pathfoot C25) when we will be discussing Carol Adams’ The Pornography of Meat https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00UXOA6B6/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 and everyone is welcome to attend.
The final date for spring semester will be: Wednesday 17th May, 3.00 – 4.00pm (Pathfoot C25).
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 & Humanities AND ESRC-funded students from across Scotland.
More details at www.sgsah.ac.uk.
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 & Humanities: Summer School 20-23 June 2016
The Centre for Gender & Feminist Studies is delighted to participate in the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities second annual summer school.
Breaking the Sound Barrier: Women Sounding Out in British Film & 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 & 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 & Feminist Studies (Stirling), Centre for Gender History (Glasgow) and Glasgow Women’s Library.