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23
Jun
2017

Gender and history node discussion group - 3rd session

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Gender and History node members will meet to workshop a conference paper by node member Julie Hotchin.

19
May
2017

Gender and history node discussion group - 2nd session

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Gender and History node members will meet to discuss a draft paper by node member Chris Wallace.

18
May
2017

We deserve to thrive: poetry and climate activism

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner is a Marshall Islander poet and spoken word artist. She received international acclaim through her inspirational poetry performance at the opening of the United Nations Climate Summit in New York in 2014.

16
May
2017

President Hilda Heine on climate change crisis in Marshall Islands

H.E. President Hilda Heine

Join H.E. President Hilda C. Heine as she discusses the threats facing the Marshall Islands, what lessons we can learn from their journey, and what action needs to be taken now.

16
May
2017

Creativity and climate change action

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

How do we effectively and creatively share calls for environmental stewardship and justice in Oceania with diverse global audiences? Students, artists, writers, scholars and policy makers are invited to participate in this workshop with acclaimed spoken word poet and environmental activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner.

11
May
2017

Launch of the fourth annual Civil Society report card

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Launch of the Fourth Annual Civil Society Report Card: hear from senior leaders in government, civil society, academia, as well as our audience to discuss how the next National Action Plan should be developed and what it should include.

05
May
2017

Gender Institute 6th anniversary event and prize giving ceremony

Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt, ANU; Pro-Vice Chancellor (University Experience) Richard Baker, ANU

Join us to celebrate the Gender Institute's sixth year.

05
May
2017

Gender Institute 6th anniversary event

ANU Gender Institute

The ANU Gender Institute celebrated its sixth anniversary on Friday 5 May 2017 in the China in the World Auditorium and Lotus Hall at the ANU. Event summary and media.

04
May
2017

Gender and anthropology node meetings

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Anthropology node of the Gender Institute fortnightly meetings

21
Apr
2017

Gender and history discussion group - 1st session

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Gender and History node members' 1st discussion group meeting of 2017

31
Mar
2017

The perfect woman - the transgender body and queer intimacy in authoritarian Indonesia

Benjamin Hegarty, PhD-Candidate, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Social Sciences

In this final seminar Benjamin Hegarty will present a description of the concept of becoming among waria, those referred to as "national transvestites" in Indonesia.

28
Mar
2017

Utopia 500

Alexis Wright; Peter Singer; Russell Jacoby; Jacqueline Dutton

Join Paul Barclay from ABC’s Big Ideas unit as he explores the issues with four renowned public intellectuals from Australia and abroad.

22
Mar
2017

Is modern feminism bringing the change we need?

Emeritus Professor Marian Sawer, RSSS, ANU; Dr Rebecca Pearse, RSSS, ANU; Professor Margaret Thornton, LAW, ANU

In this panel discussion, speakers will share their insights on some of the barriers to gender equality and what can be done to overcome them.

08
Mar
2017

Be bold for change: transform your future

Dr Kakenya Ntaiya

To celebrate International Women's Day, Dr Kakenya Ntaiya will visit ANU to deliver a public lecture about her childhood in Kenya and the Kakenya Centre for Excellence, which she founded.

07
Mar
2017

Antarctica: 76 female scientists at the end of the earth

Nina McLean, van de Pol Group, EEG, RSB

If a trip to the southern tip of the world doesn’t teach you some life lessons, then I don’t know what will!

06
Mar
2017

How the personal became political: re-assessing Australia's revolutions in gender and sexuality in the 1970s 2017

Elizabeth Reid, AO, FASSA, FAIIA - Keynote speaker

This symposium explores events, transformations, policy changes and watershed developments in gender and sexuality in Australia in the 1970s.

22
Feb
2017

Peruvian Congressman Alberto de Belaunde on human rights (including LGBTI challenges) in Latin America

Congressman Alberto de Belaunde

Peruvian Congressman Alberto de Belaunde, one of the few political figures defending LGBTI civil and gender identity rights in Peru, will discuss the question of human rights, including LGBTI challenges, in Latin America.

08
Dec
2016

Divas down under: the gendered reception of European silent film stars in pre-WWI Australia

Professor Julie Allen, Brigham Young University

One hundred years ago, female European silent film stars like Asta Nielsen and Henny Porten were a common sight on Australian cinema screens, delighting audiences in defiance of global political tensions.

07
Dec
2016

Addressing gender-based violence at the community level: the role of urban village courts in PNG

Fiona Hukula, Senior Research Fellow & Program Leader of the Building Safer Communities Program at the Papua New Guinea National Research Institute

Drawing on ongoing fieldwork in three Port Moresby Village Courts, Fiona Hukula considers the role of the Village Court in implementing the Family Protection Act.

30
Nov
2016

Australia’s response to violence against women: progress and pitfalls

Libby Lloyd

Australia’s response to violence against women has been escalating during the 2000s. With this ascending activity are we making effective progress to stop Violence Against Women across our country?

16
Nov
2016

Australian women lawyers as active citizens

National Library of Australia

You are invited to celebrate the launch of the online exhibition Australian Women Lawyers as Active Citizens.

10
Nov
2016

Gendered innovation in political science

Marian Sawer; Kerryn Baker; Kirsty McLaren

This workshop explores gendered innovation in political science. The aim is to identify specific areas in which gendered research has enriched the discipline and sharpened its focus.

09
Nov
2016

Marilyn Waring and the United Nations System of National Accounts

Professor Paul Dalziel, Lincoln University

How can economics aid our understanding of how gender works in society and of the relationship between market and non-market activity?

08
Nov
2016

Restructuring gender inequality in the crisis

Professor Sylvia Walby, Lancaster University

How is the crisis restructuring gender inequality? The complex inequalities on which the financial crisis draws, and which the development of global finance exacerbates, intersect in diverse ways.

08
Nov
2016

Relational autonomy and epistemic injustice

Professor Catriona Mackenzie, Macquarie University

Philosophy is a striking outlier among the humanities for its gender disparities and for the resistance in some quarters of the discipline to feminist concerns.

07
Nov
2016

Women’s absence from positions of decision-making power: feminist conundrums in defining the problem of representation

Professor Laurel Weldon, Purdue University, Indiana

This lecture considers the best way to tackle the problem of women’s absence from positions of power using a feminist approach.

07
Nov
2016

Gendered innovations in the social sciences

Professor Paul Dalziel, Lincoln University, New Zealand; Professor Catriona Mackenzie, Macquarie University, Australia; Professor Laurel Weldon, Purdue University, USA; Professor Sylvia Walby OBE, UNESCO Centre, Lancaster University

This conference aims to compare the status of gender analysis and feminist research in different social science disciplines and to build persuasive arguments about how and why gender matters in them.

26
Oct
2016

Women in Research Citation Awards

Professor Brian Schmidt, ANU Vice-Chancellor; Dr Susan Pond, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE)

In partnership with the Australian National University (ANU), Thomson Reuters IP & Science would like to invite you to attend the inaugural Women in Research Citation Awards.

21
Oct
2016

The challenge of social democracy: Don Dunstan and women’s rights in 1970s South Australia

Professor Angela Woollacott, Manning Clark Professor of History, School of History, ANU

This paper will consider Dunstan’s work towards equality for women, in the context of the Women’s Liberation movement and national reforms.

13
Oct
2016

Ending violence against women: Australia and the region

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This seminar will explore current developments in ending violence against women in the Asia-Pacific region and Australia.

12
Oct
2016

Murder, Sex and the Death Penalty in Mid-Twentieth Century Canada: A Preliminary Inquiry

Dr Carolyn Strange, School of History, ANU

The ‘sex criminal’, with the possible exception of ‘the terrorist’, is the most feared and reviled offender of our time, and murders involving sexual violence frequently lead to calls in abolitionist countries for the return of capital punishment.

11
Oct
2016

Gender equality among barristers before the High Court

Professor George Williams AO, UNSW

This seminar examines the extent to which gender equality among barristers before the High Court has been achieved.

04
Oct
2016

Women careers panel and networking evening

Stephanie Waddon, Director at PwC Canberra; Grace Hill, Fundraising & Programs Coordinator at the Australian National Committee for UN Women

The ANU Circle for Gender Equity in collaboration with The Australian National Committee for UN Women are hosting a Women Careers Panel & Networking Evening.

30
Sep
2016

The possibilities of feminist sociology: a workshop

Prof Lisa Adkins, University of Newcastle; A/ Prof Kathleen Butler, University of Newcastle; Dr Genine Hook, Latrobe University; Prof Mary-Lou Rasmussen, ANU; Dr Anna Hickey-Moody, University of Sydney; Convenor: A/Prof Helen Keane, ANU

What are the possibilities and challenges of feminist sociology in the 21st century? What becomes of the transformative force of feminism when its insights are incorporated into a discipline?

