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Public seminar

Post-truth, compelling fiction: on transnational feminist politics, knowledge claims and contemporary art

Professor Marsha Meskimmon, Loughborough University
27 April 2018 - 12:30pm

Together with ‘fake news’, post-truth has become a watchword for the swiftly moving media hyperbole characteristic of the new nationalisms and their reactionary rhetoric of intolerance and exclusion.

Destabilising human embodiment: Prostheses, biotechnologies and assemblages

Emeritus Professor Margrit Shildrick, Stockholm University
27 March 2018 - 4:30pm

In the era of postmodernity, issues of bodies and biotechnologies increasingly challenge not only the normative performance of the human subject, but also the very boundaries of what counts as human

New sexes in the city?: current gender challenges and possibilities

Professor Peter Hopkins, Newcastle University; Jacob Thomas, Queen’s Young Leader and Human Rights Advocate; Dr Brady Robards, Monash University; Dr Andrea Waling, La Trobe University; Dr Kirsten McLean, Monash University
5 October 2017 - 12:00pm

This event brings together national and international experts on contemporary gender fluidities. Each panelist will contribute their own insights to changing experiences of gender, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q & A.

Narratives of women in law: Then and now

Professor Rosemary Auchmuty (University of Reading); Professor Margaret Thornton (ANU College of Law); Dr Heather Roberts (ANU College of Law)
19 September 2017 - 3:00pm

Why does feminist legal biography matter? This sounds like an obvious question with an obvious answer – it matters in the same way that feminist legal history matters, because women and gender concerns have been largely left out of writing about the past, and we need to reclaim them – but it is different in some ways, and it’s these I would like to address

Writing games with Dr James: James Miranda Barry in neo-victorian life-writing

Professor Ann Heilmann, Cardiff University (UK)
1 November 2016 - 4:15pm

This lecture examines the representational choices made in neo-Victorian life-writing in reconstructing and reimagining a historical case of transgender: James Barry.

An unprecedented global infant and young child feeding transition appears to be underway. What’s driving it? What can be done about it?

Phillip Baker, School of Regulation and Global Governance, ANU; Julie Smith, School of Regulation and Global Governance, ANU
24 August 2016 - 12:30pm

In this public seminar by Dr Phillip Baker and Associate Professor Julie Smith, they will discuss their latest publication describing the recent infant formula milk sales trends and patterns at the global, regional and national levels.

Why parents should not be told the sex of their fetus

Dr Tamara Kayali Browne, Research School of Biology, ANU
18 January 2016 - 12:00pm

Seminar hosted by Tempo and Mode: Centre for Macroevolution and Macroecology, ANU

Balancing on a tightrope: law & life in legal practice

Professor Richard Collier, FAcSS FRSA Newcastle University, UK; Professor Margaret Thornton, FASSA FAAL The Australian National University
19 November 2015 - 5:30pm

‘Work/life balance’ emerged as the catchcry of the late 20th century and was supplemented by the discourses of ‘wellness’ and ‘happiness’ in the 21st century. This joint presentation will compare and contrast contemporary approaches to work/life balance in the context of UK and Australian law fir

New directions in men, masculinities and law

Professor Richard Collier, Newcastle Law School, Newcastle on Tyne (UK)
17 November 2015 - 1:00pm

This seminar will explore the relationship to the study of men and masculinities within the discipline of law, compared to other field in the social sciences and humanities and highlight the ostenibly gender neutral idea of commitment in corporate legal practice as harbouring distinctive models of masculinity.

Men and Part-Time Work

Agnieszka Althaber, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Freie Universität Berlin
8 October 2015 - 1:00pm

In this public seminar, Agnieszka Althaber applies quantitative life course methods to analyse occupational characteristics and household constellations that may facilitate transitions into part time employment for men.


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