NEWS no. 1 / 2007
Association of Institutions for Feminist Education
and Research in
7th European Feminist Research Conference
AOIFE is pleased
to announce that the 7th European Feminist Research Conference will take place
from 4-7 June 2009 in
Both young and established researchers are invited to present papers that accept this challenge for the future. The conference organisers are looking for papers that address:
European women’s associations are invited to hold their annual meetings in conjunction with the conference. Please contact the organisation for more information: email@example.com
More information about the conference will be announced at: www.genderstudies.nl
AOIFE continues to support the activities of ATHENA. The Advanced Thematic Network in European Women’s Studies is currently in its third cycle of activities (2006-2009).
The annual meeting
of ATHENA3 was held in
ATHENA3 has a new website. It provides information from the coordination to all partners and includes a space where working groups can post information about their activities. www.athena3.org
Honorary degree awarded to Rosi Braidotti
On 25 May 2007,
the Faculty of Philosophy at the
Whilst the Faculty of Philosophy has been split into the Faculties of Arts, Behavioural Sciences, Biosciences, Pharmacy, and Science, these five Faculties still come together for this special occasion.
Declaration of intent for a new European association of Women’s Studies
In cooperation with ATHENA and WISE (Women’s International Studies Europe), AOIFE intends to set up a professional European association of academics and practitioners in the field of Women’s and Gender Studies, Feminist Research, gender equality and diversity. This permanent structure will represent the interests of this field of knowledge at European level.
At the annual ATHENA meeting in Budapest, 31 May - 3 June 2007, representatives of the three organisations (Kirsi Saarikangas, president of AOIFE; Berteke Waaldijk, scientific coordinator of ATHENA3; and Barbara Bagilhole, board member of WISE) have signed a Declaration of Intent, stating the objectives and activities of the association and the aim to launch the new association no later than September 2009.
European Platform of Women Scientists
AOIFE has become a member of the European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS). This platform supports the work of a whole range of national, European and international networks of women scientists from all disciplines (natural, medical and social sciences, engineering and technology, arts and humanities). The EPWS aims to act as a link between women scientists and EU policymakers and to promote the inclusion of the gender dimension in science. www.epws.org
7th Framework Programme
In the 7th Framework Programme of the EC, AOIFE has supported the following research proposals:
Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN). Stage 1 proposal
“GenderKNOW: Gendered knowledges: Transgressing disciplinary boundaries”
Capacities Programme, part 5, science in society. Proposal under
the topic ‘
Both proposals were submitted in May 2007. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a positive evaluation!