27
Sep
2016

EVENT CANCELLED: Gender in developing countries

Professor Margaret Jolly, ANU; Associate Professor Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, ANU

This event has been cancelled.

21
Sep
2016

The intersections of gender and disability

Jeanette Purkis, author and advocate for Autistic people; Dr Helen Watchirs, President and Human Rights Commissioner of the ACT Human Rights Commission

This fascinating panel discussion, hosted by The ANU Circle for Gender Equity, explores the intersections of gender and disability.

27
Aug
2016

Searching for identity in a multicultural world

Initiatives for Women in Need (IWiN)

Issues like gender equality are intertwined and intrinsically connected to the notion of identity and culture. Thus any discussions on gender must incorporate culture and identity. What does it mean to be a mean or a woman for that matter how do issues like intersectionality affect us, in an increasingly multicultural world?

26
Aug
2016

'Wear it purple day' Gayby Baby screening

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The Gender Equity Committee of the Research School of Population Health, with the support of the Gender Institute, is promoting a viewing of the 2015 Australia documentary 

26
Aug
2016

Support for breastfeeding mothers in workplaces and childcare services at the ANU

Dr Julie Smith, ARC Future Fellow, ANU

Over a decade ago, leading female academics seeking greater gender equity called for universities to ‘bring babies and breasts into workplaces’. The ANU Gender Institute funded a study into support for breastfeeding mothers at Australia’s national university.

16
Aug
2016

Gendering philosophy: a symposium

Professor Linda Martín Alcoff, Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center; Professor Eric Schliesser, University of Amsterdam/Ghent University

This symposium will explore the forms gendered practices take in the discipline such as philosophy, and consider the relationship between the production of knowledge and the gendered hierarchies of value that shape disciplinary spaces.

13
Aug
2016

Intimate connections: everyday experiences of inter-Asia ties - masterclasses

Dr Chika Watanabe, University of Manchester; Dr Dredge Käng, University of California San Diego

We are pleased to offer two master classes with outstanding scholars working on the concerns of intimacy within and between Asian contexts, for PhD students and Early Career Academics.

12
Aug
2016

Scary monsters: the hopeful undecidability of David Bowie (1947-2016)

Professor Alex Sharpe, Keele University

This lecture will draw, in particular, on the work of Michel Foucault and George Canguilhem. Once the theoretical ground has been laid for an analytically precise understanding of the monster, the lecture will turn to counter-cultural icon and sublime anti-hero, David Bowie, as a contemporary vehicle for thinking through, and rendering accessible, some key categorical distinctions which the monster brings to crisis.
Podcast now available.

11
Aug
2016

Intimate connections: everyday experiences of inter-Asia ties - workshop

Professor Koichi Iwabuchi, Monash University; Associate Professor Thang Leng Leng, National University of Singapore; Dr Chika Watanabe, University of Manchester; Dr Dredge Byung'chu Kang, University of California San Diego

Outline 

27
Jul
2016

The gendered experience of seeking asylum

Marion Le, migration agent; Meg Clark, Canberra Refugee Action Committee

The ANU Circle for Gender Equity is bringing together a panel of fantastic speakers to discuss the gendered experience of seeking asylum.

25
Jul
2016

Ideology is a moral issue

Professor Sally Haslanger, MIT

Abstract:

20
Jul
2016

Thar “SHE” blows? Gender, competition, and bubbles in experimental asset markets

Professor Catherine Eckel, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University

Do women and men behave differently in financial asset markets? Results from an asset market experiment show a marked gender difference in producing speculative price bubbles.

20
Jul
2016

Mentoring with Professor Catherine Eckel

Professor Catherine Eckel, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University

Professor Catherine Eckel will reflect on her involvement in the Committee on the Status of Women in Economics Profession mentoring workshops, and will discuss mentoring more broadly at ANU.

06
Jul
2016

Annual Gender Institute Prizes for Excellence in Gender Research - award ceremony and book launch

Kate Jenkins, Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Commissioner

This year's Gender Institute annual event will feature the announcement of the 2015 Gender Institute prizes for excellence in gender research and special guest Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins will launch the new book 'The Public law of Gender: From the Local to the Global'.

04
Jul
2016

Gender in modern East Asia: an integrated history

Professor Louise Edwards; Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki.

Book launch of a new publication by Barbara Molony Janet Theiss Hyaeweol Choi

24
Jun
2016

Women of diaspora: roles and (self)representations

Dr Kasia Williams, ANU Centre for European Studies; Other presenters TBC

The aim of the workshop is to gather researchers, policy-makers and community members, to explore the gendered dimension to migration across different ethnic groups.

09
Jun
2016

After Stella: taking stock of gender and literature in Australia

Lisa Dempster, Festival Director at Melbourne Writers Festival; Melinda Harvey, Monash University; Imogen Mathew, ANU; Ashley Orr, ANU; Zoya Patel, Editor of Feminartsy

This discussion brings figures from across the literary landscape - writers’ festivals, publishing, reviewing, and academia - to discuss what this literary activism has achieved, and what is left to do. Is the gendering of literature in Australia changing, and why?

08
Jun
2016

Roundtable, reception and launch: opportunities for Australia’s Women, Peace and Security agenda post-2015

Dr Alan Ryan, Executive Director of the Australian Civil-Military Centre

With representatives from government and civil society, this roundtable and audience discussion will examine the opportunities for Australia to shape and contribute to the global debate on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda

02
Jun
2016

Skin deep: settler impressions of Aboriginal women

Liz Conor, La Trobe University

Liz Conor will give a seminar on her book, which examines the preoccupations of European-Australians in their encounters with Aboriginal women and the stereotypes and perceptions that seeped into everyday settler-colonial thinking.

31
May
2016

The status of women in Israel relative to the rest of the world

Dr Elana Maryles Sztokman, Founding Director of the Centre for Jewish Feminism

In this talk Dr Elana Sztokman, the 2016 National Council of Jewish Women Australia (NCJWA) Scholar will  look at areas such as wage gaps, political participation, business ownership, personal status issues, women's education, women in the army and reproductive rights to reflect on the  status of

26
May
2016

What was eugenics and why does it still matter?

Professor Philippa Levine, University of Texas at Austin

While the term eugenics has disappeared from our vocabulary, do contemporary reprogenetic policies share anything with this earlier programme?

16
May
2016

Carmen Aguirre: memoirs of a revolutionary daughter

Speaker: Carmen Aguirre, Canadian Writer and Actress; Chair: Monique Rooney, ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
11
May
2016

Research, work, life and balancing academic careers

Professor Kim Rubenstein, Acting Convenor of the ANU Gender Institute; Professor Jenny Nedelsky, University of Toronto; Professor Joseph Carens, University of Toronto

Professor Kim Rubenstein in Conversation with Professor Jennifer Nedelsky and Professor Joseph Carens.

22
Apr
2016

Careers in the UN: law and gender

Jane Aeberhard-Hodges, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

The ANU Circle for Gender Equity and ANU International Law Society are proud to host International Human Rights consultant, Jane Aeb

12
Apr
2016

The art of biography: Australian women's lives

Professor Patricia Plummer, University of Duisburg-Essen; Dr Niki Francis, ANU; Elizabeth Hellwig, ANU; Pamela Lane, ANU
This round table will be an occasion for Professor Plummer (ANU Gender Institute and Humanities Research Centre joint Visiting Fellow) to discuss the hidden history of the enigmatic Australian artist and theosophist Louisa Hayes Le Freimann, with other ANU panellists whose work also examines Au
06
Apr
2016

Book launch - The politics of gender justice at the International Criminal Court: legacies and legitimacy

Professor Louise Chappell, UNSW; Professor Hilary Charlesworth, ANU

Professor Hilary Charlesworth in conversation with Professor Louise Chappell.

31
Mar
2016

Red love across the pacific: political and sexual revolutions of the twentieth century

Paula Rabinowitz, University of Minnesota; Ruth Barraclough, ANU; Nicole Moore, UNSW ADFA; Daniel Sanderson

Visiting Professor Paula Rabinowitz will be in conversation with co-authors Ruth Barraclough (ANU), Nicole Moore (ADFA), and Daniel Sanderson to discuss their contribution to the book Red Love Across the Pacific.

29
Mar
2016

Female leadership in popular culture: the case of Borgen

Professor Patricia Plummer, University of Duisburg-Essen

Patricia Plummer is the 2016 ANU Gender Institute and Humanities Research Centre joint Visiting Fellow and is visiting the ANU from 15th February to 15th April 2016.

23
Mar
2016

Reflections on life as a Woman MP: Gender and Israeli Politics

Dr Einat Wilf, Former Member of the Israeli Knesset

About Dr. Einat Wilf: Dr.

15
Mar
2016

Ted talks and chill

ANU Circle for Gender Equity

The ANU Circle for Gender Equity is hosting a screening of TED Talks focused on gender equity. There will be a small discussion about the talks, popcorn and free food! This event is open to all members of the ANU and the Canberra community.

