Wednesday, 23 February 2011

FINAL CFP - "Demystifying Public Engagement: Gender & Sexuality Studies Beyond the Academy"

After an initial call for submissions, the PEGS (Public Engagement in Gender & Sexuality) team would like to further encourage postgraduates whose work intersects with or falls within the arts and humanities (including those working in the social sciences) to submit proposals on any aspect of their research relating to issues of gender and/or sexuality for the upcoming event 'Demystifying Public Engagement: Gender & Sexuality Studies Beyond the Academy', to be held in Newcastle in May 2011.

'Demystifying Public Engagement: Gender & Sexuality Studies Beyond the Academy' is a two-day interactive training initiative for postgraduate students from both within and outside of the arts and humanities whose research is connected by an interest in gender and sexuality. It aims to both introduce and ‘demystify’ public engagement by providing a toolkit of knowledge and skills to help enable postgraduate researchers to realise the public engagement potential of their research. In addition to keynote presentations by experienced academics actively involved in public engagement, the event will offer an interactive workshop and a Q&A session.  Please note that presentations should be aimed at an audience comprised of specialists as well as non-specialists, and academics as well as non-academics.

There will be 10 travel bursaries worth £50 each available to postgraduate speakers. To apply for a bursary, please download and complete the application form available here and submit it to the team at together with your abstract. Registration for the entire event will be £15, including refreshments, a wine reception and buffet lunch. If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the organisers at the above email address.

The launch event is also sponsored by Newcastle University's Gender Research Group (click through for more details on them).

Email the team for the full CFP and send the team your 300-word proposals for 20-minute papers by 1st March 2011. Applications for their £50 travel bursaries must also be received by this date.
Note also that they state: "Reflection on the public engagement potential of your work is welcome, but by no means required - the event as a whole will provide plenty of scope for the exchange and development of ideas on this. Presentations take the shape of traditional conference papers, but we also encourage poster-presentations as well as non-traditional, innovative modes of presentation. Presentations can be made by individuals or groups, and panel proposals comprising of three papers are equally welcome."

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