Dates: 2 October, 2019
Location: Perth WA
Overview: The Australian Women’s History Network (AWHN) 2019 Symposium will focus on the female frame and contemporary approaches to wellbeing in local and global perspective.
We use the phrase “female frame” as a catalyst for discussion on the way bodies are socially constructed and gendered. Our focus stretches from the individual subject to the national body, and we place these bodies alongside biopolitics and wellbeing to open a conversation around legacy and impact. Participants are encouraged to consider this topic from multiple perspectives – aesthetic and economic, physical and psychological, colonial, political and historical – and to consider the question of how the female frame can be a function, source, and signifier of change and growth both within Australia and globally.
Bringing together academic, professional and policy sectors, this day-long symposium will be an intellectually stimulating opportunity for creative research, and a platform for future collaboration.
Registration: Visit the AWHN conference website to register.