Conf/CfP - International Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender Studies and the Status of Women, 10–11 October 2017, Queen Margaret University, UK

Publish Date: Mar 27, 2017

Deadline: Aug 01, 2017

The organising committee would like to invite researchers from private and public institutions, research centres and universities, charities, NGOs and the public sector, to submit paper proposals on topics relating to women and/or gender studies, and the current challenges that women are facing in today’s society.

  • Submission of abstracts: 1st of August 2017
  • Acceptance notification: 20th of August 2017
  • Submission of full papers: 20th of August 2017
  • Early bird registration: 10th of September 2017


  • Discussion relating to the current status of women, with a special focus on the following categories that constitute potential challenges to gender equality and women’s rights: the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the refugee crisis, rising levels of (and political legitimisation of) sexual violence and misogyny, cuts in child-care and services for disabled people, lack of access to paid parental leave, tax and welfare reforms, the gender pay gap, sexual harassment and the rise of zero-contract hours.
  • International researchers and scientists from academia, industry and government to present their studies to a multi-disciplinary audience, exchange experiences, discuss proposals, and disseminate results on women’s and gender studies.
  • Raising awareness and encouraging dialogue on the proposed topics, with the aim of creating lasting productive partnerships between the participants.

All submitted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, edited under the Creative Commons Licence (Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International/CC BY-ND 4.0), which will also contain a report and catalogue of activities. This book will be available on the WomenBeing webpage to download for free, and it will also be freely distributed to schools, institutions, research centres and individuals who request it.

The conference begins on the 10th of October – Ada Lovelace day – which celebrates women of the present and the past, whose achievements have contributed so much to humanity. Like Ada Lovelace, there are many women fighting for equality, for their rights, and for peace. In the last year, there has been a growing awareness of the need to address the problems that women are experiencing, to speak and to take action. 

WomenBeing builds upon this momentum by providing a ‘loudspeaker’ for academics, civil servants, researchers, social activists, journalists and private individuals to make their voices heard on the main challenges that women are facing in 2017.

Category 1: Academics and Researchers

Full conference fee for those presenting papers *: £300 (two days)

Single day rate for those presenting papers *: £175 

Full conference fee for those attending only **: £150 (two days)

Single day rate for those attending only **: £80

Category 2: Students

Full conference fee for PG students presenting papers *: £150 (two days)

Single day rate for PG students presenting papers *: £80

Full conference fee for students attending only **: £80

Single day rate for students attending only **:  £50

Category 3: Charities and third sector

Full conference fee **: £120 (two days)

Single day rate **: £70

Category 4: Other Salaried Individuals

Full conference fee **: £300

Single day rate **:£175

Category 5: Other non-salaried individuals

Full conference fees **: £80 (two days)

Single day rate **: £50 

What is included on the fees?

* Fee includes: lunches and coffee-breaks; publication of the work on the proceedings of the conference; printed, signed and stamped certificate of participation

** Fee includes: lunches and coffee-breaks, digital certificate of participation

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