18th Annual International Women and Education Symposium, University of Oxford 2016

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We would like to invite you to attend the 18th Annual International Women and Education Symposium during the dates of March 20 – March 23, 2016 at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Harris Manchester College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1786. We are pleased to invite you to become a member of this Symposium. Membership is limited to approximately thirty-five (35) interdisciplinary scholars who have a particular interest in this subject.

You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic, however your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent upon presenting and you can serve on a panel or as a discussion leader. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum on Public Policy. Papers considered for publication in the Forum are evaluated by peer reviewers as to technical and substantive quality and for potential to make a significant contribution to new knowledge in the field.

Should you accept this invitation you will be joined on the programme by Dr. Isobel Hurst who holds a BA, Classics and English, M Phil in English Studies and a D Phil in English from the University of Oxford. Her popular book, Victorian Women Writers and the Classics was published by Oxford University Press in 2006. She has taught at the Universities of Bristol, Warwick, and Oxford, United Kingdom. Dr. Hurst is currently a Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Members of the Round Table have access to an array of academic, cultural and social resources, including the Oxford Union Debating Society, colleges and halls of Oxford dating back to 1204, museums, theatres, bookstores, college chapels, river boating, literary pubs, political clubs and may, on recommendation, become official readers of the venerable Bodleian Library of the University, founded by Duke Humphrey circa 1440 and refounded by Sir Thomas Bodley 1602. Some locations for independent travel would include London (one hour south of Oxford), Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Cambridge or many of the other cultural sights in England.

Topics of discussion will include but are not limited to:

Women and the University
· Manifestation of Gender Discrimination Gender and Hierarchy of the University
· Factors Affecting Compensation Tenure and Promotion
· Culture of the Institution and Gender Inequality
· Women’s Career Investments and the Returns
· Equal Pay
· Effects and Limitations of Legislation
· Sexual harassment and Consequences

Women and Careers
· Career Traps for Women
· Women’s Career Investments and Returns
· Implicit Discrimination in the Workplace
· Promotion and Pay
· Barriers to Progress in the Cultural Religious Context
· Overcoming the Obstacles on the Professional Ladder
· Women in Power in a Man’s World

Women’s Writing
· The Idea of Education in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing
· Education, Gender Reform, and African- American Women’s Writing
· Women’s Writing as Experiential Education
· England and the United States in Nineteenth Century Women’s Writing
· Jane Eyre and the Power of Education

Women in Literature
· African-American Women Writers
· Victorian Age
· 19th Century Novels
· Survey of British Literature
· Feminist Literature
· Gay and Lesbian Literature
· Feminist Theory

Women in History
· Women in Government
· Women and Nation Building
· Against All Odds
· African American Women in History
· Women in Early America
· Looking Back Looking Forward
· Women on the International Stage
· Women in Developing Countries

Women and Social Justice
· Invisible Ceilings and Barriers
· Cultural Expectations
· Politics of Gender
· Citizenship
· Political Activism
· Families and Nations
· The Stateless: Displaced People

Women and Religion
· Women’s Health and Choice
· Contraception Rights of Women
· Women and the Roman Catholic Church
· Fundamentalist Protestant Constraints
· Women and Islam
· Contraception and Student Health Services
· Employment Discrimination and Clerical Universities
· Social and Cultural Restraints on Women
· Clerical Rationalization of Disparities

Women and Sports
· Techniques in Coaching Women’s Sports
· Women in Sports Administration and Leadership Roles
· Sports Management
· Rise of Women’s Sports
· Sport and Health for Girls and Women
· Women and the Olympic Movement
· History of Women in Sports

The conference will run from Sunday night through Wednesday morning. We will have reception and dinners in the Olde Dining Hall on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights. The Olde Dining Hall is where Oxford professors and students dine when the university is in session. Lunches are provided on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday along with tea/coffee/biscuit breaks during the meeting. You can also reserve a room in the Oxford University dormitory at Harris Manchester College where students stay during term time. More detailed information can be found on our web site.

In order to ensure that you are registered in a timely and accurate manner, we recommend that you register on our website at www.oxfordroundtable.co.uk before November 30, 2015. Should you be unable to attend, we would welcome your nomination of a colleague to attend in your place. We look forward to hearing from you.

Costs associated with the program can be found on our web site.


Alternatively, we are also hosting a few other sessions in 2016 that may be of interest to you as well:

Childhood Education, March 13 – March 16, 2016

Literature, Language and the Arts, March 16 – March 19, 2016

Women & Education, March 20 – March 23, 2016

Issues in Childhood Education, July 17 –July 20, 2016

Environment, Climate Change and Global Warming, July 20 – July 23, 2016

Religion, Women and History, July 24 – July 27, 2016

Health, Aging and Nutrition, July 27 –July 30, 2016

Please direct all inquiries to:
Joss Gordon
Assistant Coordinator
Oxford Round Table
Telephone: +44-1865-521505
Fax: +44-1865-595590
E-mail: coordinator@oxfordroundtable.com
Web Site: www.oxfordroundtable.co.uk

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