Sites of Feminist Memory: Remembering suffrage in Europe and the United States of America

Published on 19 November par Institut du genre

This conference was originally due to take place on 12 and 13 May 2020 in Aix-en-Provence, France. It was to bring together colleagues from Europe, the USA and Australia. As a result of the COVID pandemic, it has had to be both postponed by a year and moved online. Though we deeply regret not being able to meet with our colleagues in person, we see this migration online as an opportunity to try something new: a « slow » conference.
The original format was a traditional « fast » conference involving a tight schedule of back-to-back panels separated by brief (if invigorating!) coffee and lunch breaks, packed into an intense 48 hours. Replicating such a format online strikes us as simultaneously unfair to colleagues who are not in France’s time-zone and unattractive to… well, anyone, really: who wants to listen (assuming no one’s audio or video connection collapses in the middle of their talk) to back-to-back panels for 48 hours, even if in the comfort of their own homes/offices, without the attraction of invigorating coffee and lunch breaks in which to socialise and debate with other attendees?
Thus, rather than have a downgraded online version of an original « fast » conference, we propose to slow things down. Our conference, which will take place on a website open to participants only, will have three phases.

Keynote speaker:
Dr Sharon Crozier-de Rosa (University of Wollongong), co-author of Remembering Women’s Activism, Routledge, 2019.

7-11 June 2021
Deadline for submissions : 8 February 2021

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