Feminism & the Humanities: Postgraduate Workshop & Networking Lunch

Presenter/s: Dr Blair Williams; Dr Karen Downing; Dr Joyce Wu

Event type: Workshop

Event date: Friday, 13 March 2020 - 9:30am to 2:30pm

Event venue: McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

This workshop invites HDR students across the campus to engage with feminist scholars from the humanities at ANU in order to think critically about the mobilisation of feminist methodologies in their own research.

The event opens with a panel discussion from three scholars about their experiences as feminist researchers in different fields. Following this discussion, participants will join the panellists in a round-table conversation which will develop themes arising from the panel relating to the application of feminist methodologies across different disciplines; this conversation will be supported by readings proposed by the invited speakers. The workshop will round out with a networking lunch. This event responds to a strong desire among HDR students within the humanities to engage more deeply with feminist scholars and feminism within their work. HDR students of all disciplinary backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The panellists include: Dr Blair Williams (Political Science); Dr Karen Downing (History); and Dr Joyce Wu (Resources, Environment & Development). Dr Williams is a recent PhD graduate researching the gendered print mediation of women prime ministers, with a focus on our own Julia Gillard, alongside others. Dr Downing is a historian who has been working closely on the Gendered Excellence in the Social Sciences project and who has published extensively on masculinity in Australian history. Dr Wu works within the Resources, Environment & Development Group, researching the intersection between gender and development, and environmental management as well as combatting gender-based violence.

If you would like more information on the event or require copies of the readings that will accompany the roundtable discussion, please contact Jessica Urwin at jessica.urwin@anu.edu.au. We encourage interested HDR students to RSVP to Jessica by 11 March 2020.

Supported by the ANU Gender Institute, School of History, RSSS, CASS.

Photo by Christy from Flickr.


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