Room C219, C220 and Boardroom, College Building, Hendon campus
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:
Thursday 11 September
13.00 Registration and Refreshments
14.00 Plenary Session
15.00 Parallel sessions
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
13.30 Parallel Sessions
15.30 Break with Refreshments
15.45 Plenary Session
16:45 Close of Conference
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