Summer School 2017

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF WAM 

“Noisy Women!”: The Women, Ageing and Media International Research Summer School 2017

27th – 29th June 2017

University of Gloucestershire, at Gloucester and Cheltenham


The 2017 International Women, Ageing and Media (WAM) Research Summer School (at the University of Gloucestershire) will take place in Gloucester and Cheltenham (UK) on 27th, 28th and 29th June. It will bring together international postgraduate researchers across disciplines, whose research engages with women and ageing in relation to popular cultural forms (e.g. popular music, film, television, literature. dance, fashion and digital social media) and any of the following approaches and/or issues: identity, activism, representation, cultural activity, creativity, lived experience. The Summer School theme is ‘Noisy Women’ (which can be interpreted broadly as older women who are not silent).

We are delighted to announce the participation of ACT colleague, Professor Kim Sawchuk (Concordia University, CanaACTda) who will deliver a keynote lecture. We would like to thank ACT for their generous support of WAM Summer School and extend a warm welcome to all the ACT researchers who will join us at Summer School this year.

The Summer School will take place over three days and provides excellent opportunities for postgraduate researchers to make important connections with other researchers working in the field of Ageing Studies. In addition to presentations of research in progress, there will be workshops exploring methods and conceptual issues relating to women and ageing studies. The third day will involve discussions and learning opportunities co-created with representatives from WAM’s community partners.

In addition to the academic programme there will also be the annual WAM dancing event. This year will be an extra special celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of WAM – we very much look forward to celebrating with you!

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