Call for Papers – Summer School 2017
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF WAM
“Noisy Women!”: The Women, Ageing and Media International Research Summer School 2017
27th – 29th June 2017
University of Gloucestershire, at Gloucester and Cheltenham
The 2017 International Women, Ageing and Media (WAM) Research Summer School (at the University of Gloucestershire) will take place in Gloucester and Cheltenham (UK) on 27th, 28th and 29th June. It will bring together international postgraduate researchers across disciplines, whose research engages with women and ageing in relation to popular cultural forms (e.g. popular music, film, television, literature. dance, fashion and digital social media) and any of the following approaches and/or issues: identity, activism, representation, cultural activity, creativity, lived experience. The Summer School theme is ‘Noisy Women’ (which can be interpreted broadly as older women who are not silent).
The Summer School will take place over three days and provides excellent opportunities for postgraduate researchers to make important connections with other researchers working in the field of Ageing Studies. In addition to presenting your own research, there will be workshops exploring methods and conceptual issues relating to women and ageing studies. The third day will involve discussions and learning opportunities co-created with representatives from WAM’s community partners.
In addition to the academic programme there will also be the annual WAM dancing event. This year will be an extra special celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of WAM – we very much look forward to celebrating with you!
Call for abstracts:
We invite applications to two different strands of presentation:
- Proposals for 20 minute presentations are invited from doctoral and early career researchers at any stage of their work and from any discipline whose topics are relevant to women, ageing and the theme ‘Noisy Women!’. Presentations may take the form of papers, posters, films and multimedia presentations.
- Proposals are also invited for our inaugural ‘Three Minute Thesis’ session. This is your opportunity to present a clear and precise account of your research thesis/project. It is a great opportunity to prepare for submission, viva and/or grant application.
Please submit abstracts of 250 words by 24th March 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your abstract details should include:
· Your name, email address, institutional affiliation and year of study
· Title of PhD/Research Project and disciplinary field
· Up to five key words, which will help reviewers classify your panel
· Technical requirements for presentation
We will confirm you have a place by 31st March 2017. The deadline for registration and payment is 31st May 2017. There is a fee of £80 (unwaged) and £120 (waged) which covers Summer School participation.
A full programme plus details for registration, travel and accommodation will appear on the WAM webpage by the end of April, once places have been confirmed:
If you have any queries, please contact WAM Administrator and WAM/ACT doctoral student Alison Willmott (AlisonWillmott@connect.glos.ac.uk).
ACT will partially fund up to four ACT-affiliated PhD students or postdoctoral fellows who have been admitted to participate in “strand 1” (meaning, they have been accepted to give a 20-minute presentation), and who have not yet had the chance to participate in the summer school. Priority will be given to those who have not received ACT funding in the previous 12 months. Funding will offset costs for the flight (or train) as well as accommodations, for a total amount of up to 1,500 CAD. Those wanting to be considered for ACT funding should include in their abstract to WAM a statement indicating they want to be considered for ACT funding. They should also send to ACT (email@example.com) a copy of their full application to WAM, a budget detailing costs for travel in CAD (flight or train, and accommodations), and a completed support form signed by a senior ACT researcher (available to download here). The deadline for the funding application to ACT is also March 24th, 2017.
This call for applications has been written with information originally published on the WAM website.