15
Mar
2016

Smashing the glass ceiling: women in finance

Ruth Medd, The Chair of Women on Boards Australia and Non Executive Director of Women on Boards UK

The ANU Circle for Gender Equity, in collaboration with the Trading & Investment Collective and the ANU College of Business and Economics (CBE), is hosting a panel discussion titled 'Smashing the glass ceiling: women in finance'. Ruth Med

09
Mar
2016

IWD afternoon tea and welcome to Dr Patricia Plummer

ANU Gender Institute
The Gender Institute is holding an informal afternoon tea to mark International Women's day 2016 from 1.30-2.20pm with some tea/coffee and macaroons (those of you who were at our inaugural opening event may remember those green, white and purple macaroons).
 
01
Mar
2016

Domestic violence: a panel discussion

John Hinchey, ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner; Professor Patricia Easteal, University of Canberra

The ANU Circle for Gender Equity is running their first event for 2016! This will be a panel discussion focusing on domestic violence, with both male and female speakers who specialise in advocating for the victims of domestic violence and the role of the justice system in the matter.

18
Feb
2016

What are the possibilities of feminist regulation?

Kathryn Henne, RegNet ANU; Benjamin Authers, School of Law and Justice University of Canberra
This informal planning session is open to those interested in participating in an interdisciplinary dialogue around questions of regulation and feminist praxis. By regulation, we mean a wide range of activities that influence events, not simply law and policy.
11
Feb
2016

Fishy beginnings (we are all bodies of water)

Astrida Neimanis, USyd; Margaret Jolly, ANU

For at least 3.9 billion years, water has been necessary for the gestation of all living beings. Drawing on feminist theory, phenomenology and evolutionary biology, Dr Neimanis asks: how is my body an archive of other watery bodies, anticipating aqueous paths not taken and remembering wet futures yet to come?

11
Feb
2016

Gender, science and wonder

Dr Astrida Neimanis, USyd; Professor Catherine Waldby, ANU; Dr Anne-Sophie Dielen, ANU

This postgraduate workshop aims to open up an interdisciplinary conversation on the gendered dimensions of science and technology.

17
Dec
2015

Between piety, agency and ethical leadership: a critical response to Saba Mahmood

Professor Emerita Pnina Werbner, Keele University, UK

The lecture draws on Foucault’s theory of the ethical subject, to argue that Saba Mahmood fails to theorise female ethical leadership among pious Muslim women, as they breach male domains.

17
Dec
2015

Islam, Gender Relations, and Women’s Agency

Professor Emerita Pnina Werbner, Keele University, UK; Flavia Agnes, MAJLIS, India; Nursyahbani Katjasungkana, LBH-APIK, Indonesia

A two-day international workshop exploring Islam, gender relations and women’s agency in terms of India–Indonesia connections and comparisons.

15
Dec
2015

End-of-year celebrations and farewell to the Convenor

ANU Gender Institute

Please join us to celebrate another great year for the Gender Institute! So much skill, hard work and passion has gone into the research, workshops, lectures, dialogues and public discussions our network has generated in 2015.

26
Nov
2015

Postgraduate conference: Transforming the field of study

ANU Gender Institute

This post graduate conference brings together post graduate research students as well as academics to strengthen the dialogue across all the Social Sciences at ANU and Gender Studies.

25
Nov
2015

White Ribbon Day

ANU

25th November is White Ribbon Day – Australia’s only national, male-led Campaign to end men’s violence against women.

17
Nov
2015

New directions in men, masculinities and law

Professor Richard Collier, Newcastle Law School, Newcastle on Tyne (UK)

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.

12
Nov
2015

Advancing women in science and engineering: how does Australia compare?

Prof. Sharon Bell, Charles Darwin University; Dr. Lisa M. Frehill, National Science Foundation

Join two distinguished experts on gender equity in science, Prof. Sharon Bell (CDU) and Dr. Lisa M. Frehill (NSF) to reflect on the current state of knowledge and policy effectiveness in this area.

11
Nov
2015

Data, data everywhere but not a drop to drink

Dr Lisa Frehill, National Science Foundation

This workshop will be led by Dr Lisa M Frehill of the National Science Foundation and will provide participants the opportunity to address data challenges in their own projects. Early career researchers and students are particularly welcome.

04
Nov
2015

Tax and transfer policies and sex equality: what Australia, Canada and the UK should learn from experience

Professor Kathleen Lahey, Queen's University Canada

Professor Kathleen Lahey identifies key issues and barriers to women’s economic equality and outlines policy alternatives capable of producing better outcomes for women over their life courses.

28
Oct
2015

“The Master’s tools will never dismantle the Master’s house”

Fadzai Muparutsa; Jules Kim

Radically engaging with International human rights, intersectional advocacy and embodied sexuality and sexual practice, this workshop dealt with the challenges and intersections of doing academic and policy work which addresses sexuality, sexual practice, gender identity and expression, ethnicity and culture in respectful and inclusive ways.

22
Oct
2015

Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security

Assistant Commissioner Scott Lee, AFP; Jo Hayter, IWDA; Major General Shane Caughey, Deputy Commander Joint Operations; A/Prof. Sinclair Dinnen, ANU; Virginia Haussegger, Australian National Committee for UN Women & ABC Journalist; and many others.

The third Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security will place a spotlight on the issues in some conflict affected communities and amplify civil society voices.

21
Oct
2015

New women, new men, new economy

Narelle Hooper; Rodin Genoff

The authors of this recently published book on people championing equality, from Sydney to Helsinki, discuss their findings.

12
Oct
2015

Gender, time & health exploring hour glass ceilings

Jenny Welsh, ANU; Dr. Huong Dinh, ANU; A/Prof. Lyndall Strazdins, ANU

This seminar will detail research considering the connections between gender, time and health, covering current theories of gender inequality and population health and implications for family mental health.

08
Oct
2015

Men and Part-Time Work

Agnieszka Althaber, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Freie Universität Berlin

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.

24
Sep
2015

The subject of feelings

Dr. Ksenia Chizhova, ANU Korea Institute

The subject of feelings: the lineage novel and the discourse of emotions in Korea, 17th—20th centuries

17
Sep
2015

Now you see it, now you don't: gender in contemporary policy

Em. Professor Eva Cox, AO, University of Technology, Sydney; Ms Elena Rosenman, Executive Director Women’s Legal Centre ACT; Assoc. Professor Susan Feldman, Monash University; Dr Marian Baird, University of Sydney

The Gender Institute is proud to support The Power To Persuade Symposium: Gender forum. PTP: Gender examines two critical aspects of policy development as they relate to gender equity: evidence and values.

10
Sep
2015

Making foetal persons

A/Prof. Catherine Mills, Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University

In this paper, A/Prof. Catherine Mills considers the role that obstetric ultrasound images have played in the constitution of the foetus as person, to open a discussion of the ways that medical technologies are implicated in the legal and social regulation of pregnant women.

10
Sep
2015

Dialogues on Judith Butler and ethics

Fiona Jenkins, ANU; Moya Lloyd, Loughborough; Catherine Mills, Monash

A symposium with Moya Lloyd (Loughborough) Catherine Mills (Monash) and Fiona Jenkins (ANU).

04
Sep
2015

Interdisciplinary approaches to translocality in Asian and Pacific cultural studies: place, media, mobility

Associate Professor Fran Martin, University of Melbourne

This masterclass will explore approaches and methods in studying translocality in comparative Asian and Pacific Cultural studies. All graduate and honours students interested in interdisciplinary cultural studies are welcome to participate.

02
Sep
2015

The future of whiteness: masterclass for HDR students and ECRs

Professor Linda Martín Alcoff

Masterclass for postgraduate students and early career researchers: Is racism constitutive of white identity? If we imagine this to be the case, does it eclipse the scope of future transformations of white identity, making any positive transformation literally unimaginable? What are the future possibilities for white identity?

02
Sep
2015

Gender equity in academia - making it happen

Professor Jenny Martin, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland

Professor Jennifer Martin discussed the issues and roadblocks women face, outline what universities and individuals can do to make change happen, and highlighted the current Academy of Science "Science in Australia Gender Equity" (SAGE) pilot of the UK Athena SWAN gender equity accreditation system.

01
Sep
2015

Podcast release: Global echoes of rape and resistance

Visiting Professor Linda Martin Alcoff

Catch up now via the podcast. This lecture by visiting Professor Linda Martin Alcoff explores the conditions of echoing and echoability in the context of the epidemic of global sexual violence.

26
Aug
2015

Why should men care about equal opportunities?

Lars Einar Engström

Lars Einar Engström's first book was Confessions of a Sexist. In this public lecture, find out why he called himself a sexist and what our organisations can do to tackle it.

