Provisional Programme Announced

Programme announced for Women and the Canon!!

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We’re very pleased to announce the provisional programme for our conference.

Due to the very high number of excellent abstracts, and after a very challenging selection process, we have decided to run parallel sessions to be able to include as great a number of speakers as possible while still maintaining a convivial atmosphere for discussion (and fitting into our venue!). Each session will contain 2 parallel panels.

We’re very excited about the conference and look forward to welcoming you in January!

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Programme for Michaelmas Term 2015

A new term, a new set of workshops from Introductions to Medieval Culture!

Introductions To Medieval Culture

We’re please to announce our programme for the new term (some details still tbc).

Sessions will take place in the New Powell Room at Somerville College (accessed via the lodge on Woodstock Road), 4-5 pm on Wednesdays of even weeksTea and coffee will be served.

Week 2 (21/10) – Gustav Zamore (DPhil Student, Merton College) – Through The Visible To The Invisible – The Medieval World as Allegory

Week 4 (4/11) – Dr Karl Kinsella (Keble College) – Medieval Architecture – Structures and Representations

Week 6 (18/11) – Dr Huw Grange (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Jesus College) – Systems of Knowledge – Medieval Universities & Encyclopaedias

Week 8 (2/12) – Hannah Ryley (Wilkinson JRF, Worcester College) – Manuscripts and How To Use Them

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British Academy Award for Professor Ankhi Mukherjee

Great news for our conference respondent, Prof Ankhi Mukherjee!

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We’d like to wish our respondent, Prof Ankhi Mukherjee, hearty congratulations for being awarded the British Academy’s Rose Mary Crawshay Prize!

The prize, awarded to “a woman of any nationality who, in the judgement of the Council of the British Academy, has written or published within three years next preceding the year of the award an historical or critical work of sufficient value on any subject connected with English Literature”, was announced on 29 September and Prof Mukherjee commented that “I am particularly happy to be the recipient of an international award that recognises the contributions of women scholars.”

Prof Mukerhjee’s book, What Is a Classic? Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon (Stanford, 2014), was heralded as a “major contribution to postcolonial studies and to the growing critical field opened up by the concept of world literature” by the Academy and we’re thrilled that she will be…

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University of Oxford IT Services: Women in Science transcribe-a-thon 12/10/2015

Wikisource transcribe-a-thon in Oxford to mark Ada Lovelace’s 200th birthday!

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It Services at Oxford are running an event next week (12 October) to create a Wikisource transcription of a text on women geniuses. They’re celebrating 200 years since the birth of Ada Lovelace and are inviting anyone to come and help boost the canonical presence of women in the sciences through good old fashioned dissemination of resources.

Here’s the text of their invitation:

“Join us for the first ever transcribe-a-thon. We’ll use Wikisource to create an electronic edition of a historic book about women geniuses.

Part of a series of events hosted by IT Services and the Bodleian Libraries to celebrate the bicentenary of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer.”

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