Gender and Disability: Asking Difficult Questions, University of Sheffield

Dear All,

You are warmly invited to submit proposals for the forthcoming Gender and Disability event at the University of Sheffield. The Call for Ideas has been extended by one week and submissions will now be accepted up until midnight on Monday 3rd March 2014. Please pass this message on to anyone who may be interested. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

GENDER AND DISABILITY: Asking Difficult Questions

Saturday 10th May 2014, Humanities Research Institute (HRI), University of Sheffield

We’re calling for activists, artists, academics and practitioners to get involved in a day of discussions on the theme of gender and dis/ability. We welcome ideas for the sharing of skills and stories, art, films, performances, poetry, workshops, round-table discussions, papers and presentations.

The event aims to create a space for conversations and debate between communities who share an interest in gender and disability.

Some ideas for topics/themes:

(Dis)ableism, discrimination, exclusion and (in)accessibility ‘Abnormal’, ‘Normal’ and Normalcy Activism and protest (disability, feminist, LGBTQI, ‘race’, queer) Austerity/welfare cuts Body image, fetishisation, and the medicalization of bodies and minds Desire, Sexuality, intimacy and relationships Freakery, the abject and the politics of disgust Health and Illness Identities and identity politics Life-course and ageing Mental health and mad pride Post-humanism Queer and crip histories Sex, sex educators and sex workers

Send us your ideas (around 200 words or half a page of bullet points) by 3rd March 2014 to

This will be a free event. Food will be available to buy at the venue. We want to make this event as accessible as possible, to inform us of any particular access requirements please email by 19th April 2014.

For further information please contact To book a place please go to:

Hosted by the Gender Research Network (affiliated to the Centre for Gender Research), University of Sheffield,  and the Disability Research Forum, Sheffield Hallam University

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