18
Aug
2015

Women together: conflict, courage and hope: from DRC to Australia

Sister Angélique Namaika

ANU Gender Institute was delighted to welcome Sister Angélique Namaika during her visit to Australia as the guest of Australia for UNHCR. Sister Angélique is the recipient of the 2013 Nansen Refugee Award, UNHCR’s highest human rights prize, for her ground-breaking work with women and girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

12
Aug
2015

The great transformation in South Asia: feminisation of agriculture and food security

Professor Nitya Rao

This exciting symposium was presented by the ANU Gender Institute, the South Asia Research Institute and the Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific.

06
Aug
2015

Professor Kim Rubenstein in conversation with Justice Daphne Barak Erez

Professor Kim Rubenstein, ANU; Justice Daphne Barak Erez

The Gender Institute, the Centre for International and Public Law and the ANU Law Students Society welcome students from around the campus, and interested academics to come and hear Professor Kim Rubenstein in Conversation with Israeli Supreme Court Justice Daphne Barak Erez.

05
Aug
2015

The league of remarkable women in Australian science

Anne-Sophie Dielen, ANU; Prof. Brian Schmidt, ANU (forum co-chair); the Hon. Karen Andrews MP (forum co-chair)

This exhibition, interactive display and public forum was a registered event for the National Science Week and made possible by the generous support of ANU Gender Institute and the National Science Week – Inspiring Australia Program.

04
Aug
2015

Tania Farha: UN Women public lecture

Tania Farha

ANU Gender Institute, in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is pleased to present a public lecture by UN policy specialist Tania Farha.

21
May
2015

Conversions: Cakobau, Adi Samanunu and Varani in precolonial Fiji

Vicki Luker, School of History, School of Culture Histoy and Language, ANU

ANU Gender Institute - Gender and History node 2015 seminar series. Presenter: Vicki Luker, School of History, School of Culture Histoy and Language, ANU

18
May
2015

What is gender? Observations from a transgender perspective

ANU Circle for Gender Equity; The ANU Queer Department; TranzAustralia

What is gender? Should gender exist? How does your gender presentation affect the way you are treated by society? To what extent is feminism supporting transgender individuals? What can we do about these issues? Hear from Transgender individuals uniquely placed to answer these questions! 

14
May
2015

Young Women’s Budget Briefing

A live social media panel event where young women were offered an accessible explanation of the federal budget process and its political function, a roundup of the new measures that affected women and the opportunity to ask questions about the current budget and its effects.

14
May
2015

Post feminism. Post theory. Post critique?

This workshop aims to rekindle the dialogue between feminist legal theorists and scholars of women, gender and the law.

08
May
2015

Flesh and blood: a feminist symposium on embodied histories

The Editorial Collective of Lilith: A Feminist History Journal is pleased to announce a one-day symposium intended to celebrate and build upon the rich tradition of placing the body at the centre of feminist historical analysis.

07
May
2015

Body politics in development: competing world views

Dr Wendy Harcourt, Erasmus University, The Netherlands

Speaker: Dr Wendy Harcourt. This lecture will reflect on over twenty years of engagement in body politics in development exploring the deep contradictions and unease around embodied experiences that profoundly inform yet lie barely visible below the surface of gender and development policy and planning.

06
May
2015

ANU Circle for Gender Equity seminar: healthcare in Africa

ANU Circle for Gender Equity

The ANU Circle for Gender Equity is proud to hold its second seminar for the semester with the discussion focusing on healthcare in Africa.

23
Apr
2015

Childhood sexuality in early twentieth century sexology and psychoanalysis

Katie Sutton, Lecturer, German and Gender Studies, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics

ANU Gender Institute - Gender and History node 2015 seminar series: Katie Sutton, Lecturer, German and Gender Studies, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics

13
Apr
2015

Engendering the anthropocene: horizons and rifts in conversations about climate change in Oceania

Margaret Jolly, Australian National University

This lecture reflects on how Oceania and Oceanic peoples figure in dialogues about climate change, globally and in Oceania, and how indigenous knowledge and deep Oceanic histories are simultaneously embraced and marginalized.

07
Apr
2015

Workshop with Dr Kiran Martin, founder of Asha: women innovating in Delhi’s slums

The ANU Gender Institute presents Dr Kiran Martin, Founder and Director of Asha (“hope” in Hindi). Asha is a Delhi-based NGO that works in partnership with women in slum communities to improve living conditions and access healthcare, education and financial services.

26
Mar
2015

Women in diplomacy

The Honourable Penny Wensley; HE Mrs Annemieke Ruigrok: HE Dr Clemencia Forero-Ucros: HE Mrs Naela Chohan

A panel discussion with: The Honourable Penny Wensley AC, HE Mrs Annemieke Ruigrok, HE Dr Clemencia Forero-Ucros and HE Mrs Naela Chohan co-hosted by the ACT Branch of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) and ANU Gender Institute. Catch up on the event with images, wrap up of proceedings and podcast recording.

19
Mar
2015

Gender Institute 4th anniversary

Sally Engle-Merry, New York University

The Gender Institute 4th Anniversary featured a public lecture from Professor Sally Engle Merry, NYU, followed by a panel discussion. The annual prizes for excellence in gender research were awarded and three new books by Gender Institute members were launched.

12
Mar
2015

Wives and wanderers in a New Guinea highlands society

This work by the late Marie Olive Reay would have been the first in this vein had it been published when she finished it – back in the mid-60s.

20
Feb
2015

ANU Circle for Gender Equity Meet & Greet BBQ

A BBQ event for old and new members on this Friday at 6pm

20
Feb
2015

Feminist perspectives on medical bodies

This symposium entitled 'Feminist perspectives on medical bodies' is hosted by the Legal Intersections Research Centre, the Feminist Research Network and the Forum on Human Rights Research:

12
Feb
2015

Conversion, tolerance, and the convent of the Nouvelles catholiques in eighteenth-century Paris

Dr Gemma Betros, Lecturer in European History, ANU

The first in the Gender and History node seminar series will be presented by Dr Gemma Betros, Lecturer in European History, ANU.

27
Nov
2014

Conversation with Olivera Simić

Olivera Simić, Griffith Law School; Susan Harris Rimmer, ANU

Olivera Simić speaks about her new book, Surviving Peace: A Political Memoir, with Susan Harris Rimmer

Light refreshments will be served.

25
Nov
2014

Attrition and Completion in Doctoral Education: A Wicked Problem?

Nigel Palmer, Australian National University

This seminar examines time to completion and completion rates for international and domestic doctoral candidates by gender.

20
Nov
2014

A Celebration of Professor Jill Julius Matthews’ Career

Women’s Studies and Gender Studies @ANU: A Celebration of Professor Jill Julius Matthews’ Career

Reflections on Professor Matthews’ Teaching, Scholarship and Academic Leadership: From Women’s Studies to the Gender Institute (1984-2011)

17
Oct
2014

Relationship Things

YWCA Canberra is excited to mark the International Week Without Violence this October by launching their revamped Relationship Things resource. 

16
Oct
2014

Queer theory's queer sex

Professor Robyn Wiegman, Duke University

Distinguished lecture by Professor Robyn Wiegman, Duke University. A co-presentation of Queer Objects symposium and ANU Gender Institute 2014 public lecture series 'Feminist Theory Now'.

16
Oct
2014

Queer Objects: A Symposium with Robyn Wiegman and Annamarie Jagose

More than two decades after queer theory’s emergence, presenters at this symposium are invited to engage with queer as an object and with the object lessons of queer theory.

09
Oct
2014

Seminar for students with Professor Armelle Le Bras-Chopard

Professor Armelle Le Bras-Chopard, University of Versailles

As part of a visit to the ANU Professor Armelle Le Bras-Chopard will participate in a seminar for students, in addition to her public lecture

08
Oct
2014

Women in the Middle East: Panel discussion

Jacqueline Sutton, ANU; Huda Al-Tamimi, ANU; Dr Zahra Taheri, ANU

ANU Circle for Gender Equity and Diversity Learning Community are hosting a panel discussion on Women in the Middle East to discuss gender roles and women’s rights in society and politics across the region.

08
Oct
2014

Public lecture: Women and Politics in France

Professor Armelle Le Bras-Chopard, University of Versailles

France likes to think of itself as a country that champions liberty. Yet for political and cultural reasons, in comparison with other countries it has been slow to grant political rights to women (women's suffrage, 1944).

30
Sep
2014

'Unmasking Masculinity': Panel Discussion

Dr Carolyn Strange, Academic and lecturer of 'Masculinities in Western History' at ANU; Stephanie Lusby, PhD candidate ANU; Maria Ibari Ortega, PhD candidate ANU

The ANU Circle for Gender Equity is hosting a panel discussion on the interaction between gender equity and the construct of masculinity in different cultural contexts. 

Speakers: 

25
Sep
2014

Voice and agency: empowering women and girls for shared prosperity

Panelists: Jeni Klugman, Elizabeth Broderick, Dame Carol Kidu, Ewen McDonald. Facilitator: Fiona Jenkins.

