Feminism and Education: Looking Back to Think Forward

This is a symposium/workshop focussed on the relationship between feminism, education and research within our three institutions. The aim is to bring together feminist researchers and teachers from the three institutions and beyond to reflect on practices of feminist research, teaching and publishing in the UK in the past fifty years as a way to think about the future of Higher Education. The focus will be on the humanities subjects which the organisers art a part, namely Philosophy, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Museology, History of Art, and Film Studies. The objectives are to foster a Yorkshire network of white rose feminist scholars concerned with the intersection of feminism and education, but also take stock of the rich histories of Yorkshire based women thinking about these issues.

Research that deals with feminist problematics are usually dispersed across different schools and faculties and can be difficult to connect despite the potential resonances. The aim is also to recognise the specific support that women working in academia, especially on feminist projects, might need. The main objective is, therefore, to open a space across two days for informal networking (speed dating kind of things), publisher talks (from experienced publisher and supporters of feminist oriented research), research presentations (of our work) and artist performances. We therefore expect the following impact across the White Rose: a clearer sense of networks and connections between researchers and different research areas concerned with feminist questions across the White Rose; an engagement with the legacies of the kind of work we are doing; professional development in terms of looking forward at publishing as well as new collaborations.


£ 1464

Lead Student

Caroline McCaffrey

Other student organisers

Rosa Vince (University of Sheffield) Jessica Schouela (University of York) Elspeth Mitchell (University of Leeds)

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