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Thursday 11 October 2018: 1-2pm
Methods in Question: Epistemologies of Gender and Sexuality
Seminar Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road

Gavin Stevenson (PhD Candidate, Sociology Department, Cambridge University)
Archiving Offence at the University of Cambridge: A Mixed Qualitative Methods Research Project

Centre for Gender Studies

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Tuesday 16 October 2018: 5-6pm
The Ladies’ Paradise: shopping for pleasure and the haptics of modern femininity
Tower Room, Selwyn College

Sasha Rasmussen, St. Hilda’s College, Oxford

Gender and Sexuality History Workshop

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Thursday 18 October 2018: 11am-12pm
We Have Rather Been Invaded: screening and discussion with the video-maker
Lecture Room 2, Department of History of Art, 1-2 Scroope Terrace, Trumpington Street

Please join us for a morning screening of Ed Webb-Ingall's new video We Have Rather Been Invaded (2018) in the Department of History of Art, which takes the anniversary of Section 28 and LGBTQ activism as its subject.We Have Rather Been Invaded, 2017/2018, draws on community video methodologies from the 1970s and 1980s. It looks at the impact and legacy of Section 28 and the direct action protests that preceded it, including the ‘lesbian invasion’ of the BBC six o’clock news in 1988. Comprised of a roundtable discussion with activists and educators interspersed with archival materials, the video examines the role of activism and our understanding of this piece of legislation that prohibited local authorities and state schools in the UK from promoting homosexuality. All are very welcome to attend. There will be a short Q&A to follow.

Dr Amy Tobin

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Saturday 20 October 2018: 7-8:30pm
What does Pride mean to you?
Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College, Trinity St

An informal debate night to discuss the question "What does Pride mean to you?"

The panel of speakers will be composed by:

- David Webb: Chair of Encompass Network
- Rivers Solomon: Author of "An Unkindness of Ghosts"
- Noah Tate: Content Manager at Cambridge University Press
- Fox Benwell: Author of "The Last Leaves Falling"
- (Chair) Elizabeth Wynn: Cambridge Pride 

Get your free ticket at Eventbrite

Cambridge Pride

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Monday 22 October 2018: 12:30–1:30pm
Rivers Solomon: From XY to Sci-fi: Imagining Alternative Gender Paradigms in Human Pasts and Futures

The Gender Research Seminars offer academics and graduate students an opportunity to present their work-in-progress to a multi-disciplinary audience interested in gender, in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Seminars are held at lunch times on specified days during Michaelmas and Lent and everyone is welcome to attend. The seminars are organised and chaired by Sigal Spigel. If you would like more information about this series, or are interested in presenting your work at a Gender Research Seminar, please email Sigal at sis22@cam.ac.uk.

Gender Studies

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Tuesday 23 October 2018: 5-6pm
Women’s Mobility and Practices of Identification in Early Modern Venice
Walters Room, Old Court, Selwyn College

Teresa Bernardi, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

Gender and Sexuality History Workshop

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Wednesday 24 October: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Festival of Ideas: The Ideas Spectrum
University Centre, Wine Bar, Granta Place Mill Lane, CB2 1RU

Join us for an informal, entertaining and stimulating celebration of diversity within the arts, humanities and social sciences. This is your chance to hear from Cambridge’s LGBT+ researchers as they talk about their work and their experiences of being out in academia. Free to attend, book your place here.

Festival of Ideas

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Wednesday 24 October: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Festival of Ideas: TRANSPOSITIONS
Murray Edwards College

Responding to the Reproductivities exhibition, performance artist Sophie Seita’s commissioned piece Transpositions will reflect on the concept and choreography of transposition, queer kinship, corn as a queer plant, ritual, the ritornello, and the cross-pollinating possibilities of flowery metaphors and of planting queer objects. The performance will include spoken text, choreographed movement, interaction with objects, as well as recorded and live sound.

Sophie Seita is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and researcher. Her text- and research-based practice spans poetry, performance, lecture-performance, video, translation, and multimedia collaborations. Her work has recently been presented at Art Night 2018 (Oxo Tower, London), SAAS-Fee Summer Institute of Art, the Royal Academy, Bold Tendencies, the Arnolfini, La MaMa Galleria, Cité Internationale des Arts, Parasol Unit, Company Gallery, and elsewhere. She’s the author of the poetry and performance books Meat (Little Red Leaves, 2015), Fantasias in Counting (BlazeVOX, 2014), and 12 Steps (Wide Range, 2012); the translator of Uljana Wolf’s Subsisters: Selected Poems (Belladonna*, 2017); and the editor of a centenary reprint of The Blind Man (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017), named one of the Best Art Books of 2017 by The New York Times. She is also currently a Research Fellow at Queens’ College Cambridge, where she recently finished her monograph Provisional Avant-Gardes: Little Magazine Communities from Dada to Digital, forthcoming from Stanford University Press in 2019. Book your place here.

