Newsletter June 2017

Calls For Papers (In order of abstract deadline)

  • Sibéal Annual Conference

Calls for Contributors

  • Publication connected to Leontios Toumpouris’ research project
    • Launched for Toumpouris’ solo show at The Telfer Gallery February 2018
    • Focused on expanding the field of in any genre they feel appropriate word count: 3,000 – 5,000 words
    • The submitted proposals will respond to at least one of the following subjects:
      • ~ Painting as a tool and a field of research for the negotiation with the real, matter and information, through appropriation, simulation, representation, abstraction.
      • ~ The subject, the tool and the object: Their (material) state as agents in performance within the production process in the laboratory/studio, perhaps in a perpetual mode of exchange and interaction.
      • ~ The mark of the author and the transposition of their responsibility to another agency in painting, alchemy, writing.
    • Completed applications sent to with subject title: [Your full name} – Publication Open Call
    • Abstracts 200-300 words
    • Deadline: 11 June 2017, 5pm
  • Whores of Yore – new website looking for content
    • Topics related to sex workers, sexuality, history of sex
    • Word limit 1500 (flexible)
    • Submit to
    • Deadline: Rolling

Events/Getting Involved

  • CGH Research Seminar
    • 6 June 2017
    • rm 208 2 University Gardens, Glasgow
    • ‘Gender & the Study of Murder in 19th Century Scottish Universities’ – Christine Myers
  • 6th Annual University of Glasgow College of Arts International PG Conference
  • In Conversation: Lucy Ribchester, Sara Sheridan and Kaite Welsh discuss Historical Crime Fiction


Funding Opportunities/Fellowships/PhDs/Essay Prizes

  • The Write to End Violence Against Women Awards
    • Categories will be confirmed in the coming months
    • Submit any piece you believe deserves attention, either your own or an article written by someone else
    • Style : News – print, digital
      Broadcast News – TV, radio
      Features – print, digital (includes photo journalism)
      Documentary – audio / TV / digital platforms
      Opinion/comment – print, digital, broadcast, blog
    • Must be published between 01/09/16 and 01/09/17
    • Must be written in Scotland or primarily reaching a Scottish Audience
    • Deadline 30 September 2017

Network News

  • We are having our inaugural conference ‘Kaleidoscope’ on 5 June 2017. We look forward to welcoming all participants to the University of Edinburgh. It is shaping up to be a fantastic day and we hope it is the first of many conferences!
  • We will be co-organising the Feminist Research Methods Workshop for the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities on 19 June 2017. We will be having an introductory discussion lead by Dr Valerie Wright from the University of Glasgow, presentations on feminism and research from PhDs, and an afternoon of exploring the Glasgow Women’s Library and the projects currently being undertaken with wonderful archives available there. It is a great opportunity to meet other feminist researchers and think about exactly what it means to be a feminist in academia. Please join us!
  • We are looking for new committee members! PGRNS has grown so quickly and we would like to invite new members to join our organising committee. As a committee member you would be responsible for running the twitter/email account and blog (so writing a post or finding someone else to write a post) on a weekly rotational basis and for putting together a newsletter on a monthly rotational basis. So if we have six members (which we are aiming for) you would handle twitter once every 6 weeks and do the newsletter once every six months. In addition, you would help us plan events as well as find and apply to funding opportunities for those events. It is a great opportunity to meet other gender researchers, get experience running an academic network, and hopefully put some successful funding applications and event organising on your CV! If you are interested please email Deadline for applications is Friday 30 June 2017 5pm with a start date of 1 September 2017
  • We’re happy to announce we have some bloggers lined up for the next few weeks, but remember we’re always looking for more posts so why not check out some of the recent posts and if inspiration strikes, please get in touch at

To Get Involved and Stay in Touch

  • Follow us on Twitter @PGRNScotland
  • Email us at to join the mailing list or Facebook group, tell us about an event or CFP, suggest a project, organise a pub night etc.
  • Join our Facebook group: Post-graduate Gender Research Network of Scotland – it is a semi-private group so you must email us if you want to join.
  • Subscribe to our Blog

Best Wishes,

The PGRNS Organising Committee

Lois Burke, Rachel Davis, Alison McNaughton, Ashley Paton, and Rian Sutton




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