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CFP: Humour and Sexual Violence Workshop

Call for papers
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The SHaME project is pleased to present a Call for Papers for our upcoming workshop, 'Humour and Sexual Violence', taking place online on 15 March 2023.

Laia Abril and A History of Misogyny

Events
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Curator Fiona Rogers discusses the work of artist Laia Abril in the context of how gendered violence and rape appear in the canon and spaces of art history. An exhibition of Abril's work is on display at the Copeland Gallery from 10-27th November 2022.

Announcing Ecoar! the second Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence

Events
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On 24th September, the Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence will take place in its second year in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro. Called Ecoar! Festival, the one day festival will be created and presented by Redes da Maré, in partnership with SHaME and the WOW Foundation.

Global conversations about a rape-free world

Events
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On October 7th, SHaME will be celebrating the release of Professor Joanna Bourke's new book, Disgrace: Global Reflections on Sexual Violence, published by Reaktion Books. Joanna will be joined by Jude Kelly CBE, Marai Larasi, Dr Rhea Sookdeosingh, and Maisha Sumah in a conversation between artists, activists and academics on boundary-crossing global approaches to creating a rape free world.

COMPLICIT: Silence vs. Speaking Up in Hollywood and Everyday Workplaces

Events
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SHaME was honoured to host the official book launch of author, activist, survivor and academic Winnie M Li’s second novel, ‘Complicit’ (Orion). Winnie was joined in conversation by Prof Joanna Bourke and guests Marai Larasi, Prof Liz Kelly, Rowena Chiu, and Dr Katherine Angel.

Book Launch: Teenage Dreams: Girlhood Sexualities in the US Culture Wars

Events
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On 13th July 2022, SHaME hosted the official book launch of Dr Charlie Jeffries' book, Teenage Dreams: Girlhood Sexualities in the US Culture Wars (Rutgers University Press, 2022). Charlie was joined by SHaME's Prof Joanna Bourke for a short reading and discussion of what this book can tell us about the race- and class-inflected battles over adolescent women’s sexual and reproductive lives.

Shameless! wins Public Engagement Award

Shameless! Festival
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Last week, the SHaME team was thrilled to hear that the 'Shameless! Festivals of Activism Against Sexual Violence' had won the award for Public Empowerment at Birkbeck's Public Engagement Award ceremony.

Shameless! Festival London: The Virtual Experience

Shameless! Festival
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A variety of talks from the 2021 Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence are now available to stream on the Birkbeck Youtube channel with captions.

Healing Hearts: A poetry film presented at the Shameless! Festival

Shameless! Festival
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Healing Hearts is a short film of poetry created by a young women's group from The Lighthouse Service in North London, filmmaker Sunnah Khan, Clinical Psychologists Dr Anna Churcher Clarke and Dr Isabella Girling, and Assistant Psychologist George Yerbury.

Book Launch: Bodies in Evidence: Race, Gender, and Science in Sexual Assault Adjudication

Events
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On 28 April 2022, SHaME presented the official book launch of Associate Prof Sameena Mulla and Associate Prof Heather Hlavka's 'Bodies in Evidence: Race, Gender, and Science in Sexual Assault Adjudication' (New York University Press). Heather and Sameena were joined in conversation by host Prof Joanna Bourke and guests Assistant Prof April Petillo, Dr Gethin Rees, and Prof M Gabriela Torres.

Book Launch: Trailing Abuse: Considering Historical Representations of Sexual Violence Against Children

Events
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On 14 December 2021, SHaME closed its 2021 Events Calendar with the official book launch of Dr Nick Basannavar’s ‘Sexual Violence Against Children in Britain Since 1965: Trailing Abuse’ (Palgrave Macmillan). Nick was joined in conversation by host Professor Joanna Bourke (Principal Investigator at SHaME) and guests Professor Adrian Bingham (Sheffield) and Professor Rachel Hope Cleves (Victoria).

CFP: Films on Medical or Psychiatry Aspects of Sexual Violence

Public Engagement
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SHaME is pleased to present a Call for Proposals for filmmakers to create films linked to the themes of medical or psychiatry aspects of sexual violence.

Shameless! Festival Toolkit for Activism

Shameless! Festival
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SHaME and WOW have collaboratively assembled an essential activism kit to mark the launch of the Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence. From simple actions to recommended reading, we are excited to have you join us in the movement to create a world free from sexual violence.

Shameless! Festival Schedule

Shameless! Festival
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The SHaME and WOW teams are thrilled to share the schedule for the first ever Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence on November 27th at Battersea Arts Centre. The festival schedule features artists, activists, and scholars covering issues including the normalisation of sexual violence, rape myths, consent, everyday triggers, and survival.

We Learn From and We Support

We Learn From and We Support At SHaME, our research is enhanced by maintaining connections to the important work being done on sexual violence outside...

Job Ad: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research
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SHaME are recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow to join our interdisciplinary team from October 2021 or January 2022.

SHaME @ Bloomsbury Festival 2020 Recap

Public Engagement
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SHaME researchers contributed two events to Bloomsbury Festival 2020, which took place 16-25 October 2020.
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‘You’re not listening’ : Reports on survivors’ experiences with UK health professionals

Research
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Anna Weedon, an experienced children’s rights practitioner and manager, and research assistant with SHaME, discusses her research findings on survivors' experiences with health professionals in the UK since the late 1960s.