ATGENDER Spring Conference 2016

ATGENDER Spring Conference 2016

We are happy to announce that the Call for Papers of our upcoming ATGENDER Spring Conference Bridging gender research and policy making: missing links, good practices, future scenarios (Vilnius, April 19-21, 2017) is out!

Organised by ATGENDER, The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation, with support from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and Vilnius University (VU), the 2017 edition of the ATGENDER Spring conference is dedicated to building dialogues between gender researchers, activists, students, educators and policy makers.

The main goal of this conference is to address gaps between academic research in gender studies and the practice of gender policy making and implementation in light of current political and social issues in Europe. The conference invites participants to consider how to make gender research more accessible outside the academic community and how to make gender policy better informed by recent scholarship. It also urges participants to think about how to overcome the dualism of theory and practice in the quest for future gender equality in Europe.

The Spring Conference 2017 will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania! This conference will be co-organised by ATGENDER and EIGE, the European Institute for Gender Equality. This conference will have a distinct policy-making focus. We are already looking forward to it, hope to see many ATGENDER members and friends there!

ATGENDER particularly encourages contributions by policy makers, information specialists, archivists, civil society activists and academics. Graduate students are also invited to contribute to the conference with academically informed and politically engaged papers.

 

We welcome different formats (such as papers, panels, roundtables and workshops) around the following topics:

  1. Quantitative and Qualitative methods of gender analysis (with a special focus on: Intersecting inequalities; Gender-based violence; Gender equality in the European education system; Occupational and educational segregation; Gender mainstreaming and gender budgeting; Women and poverty; Economic benefits of gender equality)
  2. Men and masculinities
  3. Anti-genderism and homophobia
  4. Contested reproductive rights
  5. Prostitution and trafficking
  6. Antidiscrimination and diversity
  7. Gender and migration
  8. Gender and radicalisation

For individual presentations, please submit a proposal in the following format:

  • Title and abstract (200 words max)
  • Topic you wish to contribute to
  • Autobiographical blurb (75 words max)
  • Three-item bibliography

 

For panels, roundtables and workshops, please submit proposals in the following format:

  • Type of activity: Roundtable/Workshop/Panel
  • Topic you wish to contribute to
  • Title and abstract (350 words max)
  • Autobiographical blurbs of participants (75 words max each)

 

Please submit your proposal for individual presentations or group formats by January 9th to info@atgender.eu. Proposals must be sent in a single file as an attachment. Acceptance letters will be sent out by mid-February.

For any questions, please contact us at: info@atgender.eu. The .pdf version of the CfP is available here.

 

Date:  19 - 21 April 2017

Place:  Vilnius, Lithuania