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2019 Events

CANCELLED: “The Queer Art of the Manifesto”, a talk by Dr. Laura Guy & an Exhibition

Tuesday 25 February 2020

How do the peculiar temporalities and ephemeral qualities of manifestos provide experimental approaches to writing histories of queer culture? This talk turns to the aesthetic dimensions of manifestos distributed from the early years of gay liberation to contemporary queer movements. Discussing polemics written by groups like Radicalesbians, the Combahee River Collective, and Wages Due Lesbians, the relationship of form and content will be considered through the subjects of reproduction, circulation and translation.

"Palestine and the Will to Theorise Decolonial Queering", a talk by Dr Walaa Alqaisiya

Tuesday 21 January 2020

Dr Walaa Alqaisiya is a fellow in gender, sexuality and conflict in the Gender Studies Department at the LSE. She holds a doctoral degree in Human Geography from Durham University that examines the meanings of queer(y)ing spaces within the current Palestinian context and their relevance in relation to de-colonial geographies and imaginaries.

"Connecting Over A Bottle of Wine?": Negotiating Femininities and Friendships Through Alcohol Consumption and Sobriety

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Dr Emily Nicholls is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Portsmouth. Her areas of expertise include gender and femininities and alcohol consumption, and she has recently published a monograph based on her research around how gender is negotiated on a 'girls' night out'. Her current project - 'Sobriety Stories' - explores women's experiences of early sobriety in the UK.

Where is feminism in the Hong Kong protests? Gender, diversity and the struggle for democracy.

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Prof. Petula Sik Ying Ho from the University of Hong Kong.

WORKSHOP: Managing Mental Health & Well-Being Alongside Academic Study

Wednesday 30 October 2019

The aim of this workshop will be to create a hospitable space for us to share some daily strategies for balancing the demands of our academic work with our mental health, as well as learning about the services and resources available to support us in managing our mental health and well-being at the university and locally, in York.

Critical Relationality & the Biomythographical Subject Re-envisioning Resistance & Representation in Black/Working Class Lesbian Feminist US Literature (1978-1992)

Wednesday 23 October 2019

R M Lewis is a mixed race, working class, lesbian feminist activist whose political and arts activism spans over 25 years. She currently manages violence against women and girls’ services for black and minority women in the North East of England. R M Lewis is currently completing her PhD at Durham University, having earned her Masters in Research there in 2016. Her research focuses on the development of biomythographical black/working-class lesbian feminist literature in the US between 1978 and 1992.

The 'gender experts': clinical discourse and becoming trans

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Dr Ruth Pearce from Leeds will be speaking on contemporary debates and the politics of trans depathologisation in the UK.

Telling Feminist Stories: Research and Activism Around the World

Saturday 2 March 2019

Welcome to an afternoon of short talks about women’s lives locally & globally, from the University of York’s Centre for Women’s Studies. Hear about Algerian girl YouTubers, Chinese older women street dancing, beauty ideals in Malaysia, Thailand & UK, #MeToo in the US, gender-based violence, masculinities, work issues for Chinese & Nigerian women, menstruation in Kenya & UK; and end by sharing what feminism means to us all.

Telling Feminist Stories: Research and Activism Around the World

Saturday 2 March 2019

CWS are really looking forward to hosting an afternoon of talks in conjunction with the highly popular and beloved York International Women's Week 2019.

Writing 'Violence Elsewhere'

Saturday 23 February 2019

The first workshop of the DAAD-funded project ‘“Violence Elsewhere”: Imagining Violence outside Germany since 1945’, led by Dr Clare Bielby (CWS, York) and Dr Mererid Puw Davies (UCL), will be taking place on Saturday 23rd February.