Excellence and Gender Equality: Critical Perspectives on Gender and Knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences CFP

26-28 June, ANU Gender Institute Canberra

This conference explores the intersection of gender equality and academic evaluation of excellence, with a specific focus on the Humanities and Social Science (HASS) disciplines. It will investigate the increasingly accepted claim that genuine research excellence requires an equity component. While the connection between equality and excellence is becoming established in higher education, the specific issues faced by HASS disciplines have rarely been discussed. Do generic accounts of the positive relationship between excellence and the pursuit of gender equality avoid the significance of conflicted histories of gender relations in the formation of disciplinary knowledge and standards? How can the contribution of critical feminist scholarship within HASS disciplines be brought into relation with the new gender equality discourses?

Proposals due 16 March 2019.

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