Events

 

IRWG hosts a wide variety of lectures, panel discussions, symposia, and other events to stimulate conversations and share new scholarship related to women, gender, and sexuality. Our events appeal to a university audience as well as the general public, and are always free of charge. We feature speakers from a variety of academic disciplines, from U-M as well as from other world-class institutions.

Many events are sponsored by IRWG affiliates, while others are part of ongoing series such as Gender: New Works, New Questions, or partnerships with other units and departments.

If you need accommodations to get the most out of an IRWG event, please contact our events planner Heidi Bennett at heidiab@umich.edu or 734-647-6394.

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Upcoming Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
A colorful disco ball with the words: "DISCO SUMMIT 2024" DISCO Network DISCO Summit 2024 Day 1
June 14, 2024 - 9:00am

The DISCO Summit is a two-day interdisciplinary summer symposium about digital social inequalities in celebration of the third year of the DISCO Network. The DISCO Summit will include nine panel conversations about the past, present, and future of the intersection between digital technology, culture, race, disability, gender, sexuality, and liberation.

A colorful disco ball with the words: "DISCO SUMMIT 2024" DISCO Network DISCO Summit 2024 Day 2
June 15, 2024 - 9:00am

The DISCO Summit is a two-day interdisciplinary summer symposium about digital social inequalities in celebration of the third year of the DISCO Network. The DISCO Summit will include nine panel conversations about the past, present, and future of the intersection between digital technology, culture, race, disability, gender, sexuality, and liberation.

Feminist Theory & Music 17 Conference: Day 1
June 20, 2024 - 9:00am

The study of music from the perspective of feminist theory raises significant questions that transcend the methodologies of any one subdiscipline of music. Feminist Theory and Music (FT&M) has met biennially since 1991 to provide an international, transdisciplinary forum for scholarly thought about music in relation to gender and sexuality, as well as for performances that present such thought in sound and embodied action.

photo of Nancy Rao "Life History of Archives and Objects: On Chinese Opera Actresses and Theaters in the Americas," Nancy Rao Lecture
June 20, 2024 - 2:30pm

Nancy Yunhwa Rao presents this keynote address for the Feminist Theory & Music conference; the lecture is also free and open to the public.

Feminist Theory & Music 17 Conference: Day 2
June 21, 2024 - 9:00am

The study of music from the perspective of feminist theory raises significant questions that transcend the methodologies of any one subdiscipline of music. Feminist Theory and Music (FT&M) has met biennially since 1991 to provide an international, transdisciplinary forum for scholarly thought about music in relation to gender and sexuality, as well as for performances that present such thought in sound and embodied action.

Feminist Theory & Music 17 Conference: Day 3
June 22, 2024 - 9:00am

The study of music from the perspective of feminist theory raises significant questions that transcend the methodologies of any one subdiscipline of music. Feminist Theory and Music (FT&M) has met biennially since 1991 to provide an international, transdisciplinary forum for scholarly thought about music in relation to gender and sexuality, as well as for performances that present such thought in sound and embodied action.

"Momentum - Portraits of Women in Motion," Ellen Rowe Octet "Momentum - Portraits of Women in Motion," Ellen Rowe Octet
June 22, 2024 - 3:00pm

The Ellen Rowe Octet performs a concert for the Feminist Theory & Music conference; this concert is also free and open to the public.

Browse Past Events

Event Title and Date Event Summary
"2024 Global Health Summer Institute: Uniting for Global Mental Health Equity" 2024 Global Health Summer Institute Conference Day 2
May 14, 2024 - 8:00am

This year's summer institute will explore the intersection of research, practice and advocacy in uniting for mental health equity, in local and global contexts. 

"2024 Global Health Summer Institute: Uniting for Global Mental Health Equity" 2024 Global Health Summer Institute Conference Day 1
May 13, 2024 - 8:00am

This year's summer institute will explore the intersection of research, practice and advocacy in uniting for mental health equity, in local and global contexts. 

Dr. John Lamont Peterson Annual Research Symposium The Dr. John Lamont Peterson Annual Research Symposium 2024
April 19, 2024 - 10:00am

The symposium features a keynote, and presentations by SOAR scholars who share findings from their behavioral and social science research related to HIV and/or sexual and gender minority populations. 

A blue image of a person holding up a flag. Words on the image display the title and date of the event. Donia Human Rights Center Panel | Human Rights in Nicaragua: From Dictatorship to Hope
April 10, 2024 - 4:00pm

In this event, three women, central to Nicaraguan political life, will speak to the Michigan community about their country. 

illustration of a person writing April IRWG Write-In
April 5, 2024 - 9:00am

Treat yourself to some structured writing time with the fabulous members of the IRWG community.

Who's your dream team?

  

"It was incredible to sit on a panel and hear my dream team of scholars from each field—Professors Karyn Lacy from Sociology, Gayle Rubin from Women's Studies and Anthropology, and Charles Hiroshi Garrett from Musicology—engage my book from their differing disciplinary perspectives. . .What a brilliant format and series for discussing new work in gender and sexuality studies.”

– Nadine Hubbs (Women’s Studies, Music), author of Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music