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UCSA scholarship to attend Not in Our State Sexual Assault Summit 2014
The University Council on Student Assault (UCSA) would like to send a group of students to this upcoming Not in Our State Sexual Assault Summit 2014.  Information about the summit can be found here. These students will represent the University of Montana and their respective student groups and/or organizations.  They will also be expected to be leaders in bringing back the information and ideas learned from the summit.  The summit will be held at MSU Billings September 19-20.  Scholarship applications are due by Wednesday, August 27 by 5:00pm to be considered.  Scholarships will cover transportation costs and lodging.  Each attendee will still need to pay for their own food and any other expenses. Applications can be dropped off at the Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC) which is located in the east entrance of the Curry Health Center, upstairs in Room 108. Applications are also available via email.  We appreciate all efforts to turn in applications early. Contact Leah Fitch at 243-4429 with any questions or e-mail: leah.fitch@mso.umt.edu for more information or to receive an electronic application. Important:  All persons interested in attending the summit will need to register online at http://www.msubillings.edu/nios/registration.htm.  There is free registration for all student attendees.  Even if you don’t receive this scholarship, you are still welcome to attend the conference but you will be expected to cover your own costs.  Please let us know if you are expecting to attend regardless.

The Student Employment & Academic Enrichment Fair 
The Student Employment & Academic Enrichment Fair will be held Thursday, August 28 in the UC Ballroom from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. The Student Employment & Academic Enrichment Fair is designed to help students and employers connect for part-time employment, internships, volunteer and research opportunities while students are attending the University of Montana. Click on this link to register: http://www.umt.edu/career/CareerFairs/SJF/Employer%20Information/default.php 

Women's Resource Center weekly meeting
Join the Women’s Resource Center for their semester kick off meeting on Thursday, August 28 at 6 pm in UC 216. The Women's Resource Center is also looking for interns for the fall semester (1-2 credits).  Help plan with event planing such as Vagina Monologues, Love Your Body Day, and Take Back the Night. Email umt.wrc@gmail.com  or stop by UC 210 for more information. 

Advocates for Non-Violence looking for peer educators
SARC is training a group of peer educators to facilitate workshops for their fellow students at UM about how to safely intervene in potential sexual assault or domestic violence situations. For more information or to apply, drop by SARC (108 Curry Health Center) or email leah.fitch@mso.umt.edu. Applications are due September 3. 
 

"Digital Diversity 2015: Writing, Feminism, and Culture" conference
The Digital Diversity 2015 conference will be held in Edmonton, Canada May 7-9, 2015. This conference examines the trajectory of feminist digital studies, observing the ways in which varied projects have opened up the objects and methods of literary history and cultural studies. It marks the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Orlando Project, an ongoing experiment in digital methods that produces Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles, from the Beginnings to the Present (orlando.cambridge.org). Alongside pioneering projects such as the Women Writers Project, the Corvey Project, the Dickinson Electronic Archives, the Perdita Project, and the Victorian Women Writers Project, Orlando blazed a new path in the field, bringing together feminist literary studies with emerging methods of digital inquiry.  These twenty years have witnessed a revolution in how we research, produce, and circulate knowledge. It is time to reflect upon the impact of the digital turn on engagement with the literary and cultural past. Submit presentations that will together reflect on the past, present, and future of digital literary and cultural studies; examine synergies across digital humanities projects; and stimulate exchanges across such fields as literary history, history, art history, cultural studies, and media studies. Please submit abstracts (500 words for single paper, poster, or demonstration, and 1500 words for panels of 3 papers or workshops) along with a short CV for each presenter. We welcome proposals for other non-traditional formats. Half- to full-day workshops will be held on the first day of the conference; demonstrations and poster presentations will be embedded in the conference program. Proposals for workshops should provide a description, outline, and proposed schedule indicating the length of time and type of space desired. The deadline for all proposals is September 15, 2014. Submit proposals by email, to digdiv2015@gmail.com. 


“Talking Bodies: Identity, Sexuality, Representation” conference
An international, interdisciplinary conference “Talking Bodies: Identity, Sexuality, Representation”, will be held March 31 - April 2, 2015  This is the second international, interdisciplinary Talking Bodies conference, and 20-minute papers are invited on topics related to its themes. Scholars, practitioners, researchers and postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplines (art, performance, art history, social history, and history of science, literary criticism, theology, (eco)feminism, political theory, medicine, jurisprudence, and more) are invited to submit proposals. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be emailed as word (not  pdf, please) documents to the conference organiser, Emma Rees, at talkingbodies@chester.ac.uk Deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday October 31, 2014. For more information, please email talkingbodies@chester.ac.uk

The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference
The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference, “Gilman and the Archive”, will be held June 12-14, 2015 at Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The Schlesinger holds a rich collection of Gilman’s papers, including letters and drawings, as well as the entire run of her periodical, The Forerunner. A selection of Gilman-related materials will be on exhibition as part of the conference. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a descendent of the prominent New England Beecher family, was an author, journalist, editor, and lecturer. While she is best known for her story, “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” and her book, Women and Economics, Gilman published more than a dozen books and edited her own periodical. Over the course of her prolific career, she helped to shape the cultural conversation on a range of issues, including feminism, socialism, birth control, eugenics, interior design, and animal rights. Her biography, which involved the infamous “rest cure,” divorce, and suicide, also invites us to consider the available life narratives for public women at the fin-de-siecle. Please submit 250-word abstracts paper or panel proposals to CPGILMAN2015@gmail.com by December 15th, 2015. Proposals should include brief author bios. Queries welcome.

Department of Women’s & Gender Studies

Liberal Arts 138A | Missoula, MT 59812

Co-Directors: Elizabeth Hubble & Anya Jabour | 406-243-4100

elizabeth.hubble@umontana.edu | anya.jabour@umontana.edu

Office Contact: Jamie Boschee

406–243–2584 or 243–4100 | jamie.boschee@mso.umt.edu