24
Sep
2014

Feminism's archive

Associate Professor Maryanne Dever

Where is feminism's archive if it is not something that we find fully formed and awaiting our interventions?

24
Sep
2014

Australian Feminist Studies: roundtable and special issue launch

Invitation to discuss the future of one of Australia's leading journals, and to celebrate the release of a special issue ‘Gendered Excellence in the Social Sciences.

23
Sep
2014

What’s Mr Kipling’s Bakewell tarts got to do with it? Performing gender as a judicial virtue in the theatre of justice

Professor Leslie J Moran, University of London

In this seminar Professor Leslie J Moran analyses judicial swearing in speeches as ‘live performance’, focusing on the ceremony for Lady Justice Macur during which a box of 'Mr Kipling’s Bakewell tarts’ was presented to the Lord Chief Justice.

23
Sep
2014

Women, Peace and Security: 2014 Civil Society Dialogue & Reception

Hosted by Australian National Committee for UN Women, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and ANU Gender Institute.

22
Sep
2014

Beijing +20 Caravan for young women

Hosted by The Equality Rights Alliance and the ANU Women's Department

The Equality Rights Alliance is hosting a Beijing +20 Caravan for young women in order to discuss current issues and challenges facing women in Australia.

03
Sep
2014

Women’s Political Participation in China

Professor Jude Howell, London School of Economics and Political Sciences

This lecture takes up the issue of women's political participation in China with particular reference to village committees.

28
Aug
2014

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, in conversation with Virginia Haussegger

Ms Mlambo-Ngcuka will discuss what UN Women is doing in the lead up to Beijing+20 and how they are working to ensure gender equality is embedded within the Post-2015 Development Framework.

28
Aug
2014

We are all made of stars: establishing equity and diversity within Australian astronomy

The 2014 Astronomical Society of Australia Women in Astronomy Workshop will be hosted at ANU in August. All are welcome, regardless of gender, background or seniority.

27
Aug
2014

Gender, Conflict and Peace

ANU Circle for Gender Equity

Join speakers from military, governmental, humanitarian and academic perspectives from a range of countries for an interactive and informative panel discussion.

21
Aug
2014

Sex and Consent: From the personal to the political

ANU Women’s Department and Diversity Learning Community

This event asks how we should conceive of consent, and how we can promote healthy sexual relationships and non-violence on our campus.

19
Aug
2014

Reproductive Freedom, Torture and International Human Rights: Challenging the Masculinisation of Torture

Dr Ronli Sifris; Professor Kim Rubenstein

Part of the Gender Institute 2014 public lecture series 'Feminist Theory Now', co-presented with the Centre for International and Public Law

14
Aug
2014

Women of Science Wikibomb

The Network for Women in Biology is hosting a lunch meeting and Wikibomb event. 
 
05
Aug
2014

CSW 59 Collaborative Forum

UN Women Australia

CSW59 Preparation Meeting: Open to all

04
Aug
2014

Beyond the Gender Binary

ANU Circle for Gender Equity presents a panel discussion with Professor Margaret Jolly, Professor Hyaeweol Choi, Amir Pasha Peyrovi and College of Law Sub-Dean Wayne Morgan exploring concepts of gender and gender equity which mov

04
Aug
2014

'Researching Gender, Politics and the Media: Approaches and Methods

Professor Linda Trimble, University of Alberta, Canada

Postgraduate students and early career researchers at the ANU are invited to attend this Masterclass on feminist media analysis, which explores approaches and methods for analysing media texts and argues that such analysis is crucial for understanding politics and gendered power relations.

04
Aug
2014

Body politics: Media, gender and leadership in Australia, Canada and New Zealand

Professor Linda Trimble, University of Alberta, Canada

Professor Linda Trimble on the ways that bodies matter in politics.

01
Aug
2014

Framed? Julia Gillard and the gender wars

*Please note the change of venue!
A public panel event on media representations of women in public life and the sexism that many believe contributed to the downfall of Australia's first woman Prime Minister.

31
Jul
2014

Protection of women in conflict: Chief of Army discusses the London Global Summit

The Centre for Military & Security Law and the ANU Gender Institute are pleased to co-host a Seminar featuring Lieutenant General David Morrison AO, Chief of Army, Dr Susan Harris-Rimmer, Director of Studies at the ANU Asia- Pacific College of Diplomacy and Ms Veronica Fynn, a PhD scholar at the ANU College of Law.

22
Jul
2014

Feminist ripostes to the responsibility to protect doctrine

Dr Susan Harris Rimmer

In this lecture Dr Harris Rimmer considers recent work exploring the potential for for alignment between the Women Peace and Security Agenda and 'R2P' around the goal of accountability for sexual violence in conflict.

03
Jun
2014

What do wages do? Feminist theory in austere times

Professor Lisa Adkins

In this public lecture, Professor Lisa Adkins calls for feminist theory to rethink redistributive justice in the light of material transformations to the capacities of resources, including money, to redress injustice and inequality.

28
May
2014

On the under-representation of women in academia

EEG, RSB seminar

Identifying and addressing the causes of the under-representation of women and minorities in academia is a source of ongoing concern and controversy.

13
May
2014

Women, peace and security workshop

Australian National Committee for UN Women and ANU Gender Institute

Applications are invited to attend a workshop on women, peace and security.

07
May
2014

New women, modern girls in global Asia - workshop

The workshop brings together experts on the gender history of East Asia and will pay special attention to the intersecting influences on New Woman, Modern Girl within the region that came about through the print media, educational institutions, churches and feminist movements.

05
May
2014

Women in philosophy: what needs to change?

To be launched by Professor Alison Wylie - this edited volume collects a series of critical essays by leading female philosophers pursuing the question of why philosophy continues to be inhospitable to women and what can be done to change it.

05
May
2014

Standpoint theory and the formation of gender archaeology

Professor Alison Wylie

We are delighted to host former editor of Hypatia journal and US 2013 Distinguished Woman Philosopher of Year, Professor Alison Wylie, as the second speaker in our 2014 public lecture series Feminist Theory Now.

26
Mar
2014

Australian women’s history forum

The Australian Women’s History Forum will hold a headline debate in Canberra featuring Dr Anne Summers AO, Professor Angela Woollacott, Professor Kim Rubenstein and others.

21
Mar
2014

Gender Institute third Anniversary Event

ANU Gender Institute

Featuring an inspirational lecture and discussion with Sex Discrimination Commissioner Ms Elizabeth Broderick: "Progressing gender equity and the role of male champions of change"

21
Mar
2014

Gender Institute 3rd Anniversary Event

ANU Gender Institute

The Gender Institute marked its 3rd anniversary on Friday 21 March 2014 with an inspirational lecture and discussion with Sex Discrimination Commissioner Ms Elizabeth Broderick from the Australian Human Rights Commission.

12
Mar
2014

Our bodies, whose property?

Professor Anne Phillips

The first in the Gender Institute 2014 Public Lecture Series, Feminist Theory Now, will be presented by Professor Anne Phillips from the London School of Economics.

07
Mar
2014

Celebrate International Women's Day and nominate a champion

This event is an opportunity to network, celebrate women and recognise their contribution to the University.

14
Feb
2014

Violence against women: Solutions for the future - a One Billion Rising V Day event

One Billion Rising is a global campaign that invites one billion women and those who love them to demand an end to the violence. ANU supports this goal and is proud to host this panel discussion to explore solutions to the unacceptable statistics surrounding violence against women

14
Feb
2014

Gender Equity at the RSAA and ANU: review and recommendations

Shaheen Iqbal (RSAA); Timothy Jones (RSES)

This presentation is the outcome of an ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics' Access and Equity Committee research project, funded by the ANU Gender Institute.

12
Dec
2013

On the relative status of women in academic economics

Professor Karen Mumford, University of York

Karen Mumford, Professor of Economics at the University of York, will explore the relative position of women in academic economics.

06
Dec
2013

Encountering legal imaginaries of harm: Towards an ethico-critical practice

This public lecture by Dr Honni van Rijswijk will consider the role of the imaginary as a mode of intervention into processes of interpellation—as the location of a practice of interruption, diagnosis and transformation of legal organisations of harm, and as a point from which to offer alternative versions of relation and responsibility.

04
Dec
2013

The Politics and Aesthetics of Academic Writing

Facilitated by Dr Honni van Rijswijk, Senior Lecturer UTS, this workshop examines strategies for writing at the intersection of feminist theory, law, literature and the humanities across all levels of postgraduate study. The workshop will be of interest to scholars working on inter-disciplinary projects that touch upon feminism, law, literature and other humanities disciplines.

