Connections

In this section, we list networks and ongoing collaborative and public initatives. For any edits or additions, please get in touch with iash@ed.ac.uk or christina.neuwirth@ed.ac.uk. Thank you!

  • Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Colour in Europe: One-day symposium of over 100 activists, practitioners, artists and scholars, critically debating contemporary Black feminist and womanist theories and practices in Europe. Now in its second year; held in Edinburgh in 2016 and in Amsterdam in 2017. Find out more.
  • Carole Jones is a member of Contemporary Women’s Writing Association
  • Dangerous Women Project: What does it mean to be a 'dangerous woman'? This initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities examines the label through contributions from a diverse range of women. This project finished in March 2017, but posts can still be read here.
  • Edinburgh Women in Philosophy: Philosophers (aspiring and established), friends, and academics, with the collective goal to raise awareness of the many debates that currently surround the status of women and minorities in academic philosophy, and to provide support for female faculty and postgraduates. This group organises the annual New Enlightenment Lectures. Find out more.
  • Equality and Diversity at the University of Edinburgh. This website has been established to provide a hub for information about equality and diversity across the University. Find out more.
  • Feminizing Politics and Power: ESRC Seminar Series 2015-17 that reconsiders the potential for feminization in contemporary UK politics, focusing on inclusion. Find out more.
  • Gender Justice: The gender justice lab aims to work by networking scholars in the area of gender. There are two main streams within this grouping. First, scholars working on the gender issues relating to conflict, crime and peace; second, scholars working on gender as part of an interest in social activism and inclusion more generally. The gender lab tries to support both streams of scholars. We work through round tables and discussions between projects. Part of the Global Justice Academy. Find out more.
  • Gender Politics Research Group: Bringing together researchers who use gender and feminist analyses in their research, in Politics and International Relations and beyond. Find out more.
  • Histories of Gender and Sexuality Research Group (HGS) (formerly Gender History Network) co-ordinated by Prof Diana Paton and Dr Zubin Mistry. Find out more.
  • Invisible Women: This project led by Camilla Baier and Rachel Pronger (Film, Exhibition and Curation students) continues to make visible the hidden and erased work of pioneering women film-makers. Find out more.
  • Postgraduate Gender Research Network: A network connecting postgraudate researchers of gender at Scottish universities. Follow on Twitter at @PGRNScotland
  • Shereen Benjamin is involved in Gender and Education Association
  • Women in International Law Network (WILNET): The Global Justice Academy is a founding member of WILNET. Founded by women researchers at the Manchester International Law Centre, this new platform aims to provide a professional community for women international lawyers at any stage of their career to discuss both their experiences in - and pathways into - the field. Find out more.