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CSIRO land water and ecosystems seminar series

Ms Evangeline Packett; Mr Toby Walmsley
13 February 2018 - 9:30am

CSIRO summer vacation scholarship students will be presenting their research findings: 'Mainstreaming and Modelling: A systematic review of how gender analysis could impact water management modelling' by Ms Evangeline Packett and 'Gender! Where? Rethinking geographical scale and gender in SDIP' by Mr Toby Walmsley.

Myths of hymen

Prof Margaret Ferguson, University of California, Davis
31 October 2017 - 4:30pm

In this seminar Prof Ferguson will speak about her current book project entitled “Myths of Hymen,” which analyzes a web of strange relationships between an ancient Greek god of marriage named Hymen and a body part that all human females are alleged to possess at birth and that has been fetishized in many different times and places.

Have gender disparities in STEM occupations been wittled away?

Professor Peter Brandon, University at Albany-SUNY
13 October 2017 - 3:00pm

Using comparable samples and a welltested methodology, this study suggests that the representation of women in some STEM occupations has increased over time, but in others their representation remains stagnant.

Queery-ing policy studies: using insights from LGBT service users to advance our understanding

Dr Peter Matthews, University of Stirling
11 October 2017 - 3:00pm

In many areas of life LGBT people are now legally protected from discrimination. However, this seminar will argue that further progress needs to be made to achieve equality, particularly in public policy and policy implementation.

The gender of authority in the legal academy

Professor Mary Jane Mossman, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto; Professor Margaret Thornton, ANU College of Law
4 October 2017 - 12:30pm

'Herculean Obstacles and Intrepid Complainants': The Sex Discrimination Complaint at Osgoode Hall Law School, 1987–94


Women making international law: Towards feminist diplomacy

A/Prof Susan Harris-Rimmer, Griffith University
21 September 2017 - 1:00pm

This seminar considers gender dimensions in theories of diplomacy; gender dimensions in diplomatic practices; the changing role of the diplomatic spouse; and sex, sexuality and diplomatic cultures. .I argue that the diplomatic spouse model with women in ancillary, decorative and undervalued roles has morphed into junior diplomats, or celebrity goodwill ambassadors

Between Moscow, Geneva and Shanghai: The league of nations' campaigns against the traffic in Russian women refugees from the Soviet Union, 1921-1938

Dr. Philippa Hetherington (University College London)
18 September 2017 - 12:30pm

This talk will trace the genealogy of the ‘White Russian prostitute’ trope through the investigations of the League’s Traffic in Women Committee and the High Commission for Russian Refugees, detailing the responses of both Soviet and Chinese representatives in Geneva, and in doing so explore the gendered biopolitics of the international response to the interwar Russian refugee crisis.

Patrick White – a misogynist?

Honorary Associate Professor Jyoti Nandan, SLLL, ANU
24 August 2017 - 1:00pm

Patrick White has been called a misogynist. Dr Jyoti Nandan discusses to what extent this is the case.

Speaking for ourselves: Kwato perspectives on matriliny and missionisation

Salmah Eva-Lina Lawrence
18 August 2017 - 11:00am

Narrowly conceived, this is an historical ethnographic study of the indigenous people who participated in the Kwato Mission in the matrilineal Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea. More broadly, it is an examination of how people responded to the arrival of the culture of whiteness and the fundamental changes to practice and consciousness that took place through the processes of missionisation and colonisation.

Measuring economic progress: breastfeeding and lactation work, or the sex-and drug-trades as worldwide indicators of economic well-being

Julie Smith
1 August 2017 - 12:30pm

This seminar addresses debates about future reform of the System of National Accounts (SNA), illustrating the implications of encompassing breastfeeding and human milk in the SNA and its economic statistics.


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