“Science and Gender Matters: No Limits 2013”

March 1-2, 2013 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Hosted by the UNL Women’s and Gender Studies Program

“No Limits” is an annual student conference dedicated to crossing boundaries between disciplines and exploring a wide range of women’s and gender issues. We invite proposals from undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates on any topic from any discipline related to women’s issues, lives, histories or cultures; feminism; or women’s and gender studies. Creative writing, visual arts, film, music, performances, workshops, and academic papers are all welcome. Proposals for individual presentations or pre-made panels are accepted.

While papers and panels can address a variety of themes, this year’s keynote and panel discussion will address the conference theme of “Science and Gender Matters.” Janet Kourany, feminist philosopher of science and professor at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver the keynote talk “But What Happens When the Scientists Are Women?” In addition, UNL associate professor Sarah Gervais will lead a panel discussion on “Applying Gender to Psychology Research: Helping Students Create New Knowledge.” Her students will describe their experiences working with Gervais’ research team and answer questions about their work and research from the audience.

Proposal Submission Instructions

Your proposal should include:

• Your project title

• An abstract of 250-400 words describing your project and its larger significance

• Contact Information: your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, e-mail, and phone number MUST be on your proposal

• The days you are available to present and any A/V equipment you might need. 15-20 minute presentations are expected. If you anticipate your presentation to exceed that time, please make note of it on your proposal.

When submitting your proposal, please copy the text of your proposal in the body of the email AND attach it as an electronic copy.

Proposals and questions regarding the conference should be submitted to: nolimitsunl@unl.edu

Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 18th, 2013.

Early submissions will be responded to prior to the deadline.

For more information about the conference, please see the No Limits website: unl.edu/womenssp/events/nolimits

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