Search results for "gender"

Can words really break cement?

Wed 24 Feb 2016

Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and author who has investigated Putin, Pussy Riot, and the Boston bombers, amongst other things. She is the author of several best selling books and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, Vanity Fair, and many other publications. Join her as she reflects on dissident art, the relations between truth, lies and morality in contexts of authoritarianism, and the horizons of hope a ...

Women in philosophy

Thu 03 Sep 2015

Is what we think, say and write inherently gendered? Why does the activist need philosophy? Where are we at with the whole “body/mind” thing? This course will introduce and explore the work of some of the greatest modern thinkers - philosophers who have opened up new possibilities in politics, language, gender, identity and ethics. Many of these philosophers are still living.

All of them have produced groundbreaking work ...

Gender Wars: The Military, Guns & Women

Tue 20 Aug 2013

This course will look at gender relations, guns, violence, war and peace. The links between these issues are as relevant as ever in the context of increasing militarization in the Asia Pacific, the persistence of the nuclear threat, the proliferations of guns, the prevalence of rape as a key aspect of warfare, and the Australian government’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council.

 

MFU@City Square

Tue 06 Dec 2011

In the context of the global Occupy movement, questions of how our economy, society and politics could be organised differently have once again taken centre stage. This series of seminars will invite speakers to explore radical practical ideas on how our world might be, in relation to topics as diverse as inequality, Indigenous politics, democracy, law, gender, climate change, economics and more. This series will run throughout summer on Tuesd ...

Gender Wars: The Military, Guns & Women

The UN Security Council: What have women got to do with it?

Tue 17 Sep 2013

This week we will present a panel session with Di Otto (Melb Uni) and Caroline Lambert (Executive Director, YWCA Australia). Di and Caroline will examine the role of the Security Council in relation to issues faced by women around the world, and will reflect on the ways in which women have engaged with the broader UN system - reflecting particularly on advocacy in the context of the Commission on the Status of Women, the Human Rights Treaty Syste ...

Refugee Realities: Risk, Rights and Resettlement

Workshop: Refugee communities: from within, not without. Methods for participatory consultation with displaced people.

Tue 11 Oct 2011

May Maloney has kindly provided us with the links to the training slides, reports on the methodology, and information on the outcomes of dialogues with women she worked with. The training slides are all on the University of New South Wales' Centre for Refugee Research website. Can be referenced as the last set of slides on this site: crr.unsw.edu.au/education-and-training/training-resources/ Some people mentioned that they would like to see a c ...

The past is present: history, culture and conflict

In women’s words: Gender, memory, and violence in Timor-Leste

Thu 13 Oct 2016

The Politics of Myth

Sherlock Holmes (and Watson and Irene Adler and the countless imitations)

Tue 24 Jul 2012

The rather complex myth of Sherlock Holmes is, what with drugs, urban angst and gender tensions, vigorously alive today.

Politics, Pruning and Paint: Case studies in Art History

Models, Mannequins and Muses

Tue 19 Mar 2013

The idea of the female artists’ muse has been a central figment of Western European painting and the tradition of the fine art nude. However, a closer examination of the practices of life modeling, art education and figurative painting reveal a complex array of differing bodies and genders at work behind and in front of the easel. In this talk I will discuss some of the historical practices of life drawing and figurative art, and the differing t ...

Poetry & sex: medieval to post-modern

Writing sex and gender

Tue 15 Oct 2013

Acclaimed Melbourne poet, Claire Gaskin discusses the presence of and critical reactions to sex, sexuality and feminism in her writing. Claire will introduce and read from some of her poetry, in conversation with poet and critic Bonny Cassidy.

MFU 4 Asylum Seekers: Australian History and Society

Women & Gender

Tue 04 Feb 2014

Politics, Pruning and Paint: Case studies in Art History

Oceanic Art

Tue 26 Mar 2013

Oceanic art is largely collected by major institutions and private collectors in Australia, America and Europe. However, in spite of Australia’s proximity to the Pacific Islands region, Australian institutions have undervalued the art form from the region that is highly regarded in Europe and America. The National Gallery of Victoria holds a select collection of up to 1,000 Oceanic works that focuses on forms of sculpture and painting in Melanes ...

Gender Wars: The Military, Guns & Women

Under the Gun: Small arms, the arms trade and violence against women

Tue 27 Aug 2013

Today, there are 900 million guns in circulation in the world. Of these, 75% are in the hands of individuals -most of whom are men. Currently all countries in the world import small arms, and many manufacture them, including Australia. Given that Australia now has the same level of gun ownership as it did at the time of the Port Arthur Massacre, have we lost sight of the impact of small arms on our lives in Australia? Does gun ownership have anyt ...

Ethics and Morality in the 21st Century

Universal Differences?

Sat 05 Jun 2010

Ours is a world in which ‘truth’ shares equal footing with ‘opinion’, where ‘equality’ is at odds with liberty, where ‘difference’ is held up as sacrosanct and ‘plurality’ is strictly – often brutally – enforced. As such, can we still speak of such a thing as ‘universality’ today? Focusing on the most famous contemporary invocation of universality, the discourse of ‘universal human rights’, we will debate the meaning as well as the merits of the ...

Gender Wars: The Military, Guns & Women

Women and War: The role of gender in political violence

Tue 20 Aug 2013

Voices from the South

On tradition, identity and gender

Thu 21 Apr 2011