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Upcoming Events

Past events

Researching gender-based violence: experiences, challenges and ethics

Wednesday 5 June 2024

Professor Alison Phipps and myself will be running a workshop on the ethics of researching gender-based violence.

Imagining the future of feminism in the academy

Monday 3 June 2024

The Centre for Women’s Studies (CWS) at the University of York is one of the oldest centres for women’s and gender studies and feminist research in the UK. The Symposium is an opportunity to reflect on women’s and gender studies’ radical past and imagine the future of feminism at UoY and in the academy.  The symposium also marks the launch of the Gender Hub, an initiative to bring together the wealth of expertise within the University on gender research, teaching, policy and practice.

Academic Publishing

Wednesday 22 May 2024

Editor of the Journal of Gender Studies and CWS Director Dr Rachel Alsop will deliver a workshop on how to get started with submitting your work to academic journals for potential publication.

Research Poster

Wednesday 17 April 2024

In this workshop Dr Rachel Alsop will guide you in creating a research poster. Many conferences have spaces for postgraduate students and early career researchers to disseminate their research in poster form. More generally, thinking about presenting your research in different formats, and how to distil key information in a concise and engaging way, is useful for both PhD students and Masters' students doing dissertation research.

Academic Writing Workshop

Wednesday 20 March 2024

A short workshop designed for CWS students to enhance their academic writing skills.

Sisterhood in action

Friday 8 March 2024

Sisterhood in Action Conference

Women's Studies Now! "Storytelling York's LGBTQ+ Community Archive"

Tuesday 27 February 2024

Please join us for "Storytelling York's LGBTQ+ Community Archive": a most special event, opening up York's Centre for Women's Studies rare and unique archive of North Eastern/Yorkshire LGBTQ+ history to the public for the very first time. 

Archive of Feminist Feeling workshop

Wednesday 21 February 2024

To celebrate the CWS 40th anniversary the workshop will focus on emotional objects and archives of feeling, specifically how everyday objects become imbued with feminist meaning and the importance of preserving these seemingly ephemeral things and the feminist histories they hold. 

Festive Potluck

Tuesday 12 December 2023

It is a CWS tradition to share our favourite foods from the wonderful range of different cultural backgrounds and experiences that make up our community. 

Weaving Resistance: Rethinking Gender in the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Wednesday 6 December 2023

We seek to create a space where we can make visible the work and actions carried out by women in the context of the Israel-Palestine conflict

Introduction to Academic Writing

Tuesday 5 December 2023

This workshop is designed to give you a foundation in academic writing - or to help you brush up on the fundamentals.

Winter Social

Thursday 30 November 2023

Join us in the LMB Atrium (downstairs lobby below CWS) on Thursday 30th November from 5.30pm for our Winter Social: a festive evening of karaoke, crafts, refreshments and merriments! 

Sexual Violence as a Strategy of Enclosure: an Anti-origin story

Wednesday 29 November 2023

This paper explores a range of stories that aim to account for the origins of gender domination and sexual violence

Applying for a PhD

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Just as it says on the tin, this will be an opportunity to get the inside scoop on how to go about applying for a PhD at CWS and the University of York more widely

Neuro-queer Now! Exploring Mad and Affective Knowledge

Tuesday 14 November 2023

with Mad Feeling Collective (Dr Francesca Lewis, Dr Veronica Heney, Dr Arya Thampuran, Dr Kelechi Anucha, Cat Fischer and Sarah Lahm)

Introduction to your dissertation

Wednesday 25 October 2023

A session to discuss the dissertation project.

Women Claim Home: Gendered Dimensions of Urban Regeneration, Forced Displacement, and Activism in Cambodia and Sri Lanka

Tuesday 24 October 2023

This seminar will feature a dialogue between Dr. Asha Abeyasekera’s research on women’s homemaking as an ethical and political life principle in the context of dislocation in Sri Lanka and Dr. Saba Joshi’s research on rural women’s activism against land dispossession in Cambodia.

Cultivate online information session

Wednesday 4 October 2023

Cultivate is The Feminist Journal of the Centre for Women's Studies. If you'd like to know more about it, join us for this information session.

Cultures of Madness

Monday 2 October 2023

Join Dr Francesca Lewis and Dr Veronica Heney for an online seminar which will consider madness in three historical biopics of royal women,