News: Registration Open for Conference on Everyday Violence

Registraton is now open for Everyday Violence

Taking place Wednesday 9 September – Friday 11 September 2015 at the School of Geography, University of Leeds, take advantage of early-bird rates by registering before Sunday 31 May 2015
Tickets on sale until Sunday 2 August 2015

This three-day conference aims to create an inclusive and supportive space for scholars at all career levels to come together in a supportive environment to engage in critical feminist perspectives on violence. They draw upon a wide definition of violence from sources in the arts, humanities and social sciences, seeing this both as an everyday social force inflicting harm, suffering, grief and trauma and as a transformative force that produces gendered agency, social action and resistance.

It will examine violence as embedded in the very fabric of everyday life via gendered encounters with, for example, modernity, neoliberalism, sovereign power, rule of law, globalisation, technology, as well as institutional, popular and everyday cultures. They foresee a range of different types of sessions fostered in this conference. In addition to traditional plenary and paper sessions, they are looking to include practitioner panels, performative workshops, talking circles and world café style interactions between participants.

The organisers are keen to ensure that the conference is inclusive and accessible to as wide a variety of people as possible and therefore have included provisions for on-site (subsidised) childcare and a range of accessibility needs. As a conference critically engaged with the academic community and civil society, they will also be live tweeting and hosting dedicated conference bloggers from the FWSA membership.

There are three delegate categories:

1) FWSA members
Early-bird rate (until 31 May 2015): £100
Standard rate thereafter: £150

2) Non-FWSA members
Early-bird rate (until 31 May 2015): £150
Standard rate thereafter: £200

3) Students and unwaged
Early-bird rate (until 31 May 2015): £100
Standard rate thereafter: £150

All include 3-day access to the conference, and lunch and refreshments through each day
Partial registration is not possible

Optional extras:

Conference dinner: £30
University House, University of Leeds
Three-course meal, with one drink on arrival and one during meal

Accommodation: £50 per person, per night
A limited number of en-suite, single rooms at the University of Leeds (Storm Jameson) are available. Breakfast included

Childcare £47 per child, per day
A number of subsidised places are available at Bright Beginnings nursery at University of Leeds, from 8AM until 6PM

Find more information about the conference’s key themes, keynote speakers and a schedule (TBD) Visit the University of Leeds Online Store here to book your place now

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