We are delighted to announce that the Roles Sexuality & Gender Forum at the University of Birmingham will be holding its 7th annual conference on the Thursday 18th May 2017 and we are now calling for papers. The conference will be offering an interdisciplinary space, and we invite you to submit abstracts related to any and all aspects of the study of Sexuality and Gender. This conference is organised by postgraduate students and is designed to provide a platform for presenting research to an audience of students and established academics alike.

Please send your abstract to by Saturday 11th March 2017 (max 250 words plus 50 word bio). If you would like any more information on this conference then do not hesitate to get in touch via email or social media. You can also look at our blog, where you will find details of our previous work as a forum including last year’s conference.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

This is a free event and we will strive to make this conference fully accessible. We will have facilities for wheelchair access and rest spaces. Please contact us if you have any questions or further access requirements. There will be live tweeting of the event.

Twitter: @groles

Step-free access for Roles 2016

Below is a map showing a step-free route from the University campus train station to the European Research Institute building (G3), which takes roughly 10 minutes.

station to ERI

The route will be signposted on the day. Below are some directions and further info:

Directions: On exiting the train station, turn left and take the first left down University Road West until you reach the Ring Road. Turn left, going past the Munrow Sports Centre. This road has a relatively steep incline (if you think this will be a problem and that you may require assistance on the day please contact us). When you reach Pritchatts Road, it is possible to cross directly over to the ERI (G3), however this can be a busy road and it is safer and flatter to cross at the traffic lights opposite North Gate. The entrance to the ERI is on the Pritchatts Road side and has a power-assisted door.

Roles 2016 Preliminary Programme!

The preliminary programme for the Roles 2016 is now available!

The final programme with abstracts and all other information regarding the conference will be published soon.

Looking forward to Thursday!

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Remember if you have not registered, please do this as soon as possible to help us make final preparations. Click here to register!