International Summer School on Gender and Science (Granada, Spain, May 29 – June 2, 2023)

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Call for Papers
May 29, 2023 to June 2, 2023
Subject Fields: 
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Women's & Gender History / Studies

According to the 2021 edition of the European Commission’s She Figures report––the main source of pan-European, comparable statistics on the state of gender equality in research and innovation––there has been considerable progress in gender parity with regard to doctoral graduates in STEM subjects. However, there is still a clear gender gap in the majority of EU countries when it comes to professionals in the sciences, engineering, and information/communication technologies. Despite the persistent efforts of individual universities, university alliances, and the gender policies of the EU, gender equality is not yet fulfilled. His-GenderGap, an International Spring School on Gender and Science, aims to place these efforts in a historical context and create a formative space for early career scholars to exchange their academic work in progress.

When? May 29 – June 2, 2023

Where? Universidad de Granada, Spain

Who? Up to 20 early-career scholars (PhD candidates or postdocs) in gender science studies, science and technology studies, history of science/technology/medicine or any related fields

What is covered? Allowance for inner-European travel to/from Granada (max. € 425) and pre-booked accommodation at the University of Granada guest residence for five nights

Deadline for applications: January 30, 2023

Please include the following in your application:

  • cover letter
  • short CV with publications
  • research exposé (1,500 to 2,000 words) that directly addresses one of the four thematic sections of the summer school:
    1. Debating New Approaches to Gender in Science and Technology Studies
    2. Objects, Materiality, and the Female Body in the Sciences
    3. Research Spaces Revisited
    4. Gender and Engineering: Precedents and Perspectives

If successful, you will be formally invited to attend (by February 28) and asked to submit a more developed exposé (5,000 to 7,000 words; by March 31) that will be discussed and presented during the summer school.

His-GenderGap is organized by Prof. Dr. Maria Rentetzi (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg), Prof. María Jesus Santesmases (Spanish National Research Council), and Dr. Ágata Ignaciuk (University of Granada).

It is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and supported by the European Engineering Learning Innovation and Science Alliance (EELISA) as well as the Commission on Women and Gender Studies in History of Science, Technology and Medicine of IUHPST/DHST.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Björn Bosserhoff
Chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

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