The 3rd Christina Conference on Women’s Studies & The 4th European Gender & ICT Symposium: Gender, Images and Global Context, March 8-10, 2007, University of Helsinki, Finland

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Gender, Images and Global Contexts brings together two successful  conferences: the Christina Conference on Women?s Studies, organized in Helsinki in 2003 and 2005 and the European Gender and ICT symposium, previously organized in Amsterdam (2003), Brussels (2004) and Manchester   (2005).   It explores the challenging phenomena of gender and ICT that take place in-between the cultural images and societal contexts in the processes where the local intertwine with the global. We invite scholars, students, educators, policy makers and other practitioners to consider the challenges and possibilities brought forth by global information and communication technologies for working practices, education and feminist theorization. The conference aims to be a meeting point for researchers from different disciplines and research schools.We invite abstracts addressing gender and ICT from the perspectives of:

* cultural images
- representations of gender, sexuality and technology, or, of gendered agency in technically mediated society and digital culture

* work
- design, production and use processes, work and technology, new forms of work in technically mediated society, global economy and global division of work

* education and policy
- teaching and learning using ICT;     gender and e-learning;   gendered ways of learning technology, including learning styles and pedagogies; design of ICTs in education, policies of inclusion.

* feminist theory
- theorizing the phenomenon of gender and ICT in between images and global processes of trade and work; gender inscriptions in ICT and in computing science

Dates:
CFP May 2006
2nd CFP September 2006
Abstracts Oct 15th 2006
Notification of acceptance by: Nov 15th 2006
Early bird registration until Jan 15th 2007
Conference March 8-10th 2007.

Conference www-site
http://www.helsinki.fi/kristiina-instituutti/conference/
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