Event: “Demystifying Public Engagement: Gender & Sexuality Studies Beyond the Academy”

This is a two-day interactive training initiative for postgraduate students in the arts and humanities whose research is connected by an interest in gender and sexuality. It aims to both introduce and ‘demystify’public engagement by providing a toolkit of knowledge and skills to help enable postgraduate researchers to realise the public engagement potential of their research. In addition to keynote presentations by experienced academics actively involved in public engagement, the event will offer an interactive workshop and a Q&A session.

The organisers invite doctoral researchers from all disciplines across the arts and humanities to submit 300-word abstracts (including institution, department and contact details) for 15-minute presentations on any aspect of their research to demystifying@ncl.ac.uk by 11th February 2011.

Please note that presentations should be aimed at an audience comprised of specialists as well as non-specialists, and academics as well as non-academics. Those making submissons will be notified whether their abstract has been accepted by 27th February 2011.

There will be 10 travel bursaries worth £50 each available to postgraduate speakers.

To apply for a bursary, please download and complete the application form available and submit it to the above email address together with your abstract.

Registration for the entire event will be £15, including refreshments, a wine reception and buffet lunch. If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the organisers at the above email address.

The PEGS initiative is led by Lucy Gallagher (Newcastle University), Nadine Muller (University of Hull), Claire O’Callaghan (University of Leicester) and Caroline Walters (University of Exeter). For more information please visit www.pegsuk.org or email administrator@pegsuk.org.

This event will be held at Newcastle University on 15th and 16th May 2011.

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