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Book Reviews

Film and TV Reviews

Review of Virgin School

By Chloe Harrison “THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF SEX IS ALSO THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION, ECONOMICS, POLITICS, KINSHIP AND HUMAN RIGHTS” (Donnan and Magowan, 2010) Glad we’ve cleared that up. The next topic I…

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Review of BBC’S Queens of Heartache

This post was originally posted here I’m not a fan of music documentaries, but BBC’s Queens of Heartache caught my attention as its subjects are five of my very favourite artists; Edith…

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Review of After Porn Ends

by Erin Pearson   Using approximately 20 subjects in a ‘talking heads’ format, After Porn Ends relays the stories of former porn stars of various ages (26-70), from their beginnings (in life, and…

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Event Reviews

Review of Gender and Violence in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives: an international conference held at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

By Mary Edwards (PhD Student, University College Cork, Ireland)   While violence is undoubtedly a powerful tool in the oppression of any group, the manifestation of violence is not always obvious. It is multifarious in nature and never more so than when it is used to oppress persons as a consequence of their gender. At…

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Review of Migrants in the City: New Dynamics of Migration in Urban Settings Conference

  On October 12-13th I had a pleasure to participate at a conference titled “Migrants in the City: New Dynamics of Migration in Urban Settings”, brought by a collaboration between The Sheffield Methods Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences Migration Research Group and the ESRC Applied Quantitative Methods Network. Thanks to the Ailsa McKay Travel Grant…

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Post-graduate Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender

  More than forty post-graduates, researchers, scholars, practitioners, and members of the Belfast community came together for a post-graduate Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender on Friday, 8 May 2015 at the Belfast campus of Ulster University. PhD students from the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), Ulster University coordinated the event after receiving funding from…

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Contemporary Women’s Writing Skills Development Series (May 2014)

by Megan Henesy “This AHRC-funded Contemporary Women’s Writing Skills Development Programme (CWWSkills) is a series of six workshops, to be held between August 2013 and July 2014. The programme is designed to enable UK-based postgraduate research students and early-career researchers who work in the field of contemporary women’s writing to develop an entrepreneurial approach to…

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Third Contemporary Women’s Writing Skills Workshops

by  Megan Henesy This week the third of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Skills Workshops was held at Leeds Metropolitan University.  The theme of the event, ‘Careers and Employability’, allowed for the discussion of our future as postgraduate students and early career researchers in the Humanities.  We were given advice, support, and a chance to discuss…

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Contemporary Women’s Writing Skills Development Series (January 2014)

by Megan Henesy  “This AHRC-funded Contemporary Women’s Writing Skills Development Programme (CWWSkills) is a series of six workshops, to be held between August 2013 and July 2014. The programme is designed to enable UK-based postgraduate research students and early-career researchers who work in the field of contemporary women’s writing to develop an entrepreneurial approach to…

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