Feminist Engagements in Aotearoa: 125 Years of Suffrage and Beyond

Feminist Engagements in Aotearoa: 125 Years of Suffrage and Beyond

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21-23 Sep 2018 from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm 21st Sep 2018 9:00am 23rd Sep 2018 5:00pm

2018 Women's Studies Association/Pae Akoranga Wāhine (WSA/PAW) Conference

Feminist Engagements in Aotearoa:
125 Years of Suffrage and Beyond

In association with the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies.
Hosted by Victoria University of Wellington/Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ūpoko o Te Ika a Māui.
Supported by The Ministry for Culture & Heritage.

Friday 21 September

National Library of New Zealand, Molesworth Street, Wellington
Tour of the He Tohu Exhibition hosted by the National Library of New Zealand.
4.00pm to 4.30pm or  4.30pm to 5.00pm


5.30pm - Opening Lecture, National Library of New Zealand Auditorium (entrance at Aitken Street).
Professor Barbara Brookes, University of Otago.  The Power of the Purse: Women and Money. 

Saturday 22 September

Mezzanine Floor, Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University
Lambton Quay, Wellington
8.15am - Registration
8.45am - Opening - Welcome
Full day of Conference Presentations
For those that select to attend:
6.00pm onwards - Exhibition and Drinks Function at the Adam Art Gallery, Kelburn Campus Victoria University.  www.adamartgallery.org.nz

Sunday 23 September

Full day Conference presentations.

To mark 40 years of WSA/PAW conferences and 125 years of women’s suffrage in Aotearoa/New Zealand, WSA/PAW joins with the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies in presenting a conference promoting feminist scholarship and activism. The conference will be an opportunity to advance current feminist engagements, while acknowledging and understanding the challenges of the past. We are committed to supporting many perspectives including those of Māori, Pasifika, Tauiwi, Pākehā and ethnic minority women. This conference will provide a forum for enduring feminist concerns including gendered violence, equal pay, reproduction, race, ethnicity, sexuality and class. It will also provide an opportunity to consider contemporary perspectives that emphasise intersectionality including issues around environmental sustainability, new reproductive technologies, transgender and women’s rights in work places.This two and a half day conference is part of a longer conversation in New Zealand about women’s rights and feminist activism in the community and academia. We hope for new insight and vigorous debate into the current state of feminism in New Zealand.

Keynote speakers

  • Margot Roth Lecture - Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora, Indigenous Studies, The University of Auckland
  • Professor Barbara Brookes, History, University of Otago.
  • To be confirmed.

Conference Programme

Presenter Biographies

Fee Scale

Early Bird
Full non-members $235.00
Full members $200.00
Student/unwaged $125.00
One day non-members $145.00
One day members $125.00
One day student unwaged $70.00

After 31 August:
Full non-members $255.00
Full members $220.00
Student/unwaged $145.00
One day non-members $165.00
One day members $145.00
One day student/unwaged $90.00

The conference is now fully booked and registrations are closed.

WSA Membership
If you wish to become a member and receive a conference discount please go to: http://www.wsanz.org.nz/membership.htm

Circa Theatre - Modern Girls in Bed

What would you do if you found Kate Sheppard in your bed?  Modern Girls in Bed is an irreverent comedy about sisters, strength, and what happens when two young women come face-to-face with five trailblazing wāhine from Aotearoa's history. Part of WTF! 2018 and KM130, Modern Girls in Bed premieres at Circa Theatre this September and is offering discounted tickets to attendees of the 2018 Women's Studies Association Conference.

Book tickets for Friday 21 or Saturday 22 September and use the discount code FeministEngagements at the checkout to receive $7 off full price and concession tickets. Or get a group of eight or more together for an additional discount.

Visit www.circa.co.nz to find out more about the show and book tickets.