Celebrating women in the humanities and social sciences – The British Academy on International Women’s Day ~ 8th March 2012

18 February 2012 at 6:53 pm

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH from 6.00pm – 7.30pm, followed by a reception

For over a century, International Women’s Day has celebrated the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. The sociologist, economist and social reformer Beatrice Webb was the first woman to be elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1931. On 8 March 2012, the British Academy is holding a special event to honour the women working in the humanities and social sciences since Beatrice Webb’s election, and acknowledge their contribution to research and scholarship.

Contributors will talk about women who have and who continue to inspire them and celebrate their achievements. The event will include a panel discussion ‘Gender in the academy’.

Speakers:
* Professor Christine Chinkin FBA, London School of Economics
* Professor Uta Frith FBA, FRS, FMedSci, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
* Rt Hon Baroness Hale, DBE, FBA, Justice of the Supreme Court, Chancellor, University of Bristol
* Professor Nicola Lacey FBA, University of Oxford
* Professor Anne Phillips FBA, London School of Economics
* Professor Pat Thane FBA, King’s College London
* Professor Lisa Tickner, FBA, Courtauld Institute of Art
* Professor Marina Warner, CBE, FBA, University of Essex

Attendance is free but places are limited and registration is required.

Please register here http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2012/International_Womens_Day.cfm

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