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INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP – Call for Abstracts

Women and disability: an interdisciplinary approach – social inclusion and assistive technology

Genova, 21th September 2017

Location: University of Genoa, Italy, Via Balbi 5, Aula Magna

Call for Abstracts

The workshop aims to promote an international exchange of research and case studies about the women and disability, in order to individuate and confront current perspectives and best practices.

At the same time, special attention will be  paid to dissemination of the research developed in the H2020 Project RISEWISE. RISE Women with disabilities In Social Engagement. This project focuses on the collective of women with disabilities from different perspectives, trying to identify needs and best practices in several EU countries, representing different cultural and socio-economic environments, for the integration and improvement of their quality of life in several respects. By applying a novel analysis method, based on the experience acquired by the exchange of researchers, innovation staff and practitioners in the European area among the participating institutions, the project will identify a set of multi-sectorial research lines that can contribute to enhance the integration and involvement of this sector of the population in the society along several dimensions.

By applying a novel analysis method, based on the experience acquired by the exchange of researchers, innovation staff and practitioners in the European area among the participating institutions, the project will identify a set of multi-sectorial research lines that can contribute to enhance the integration and involvement of this sector of the population in the society along several dimensions.

Deadline: 21th September 2017

Send a pdf (SurnameAutor_Title.pdf) file to: risewise.abstract(at)gmail.com

Call for papers for a special issue of “Ethnologie française”, scheduled for publication in Spring 2019.

“Since 2009, Middle Eastern and North African countries including Iran, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Turkey, Syria, and Bahrain have experienced multi-sectorial upheavals1of an intensity not seen since the era of independences. These periods of political effervescence have involved widespread participation by women. Graduates, the unemployed, peasants, students, artists, prostitutes, judges and lawyers, bloggers, mothers or the wounded or “martyrs,” feminists, union activists, anti-racists, veiled women, and LGBGT activists have contributed in highly diverse ways by occupying factories, taking to the streets, militating via the internet and public spaces, and engaging with official agencies and elected officials, as well as more “transitory” institutions [Ait Mous & Berriane, 2013; Kréfa, 2016].
Women have been involved in each of these many large social uprisings, whether multi-sectorial, explicitly focused on sexual equality, or in opposition to governments or ruling …” CFP Gender and sexualities in post-revolutionary situations

Timetable
Proposals, consisting of titles and summaries as well as bibliographies should be between 4,000 and 6,000 characters in length. Proposals must be received by the issue coordinators, Abir Kréfa (abir.krefa(at)ens-lyon.fr) and Sarah Barrières (sarah.barrieres(at)yahoo.fr), by September 10, 2017.)
Proposals should describe principal lines of inquiry and arguments as well as the resources, methods, and materials (investigations and/or archives). They should be accompanied by a biographical/bibliographical presentation of the author/s.
Acceptance decisions will be announced during the month of October 2017.
Completed versions of accepted contributions should be between 35,000 and 70,000characters in length, including spaces and bibliographies in length and must be received by January 31, 2018….parties…”ctorial,…explifocused on sexual equality, or in opposition to governments or ruling parties…”

It is time to celebrate the launch of the new Trinity Centre for Gender Equality and Leadership (TCGEL).

TCGEL is being established to deliver the Trinity College Dublin University’s strategic objectives to advance gender equality. Recognising the work done by  WiSER (Centre for Women in Science and Engineering Research, TCD) to recruit, retain, return and advance women in academic science, engineering and technology, the new Centre will expand this remit to all disciplines and support areas across the university.

TCGEL will be led by Professor Eileen Drew as Director.

The new Centre will work to deliver sustainable structural and cultural change, and to advance good practice and equality throughout the university, building on the success of the Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award.

The digital curious: a bridge between analogue and digital natives? If you were born between 1952 and 1961, you might belong to a new typology: the digital curious

From the EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) platform: “If you are uncomfortable calling yourself an “analogue native” and feel as skilled as a digital native, it might be because you are part of a new typology – the digital curious – which has emerged from a recent study published in the latest issue of The European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults (RELA)

The study examines the 55-65 age group’s attitudes towards information technology, particularly when IT places them in contact – directly or indirectly – with younger or older people. We are familiar with the typologies known as digital natives (those born after 1980), digital immigrants (those born in the 1960s-70s) and analogue natives (those born before the 1960s). But an analysis of nationwide statistics collected in Italy has revealed an additional group which appears to differ from the others and to fall exactly between analogue natives and digital immigrants. (More on the EPALE platform: https://ec.europa.eu/epale/en/node/35100)”

 

In the EU 6th Framework Programme several Gender mainstreaming measures were included.

The guides for proposers of the largest-scale projects required them to draw up a Gender Action Plan (GAP) stating how they intended to take gender issues into account in their research.

But this requirement disappeared in the 7th FP.

The 8th Framework Programme, Horizon 2020, has again included a number of measures and calls related to gender and to the inclusion of gendered approaches in research projects.

The Commission is currently starting its considerations and planning for FP9. It is, therefore, necessary for the Member States to start making up their minds, in order to provide timely input into the planning process.

However, several documents available online do not include the terms “gender” and “women”, urging all individuals and organisations interested in gender issues to take action.

For more information: “From H2020 to the 9th Framework Programme: looking for gender”: SAGE_BS_BENCIVENGA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For more information: From H2020 to the 9th Framework Programme: looking for gender.

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