European Conference on Politics and Gender

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:30am
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Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 9:30am to Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 3:30pm

The ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics forms a broad-based network on issues relating to the study of gender and sexuality in politics and world politics. Over the past fifteen years, the research conducted in this field has expanded significantly and the number of gender and politics scholars participating in the ECPR Joint Sessions and General Conferences has increased exponentially.

Therefore, in 2007, the Standing Group on Gender and Politics decided to arrange the first ever conference dedicated to this exciting field of research, called the European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG). It was held in Belfast, 21-23 January 2009, and was an enormous success: more than 300 scholars converged for three days of panels, plenaries and socialising. The aim at that time was to turn the new conference into a bi-annual international conference on gender and politics. Interest and enthusiasm remains high, and so we're very pleased to launch the Second European Conference on Politics and Gender to be held in Budapest, 13-15 January 2011.

The conference will be hosted by the Center for Policy Studies and the Department of Gender Studies at CEU.  The conference will be held in various seminar and lecture rooms around the CEU campus. The participation of the conference requires prior confirmed registration.

Programme highlights include a roundtable on ‘Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality in the European Union’, a keynote on ‘Gender equality policies as interventions in a changing World’ by Mieke Verloo (Radboud University Nijmegen) and a roundtable on ‘The End of the Research Network on Gender, Politics and the State (RNGS): What’s Next?’.

Publishers at the conference book exhibiton

  • Combined Academic Publishers
  • Barbara Budrich Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Taylor and Francis/ Routledge
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Zed Books
  • CEU Press

Co-convenors: Faith Armitage (Birkbeck College, UK) & Karen Celis (University College Ghent, Belgium)
Local organiser: Andrea Krizsan (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary)
Organising committee:
Susan Franceschet (University of Calgary)
Yvonne Galligan (University of Belfast, UK)
Gun Hedlund (Örebro Universitet, Sweden)
Vlasta Jalusic (Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Johanna Kantola (Department of Political Science, University of Helsinki, Finland)
Mona Lena Krook (Washington University, St. Louis, USA)
Emanuela Lombardo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
Tania Verge Mestre (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)