Events 2012-2013

July 2013

Gender, the Refugee and Displacement (1900-1950)
Newcastle University, Friday 5th July 2013
To register email: katherine.cooper@ncl.ac.uk by 28th June 2013.
For more information visit the conference website.

June 2013

History, Place and Romance: A Symposium on Mary Stewart
Wednesday 05 June
For more information contact: Faye Keegan

May 2013

GRGLiteratureHumanRightsLiterature and Human Rights: A Critical Examination
Literary Reading: Aminatta Forna
Friday 24 May, 7.15pm, Culture Lab, Newcastle University.
A one-day symposium hosted by the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts (NCLA), the Gender Research Group, the Newcastle Forum for Human Rights and Social Justice, and the Postcolonial Research Group.
Saturday 25 May, 9.30-5.00, Percy Building, Newcastle University.

GRG Newcastle University/City Library Event: ‘Gender and Domestic Space’, Dr Helen Jarvis
Wednesday 01 May, Newcastle City Library, New Bridge Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 5-6pm
Dr Jarvis is a Reader in Social Geography in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University. Her research focuses on urban social geography, particularly housing and urban structure, and the intersection of work, employment and gender relations.
For more information, or to run a session, contact: Stacy Gillis or Emma Short.

GRG Newcastle University/City Library Events – Academics from across Newcastle University will share their recent research in half hour talks on a variety of topics connected with issues of gender, sexuality and identity. Each talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

Childhood and Gender in Mediaeval and Early Modern Europe Conference
May
For more information contact: Katie Cooper.

April 2013

GRG Newcastle University/City Library Event:Forging New Limits: British Women Travellers in the Middle East 1894-1939’, Dr Emma Short
Wednesday 03 April, Newcastle City Library, New Bridge Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 5-6pm.
Dr Short is a Research Assistant in the School of English at Newcastle University. Her research focuses on women and travel in the early twentieth century, and on space and place in literature.
For more information, or to run a session, contact: Stacy Gillis or Emma Short.

GRG Newcastle University/City Library Events – Academics from across Newcastle University will share their recent research in half hour talks on a variety of topics connected with issues of gender, sexuality and identity. Each talk will be followed by a Q&A session. 

March 2013

GRG, Newcastle University/City Library Event: ‘Flora Tristan’, Professor Máire Cross
Wednesday 06 March, Newcastle City Library, New Bridge Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 5-6pm
Professor Cross is a Professor of French Literature in the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University. She is the leading scholar on Flora Tristan (1803-44), a French socialist writer and activist and one of the founders of modern feminism. Alongside her extensive work on Tristan, Professor Cross has published widely in the areas of French History and Gender Studies.
For more information, or to run a session, contact: Stacy Gillis or Emma Short.

GRG Newcastle University/City Library Events – Academics from across Newcastle University will share their recent research in half hour talks on a variety of topics connected with issues of gender, sexuality and identity. Each talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

UG2013Shifting Gendered Perceptions: Undergraduate Dissertation Symposium – Friday 01 March
G21/22 Devonshire Building, Newcastle University, 9-5pm
Download the Conference Programme.
For further information or to attend the event, contact Vesela Harizanova.

February 2013

PGThrowingLikeAGirlGender Research Group Theory Reading Group: ‘Throwing like a Girl? Lived Experience and Female Embodiment’
Monday 25 February, 3-4.30pm, Room 2.29 Daysh Building, Newcastle University,.
For more information contact: Emily Nicholls.

(Un) Doing Gender: A Postgraduate Symposium
Friday 08 February, 9-5pm, G21/22 Devonshire Building, Newcastle University
For further information or to attend the event, contact Marie Stern-Peltz and Faye Keegan.

December 2012 

LOUDER NOW! Feminism on Film: ‘A Litany For Survival: the Life and Work of Audre Lorde’
Thursday 06 December, 7pm, Star and Shadow Cinema
An epic portrait of the eloquent, award-winning Black, lesbian, poet, mother, teacher and activist, Audre Lorde, whose writings – spanning five decades – articulated some of the most important social and political visions of the century. 

November 2012

GRGLouderNowLOUDER NOW! Feminism on Film: ‘Greenham Granny’
Thursday 01 November, 7.30pm, Star and Shadow Cinema
In 1929 Nell Logan took part in a youth peace conference in Moscow. More than 50 years later she was among the women fighting against Cruise missiles at Greenham Common. GREENHAM GRANNY is a film portrait of Nell Logan, which shows her Greenham activities in the context of a life-long struggle by interweaving scenes from Nell’s life in the mid 80s with archive material reflecting her past and half a century of history. 
Guest Speaker: Professor Sasha Roseneil (Birkbeck University).  Professor Roseneil has carried out research on the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp and on its feminist and queer politics, which was published as Disarming Patriarchy: Feminism and Political Action at Greenham (Open University Press, 1995) and Common Women, Uncommon Practices: The Queer Feminisms of Greenham (Cassell/ Continuum, 2000).  She also has met and interviewed Nell Logan.

October 2012

LOUDER NOW! Feminism on Film: ‘Blind Spot’
Thursday 04 October, 7.30pm, Star and Shadow Cinema

Summary: Claudia von Alemann’s feature-length film, BLIND SPOT, is about an historian who is researching the life of Flora Tristan, a 19th century socialist and feminist rarely mentioned in conventional history books.

Claudia von Alemann’s feature-length film, BLIND SPOT, is about an historian who is researching the life of Flora Tristan, a 19th century socialist and feminist rarely mentioned in conventional history books.
Guest Speaker: Professor Maire Cross (Newcastle University). Professor Cross is the leading scholar of Flora Tristan studies.  With the first annotated translation of Tristan’s journal and the first book ever published on her correspondence, she has published and presented papers in French History and in Gender Studies in a wide international community.
 
Exhibition and Performance – Paisaje Mocheval (Mocheval Landscape), Carmen Rión and the Mayan Women of Jovel, Ladies of the Midnight Blue, and Climbing Poetree
Wednesday 10 October, 5-8.15pm, Northern Stage, Stage 3
5.00-6.00pm Exhibition Paisaje Mocheval (Mocheval Landscape) and welcome to new members of the Americas Research Group with drinks and nibbles
6.00-7.00pm Fashion Show:Paisaje Mocheval (Mocheval Landscape)
Carmen Rión and the Mayan Women of Jovel
Paisaje Mocheval is a collection of textiles produced by 40 indigenous women in Chiapas, Mexico as part of a project to maintain and develop ancient waist loom weaving and embroidery techniques. Presented by Mexican fashion designer Carmen Rión.
7.00-7.15pm Ladies of the Midnight Blue
7.15-8.15pm UpRising performance by Climbing Poetree
Alixa and Naima’s acclaimed performance is composed by dual-voice poems that explore diverse themes. Using spoken-word poetry, video projection, and movement choreography, they will share excerpts from “Hurricane Season: the hidden messages in water,” their widely-celebrated multi-media two-woman show that seeks not to captivate audiences, but to liberate them.