Updates & Related Events
****DEADLINE 1st February 2018****
Critical Political Economy Research Network (CPERN) 2018 Midterm Workshop
- Feminist political economy, labour, social reproduction and race: In recent years we saw impressive interventions by Marxist feminists such as Silvia Federici, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Susan Ferguson. We invite contributions on the future of work; invisible, informal and unwaged (domestic) labour; labour, health and safety in logistics and retail industries; the role of migration and race; digitalisation and Gig Economy, precarity; and social reproduction in relation to austerity, neoliberalism or finance-led accumulation.
- Disruptive politics: There is an ongoing debate over the relationship between social movements/labour studies and critical political economy. We invite contributions that target the role of the state and trade unions in social partnerships and social movement unionism, and that explore (possibilities for) new solidarities and dual power structures.
- Sex, sexuality and political economy: Sexuality, sex work, sexual violence, male and female pleasure, menstruation, fertility and resulting social power relations often remain understudied in critical political economy. We invite contributions that address these issues and more.
- The political economy of ecological conflicts: We invite contributions that link ecological struggles, environmental degradation, climate change, natural disasters, the limits of fossil fuel to mass migration, inequalities and the future of capitalism.
- Finance, debt and the state: Ten years after the financial bubble burst, the financial sector is back with double-digit windfall profits, while global debt-levels are now far above that of 2008. We welcome contributions that address (regulatory) developments in the financial sphere, including debt creation, the growth and/or impact of debt, and resistance to debt.
- Power relations in academia: We invite contributions that address the various ways in which academia, higher education and teaching spaces each contribute to the reproduction of inequalities based on gender, race, class and other hierarchies; and ways in which these can be resisted.
Applications are now open for the INTIMATE Summer School, “The Good, the Bad and the Monster. Queers, Crips and (Other) Misfits off the edge of the map”, 14-18 May 2018
For application details, speakers and further information, please visit: http://www.ces.uc.pt/cessummerschool/?id=18427&id_lingua=1
Sexuality Summer School veteran Maurice Nagington is organising a talk by PrEP activist Greg Owen on his role in HIV prevention through the drug Truvada, which has seen dramatic drops in HIV seroconversion rates at some sexual health clinics.
This talk will take place Monday 6th November, 3pm-5pm, at Whitworth Hall (University of Manchester).
For more information, and to reserve a place (free), please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greg-owen-on-prep-activism-tickets-38842683512
Manchester Metropolitan University are holding a one-day workshop on gender and sexuality research in the Research Centre for Applied Social Sciences, titled ‘Dirty Work? Sexuality and Research in Higher Education’.
The event will take place on Wednesday November 8th from 13:00 to 17:30, LT5 in the Geoffrey Manton Building off Oxford Road.
For more information, and to register your place, please visit the Eventbrite page.
As part of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts and Languages (CIDRAL) Autumn Semester series on Constraints of Creativity, Elisabeth Lebovici will be giving a public lecture and seminar/roundtable.
Lebovici is a French art historian, critic and curator, whose most recent work reflects upon her work in art history in conjunction with her activism as part of ACT UP Paris.
The Public Lecture (12th October, 5-7pm in University Place, Room 6.210) will focus on her latest monograph, Ce que le sida m’a fait – Art et Activisme à la fin du XXe siècle (What AIDS Has Done to Me: Art and Activism at the end of the 20th Century).
The Seminar and Roundtable (13th October, 10am-12pm, Roscoe Building, Room 2.2) will focus on the interdisciplinarity of Lebovici’s research and how this approach can relate scholarly work to activism.
The events are free to attend, and will be followed by a wine reception.
For more information, visit: https://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/cidral/connect/events/cidral-programme/
Gendered Intelligence will be holding a two day course for therapists and counsellors on ‘Working Alongside Trans and Gender Variant People’ on 4th and 5th October 2017.
“The aim of the course is to equip therapists and counsellors with the knowledge and confidence to work alongside trans and gender variant people.
It has been created in response to demand for more in-depth and specialist learning from therapists and counsellors themselves, and to the need of the trans community for a pool of trans-knowledgeable therapists and counsellors to draw on.
The training will be a mix of formal presentations, interactive exercises and reflective discussions delivered in a small group learning environment by two professional trainers who combine extensive therapeutic and trans-specific knowledge and practice.
This course is for practising psychotherapists, therapists and counsellors who are working with, or are interested in working with, trans and gender variant people. We particularly welcome bookings from QTIPOC / trans therapists and counsellors.”
The course costs £325, and there are places for 18 people.
For more information on how to book, what this includes, the schedule and the organisers, please visit: http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/professionals/therapists-and-counsellors