lundi 30 septembre 2013

CFP: 16th Annual Conference on Women and Education

NB: this is FYI only... the fees being extremely high

The Oxford Round Table will hold our 16th Annual Conference on Women and Education during the dates of March 16 – March 20, 2014 at Brasenose College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Brasenose College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1509. We are pleased to invite you to become a member of this Round Table. Membership is limited to approximately thirty-five (35) interdisciplinary scholars who have a particular interest in this subject.

Sixteen years ago, a highly successful Round Table was specifically designed to explore women and education.  You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic, however your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent upon presenting and you can serve on a panel or as a discussion leader. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum, a journal of the Oxford Round Table. Papers considered for publication in the Forum are evaluated by peer reviewers as to technical and substantive quality and for potential to make a significant contribution to new knowledge in the field. 

Should you accept this invitation you will be joined on the programme by Dr. Isobel Hurst who holds a BA, Classics and English, M Phil in English Studies and a D Phil in English from the University of Oxford. Her popular book, Victorian Women Writers and the Classics was published by Oxford University Press in 2006. She has taught at the Universities of Bristol, Warwick, and Oxford, United Kingdom. Dr. Hurst is currently a Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Members of the Oxford Round Table have access to an array of academic, cultural and social resources, including the Oxford Union Debating Society, colleges and halls of Oxford dating back to 1204, museums, theatres, bookstores, college chapels, river boating, literary pubs, political clubs and may, on recommendation, become official readers of the venerable Bodleian Library of the University, founded by Duke Humphrey circa 1440 and refounded by Sir Thomas Bodley 1602. A free afternoon and evening will be available on Tuesday for independent travel to London (one hour south of Oxford), Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Cambridge or many of the other cultural sights in England. 

Topics of discussion will include:
Women and the University
·       Manifestation of Gender Discrimination Gender and Hierarchy of the University
·       Equal Pay
·       Effects and Limitations of Legislation
·       Gender and the hierarchy of the institution (chairs to presidents)
·       Politics and gender inequality
·       Invisible ceilings and the rationalization of disparities
·       Culture of the institution and gender inequality
·       Hidden hierarchies and gender

Women’s Interests
·       Gender equality in theory and practice
·       Factors affecting compensation, tenure and promotion
·       Sexual harassment and consequences
·       Implicit institutional restraint on women’s leadership
·       Manifestations of discrimination in the university environment
·       Social and cultural restraint on equal pay
·       Implicit discrimination in the workplace
·       Invisible ceilings and wages

Women and Careers
·       Career Traps for Women
·       Women’s Career Investments and Returns
·       Promotion and Pay
·       Barriers to Progress in the Cultural Religious Context
·       Overcoming the Obstacles on the Professional Ladder
·       Women in Power in a Man’s World
Women in History
·       Women in Government
·       Women and Nation Building
·       Against All Odds
·       African American Women in History
·       Women in Early America
·       Looking Back Looking Forward

Women and Social Justice
·       Invisible Ceilings and Barriers
·       Cultural Expectations
·       Politics of Gender
·       Women and Patriotism
·       Citizenship
·       Political Activism
·       Families and Nations
·       The Stateless: Displaced People

Women and Religion
·       Women’s Health and Choice
·       Family Planning
·       Contraception Rights of Women
·       Women and the Roman Catholic Church
·       Fundamentalist Protestant Constraints
·       Women and Islam
·       Contraception and Student Health Services
·       Employment Discrimination and Clerical Universities
·       Social and Cultural Restraints on Women
·       Clerical Rationalization of Disparities

Women and Sports
·       Techniques in Coaching Women’s Sports
·       Sports Management
·       Sport and Health for Girls and Women
·       History of Women in Sports
·       Women and the Olympic Movement
·       Media and Women’s Sports
·       Women in Sports Administration and Leadership Roles
·       Rise of Women’s Sports
·       Women’s Sports International

The conference will run from Sunday night through Thursday morning.  We will have reception and dinners in the Olde Dining Hall on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday nights where the Oxford professors and students dine when university is in session.  Lunches are provided on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday along with tea/coffee/biscuit breaks during the meeting.  You can also reserve a room in the Oxford University dormitory at Brasenose College where students stay during term time.  More detailed information concerning the schedule of events and the registration fee can be found on our web site. 

In order to ensure that you are registered in a timely and accurate manner, we recommend that you register on our website Should you be unable to attend, we would welcome your nomination of a colleague to attend in your place. We look forward to hearing from you.

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