December Newsletter

Upcoming Conferences

International Conference on Gender Studies: “Gender and Power”, 2nd March 2019

Rethinking Disruptive Sex from the 19th to the 21st Century, 15-16th April 2019

3rd European Conference on Domestic Violence, Oslo, 1st-4th September 2019


Call for Contributions

Special Issue on Sexpertise: Sexual Knowledge and the Public in the 19th and 20th Centuries

  • Deadline: 4th January 2019
  • Article abstract of no more than 500 words (article in total no longer than 12,000 words)
  • More information

Social Science Computer Review: Special Issue on Gender and Digital Media: Friend or foe in times of change

  • Deadline: 15th January 2019
  • Manuscripts should be a maximum of 8,000 words (all included).
  • More information

Special Issue of Social Sciences Open Access Journal: “Gender and Identity”

Women, Gender, and Families of Colour

The Economic and Labour Relations Review

  • Deadline: rolling
  • Seeking submissions regarding low pay and wage theft
  • More information

Women Are Boring

  • Deadline: rolling
  • Blog featuring research carried out by women in all fields and all disciplines.
  • Word limit approximately 1,000-2,000
  • Intended for a general audience with informal style and minimal jargon
  • Submit to
  • More information

Whores of Yore

The History Girls Scotland

  • Deadline: rolling
  • Topics relating directly to Scotland including feminism, history, heritage etc.
  • Word limit 1000 (flexible)
  • Email: com
  • Website

Postgraduate Gender Research Network of Scotland

  • Deadline: rolling
  • Blog posts sought on any subject of gender research
  • More information 

PhD Women Scotland

  • Deadline: Rolling
    • Sign up for a blog space for 2019 by getting in touch with them.
  • Blog posts sought on any topic related to the PhD process – struggles, tips, great experiences!
  • More information

LSE Department of Gender Studies and Engenderings

  • Deadline: rolling
  • Blog posts sought on transnational anti-gender politics
  • More information

PalgraveMacmillan Gender Studies Book Series


Funding Opportunities, Recruitment and Awards

Women’s History Scotland essay prize

  • Deadline: 21st December 2018
  • Essay on some aspect of Scottish women’s or gender history from any time period
  • Form of work that may submitted include: undergraduate dissertation, postgraduate work (e.g. Masters dissertation or chapter of PhD), a piece of original research by an independent scholar
  • £100 prize
  • More information

Foundation Scotland Fran Trust

  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Funds scholarly activity in the fields of feminism, gender or women’s studies
  • Funding for students at UK universities to help cover conference travel costs
  • More information 



The Empowered Woman Project – The Vacant Space Project

  • 6th December at 7pm, at 1184 Argyle Street, Glasgow (runs for one week)
  • An immersive multimedia exhibition for everyone to enjoy!
  • More information

PGRNS Christmas Get-Together

  • Date and location to be announced soon!


Free Stuff

Judith Butler’s Gifford Lectures

  • For those of us unlucky enough to miss out on her lectures in Glasgow last month, you can listen to them all online!
  • More information

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Collection

  • Free access until the end of 2018
  • The collection consists of interviews with Professor June Purvis and over 40 articles from Women’s History Review
  • Get it here

EqualBITE: Gender equality in higher education

  • Free e-book
  • Get it here


To Get Involved and Stay in Touch with PGRNS

  • 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 – is a semi-private group so you can find us but you can’t see what’s going on until you’re a member.
  • Subscribe to our Blog and let us know if you would like to write a post for us!


Best Wishes,

The PGRNS Organising Committee

Laura Jones, Leah McCabe, Rebecca Smyth, Anna Vittinghoff and Beth Wallace.

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