ATGENDER Spring Conferences
Since 2011, ATGENDER organizes a Spring conference every year. This represents a great occasion for members to gather and discuss relevant topics in the field. One Spring conference focused on education is followed the next year by one focused on activism and policy making. On the third year, the bigger European Feminist Research Conference is organized. In 2020, the Spring conference will be held at Middlesex University (London, UK).
2020: London, United Kingdom (Forthcoming)
Caring in Uncaring Times
CfP is now out! ATGENDER Spring Conference 2020, 13-15 May 2020 ‘Caring in Uncaring Times’, Middlesex University, London. Abstract submission deadline 16th December. The conference will explore the possibilities for and necessity of embedding care in policy and activism. Adopting a broad approach to the concepts of care, policy and activism, we invite proposals from researchers, activists, practitioners, carers, archivists, artists and others from a range of backgrounds and disciplines to explore care and caring in all its diversity and invites participants to reflect on the devastating consequences of an uncaring state (across a range of time and places), and the vital work of activism and policy that centres care.
2019: Gijón, Spain
Feminist Teaching (through) Emotions, Feelings and Affects
The 2019 edition of the ATGENDER Spring conference is being organized together with the University of Oviedo, AUDEM (the Spanish Association of Women’s Studies) and Espora Gender Consulting, and it will take place in Gijón on 8-10 May 2019. The Call for Papers is now out! You have time until January 21, 2019, to send in your proposal. A number of travel grants for unfunded scholars and students is also available.
2017: Vilnius, Lithuania
Bridging Gender Research and Policy Making: Missing Links, Good Practices, Future Scenarios
Organized by ATGENDER with support from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University, the 2017 edition of the ATGENDER Spring conference, attended by more than 150 participants, was dedicated to building dialogues between gender researchers, activists, students, educators and policy makers.
2016: Utrecht, Netherlands
Spaces of Feminist Learning and Teaching: Queering Movements, Translations and Dynamics
The 2016 edition of the ATGENDER Spring Conference was dedicated to spaces of feminist learning and teaching. The focus was on queer and gender studies’ classrooms, broadly understood as spaces inside and outside the university, traversed by multiple urgencies and agendas, as well as informed by complex negotiations at personal, social, economic and political levels. Thanks to the Graduate Gender Programme at Utrecht University that made this conference possible!
2014: Barcelona, Spain
A New Agenda For Gender Equality Policies
The 2014 edition of the ATGENDER Spring Conference called for focus in the political field, because today more than ever, we need to forge links to progress in gender equality policies throughout Europe. It was hosted in the beautiful Espai Francesca Bonnemaison, part of the provincial council of Barcelona.
2013: Gothenburg, Sweden
Learning and Teaching in Gender, Women’s and Feminist Studies
The focus of the ATGENDER Spring Conference 2013 was Teaching and Learning in Gender Studies. At Gothenburg University, feminist teachers, students, graduates and activists discussed learning and teaching gender in panels, roundtables and other events including a keynote by Professor Sara Ahmed.
2011: Utrecht, Netherlands
Feminist Legacies – Feminist Futures: Connecting Research, Teaching and Gender Equality in Europe
The first edition of the ATGENDER Spring Conference focused on Feminist Legacies and Feminist Futures. With a total of 9 workshops and already starting preparations for future conferences, this ATGENDER Spring Conference welcomed 100 participants and was a big success!