UWE CONFERENCE 2016
The conference committee are looking forward to welcoming you to historic Winchester from Friday 25th June to Monday 27th June .
There are one or two items to pack in your luggage:
- It is advisable to bring an umbrella and a waterproof coat – it may rain!
- We are not supplying cotton bags this year so please bring your own. There will be one or two for sale on the Hegg Hoffet stall. If you have bags from previous meetings that you no longer require - bring them to sell. Please remember other easily portable items for the Hegg Hoffet stall.
- Those members who are going on one of the outings on Monday 27th please bring flat, comfortable shoes. The ground is uneven on all three tours.
We hope you enjoy your visit!
Middlesex University Summer School
Feminism and Contemporary Art
Wednesday 6 July to Tuesday 12 July 2016 10am to 4.30pm (5 days)
Hendon Campus, North London
If you are finishing your third year and considering post-graduate study (MA or PhD) and intend to study feminist theory and art history in relation to contemporary art, this short intensive course aims to help you write develop the direction of your research and write a proposal. If you are at the beginning of a PhD programme in Fine Art/ Feminist Theory/ Feminist Art History and want to develop your attention to feminist theory/feminist art history. It would also suit mature artists wishing to return to postgraduate study. This is not a general course open to any level.
This course will discuss how feminist theory has developed in relation to contemporary art practices in recent decades. The emphasis will be on trans-national and trans-generational discourses in feminist theory in relation to concepts of a ‘global contemporary’, drawing on the territory developed in the journal n.paradoxa. The course will look back at developments in art during the last 50 years and look forward to new models of research in the field. The aim is for those attending, through discussion, to develop a plan for future work or a proposal for a PhD or MA research project.
The course is led by Professor Katy Deepwell, Founder and editor of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal and Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism, Middlesex University.
Guest speakers: include Professor Hilary Robinson and Dr Alexandra Kokoli.
Registration open now at:-
Hendon campus Middlesex University, London. The Hendon Campus is 15 mins walk from Hendon Central tube station (Northern Line) and well-served by North London buses.
Editor of n.paradoxa
n.paradoxa is published by:
38 Bellot St
SE10 0AQ, UK
Tel/fax: +44 208 858 3331
Launching the infocus Awards for Women In Innovation
Our role at Innovate UK is to identify and nurture the next generation of brilliant innovators. Women are under-represented in the field of innovation, and that needs to change.
It means as a nation we’re failing to harness, capitalise on and celebrate the entrepreneurial talent of female innovators to the detriment of our economy. Boosting female entrepreneurship could deliver approximately £60bn extra to the UK economy.
So we’re launching a special award for women working in innovation, and that’s where you come in.
What are the infocus Awards?
The infocus Awards will celebrate and reward women working across 4 key sectors - Materials & Manufacturing, Health & Life Sciences, Infrastructure Systems, Emerging & Enabling Technologies.
Twelve women will benefit from a valuable tailor-made package of support and four of these will each receive a £50,000 grant to get her brilliant idea up and running.
Could it be you? Could it be someone you work with? Who do you know who could fly the flag for women in innovation?
For more information click HERE
GWI President's Letter
The countdown to the General Assembly and GWI Conference has begun: we are three months away. I sincerely hope that as many members and delegations as possible will attend, as this year promises to be full of challenges and important decisions.
In 2013 the membership voted to turn around the Federation and that is what the staff have done with the support of the Board. In the process we have invested much of the reserves and the results are proof that the strategy has worked.
Despite some critical voices, we have actively pursued visibility, projects and fundraising. The decision to cut membership workshops was demanded this year by several Board members, so the Membership Committee is planning a membership workshop at the General Assembly. We hope that NFAs will participate to garner ideas on how to grow.
We also have a leadership workshop for young members planned at the Conference, and hope that members under 40 years old will be applying. It should be an exciting day, moderated by two experienced women business leaders from South Africa.
The General Assembly will be discussing the key item of the future of the organisation and members need to decide if they wish to continue to invest so that the organisation reaches its centennial and beyond. We will be discussing and voting upon a dues increase, a revised constitution and the leadership of the organisation. The organisation is only as strong as its members and I urge each NFA to examine closely the following:
- Do its members value the international federation and its mission?
- Are members willing to commit both their intellectual and financial support to the organisation?
- Are its members ready to adapt and change habits so that new, fresh members can join and bring ideas, momentum and activities?
I have been surprised at the lack of discussion on the listserves and I sincerely hope that this is because discussions inside NFAs are intense and focused, and that, in general, members are in favour of the advances proposed.
The Conference is shaping up nicely, with external speakers ranging from academia to UN agencies. We have had a good selection of abstracts and the committee is working hard to populate the programme. We hope that many of you will enjoy the varied subjects that will be covered.
There are many interesting sights to see in and around Cape Town and the rest of the country, and I hope that you will enjoy visiting South Africa.
I look forward to seeing you there: sign up now as the Early Bird rate will end on May 31.
Catherine A. Bell
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