3-Day International Conference - Global Gender: Pasts, Presents, Futures

cd event global gender symposium
Global Gender: Pasts, Presents, Futures

At a time when gender is at the centre of contemporary debate, academics, curators, writers and filmmakers in a set of interdisciplinary discussions asking: How have ideas of gender changed over time and space? Why has the issue become so polarising today? How might environmental, technological and demographic change shape gender politics and identities in the future?

Programme: (see full programme here)

Day 1 (24 June): Gender Pasts (at Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)

Morning: Global Pasts: The Colonial World
Afternoon: Distant Pasts

Day 2 (25 June): Gender Presents and Futures

Morning: Address by Raewyn Connell, Presents (at Keble College)
Afternoon: Futures (at Ashmolean Museum)

Day 3 (26 June): Gender: Contemporary Fiction and Film

Morning: Gender and the Global Novel (at St Edmund Hall)
Afternoon: Film Screenings with Directors Q&A (at Phoenix Cinema)

Speakers include:

Raewyn Connell (Sydney), Keynote
Nwando Achebe (Michigan State)
Elleke Boehmer (Oxford)
Sebastian Conrad (Berlin)
Matt Cook (Oxford)
Faisal Devji
Leah DeVun (Rutgers)
Nilufer Gole (Paris)
Xiaolu Guo
Rasti Farooq, (Lahore)
Derek Hird (Lancaster)
Ruth Karras (Dublin)
Elzbieta Korolczuc (Stockholm and Warsaw)
Maria Misra (Oxford)

Margie Orford
Rajayshree Pandey (Goldsmiths)
David Priestland (Oxford)
Lyndal Roper
Catherine Rottenberg
Saim Sadiq (Lahore)
Leslie Salzinger (Berkeley)
Mrinalini Sinha (Michigan)
Lisa Tatonetti
Anja Ulbrich (Ashmolean)
Judy Wajcman (LSE)
Serdar Yalcin (Macalester)
Andrea Luka Zimmerman (CSM)


Organised by Maria Misra (Faculty of History) in association with the Ashmolean Museum, the Asian Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, Oxford, and generously funded by UKRI/AHRC.

Maria Misra is Professor of Global History at the University of Oxford. She holds a year-long Arts and Humanities Research Council Public Engagement Fellowship based on her forthcoming book on the global history of gender.