Bluecoat has announced the appointment of Chinar Shah as the Artist in Residence attached to our project. Shah will be in Liverpool at the end of October and will participate in the Postgraduate Conference on Interrogating Intersectionality on 5 November.
Nirmal Thomas’s impressive short film on the theme of “Women and Community” is about an organisation in India that helped to train three groups of remote rural women to make hand crafted items prepared with recycled materials; by doing so it helped the women involved to recognise their own abilities and to gain financial independence.
Nirmal Thomas’s award winning entry to the Articulating Women Mini-Documentary Competition is to be screened at the Earl’s Court Film Festival in London in November 2018. The Earls Court Film Festival celebrates the short film genre, launching outstanding work by emerging film makers, and giving their films exposure before large audiences.
Our keynote speakers for the Postgraduate Conference on 5 November 2018 are noted for their work on intersectional approaches to gender studies. Dr Suryia Nayak, a Senior Lecturer in social work at the University of Salford, and Dr Radhika Govinda, a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, work at the point where theory and practice become inter-related.
Our Call for Papers is still open; we are accepting proposals for papers and panels for the conference on 5 November 2018 until the end of September. We welcome proposals from all disciplines, from masters students as well as doctoral students, independent scholars, artists, teachers, social and youth workers, and early career academics.
Following the success of our first Mini-Documentary Competition, Articulating Women is sponsoring a second competition on the theme “Women and Community”. We welcome short entries of not more than five minutes from students in the UK and India over the age of 18 and from those who have graduated from institutions of Higher Education in the UK and India in the past three years.