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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Some intriguing looking conferences (which I doubt I shall be managing to attend)

Yorkshire Women’s History Network inaugural one-day conference ‘Women on Others/Women as Others’ on Saturday 25th June 2011 at Leeds Trinity University College.

Our keynote address will be by Professor Alison Oram (Leeds Met), and the schedule for the day is as follows:
8:45 Registration
9:15 Welcome
9:30 Keynote: Prof Alison Oram
10:30 Tea/Coffee break
11:30 Strand A: The Other at the fin-de-siècle
Ann Heilmann, (University of Hull), ‘The New Woman in China
Grainne Goodwin, (Leeds Metropolitan University), ‘The othering of women writers professional sociability at the fin-de-siècle through the experiences of Flora Annie Steel’
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Meeting to Discuss the formation of the Yorks WHN
14:00 Strand B: Other languages, Other selves
Alison Torn, (LTUC), ‘Women & Madness: pre-Enlightenment and post-enlightenment examples of resisting and using the other
Baptiste Moniez, (Canterbury Christ Church University), ‘Other s among Others: British Single Missionary Women and the Cultural ‘Other’’
Mehdi Damali Amiri, (Bualisina University, Hamedan, Iran), ‘Women and their Hidden Idenity’
15:00 Tea/Coffee Break
15:30 Strand C:
Susan Anderson and Di Drummond, (LTUC), ‘Constructing and Reconstructing ‘The Other’: Changing Representations of Indian Women in British Imperial Discourses of the Sixteenth and Eighteenth and nineteenth centuries’
16:30 Close

Full conference registration, inclusive of lunch

Student/unwaged concession conference registration, inclusive of lunch


For further details and registration forms please contact Julie Wadsworth

Midwifery in Scotland: Past and Present

2 June 2011
An Event to Celebrate the Launch of
Midwifery in Scotland: A History
Lindsay Reid


Ruth Honeybone, LHSA Paper Conservator
‘Midwifery Records in Lothian Health Services Archive’

Debbie Nicholson, University of West of Scotland,
‘Womb with a View’: Transforming ultrasound into a consumer technology

Book Discussants:
Cathy Warwick, General Secretary, Royal College of Midwives
Christine Hallett, University of Manchester
Iain Hutchison, University of Glasgow

From: 1.30-4.30
In: G3-4, School of Health in Social Science
The University of Edinburgh
Medical School
Teviot Place
Edinburgh EH8 9AG

If you haven’t already, please book by sending £10 to Margaret Lynch, De Partu Treasurer, University of Manchester, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University Place, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

Hosted by the International Football Institute, University of Central Lancashire
The British Society of Sports History
Friday 10
th June, 2011
Time Location: Greenbank Building, University of Central Lancashire
9:30 – 10:00 Registration and Refreshments
10:00 – 11:30 Panel 1: Women and Sport: Prejudice and Progress
Catherine Budd (De Montfort University)
"Entirely out of Their Sphere, and Calculated to Unsex Them in More Ways
than One!" Women and Sport in Middlesbrough, c.1880-1914
Carlos Caracciolio (National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology, Italy):
Bicycles and Women (without Forgetting Men): Notes for an Italian History
Michelle Sikes (University of Oxford):
Absence, Emergence, Permanence: Conceptualising Social Change through the
Prism of Women's Running in Kenya
11:30 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 1:30 Panel 2: Physical Culture, Gender and the Body
Sue Ash (Oxford Brookes University):
'Fit' Women: Aesthetic Movement or Eugenic Exercise in Early Twentieth
Century Britain?
Eilidh Macrae (University of Glasgow):
Conflicts of Fitness and Femininity: The Negotiation of Appropriate
Female Space in the 1937 Scottish Fitness Campaign
Veronique Czaka (University of Geneva/University of Lausanne):
Constructing Gender through Gymnastics at School: Discourse and Practice in
West Switzerland, 1860-1920
1:30 – 2:30 Lunch
2:30 – 4:00 Panel 3: 'Troubled' Masculinities and 'Subversive' Femininities
Sergio Lussana (University of Warwick)
'The Great Wrestler Can Win Laurels': Enslaved Fighting Contests and
Expressions of Masculinity in the Antebellum Southern United States
Dr Jean Williams (De Montfort University)
Speaking Softly: Roberta Cowell's Autobiography, Gender and Identity
Dr Stacey Pope (University of Bedfordshire )
'White Shoes to a Football Match!': Female Experiences of Football's 'Golden
Age' in England
4.00 – 4:30 Break
4:30 – 5:30 Round Table: Sport and Gender: Future Directions
Dr Carol Osborne (University of Cumbria)
Dr Fiona Skillen (University of Central Lancashire)
Dr Jean Williams (De Montfort University)
Dr Joyce Kay (University of Stirling)
Dr Fiona Skillen,
International Football Institute, School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors Room 152,
Greenbank Building, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE.
Closing Date 20th May 2011.

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