20
Nov
2013

The Origin of Sex and Death

Dr Charley Lineweaver, RSAA, RSES, ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Dr Charley Lineweaver is an astrobiologist interested in the origins of multicellularity, sex and death.  Understanding the evolutionary origin of gender differences will give us insight into modern gender issues.  Dr Lineweaver will review the various forms of genetic exchange among bacteria and

15
Nov
2013

Not yet 50/50: Barriers to the progress of senior women in the Australian Public Service

Could the research model for this ground-breaking study be extended to look at the situation of women in academia? Three authors of the report will discuss its findings and take questions.

14
Nov
2013

The Marriage Equality Act

The Centre for International & Public Law, ANU College of Law, are hosting a Public Seminar to mark the enactment of the Marriage Equality Act by the ACT Legislative Assembly.

13
Nov
2013

Women, politics and the law in Sri Lanka: A discussion with Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena

Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena is a Sri Lankan lawyer, journalist and human rights defender who has researched extensively on issues of gender discriminatory laws, good governance and the participation of women in the island’s politics.

11
Nov
2013

Looking back on RAMSI: mainstreaming women, peace and security into Australian foreign policy and practice

An event to mark the 13th anniversary of UNSCR1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

06
Nov
2013

Women, Peace and Security in the Asia-Pacific

This public lecture by Indonesian expert Kamala Chandrakirana addresses the theme of women, peace and security in the Asia and Pacific, and the roles the United Nations, as well as the international community can play to ensure strong roles of women in conflict resolution and peace building.

06
Nov
2013

Workshop for early career researchers: women, peace and security in the Asia Pacific

Kamala Chandrakirana, independent expert, UN Human Rights Council’s Special Procedures Mechanism

The early career researchers’ workshop lead by Indonesian expert Kamala Chandrakirana is intended to support PhD and Masters students and ECR researchers at the ANU working on topi

04
Nov
2013

Leaks in the pipeline: separating demographic inertia from ongoing gender differences in academia

2013 Gender Institute Seminar Series

The fifth seminar in the 2013 Gender Institute Seminar Series, Women in Academia, will be presented by Dr. Allison Shaw and Dr. Daniel Stanton of the Research School of Biology, ANU.

30
Oct
2013

Australian Inspiring Women - Professor Fiona Wood: ‘In mind, body and spirit’

Professor Fiona Wood and ANU Gender Institute

Burns surgeon and researcher Professor Fiona Wood will explore her personal and professional quest to deliver scarless healing to all burn injury survivors.

21
Oct
2013

Australian Inspring Women - Matilda House-Williams: Ngambri, Ngunnawal, Wiradjuri elder

Dr Kathryn Spurling and ANU Gender Institute

Q&A with Matilda House-Williams, Ngambri, Ngunnawal, Wiradjuri elder: ‘I’m a tough little bugger, I always have been ... and a very proud Aboriginal woman’.

16
Oct
2013

Australia and the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security

The 2013 Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security will be launched by Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash.

15
Oct
2013

Gendering high skilled immigration selection across the OECD

Dr Anna Boucher, University of Sydney, Visiting Scholar, RSSS, ANU

ANU Research Seminar by Dr Anna Boucher, University of Sydney (Department of Government and International Relations), Visiting Scholar, Research School, ANU. Drawing upon feminist economics, industrial relations and sociology, this paper develops new indicators to assess the gender awareness of a range of methods of highly skilled immigration selection including points tested models and employer-selection models across 12 countries and 39 visa classes.

14
Oct
2013

The long revolution in Egypt: women, gender, and creative activisms

Professor Margot Badran

Professor Margot Badran: This talk centres on the continuing 2011 Egyptian Revolution (al-thawra al-musatmira) as a new generation of women and men engage in forms of creative activism displaying at once tenacious militant activisms and stunning aesthetic politics.

11
Oct
2013

ANU Circle for Gender Equity

ANU Circle for Gender Equity will be holding an informal launch event directly after the screening of Girl Rising on the International Day of the Girl.

11
Oct
2013

Girl Rising: film screening and panel discussion

One Girl and the ANU Gender Institute

Educate girls. Change the World. Film screening and panel discussion with Dr Victoria Mason (Politics and International Relations, ANU) and Dr Fiona Jenkins (Philosophy, ANU and Convener, ANU Gender Institute).

10
Oct
2013

I am a girl: film screening and panel

YWCA of Canberra and ANU Gender Institute

The YWCA of Canberra and the ANU Gender Institute invite you to the screening of ‘I AM A GIRL’, on the eve of the International Day of the Girl Child. Includes a panel discussion with the filmmaker.

08
Oct
2013

An in-depth analysis of organizational identification of female ECR academics at the ANU

2013 Gender Institute Seminar Series

The fourth in the 2013 Gender Institute Seminar Series, Women in Academia, will be presented by Dr Dirk Van Rooy, Lecturer, Research School of Psychology, ANU

25
Sep
2013

Australian Inspiring Women - Geraldine Cox: ‘Wealth of a different kind’: Sunrise Children’s Villages, Cambodia

Dr Kathryn Spurling and ANU Gender Institute

Public lecture by Geraldine Cox, A.M.

17
Sep
2013

Adoption by same-sex parents in Western societies

Agnès Fine, Professor (Directrice d’études) at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

After reviewing the context of the emergence of same-sex parenting in contemporary Western societies Agnès Fine analyses its different forms as well as the demands that flow from it.

13
Sep
2013

Women in Philosophy: what needs to change?

School of Philosophy, ANU

This workshop explores why professional philosophers are today still overwhelmingly male. Speakers draw on papers from 'Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change?' (forthcoming, OUP) for discussion by a broad range of respondents.

02
Sep
2013

Academic careers and the gender gap

2013 Gender Institute Seminar Series

The third in the 2013 Gender Institute Seminar Series, Women in Academia, will be a public lecture presented by Maureen Baker, professor of sociology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

02
Sep
2013

Women in Academia Workshop: Professor Maureen Baker

2013 Gender Institute Seminar Series

This workshop will centre around Prof. Maureen Baker's new book “Academic Careers and the Gender Gap”.

28
Aug
2013

Whither Indian sex equality jurisprudence: doctrinal migration in a post-realist world

Dr Juliette Duara, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

In this presentation Dr Juliette Duara discusses India’s recent equality jurisprudence as examples of doctrinal migration/ transplantation.

23
Aug
2013

Why do women research students and early career academics need resilience?

An opportunity for informal discussions with Maryanne Dever and Beth Beckmann, and for networking with ANU women with an interest in this topic, including past participants of the Resilience of Women Research Students program.

23
Aug
2013

Gender, early career formation and the changes we haven't seen

2013 Gender Institute seminar series

Seminar and Workshop: A/Prof Maryanne Dever discusses how gender differences in early career academic employment paths and research performance in Australia are shaped by graduates’ family formation and PhD experiences.

20
Aug
2013

Modern careers in the Ancient world

Australasian Women in Ancient World Studies

Classicist Prof. Elizabeth Minchin (one of the Gender Institute's ANU Inspiring Women) and archaeologist Dr Catherine Frieman will feature at the first The Australasian Women in Ancient World Studies social event at ANU.

12
Aug
2013

The 'female Rushdie': Fallen prose of a fallen woman

In this public lecture, award-winning author Hanifa Deen will explore the domestic and international responses to dissident Bangladeshi writer-in-exile, Taslima Nasreen.

08
Aug
2013

Enhancing gender in research and writing: workshop for graduate students

This workshop is designed for students who would like to enhance the gender aspects of their research and writing.

05
Aug
2013

NOTICE: Stina Powell seminar event cancelled

2013 Gender Institute Seminar Series

*PLEASE NOTE*: Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

Please visit the Women in Academia page for information about other events in this series

18
Jul
2013

Childhoods in South Asia: Contemporary and historical perspectives

This conference will provide an interdisciplinary platform for scholars and NGO representatives who work in the areas of childhood and education in South Asia.

17
Jul
2013

Erotics, media, and sociality in transnational Asia

Purnima Mankekar, Associate Professor in Gender Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of California (UCLA) and Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore in 2013

This lecture by Purnima Mankekar, Associate Professor in Gender Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of California (UCLA) and Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore in 2013 draws on collaborative research on intersections of transnational media, erotics, and identity within Asia and across Asian diasporas.

17
Jul
2013

The topography of the female self in Indian therapeutic cults

Marine Carrin, anthropologist, Director of Research (CNRS) at the Centre d’Anthropologie Sociale, Toulouse

This public lecture examines issues of the female self, language and performance in therapeutic cults in India.

16
Jul
2013

Feminisms, transnationalism and the media

Purnima Mankekar, Associate Professor UCLA

Masterclass for PhD students and ECRs with Purnima Mankekar, Associate Professor in Gender Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of California in Los Angeles.

07
Jun
2013

Glass ceilings: Why are they persisting and what can we do about them?

Professor Alison Booth, ANU Public Policy Fellow

In many countries, there is a gender wage gap that widens across the wage distribution. This finding - more pronounced in the private than the public sector - has been interpreted as a glass ceiling effect. What explains this effect and what policies could make a difference?

