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The fifth annual South Australian Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher gender, sex, and sexualities conference returns in 2018 with Space and Place: Conceptions of movement, belonging and boundaries. The two day conference will be held in Adelaide, South Australia on September 19-20 2018, in Napier 102 lecture theatre at the University of AdelaideNorth Terrace Campus.

Registrations are now open – Register here.

Registration is free and includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch.

The aim of this conference is to bring together postgraduate students and early career researchers from across South Australia to share their work and research with their peers and to continue building a collegial and collaborative environment for South Australian and Australian students. This conference is interdisciplinary and diverse but grounded by a strong intersectional feminist perspective. A fundamental aspect of feminist ethic is inclusivity, but we recognise that feminist perspectives and spaces have been historically White. We want to disrupt and decentre Whiteness at our conference this year by driving an emphasis on the intersection of gender, sex and sexualities with race, including Indigenous, POC, and migrant and refugee issues and experiences.

This year’s theme aims to explore the concepts of space and place and their intersections with gender, sex, and sexuality in relation to the structural, personal, institutional, cultural, symbolic, epistemic, and discursive. This theme is purposefully broad and can be applied to any number of issues, theoretical and practical, that affect the wider community. Previous conferences have featured papers from students of Sociology, Gender Studies, Politics, History, Visual Art, Creative Writing, Health Science, Law, Philosophy, Linguistics, Theology and more! We are excited to once again bring together a multitude of exciting thinkers over two days.

Space and Place 2018 is hosted by the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender and generously supported by the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, and Wirltu Yarlu Aboriginal Education at the University of Adelaide.

Our representative art piece is by Victoria Paterson, an emerging printmaker working within traditional and non-traditional printmaking techniques. “In a modern environment where image making is easily automated and taken-for-granted, I utilise and combine digital methods as well traditional printmaking techniques such as drypoint etching which enforces a slower, hand-made process.”

Space and Place 2018 representative art piece
“My work explores and draws upon subjective experience as well as diverse themes of psychological perception, philosophy, gender and femininity. The works abstract, alter and re-contextualise imagery inspired by subtle and symbolic stereotypes of femininity as well as scientific data and images.”

 

We acknowledge the Kaurna people, the original custodians of the Adelaide Plains and the land on which the University of Adelaide’s campuses at North Terrace, Waite, Thebarton and Roseworthy are built.

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