Roles Conference 2016: We Want Your Views!

Hopefully you enjoyed our annual conference as much as we did!

Whether you did (or didn’t…) we’d love for you to tell us what was great and what could have been better.

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Roles 2016 Programme

The full programme with timetable, information about the conference, abstracts and bios is now available here!

We can’t wait for the conference this Thursday 19th May!

Information about step-free access to the ERI building

Registration for the conference

Second Poster

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!

Roles 6th Annual Conference Call For Papers

The Roles Sexuality & Gender Forum at the University of Birmingham will be holding its 6th annual conference on the Thursday 19th May 2016 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 Gender and Sexuality. This conference is organised by students and is designed to provide a platform for presenting research to an audience of students and established academics alike. We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker will be Dr Julia Downes, Lecturer in Criminology and Social Work at the Open University, whose research focuses on the intersections of gendered violence, social justice and feminist activism.

Please send your abstract to by Saturday 30th April (max 250 words plus 50 word bio). We hope to issue responses by mid April for those who submitted for the original deadline. 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, assistant animals, rest spaces and visual accessibility. Please contact us if you have any questions or further access requirements. There will be live tweeting and blogging of the event.

Twitter: @groles

Update: The deadline was extended to 30th April 2016 from 31st March 2016.