University of Adelaide

The SA Division annual Blue Stocking dinner will be held on Thursday 17 August 2017

The dinner will feature as our main speaker the famous Black Feminist Ranter, Celeste Liddle.

The evening will also be a fundraiser for the SA Working Women’s Centre. Tickets to the dinner are $45 and need to be booked in advance.

Time:  6.30 for 7pm start.

Venue: Lemongrass Thai Bistro Rundle street (note – the dinner will be in the downstairs area, which will allow for disability access).

Contact Juliet Fuller ( or Donna Good in the Div office on 8227 2384 for further information and for booking details.

Click here book tickets for the Dinner

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FRANFEST (Feminist Renewal Art Network) Symposium: Feminism, Art and Activism 40 years

FRANFest is a month-long, multi-venue event highlighting the work of women (and gender-diverse and non-binary) artists. It is to be held in South Australia from 25 August-24 September 2017.

As part of FRANFest, a 2-day symposium (16-17 September) is being held in conjunction with the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Australian Institute of Art History and the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender, University of Adelaide.

The aim of the symposium is to consider the progress made since the Women’s Show, to continue the conversation on feminism and art and to invite new lines of enquiry. We welcome proposals to present a paper in one of the following areas:

  • Caring for past and present feminist art: New ways of writing feminist art histories; re-visiting feminist art histories and practices; combating erasure and marginalisation.
  • Contemporary practice and new perspectives: Delineating this ever-expanding field; voices, issues and interests of today’s feminist/women artists; retrospection, historical re-iteration and recuperation for a new generation of women artists; new collaborative practices and connectivity; practices of ‘in': inclusivity, intersectional, intergenerational; tactics, terminology and temporalities.
  • Women, careers and equality: Gender equality in the art world; what are the issues? What are the strategies for achieving it? Establishing and sustaining a (feminist) art career today.
  • Gender and the Museum: encompassing gender, collectors and philanthropists; collections and exhibitions; feminism, curatorial and art historical activism; creative collaborations; museum design; and the issue of gender and art practices in regional Australia.

Closing date for proposals is 4 August 2017. For further information about the symposium and how to submit a proposal please see the attached flyer.

To book into the free symposium please visit the FRANFest website.


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What matters in Social Change?: The uncertain significance of caring

Professor Chris Beasley, University of Adelaide

Date: Friday 15 September
Venue: Napier Building, Room G.04, University of Adelaide
Time: 5.30 pm – 6.45 pm

The intention of this paper is to theorise social change. This is undertaken initially by employing the feminist critique of the major theories of social relations in modernity—a critique which gives significance to care. The feminist critique is then itself reconsidered. By this means, some uncertainties are raised about exactly what is vital to social change. In particular, uncertainties arise concerning the place of care, of emotional caring bonds, in analysis of social change. Exploration of the place of care enables a re-engagement with key insights in work by crucial men and masculinity (MM) scholars, as well as with feminist debates concerning the value of care as against justice.

Please see the attached Fay Gale Lecture Flyer for more information.

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The Fay Gale Centre invites you to the launch of River Dialogues: Hindu Faith and the Political Ecology of Dams on the Sacred Ganga by Georgina Drew, with introduction by Professor Timothy Doyle. To be held on Friday 18th August 2017, 3.00 – 4.00 pm  in Napier G25, University of Adelaide. Please RSVP by August 15th to For […]

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The fourth annual South Australian Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference is on next week. The conference title is: Art(i)culations of Violence: Gender, sex, sexuality and the politics of injury and revivification. A fantastic line up of speakers and for more information visit the website. Congratulations to all who have been […]

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The Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship will be awarded again in 2017. This scholarship will support a woman to investigate social problems and/or undertake a study in the field of social sciences. The investigation or study should be relevant to social conditions in South Australia and be capable of being applied for the benefit of the […]

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The biennial Carole Pateman Book Prize is due to be awarded in 2017. This prize is for the best book published in the specified eligibility period on the topic of gender and politics, broadly defined. Criteria on which entries will be judged: Significance of contribution to gender and politics research through effective incorporation of gender […]

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FINAL CALL: FUNDING GRANTS FOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s social sciences sector. The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $8,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs. The leadership development programs […]

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I am a woman and I work in academia: An international collection of female academics’ perspectives and experiences of their work. Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast are interested in knowing more about the experiences of women in academia. As yet, few studies have explored women’s perspectives and experiences as academics in Australian […]

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Please come along to a lunch time event to meet staff from the Office for Women, including the Manager of Policy, Annie Francis, Veronika Petroff and Ellie McEvoy. The Office for Women are very interested to hear about the Fay Gale Centre, and they will also tell us what activities they are engaged in. This […]

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