This is the submission and registration site for the 10th European Feminist Research Conference.

Difference, Diversity, Diffraction: Confronting Hegemonies and Dispossessions, 12th-15th September 2018 in Göttingen, Germany

The 10th European Feminist Research Conference (EFRC) now invites abstract submissions for papers and posters.
The 10th EFRC is a joint endeavour of AtGender (The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation), FG Gender (German Gender Studies Association) and the Georg-August-University Göttingen.

The overall theme of the conference is "Difference, Diversity, Diffraction: Confronting Hegemonies and Dispossessions", which refers to a topic central to Gender Studies: the social construction of difference and inequality on the one hand, and the recognition of marginalised experiences and subject positions on the other. In the face of growing right-wing populist movements, anti-feminist and anti-queer backlash, forced migration, austerity and climate change, these concerns take on renewed relevance. The subtitle 'Confronting Hegemonies and Dispossessions' is a call to reflect on, challenge and defy the hierarchies, subjugations and deprivations that are linked to structural differentiations and to find affirmative ways of dealing with diversity, difference and diffraction. The conference is committed to promoting a feminist anti-racist accessible space for all genders.

We invite contributions from any discipline and are open to a diverse array of feminist, gender and queer approaches. There are eleven thematic streams, whose individual Call for Papers can be found by clicking on the following links.

We kindly ask you to submit your abstract to one of the following streams:

  • 1. Remembering/Representing/Signifying
  • 2. Destructing/Reconciling/Transforming
  • 3. Teaching/Learning/Facilitating
  • 4. Legislating/Politicising/Institutionalising
  • 5. Networking/Solidarising/Bridging
  • 6. Playing/Watching/Observing
  • 7. Embodying/Performing/Affecting
  • 8. Investigating/Analysing/Measuring
  • 9. Healing/Coping/Caring
  • 10. Believing/Moralising/Reasoning
  • 11. Working/Struggling/Organizing

  • Contributions to the streams are invited to utilize one of the following formats:
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster presentations
  • Thematic panels with up to 4 presenters.
  • The main conference language is English, and all stand-alone presentations and posters must be in English. However, we also offer the possibility for German-speaking participants to suggest panels with up to four presenters in German as well as events within the Open Forum format. Keynote lectures will be simultaneously translated into German; English-German translations of the panel sessions and roundtables will be provided upon request. We will also facilitate other accessibility requirements upon request.

    The deadline for abstract submission is 12 February 2018. Notification of acceptance will be sent to corresponding authors in early March 2018.

    For abstract submission please click "Submit a paper". To register as a participant, please choose "Register as attendee". During the process you have to create an account. With this account you can login later, using the login box on the left side, to check your documents (invoice & ticket), edit your abstract or change your personal data.

    If you have any questions, please contact the conference committee.

    The registration for the conference is supported by Converia, a conference management application.