Updates & Related Events
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, 22 – 26 MAY 2017
REGISTRATION OPENS: 1 MARCH 2017
* Robyn Wiegman (Professor of Literature, Duke)
* Clare Hemmings (Professor of Feminist Theory, LSE)
* Laura Doan (Professor of Cultural History, Manchester)
* Dr Nina Wakeford (Artist and Sociologist, Goldsmiths)
* Dr Brian Lobel, artist and performer (Chichester, co-author The Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer)
* Liz Carr, international disability rights activist, presenter and actor (BBC series Silent Witness)
* Holly Hughes (performance artist and Professor of Theatre and Drama, STAMPS, Michigan)
Since 2008, the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture (CSSC) at the University of Manchester has organised the annual Sexuality Summer School (SSS). Bringing postgraduates and international scholars together with performers and activists, the SSS facilitates a week of discussions on contemporary debates in queer and feminist sexuality studies, with a clear emphasis on the interdisciplinary study of culture. The postgraduate workshops and seminars are accompanied by a series of public events in Manchester, including film screenings, performances and lectures, organised by the Summer School team.
In the 2017 SSS, we shall ask ‘Why Be Normal?’ and focus on norms, normativities, anti-normativities and the history of the normal in queer and feminist debates on sexuality and beyond. Daytime workshops for SSS students will be accompanied by public events open to all. Tickets for screenings and performances will be purchasable online through the venues.
This year our funders and partners so far include: the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership, artsmethods@manchester, the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, the Women’s Media Studies Network, HOME, the People’s History Museum and the Macmillan LGBT Cancer Support Alliance.
Registration for the Sexuality Summer School is open to all postgraduate taught and research students (Masters and PhD) involved in the study of sexuality. Registration goes live on 1st March at estore.manchester.ac.uk.
The registration fee is £130, which includes the cost of tickets to the public events. The number of places is limited to 40 so book early to avoid disappointment!
To keep up with the latest news regarding the Sexuality Summer School, stay tuned on this blog, where you can also see a short video of what to expect: https://sexualitysummerschool.wordpress.com/
You can also keep track using our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Sexuality-Summer-School-179195025807/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/sss_manchester?lang=en-gb)
For inquiries, please email: email@example.com
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
From 6pm-8pm on Thursday 10th August, the People’s History Museum will be taken over by Instigate Arts for an evening of radical queer activism and art. This evening, as part of the People’s History Museum’s ‘Radical Late’ sessions, looks at the gentrification of Pride and the impact of austerity on the LGBTQ+ community.
For more information, visit: The Queers Are Revolting!
To book, visit: Eventbrite
The event is free, but with a suggested donation of £5 for those who can afford it.
Aks festival is a two day festival celebrating queer minorities, coming to Manchester this weekend. The festival will comprise film screenings, panel discussions and talks. These will focus on race and Black Lives Matter, queer and trans of colour perspectives on Western LGBT politics, feminism and postcolonial and indigenous trans lives and experiences.
Tickets for the entire weekend are only £5!
For more information, and to book tickets, visit: http://superbia.org.uk/events/aks-festival
GENDER, SEXUALITY AND DIGITAL CULTURE
A half day symposium at City, University of London, University Building B200, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB
June 20th 2.00-7.30pm //// Wine reception @7.30PM
Keynotes: Winnie M Li and Rowan Ellis
New and established scholars and activists reflect on old questions and new challenges. Please join us for an afternoon of talks and discussion at City, in central London, to be followed by drinks and refreshments.
Sue Jackson (VUW, New Zealand) talks about her work with girls on feminism
Roisin Ryan Flood (Essex) reports on her interviews about internet dating
Josie Reade (RMIT, Australia) opens up new ways of thinking about ‘fitspo’
Maree Martinussen (Auckland, New Zealand) explores practices of intimacy in female friendships.
Anastasia Powell (RMIT, Australia) talks about her new book Sexual Violence in a Digital Age
Laura Thompson (City, London) explores sexual harassment on mobile dating apps
Celiya Koster (activist/student, London) discusses co-founding a new intersectional feminist magazine, Typical Girls
We are delighted that the symposium will be followed by two very special keynote presentations by Winnie M Li and Rowan Ellis (6-7.30PM)
Winnie M Li, author, activist, researcher (LSE) will talk about her extraordinary new novel Dark Chapter, discussing ‘Narrating Lived Experiences of Sexual Violence through Crime Fiction’
Rowan Ellis (‘queer feminist geek’) will discuss her phenomenal campaign to get YouTube to lift their LGBTQ+ restrictions
Followed by a wine reception at 7.30PM
Free and open to all but booking essential. Book here:
Organised by the Gender and Sexuality Research Forum at City and supported by the Department of Sociology