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    Gender and Nationalism: An International Conference

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    START DATE 11 September 2014
    START TIME 01:00pm
    LOCATION

    Room C219, C220 and Boardroom, College Building, Hendon campus

    END DATE 12 September 2014
    END TIME 04:30pm

    This two-day conference will provide a forum for international researchers to share, review and debate new empirical and theoretical developments in the field of gender and nationalism.

    This two-day conference will provide a forum for international researchers to share, review and debate new empirical and theoretical developments in the field of gender and nationalism. 

    Research in the field of gender and nationalism has emerged as an increasingly important strand of contemporary political and historical studies, whilst its profile within sociology remains limited. Though there is increasing recognition of the inherently gendered nature of nationalism as an ideology and practice, our social scientific understanding of gendered nationalisms remains partial, lacking a substantial engagement with the complex interplays between nationalism (in all its forms) and the gendered lifeworlds of its supporters.

    Taking important new research in the field of women's involvement in, and support for, nationalist movements in the contemporary UK as its launching point (British Academy/Leverhulme Trust SG121452 – Women in nationalist Movements in the UK ), the conference will explore the gendered identities, meanings, relations, practices and structures associated with contemporary nationalist movements, and in their variable relationships to their male and female activists and supporters.

    The conference will address the following aims:

    • To showcase the latest empirical international research in the field of gender and nationalism
    • To apply and evaluate established and new theoretical and conceptual developments in the light of this empirical research
    • To provide a forum for social scientific debate, networking, collaboration and the formulation of new directions for research

    Plenary Speakers

    • Nira Yuval-Davis
    • Floya Anthias
    • Kathleen Blee
    • Jon Mulholland, Nicola Montagna and Erin Sanders-McDonagh

    Conference Schedule

    Thursday 11 September

    13.00   Registration and Refreshments
    14.00   Plenary Session
    15.00   Parallel sessions
    17.00   Reception
    19.30   Conference Meal (optional and not included in registration fee) 

    Friday 12 September

    09.00   Registration and Refreshments
    09.30   Plenary Session
    10.30   Parallel Sessions
    12.30   Lunch
    13.30   Parallel Sessions
    15.30   Break with Refreshments
    15.45   Plenary Session
    16:45   Close of Conference

    Tickets for the conference can be purchased from the Middlesex website.

    A guide to short stay accommodation in the area.

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