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Global Gender: Pasts, Presents, Futures. 24-26 June 2024

Monday, June 24, 2024 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Global Gender; Pasts, Presents and Futures. 24-26 June 2024 Gender in History, Politics and the Arts from the Ancient World to #MeToo

Global Gender: Pasts, Presents, Futures. 24 – 26 June 2024.

Monday 24 June, Tuesday 25 June, Wednesday 26 June.

Conference Programme

Monday 24 June

Day 1, Gender Pasts

9am: Registration

9.30am: Welcome and Introduction (Maria Misra)

9.45am-12.15 noon:

Session 1: Global Pasts: The Colonial World

This panel will consider gender in pre-colonial Africa, Asia, and the Americas and the ongoing influence of colonial gender ideologies and practices


Mrinalini Sinha, (Michigan)

Spectres of Mother India (2006)

Nwando Achebe (Michigan State)

Female Monarch and Merchant Queens in Africa (2020)

Lisa Tatonetti (Kansas State)

Written by the Body: Gender Expansiveness and Indigenous Non-cis Masculinities (2021)

Discussant: Sebastian Conrad (Berlin)

Chair: Matt Cooke (Oxford)

12 noon- 3:00pm:

AHRC Public Engagement Displays and

Tours at the Ashmolean


-Young Creators Pop-up Photography Exhibition

-Young Curators Pop-up Tours

-Antiquities Tour with Anja Ulbrich (Ashmolean)

Tuesday 25 June

Day 2, Gender Presents and Futures

Morning: O’Reilly Theatre, Keble College;

Afternoon: Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

9.00 am: Registration.

9.15-10.30 am: Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney

10.45am-1.00 pm

Session 3 ‘Presents’

This panel will discuss today’s highly polarised debates on gender and ask why the issue has become so central to contemporary global politics and culture.


Elzbieta Korolczuc (Stockholm and Warsaw)

Co-author of Anti-gender Politics in the Populist Moment (2021)

Nilufer Gole (Paris)

Islam in Europe: The Lure of Fundamentalism and the Allure of Cosmopolitanism (2010)

Derek Hird (Lancaster)

‘Masculinities in China’ in Routledge Handbook of East Asian

Gender Studies (2019)

Discussant: David Priestland (Oxford)

Chair: Faisal Devji (Oxford)

Wednesday 26 June

Day 3, Gender in Film and Fiction

Morning: Old Dining Room, St Edmund Hall

9.30 am-1.30pm:

Gender and the Global Novel

In Conversation with Elleke Boehmer (Oxford)

Xiaolu Guo

Author & filmmaker, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (2007); Radical: A Life of My Own (2023)

Margie Orford,

Author of Daddy’s Girl (2006); The Eye of the Beholder (2022)

Afternoon: Phoenix Picture-House Cinema


Gender and Global Film

2.00pm: Welcome


Screening of Joyland (2022),

Jury Prize and Queer Palm, Cannes 2022

4.00-4.30pm: Tea Break

4.30-5.30pm: Discussion with Director Saim Sadiq

5.30-5.45pm: Introduction

5.45 -7.45pm Screening 2


Monday, June 24, 2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford, England OX1 2PH United Kingdom


TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
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