|Women's Studies Research Day Celebrates International Women's Week|
Trent University faculty present their work in feminist, gender and women's studies
Wednesday, March 2, 2005, Peterborough
Trent University faculty from an array of disciplines will share their work in feminist, gender and women's studies in a March 10 event titled Becoming, Rethinking, Constructing: Feminist, Gender and Women's studies in 2005. The event takes place as part of International Women's Week celebrations, in Champlain College's TIPEC Room, starting at 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Presentations will highlight the range of areas in the field of Women's Studies. Depictions of pregnancy and birth in French and English courtly literature during the 12th and 13th centuries; as well as issues of gender, human security and global human rights in the 21st century reflect the breadth of topics that will be discussed.
"Women's Studies is a widely diverse but increasingly important field of research. Highlighting the excellent work being done by Trent faculty seemed an appropriate way to celebrate International Women's Week, and bring attention to the reality and ongoing complexity of women's lives both in Canada and around the globe. This is the first time such an event has been held at Trent," says Program Chair Julia Harrison.
International Women's Day (IWS) on March 8, is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. This date is commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their Day, they can look back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development. In recent years in some locations, IWD has expanded to International Women's Week, incorporating events in the week in which March 8 falls.
For further information, please contact:
Professor Julia Harrison, chair, Women's Studies, 748 1011, ext. 1515