06
Jun
2013

Sorcery: A Reality Beyond Rational Logic

Public lecture by Dame Carol Kidu, former member of Papua New Guinea Parliament and an outspoken advocate against gender violence in Papua New Guinea.

03
Jun
2013

Women in Philosophy: what needs to change?

2013 Gender Institute seminar series

Catch up on the first seminar in the 2013 Gender Institute seminar series 'Women in academia' via the podcast.

15
May
2013

Theorising gender, race and nation

Professor Jill Vickers

Masterclass for Postgraduate students and ECRs with Professor Jill Vickers.

10
May
2013

Women Without Men: Spinsters, widows and deserted wives in the nineteenth century and beyond

Lilith: A Feminist History Journal and ANU Gender Institute

The inaugural conference of the relaunched Lilith: A Feminist History Journal will be held on Friday 10 May 2013. Keynote speaker: Professor Carolyn Steedman, University of Warwick.

09
May
2013

From rights to reality: Protecting breastfeeding in workplaces and childcare

Do we really have time to live healthy lifestyles?  ‘From Rights to Reality’ will discuss new research on best practice support for breastfeeding in workplaces and childcare settings, including the effects of time stress on health.
07
May
2013

Excellence in gender research 2012: Presenting our ANU student prize-winners

ANU Gender Institute

Gender Institute award winners will present their research at this special seminar.

07
May
2013

Engendering kastom and the arts in Vanuatu

Professor Margaret Jolly

Prof Margaret Jolly, ARC Laureate Fellow, School of Culture, History and Language, Australian National University, discusses how kastom and arts have been gendered in Vanuatu.

02
May
2013

Roundtable and Discussion: Women in science - How to improve the scoring system of women’s track record “relative to opportunity”

Professor Carola Vinuesa, ANU

The convenor of the roundtable, Professor Carola Vinuesa is a member of the recently created NHMRC Women in Science Working Committee, an NHMRC Elizabeth Blackburn Fellow.

01
May
2013

Australia's female veterans from Vietnam to Afghanistan

In this public lecture Dr Samantha Crompvoets presents findings from a three year in depth study into the health and wellbeing of Australia's female veterans.

29
Apr
2013

Violence affecting women and children in Vietnam in the comparative perspective with other ASEAN Countries

Huong Le Thu, currently Visiting Scholar at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and formerly Visiting Scholar at the ANU Centre for European Studies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

This public seminar will talk specifically on the issues of Violence affecting Women and Children in Vietnam.

22
Apr
2013

Conference: ‘Let’s Get Loud!’: Gender, Politics, ACTION

ANU Gender Institute and Vocal Majority

A conference brought to you by the ANU Gender Institute and Vocal Majority. Keynote speakers include Anne Summers AO and Professor Hilary Charlesworth.

19
Apr
2013

Workshop: The power of gender and ethnic boundaries: Examining the representation of women’s experiences of Australia in migrant narratives

ANU Gender Institute and ANU Centre for European Studies

A research workshop exploring the gendered dimension to migration and challenging disciplinary boundaries.

15
Apr
2013

Linking women, peace and security in the Pacific: Thinking globally and acting locally

ANU Gender Institute

Public lecture by Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls, Executive Director of FemLINKPACIFIC.

20
Mar
2013

Gang rape and the global: Sexual violence in India and beyond

Professor Margaret Jolly

Public panel discussion and book launch.

15
Mar
2013

Gender Institute 2nd anniversary event

Gender Institute

The ANU Gender Institute celebrated its second anniversary on Friday 15 March 2013 in the Sir Roland Wilson Building at the ANU with 120 guests attending. Event summary and media.

08
Mar
2013

Celebrate international women's day and nominate a champion

You are invited to attend the annual ANU International Women’s Day celebration. This event is an opportunity to network, celebrate women and recognise their contribution to the U niversity.

14
Feb
2013

One Billion Rising forum

The ANU Gender Institute in collaboration with the Human Resources Division Diversity and Workforce Planning Unit are holding a panel discussion to support this laudable initiative of raising awareness around violence against women and girls.

13
Dec
2012

Feminist scholarship and the public realm 1970-2012

Professor Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney

Raewyn Connell invites people to re-think the story of feminist gains and losses in Australia over the last 40 years in terms of the making and re-making of a public realm in Australia, considered as a settler-colonial society with a trajectory through industrialisation to neo-liberal dependence.

13
Dec
2012

Gendered excellence in the social sciences

This two day workshop interrogates the relationship between the disciplines’ incorporation of feminist perspectives and their progress towards gender equity goals. It will probe how feminist activism and scholarship have informed one another.

06
Dec
2012

Women and land and natural resource governance: The south-west pacific in comparative context

Law, Governance & Development Initiative, ANU College of Law

This workshop will help to identify an action research agenda to better understand the dynamics of natural resource governance in the region, and what can be done in terms of policy to support more gender equitable outcomes.

03
Dec
2012

Academic Women's Writing Workshop 2012: with Beth Beckmann & Pam Roberts

Register your interest now for a structured and supportive week of intensive writing for ANU academic women staff. Preference is given to participants who can attend for the full week.

27
Nov
2012

The Clare Burton Memorial Lecture 2012: For Love...‏

Building on the rich legacy of Clare Burton’s research and advocacy for women in the workforce, Jane Caro and Catherine Fox will bring their own take on the idea of “for love…”.

27
Nov
2012

Two steps forward one back, or the reverse: feminism in a fierce new century?

Professor Gita Sen combines a distinguished academic career with policy advocacy and NGO activism. She is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India, and Adjunct Professor of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health.

16
Nov
2012

Scholarships: Gender and Water

Tapping the Turn is a conference on water’s social dimensions inspired by a growing interest in more effectively combining scientific research and humanities and social sciences research in water research, policy and program development.
This workshop is being held as a part of the conference.

15
Nov
2012

Have we fallen out of love with women?

 What are the real sacrifices that women must make to crack the glass ceiling if there are any and what is the psychology underlying all of this?

14
Nov
2012

Women in science: From high school expectations to academic career

BROADENING WOMEN AND GIRLS’ SENSE OF THE POSSIBLE! (A great chance for Gender Institute members and beyond to network, including lunch):

19
Oct
2012

Afghanistan: First Women’s Empowerment Centre

Ms Nasima Rahmani will discuss the challenges facing women to gain entry to public and private universities, and her work to support women to achieve economic independence and potential leadership positions.

03
Oct
2012

The Court of Chancery: Women, Apprentices and Chancery in 16th century London

Dr Merridee Bailey

School of History Seminar Series: Dr Bailey will explore the extent of apprentices’ and women’s participation in early modern economic activities such as skill training, mentoring, credit agreements and buying and selling.

14
Sep
2012

Afghanistan: First Women’s Empowerment Centre

Ms Nasima Rahmani will discuss the challenges facing women to gain entry to public and private universities, and her work to support women to achieve economic independence and potential leadership positions.

14
Sep
2012

ECR and PhD workshop - Theorising gender and change at the levels of the social order, institutions and relationships

Liz Kelly, London Metropolitan University

Professor Liz Kelly will facilitate an intensive workshop for ECRs and PhD students on theoretical frameworks that open up differing levels of gender analysis.

06
Sep
2012

Conference: International and cross discipline perspectives – education about violence against women.

Meet a fabulous array of academic clinicians and academics and join ANU and international visitors for a day event focussed on violence against women, and participatory education for researchers, health workers and others working with women in violent situations.

30
Aug
2012

Putting the Her Back in History: Clare Wright In Conversation with Kim Rubenstein

Historian Dr Clare Wright will discuss the making of her recent ABC TV documentary, Utopia Girls: How Women Won the Vote, with the Gender Institute’s Convenor, Professor Kim Rubenstein

24
Aug
2012

Gender equality: a lived reality?

Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Executive Director of UN Women

Our very successful Gender Institute Signature Event was presented by Ms Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women on 24 August 2012 at the ANU School of Music.

20
Aug
2012

On the Critique of Violence within Precarious Life

Dr Fiona Jenkins, School of Philosophy, ANU

This paper explores the character of the ethical and political obligation that Judith Butler has argued arises from the shared condition of precarious life.

14
Aug
2012

Gender Institute Seminar Series with Gender Institute prize winners sharing their research on Excellence in Gender Research

On the first anniversary of the Gender Institute in March 2012 we announced the ANU student prizes for undergraduate and graduate work completed in 2011. Join our award winners’ presentation and enjoy a chance to catch-up with members of the ANU Gender Institute.

06
Aug
2012

Engendering governance - from the local to the global

The draft program for the Sixth Centre for International and Public law, ANU College of Law, workshop Connecting Public law and International law, to be held from 6-8 August on the topic En/gendering Governance: from the Local to the Global is now available

02
Aug
2012

FEMONATIONALISM: Gendered Migrations and Gendered Integration

ANU Gender Institute

Dr Farris, an Italian political theorist, works on gender, migration, integration and citizenship, using a sociological and political theory framework.

