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Activities - Academic year 2012/2013

Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Research (GIG) is a platform for meetings and dialogues between gender researchers from different faculties and departments. GIG continually invites gender researchers at University of Gothenburg to seminars and workshops on relevant themes and new research. GIG also provides seminars on different kinds of support for gender researchers at University of Gothenburg.
During the academic year 2012/3013 GIG has a special focus on gender research in the Natural Sciences, Social Medicine, and in Information Technology Studies.

25th of April
Lecture with Trinh T. Minh-ha, professor in Gender and Women's Studies, University of Berkeley

Power relations lay at the core of normative representations. In the tuning in with the forces of a life event, one can say that form is attained only to address the formless. Reality in its social and historical dimension is not a material for artistic reflection or political commitment; it is what powerfully draws one to cinema and yet cannot be captured without dissolving itself in its fragile essence when one approaches it without subtlety and vulnerability. "We are all engaged in social rituals of our daily activities, and by remaining unaware of their artistic and technological ritual propensity, we remain 'in conformity."
The lecture will draw from her installations and films, with a focus on gender and D-cinema (D-story, D-film, D-event), as well as on walking as a mode of reception of the world.

Born in Vietnam, Trinh T Minh-ha is a world-renowned independent filmmaker and feminist, post-colonial theorist. She is a Professor of Gender & Women’s studies and Rethoric at University of California, Berkeley, USA. Trinh has published a number of books including the feminist, post-colonial classic Woman Native Other (1989), and Elsewhere, Within Here: Immigration, Refugeeism and the Boundary Event (2011).


Plats: Malmstenssalen, Handelshögskolan, Vasagatan 1
Tid: 16.00 - 18.00

The lecture is free of charge and open to the public. The lecture is a collaboration between GIG, The Faculty of Fine Art/Valand Academy and The Department for Cultural Sciences/Gender Studies.

26th and 27th of April
Workshop med Professor Trinh T Minh-ha

Who is welcome where?
Figures of Otherness

The themes of the workshop are issues such as transnationalism, displacement and translation. The vantagepoint for the participants papers should be their own research in relation to Trinh’s book Elsewhere Within Here (2011). A pre-seminar on the book will be planned in April for the workshop group.

The interdisciplinary workshop “Who is welcome where?” is open for approximately 10 researchers and Ph.D. students at the University of Gothenburg who apply gender and postcolonial theories into their work.

Application deadline: March 8
Notice on participation: March 15

The applications should be sent to gig@gu.se
Please, write “Who is welcome where” in the subject line.

Read more here

Gender research in the field of Information Technology Studies

Seminar is planned for Spring 2013. More information to come.

Gender research in the field of Social Medicine

Seminar is planned for Spring 2013. More information to come.

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