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Upcoming Webinar: Borders, prosperity and entrepreneurial responses

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In embracing the conference theme of ‘Borders: prosperity and entrepreneurial responses’, the Gender and Enterprise Network (Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Special Interest Group) will host an international webinar during ISBE 2017.  This webinar aims to conquer some of the political borders that separate the international entrepreneurship community by bringing us together to share and discuss the potential of entrepreneurship in conquering borders through virtual and physical presence.

A panel of gender and entrepreneurship experts, listed below, will share with us their research on how entrepreneurs conquer the borders in their minds, as well as the social, political and economic borders that define our present and future.

We encourage those interested to consider hosting a ‘webinar party’ where you gather in a classroom or auditorium at your institution to watch together, so that the content can transcend the physical borders of the ISBE 2017 conference, and inspire discussion and debate amongst your communities of practice.

Prof Susan Marlow

University of Nottingham

Gender, Entrepreneurship and Prosperity
Dr Lorna Treanor

University of Nottingham

Overcoming Barriers and Borders: Crowdfunding and Women Entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland
Dr Natalia Vershinina

University of Birmingham

EU Migrant Family Businesses in Birmingham: Reactions and Responses to Brexit
Dr Haya Al-Dajani

University of Plymouth

Resourceful Arab Refugee Women Navigating Borders in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey
Prof Diane Holt

University of Essex

Women, income generation and borders in the informal economy – A focus on subsistence contexts in Africa
Prof Maura McAdam

Dublin City University

Chair and Discussant

To join webinar virtually on Wednesday, November 8th at 14:00-15:30 GMT, use the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOOBXaesyY0

Tweet us at @ISBEGEN and share your experience using the hashtag #isbegen

For technical support please email Rob Edwards at rob@isbe.org.uk

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Girl Studies Inaugural Conference 2016

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International Girl Studies Association are seeking submissions for our inaugural conference in 2016. The inaugural conference seeks to bring together researchers and students working on girls and girlhood in any part of the world and in any discipline or interdisciplinary field.

Girl Studies has become one of the most dynamic academic fields, encompassing a vast array of disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches. This conference aims to bring together scholars from across the world to explore experiences of girlhood, recent developments within the field, investigating new questions and revisiting historical issues.

We seek proposals that address some of the key issues in girls studies and we welcome both individual and panel presentations. Moreover, we are also keen to move beyond the traditional conference format and would encourage collaborative work, creative, visual, screenings and performance based work.  We are also keen to invite proposals from individuals working in collaboration with girls, the community and partner organisations.

Confirmed Keynotes:

Professor Catherine Driscoll (University of Sydney, AUS) Professor Christine Griffin (University of Bath, UK) Professor Mary Celeste Kearney (University of Notre Dame, USA) Professor Rozena Maart (University of KwaZulu-Natal, SA)

Topics may include (but are not limited to) • Histories of girlhood • Global girlhood(s) • Intersectional girlhood • Queer girls • Representation of girlhood • Intergenerational girlhoods • Girlhood and consumption • Mediated girlhoods • Methodological approaches to girls’ studies • Girls and feminism • Girls and sport • Girls and politics • Girls and education • Young femininities • Body image • Subcultures and girlhood • Girls and digital media • Girls and activism • Girls and literature • Girls and popular culture • Girlhood during austerity • Girls and sexuality • Girls and health • Neoliberal girlhoods • Ethnographies of girlhood

Submissions:

Abstracts of 250 words, proposals for pre-constituted panels (250 words per panellist) and proposals for creative and alternative presentations (250 words) should be sent to igsa.2016 at uea.ac.uk by 1st September 2015. All submissions should be accompanied by brief bio.

Any questions or queries can be sent to igsa.2016 at uea.ac.uk.