You are warmly invited to submit proposals for the forthcoming Gender and Disability event at the University of Sheffield. The Call for Ideas has been extended by one week and submissions will now be accepted up until midnight on Monday 3rd March 2014. Please pass this message on to anyone who may be interested. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
GENDER AND DISABILITY: Asking Difficult Questions
Saturday 10th May 2014, Humanities Research Institute (HRI), University of Sheffield
We’re calling for activists, artists, academics and practitioners to get involved in a day of discussions on the theme of gender and dis/ability. We welcome ideas for the sharing of skills and stories, art, films, performances, poetry, workshops, round-table discussions, papers and presentations.
The event aims to create a space for conversations and debate between communities who share an interest in gender and disability.
Some ideas for topics/themes:
(Dis)ableism, discrimination, exclusion and (in)accessibility
‘Abnormal’, ‘Normal’ and Normalcy
Activism and protest (disability, feminist, LGBTQI, ‘race’, queer)
Body image, fetishisation, and the medicalization of bodies and minds
Desire, Sexuality, intimacy and relationships
Freakery, the abject and the politics of disgust
Health and Illness
Identities and identity politics
Life-course and ageing
Mental health and mad pride
Queer and crip histories
Sex, sex educators and sex workers
Send us your ideas (around 200 words or half a page of bullet points) by 3rd March 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will be a free event. Food will be available to buy at the venue. We want to make this event as accessible as possible, to inform us of any particular access requirements please email email@example.com by 19th April 2014.