ReproSoc, as part of the Festival of Ideas

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Thursday 25 October 2018: 1-2pm
Methods in Question: Epistemologies of Gender and Sexuality
Seminar Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road

Dr Akanksha Mehta (Lecturer, University of London, Goldsmiths)
'Methodologies of Unease' & 'Reflexivities of Discomfort': Ethnographic and Visual Feminist Research with 'Difficult' Interlocutors

Centre for Gender Studies

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Wednesday 31 October: 6-8:30pm
LGBTQ+ Staff Network Welcome Event

We will be joined by Prof. Andrew Webber (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages & LGBT+ University Champion), Anna Langley (University Information Services), Dr. Tam Blaxter (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages), Mary Jennings (Wolfson College) and Lara Gisborne (Disability Resource Centre) covering the issue of being “out” at work here – what is it like to come out at work? What if you have no choice but to be “out”? We also have the privilege of the company of dulcet tones of Sing Out, Cambridge’s very own LGBT+ choir for the evening. Do come along, enjoy some beverages and a catch-up with your colleagues from across the University.  Hallowe’en costumes not mandatory.  Book your attendance HERE.

Equality & Diversity

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Thursday 1 November: 6:30pm
Following our Annual Lecture with Professor Charis Thompson we are hosting a launch event for the Special Issue of Reproductive BioMedicine & Society: ‘Making Families: Transnational Surrogacy, Queer Kinship and Reproductive Justice’
The Pitt Building

Guest editors: Marcin Smietana and Charis Thompson

Authors in the issue: Charis Thompson, Marcin Smietana, France Winddance Twine, Judith Stacey, Joshua Gamson, Laura Mamo, Camisha Russell, Jenny Gunnarsson Payne, Zakiya Luna, Carolyn Sufrin, Michal Nahman, Sharmila Rudrappa, Ingvill Stuvøy, Heather Jacobson, Damien Riggs, Jérôme Courduriès

Also in the issue: Sayani Mitra, Zsuzsa Berend, Siobhan Magee, Linda Layne

A day-long conference, Making Families, was held at UC Berkeley in 2016. Our aim in convening the conference was to draw out and then begin to address tensions and possible solidarities among three powerful frames for thinking about contemporary reproduction, namely queer reproductions, stratified reproduction and reproductive justice, that are rarely read together. A special issue of Reproductive BioMedicine and Society, derived from the conference, is forthcoming: available in open access at www.rbmsociety.com, vol. 7, November 2018. 

ReproSoc

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Tuesday 6 November 2018: 5-6pm
Family Planning Surveys and Male Attitudes to Contraception in 1970s and 1980s Britain
Walters Room, Old Court, Selwyn College

Katie Jones, University of Birmingham

Gender and Sexuality History Workshop

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Thursday 8 November 2018: 1-2pm
Methods in Question: Epistemologies of Gender and Sexuality
Seminar Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road

Dr Elif Ceylan Ŏzsoy (University of Exeter, Law School)
Methods for Researching Non-Western LGBTIQ Rights and Legal History

Centre for Gender Studies

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Thursday 8 November 2018: 1-2pm
LGBT Health: A UK Public Health Concern
William Harvey Lecture Theatre, Clinical School Building

Dr Joanna Semlyen (Senior Lecturer in Psychology/Medical Education, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia)

This talk will give an overview of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) physical and mental health as a public concern, providing a picture of how LGBT health disparities exist within the UK drawing on population-level data. The audience will hear about the unique health needs of LGBT people including health among young people and the trans community, inequalities in mental health and increased health risk behaviours. The talk will offer some considerations of underlying mechanisms for the observed inequities and provide recommendations for addressing the LGBT health gap within UK medicine.

Book here

Clinical School Wellbeing Programme

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Tuesday 13 November 2018: 5-6pm
The Irish Sandow School: Physical Culture in Fine de Siècle Ireland
Walters Room, Old Court, Selwyn College

Conor Heffernan, University College, Dublin

Gender and Sexuality History Workshop

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Friday 16 November: 2-6pm
Trans Theology: an afternoon conference 
The Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity

Keynote Speaker : Jo Clifford, who will be speaking to us about her play 'The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven'.

To complete our lineup, we are seeking proposals for 20 minute papers considering trans identities and religion/theology. A call for papers is attached and the closing date for abstracts is 14th October. All submissions will be considered carefully, and we invite proposals from local academics and students working in any arts, humanities, or social sciences discipline. We are particularly interested in papers from those who identify as trans or are researching with trans people.

The event is free and open to all students, staff and affiliated members of the University of Cambridge. No registration is required.

Faculty of Divinity

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Tuesday 20 November 2018: 5-6pm
“National Culture” and “Respectability” in Relation to Contemporary Women’s Movements for “Bodily Autonomy” in India and Ireland: A Postcolonial Feminist Critique
Walters Room, Old Court, Selwyn College

Dyuti Chakravarty, University College, Dublin

Gender and Sexuality History Workshop

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Wednesday 21 November: 12:30-1:30pm
Trans Awareness

This session will set the wider context for Trans identities, provide greater understanding of the experience of Trans people and explore uses of language and key terms such as cisgender, non-binary and transgender, all in a safe supportive environment.​To book your place, please click here.

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Thursday 22 November 2018: 1-2pm
Methods in Question: Epistemologies of Gender and Sexuality
Seminar Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road

Hande Güzel (PhD Candidate, Sociology Department, Cambridge University)
Researching Re-Virginisation in Turkey: Intimate Encounters in Gynaecological Settings

Centre for Gender Studies

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Tuesday 27 November 2018: 5-6pm
Cambridge book launch of Now You See Me: Lesbian Life Stories
Walters Room, Old Court, Selwyn College

Dr Jane Traies, University of Sussex

Gender and Sexuality History Workshop

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CUSU LGBTQ+: Term Card