01
Aug
2012

Tour the particle accelerator with Professor Mahananda Dasgupta

Meet our award winning ANU nuclear physicists Professor Mahananda Dasgupta, the inaugural Georgina Sweet Laureate Fellow, who will take us on a tour of this large facility at the Department of Nuclear Physics and tell us about her work with the accelerator.

31
Jul
2012

Public Lecture by Dr Sara R. Farris: Femonationalism and Islamophobia - their political and symbolic economy

Dr Sara R. Farris, King’s College London

Dr Sara R. Farris is a Lecturer in Political Sociology at the European Studies Department, King’s College London, and Research Fellow at Princeton, Institute for Advanced Study (2012-2013).

13
Jul
2012

Sexualities, sexual rights, and HIV in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific

The HIV pandemic has activated the global circulation of discourses on sexuality and has been a key catalyst for rethinking development in terms of human rights, gender equality, and local participation.

11
Jul
2012

From ritual sex to sexual individuality: Tradition and modernity in Sambia sexual culture

Professor Gilbert Herdt (San Francisco State University) is a cultural anthropologist, Professor of Human Sexuality Studies and Anthropology, Founder of the Department of Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University, and Founder of the National Sexuality Resource Center (NSRC) in the Unite

26
Jun
2012

Touching, Unbelonging and the Absence of Affect

Professor Ranjana Khanna, Duke University

This lecture is based around the idea of “affect,” which is a concept that has circulated widely in feminist thought if sometimes without clear definition.

21
Jun
2012

A Distant Land by Gender Institute member Alison Booth

The new novel by Alison Booth, ANU academic and author, will be launched at the National Library of Australia Bookshop. Entitled A Distant Land (youtube) Booth’s new novel is set in 1971, towards the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War.

16
May
2012

GI Graduate Network Afternoon Tea

The ANU Gender Institute invites you to join us at the GI Graduate Network Afternoon Tea. The Gender Institute has formed a graduate network for students working in the areas of sex, gender and sexuality at ANU.

11
May
2012

Gender Equity and Employment and Node Event: Who or what is the ideal academic?

This debate considers the constitution of the ideal academic in the contemporary university. Is the image of the ideal constant or has it changed to suit the prevailing mores of the 21st century? Is it still gendered or is it now imagined in neutral terms?

07
May
2012

Miss Representation Screening and Panel Discussion

To mark Celebrate You Week this year, the YWCA of Canberra and ANU Gender Institute warmly invite you to the screening and panel discussion of Miss Representation. Miss Representation is a documentary film exposing how mainstream U.S.

24
Apr
2012

'The Relevance of Feminism for Lawyers Today'

The Gender Institute welcomes law students and others interested to a panel, 'The Relevance of Feminism for Lawyers Today '. Our four speakers will reflect on what feminism has offered them in their experience as lawyers, and what it offers for lawyers today. These speakers have all held various positions as corporate, administrative and pro bono lawyers, and some continue to maintain this experience along with their role as legal academics. Come along with your questions.

19
Apr
2012

Global Poverty and Human Rights: A Workshop with Lucie White

ECR and PhD Workshop
The aim of this half-day workshop is for ANU early career researchers and doctoral students to engage in a reflective dialogue about their own research projects. Lucie will provide comments on individual presentations, and lead a final discussion. Participation is open to early career researchers and doctoral students in the Colleges of Law, Asia and the Pacific, Arts and Social Sciences, Medicine, Biology and Environment.

14
Mar
2012

Critical approaches to gender and justice: A workshop with Sally Engle Merry

Call for papers: ANU early career researchers and doctoral students are invited to submit abstracts for participation in a day-long workshop on Critical Approaches to Gender and Justice with Professor Sally Engle Merry.

13
Mar
2012

Human rights and the rise of indicator culture

Sally Engle Merry, Professor of Anthropology and Law and Society, New York University

Presented by Sally Engle Merry who is a Professor of Anthropology and Law and Society at New York University.

09
Mar
2012

Gender Institute 1st anniversary

Gender Institute

Panel discussion on women in science featuring Professor Margaret Sheil, Professor Emerita Lorraine Code, and Professor Susan Scott.

17
Feb
2012

Initial Meeting ANUQ

'ANUQ' (the provisional name) is a group that would provide support for, and channel information to and from, queer-identified employees.

10
Feb
2012

Reaching for Health: the Australian women's health movement and public policy

Book Launch
The book is a history of the controversial feminist women's health movement and its place as part of the health reform movement that began in the 1970s. It traces the impact the movement has been able to exercise on public policy since that time. Friday 10 February, 4-6pm. RSVP to admin.genderinstitute@anu.edu.au.

07
Dec
2011

Men and masculinities - Theoretical and historiographical reflections

Professor Christopher Forth, Jack and Shirley Howard Chair of Humanities & Western Civilization, University of Kansas

This masterclass is offered through the School of History, in association with the conference, Honour Killing Across Culture and Time (7-9 December 2011), convenened by Carolyn Strange,

Graduate Director, School of History.

01
Dec
2011

Women, Leadership and Democracy in Australia

This national conference aims to bring together a diverse range of people interested in women’s history, Indigenous studies, gender studies, political history, political science, democracy, and industrial relations in Australia.

30
Nov
2011

Why Inequalities Matter

Samantha Brennan, Western University, Canada

In the face of widespread evil and injustice in the world, why should we care about mere inequalities? Brennan argues for the moral importance on inequality paying special attention to the problems posed by micro-inequities.

24
Nov
2011

The Second Sex: The first unabridged English translation

Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier are the translators of the first ever unabridged English edition of Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex. After their successful tours of the US, France, the UK, Canada and Australia, the ANU Gender Institute is bringing Sheila and Constance to Canberra to talk about their translation and the relevance of The Second Sex today. This event is sponsored by the ANU Gender Institute.

16
Nov
2011

Afternoon tea in support of the Salvation Army Freedom Advocates project

The Gender Institute will host an afternoon tea, with some brief presentations, in support of the Salvation Army's Freedom Advocates project. 2.45pm for 3.00pm start.

08
Nov
2011

World Development Report 2012 - Gender Equality and Development

The Development Policy Centre and the Gender Institute, ANU, invite you to hear Andrew Mason present the findings and recommendations of the World Development Report 2012 and its companion publication on East Asia and the Pacific.

30
Sep
2011

Bioethics, anonymity in donor conception practices and the gender of the gift

Roundtable with Professor Irène Théry from EHESS France, including discussants Dr Anni Dugdale (University of Canberra) and Dr Fiona Jenkins (ANU). Do we need to give access to the right to know the donor’s identity in assisted procreation?

29
Sep
2011

Women's Advancement in Australian Political Science

Prompted by the continuing underrepresentation of women throughout the academic hierarchy in Australian political science departments, this workshop will bring together women working in the Australian political science profession to identify key issues relevant to the advancement of women in the

26
Sep
2011

Public lecture: Gifts money cannot buy

Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern is one of the world’s most influential anthropologists, presenting as part of the conference, '60 years of Anthropology at ANU: Contesting Anthropology's futures'.

26
Sep
2011
15
Sep
2011

Gender and The Twelfth National Labour History Conference

In this Twelfth biennial Labour Conference, 15-17, September 2011, Manning Clark Centre, Australian National University there is almost an even divide between men and women as presenters and nearly a third of the papers are by and about women.

31
Aug
2011

Women and the Arab Spring

Two speakers from the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, ANU will speak about Arab Women Amid Political Change.

30
Aug
2011

Lunchtime seminar: The study of violence from a gender perspective

Dr Elena Azaola, CIESAS, Mexico

Dr Elena Azaola, CIESAS, Mexico, talks about her research among Mexican inmates investigating homicide from a gender perspective.

20
Aug
2011

Working for women symposium

Working for women symnposium. This one-day multidisciplinary symposium will explore the experiences, relationships and representation of work for women in pre-industrial Europe. Final call for registrations deadline: 8th August.

03
Aug
2011

Progress of the world's women - in pursuit of justice

Kim Rubenstein, ANU College of Law; Susan Harris Rimmer, ANU Centre for International Governance Justice; Simon Rice, ANU Law Reform and Social Justice Program; Meghan Cooper, Australian National Committee for UN Women

Join host Kim Rubenstein (ANU College of Law) and panellists Susan Harris Rimmer (ANU Centre for International Governance Justice), Simon Rice (ANU Law Reform and Social Justice Program) and Meghan Cooper (Australian National Committee for UN Women) to discuss UN Women's first major report 'Progr

10
Mar
2011

Governor-General launches ANU Gender Institute

Gender Institute

The Gender Institute was delighted to have the Governor-General of Australia Ms Quentin Bryce launch the Institute on Thursday 10 March 2011 in the Law Lecture Theatre at The Australian National University.

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