University of Jyväskylä

FinnishGender Studies Conference 2017: Genders through time

Start date: Nov 23, 2017 11:00 AM

End date: Nov 25, 2017 03:00 PM

Location: Seminaarinmäki, Main Building, C1

The annual Finnish gender studies conference Genders through time will be organized at the University of Jyväskylä on 23rd- 25th of November 2017 in collaboration between the University of Jyväskylä and the Association for Gender Studies in Finland (SUNS).

Enquiries that relate to time, temporality, change and permanence have become topical in gender studies. As Finland celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2017, discussions on the relationships between past, present and future hold also a more general interest.

The conference Genders through time will focus on how time and temporality organize our understanding of gender. For example, how are gender(s) conceptualized in different cultures and in different times? How do conceptions of gender(s) shift and change in time? How have gender and genders been given meaning in the past and how will these concepts be constructed in the future? How are time, temporality and gender tied together in politics and economics, education, research and science, language and literature, arts and media?

Feminism, feminist movements and activisms as well as gender research are also bound in time. Perceiving gender, feminism and gender studies through the lens of time and temporality enables and encourages explorations of historicalness and contextuality of gender that uses conceptual frameworks such as intersectionality, superdiversity and critical study of nationalism.

Call for session proposals is now open!

The general theme of the conference is times and temporality of gender. We encourage submissions from a wide variety of perspectives and from all disciplines. Session proposals (150-300 words) should include following information: the topic of the proposed session, short abstract, the chair(s) and their contact information (affiliation and e-mail address).

Session proposals should be send to the address  by 31st of March 2017.

More information

Jenny Säilävaara
040 805 3102
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