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SHaME Research Leaflets

SHaME is an active, interdisciplinary research group with a wealth of expertise in examining the complex relationship between medicine, psychiatry, and sexual violence. Our researchers...

CfP for special issue: ‘Historicising the perpetrators of sexual violence: global perspectives’

Call for papers
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SHaME postdoctoral researchers Dr Ruth Beecher and Dr Stephanie Wright are seeking proposals for a special issue on the perpetrators of sexual violence.

Child Sexual Exploitation: Why Theory Matters: Our first 'virtual' reading group

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Over twenty researchers and practitioners joined the SHaME team for our first online reading group on Monday 18 May 2020. The discussion centred on Jenny Pearce’s recent edited collection Child Sexual Exploitation: Why Theory Matters (Bristol: Policy Press, 2019).
Coronavirus Stay Home message. Photo by Glen Carrie on Unsplash

COVID-19 and the Spaces of Sexual Violence Against Children

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Nick Basannavar, historian and Head of Impact at Frost Included, puts into historical context the increased risk of sexual violence against children in domestic spaces during the COVID-19 'lockdown'.

SHaME Event Reports

SHaME is an active research group hosting a rich programme of conferences, workshops, reading groups and seminar series, as well as a range of public...

Job Ad: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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SHaME are recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow to join our interdisciplinary team from October 2020.

‘Sexual Violence: Laws, Communities, Interventions’ Conference 2019

On Friday 18 October 2019, SHaME co-hosted an interdisciplinary conference with the École Française d’Athènes in Athens. The conference aimed to better understand the intersections...

‘Sexual Violence: Laws, Communities, Interventions’, an interdisciplinary conference hosted by SHaME and the École Française d’Athènes, Athens, 18 October 2019

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On Friday 18 October 2019, the SHaME project co-hosted an interdisciplinary conference on sexual violence with the École Française d’Athènes in Athens. In this post, the full programme of this one-day conference is summarised alongside audio recordings of individual speakers.

Trauma, Neuroscience and Feminist Practice

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Dr Suzanne Egan, Research Associate at the University of Sydney's School of Education and Social Work, discusses the role that neuroscience can play in feminist theory and practice related to sexual violence and trauma.

'In Plain Sight' Book Launch

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Dr Kirsten Campbell, Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, discusses why the recent publication, 'In Plain Sight: Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict' is an important and timely contribution to research on conflict-related sexual violence.

Anonymity, Ethics, the Dead and the Psychiatric Historian

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PhD student, Cora Salkovskis, explores the historian's ethical responsibilities and duty of care to the historical actors whose stories they uncover. This blog post is part one of a series on Ethics and Historical Research Practices.