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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.

Confreat Update and ISBE 2015 Call for Abstracts 

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GEN Confreat Fully Subscribed

We’re pleased to share that ISBE has received 21 abstracts for the GEN Confreat to be held in Leeds, July 15-16. This is sure to be an excellent event for professional development and networking, and we are very much looking forward to it! 

Watch this space for more information and outputs from the event.

Call for abstracts – ISBE2015

We invite you to submit an abstract and share your research, thinking and findings at the ISBE conference in November. We welcome Academic Research Papers (either refereed or working), Practitioner Papers and Case Studies for presentation at the conference.

Abstracts can now be submitted for review by the Track Chairs and their teams. GEN is chairing the Gender Track, and we welcome everyone to join us at the conference.

Abstracts should be no more than 400 words and should be submitted online using the following headings:

Objectives; Prior Work; Approach; Results; Implications; Value

Using a double blind review process, selection will be made on the abstract content and relevance to the final programme. All written papers will be included in the conference proceedings CD, made available to delegates and will be available to ISBE members via the ISBE website after the event. 

For further information on how to submit and a copy of the guidelines please click here. ISBE is using a new submission system this year; if you require any assistance, please email rob@isbe.org.uk

Key dates & deadlines:

2nd March 2015 – Call for papers open
13th April 2015 – Deadline for submitting all abstracts
30th May 2015 – Notification to authors
13th July 2015 – Deadline for submitting full papers
13th July 2015 – Early-booking discount for registration ends
14th September 2015 – Submission of final versions of papers following reviewers’ comments. All presenting authors must be registered by this date.

11th & 12th November 2015 – ISBE 2015 Conference (with associated activities on 10th November)

We look forward to seeing you there!