Women’s Bodies (CfP, Conference, Society for Women in Philosophy, Dublin, 21-22 Nov 2014)

Society for Women in Philosophy, Ireland Annual Conference and General Meeting 21st – 22nd November 2014, Newman House, Dublin 2, Ireland Conference Theme: Women’s Bodies Recent decades have seen unprecedented scholarly interest in the body, particularly the gendered body. This interest has been fostered by critical work emanating from the fields of philosophy, sociology, gender studies, cultural Read the full article…

‘Sleep / Agency / Activity’ Roundtable Discussion, Durham University, 8th May 2014 – Review

Patrick Levy, Philosophy PhD Candidate at Sussex University, writes: There is a certain degree of irony in a student of the philosophy of sleep sacrificing a substantial slice of sleep in order to attend a workshop on, amongst other things, sleep. With varying degrees of sleep deprivation (confessions of such abounded throughout the day) those Read the full article…

Feminism, Materialism, Critical Theory: A Symposium in Honour of Gillian Howie (1965–2013) (Conference, Liverpool, 16 December 2013)

As many of you know, Prof Gill Howie was, right up until the moment of her untimely and deeply mourned death earlier this year, an inspirational contributor to the medical humanities, philosophy, feminist theory, and many other fields. Please find below details of a symposium to celebrate her work. Feminism, Materialism, Critical Theory: A Symposium to Read the full article…

Designer Vaginas and the ethics of labia surgery (British Science Festival Event, 10 September, Newcastle)

Tuesday 10th September, 6pm-8pm Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG Map As part of the British Science Festival, this event explores the ethics of plastic surgery in the UK, with particular focus on the increasing trend for women to undergo labia surgery (labiaplasty) to neaten the appearance of their genitals. Centrefold Read the full article…

Feminist Postgraduate Reading Group on ‘Body politics & reproductive technologies’ (London, Senate House Library)

Feminist Postgraduate Reading Group Senate House Library ‘Body Politics and Reproductive Technologies’ First session: Monday February 4th 6.30 pm in Senate House Library, Room 246 The politics of the body and reproductive rights have been central to feminist scholarship and activism throughout the last century. In this semester the reading group revisits classic texts on Read the full article…

Embodying the Life Course: Relating Past, Present and Future Bodies (Workshop, Durham, 21 November 2012)

Embodying the Life Course: Relating Past, Present and Future Bodies Workshop Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 10am-5pm Collingwood College, Durham, UK Organisers: Rachel Colls, Kathrin Hörschelmann (Department of Geography, University of Durham) and Bethan Evans (Department of Geography, University of Liverpool) Keynotes by: Professor Robyn Longhurst (University of Waikato, New Zealand), “Using Skype for intergenerational maternal Read the full article…

Centrefold: An Animated Documentary about Labiaplasty – Invitation to a private screening, Thursday 7 June

Readers of the CMH blog are warmly invited to a private screening of Centrefold: An Animated Documentary about Labiaplasty, 11am Thursday 7 June at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. Tickets are free but reservations are essential. To reserve a place please email the Centrefold project. More information is available from the Centrefold Web site. The Read the full article…

Special issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on Visual Representation (CFP)

Special issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on Visual Representation, edited by Stefanie Snider, PhD Visual representations of and/or by fat people are powerful tools of both oppression and empowerment. This special issue of Fat Studies seeks to explore the wide variety of ways in which visual representations have Read the full article…

An Afternoon with Award-winning Feminist Activist Finn Mackay (GLAD Seminar, Durham University, 7 Feb 2012)

Gender and Law at Durham (GLAD) supports, develops and enhances research and teaching in the broad field of Law & Gender, primarily in Durham Law School, but also across Durham University as a whole. “GLAD Conversations” are annual Q&A events, with significant figures across feminist and LGBT activism, politics and law. Previous speakers include Stephen Whittle OBE, Lord Lester QC, Vera Read the full article…

Space Doctor comes to town – Public Lecture, Dr Saralyn Mark, Tuesday 29 November

Dr Saralyn Mark – Institute of Physics Reception Tuesday 29 November 2011, 19.00 – 21.00 Town Hall, Market Place, Durham, DH1 1WA Dr Saralyn Mark is the author of Stellar Medicine and as president of SolaMed Solutions is a medical consultant to organizations including IHA which supports NASA, Yale and Georgetown Schools of Medicine. Dr Read the full article…