Events

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

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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.

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

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Professor Joanna Bourke reviews Associate Professor Sameena Mulla and Associate Professor Heather Hlavka's forthcoming book 'Bodies in Evidence: Race, Gender, and Science in Sexual Assault Adjudication' ahead of the April 28th launch event.

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

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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).

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.

'Sexual Violence Against Children in Britain Since 1965: Trailing Abuse' Book Launch

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Professor Joanna Bourke reviews Dr Nick Basannavar's forthcoming book, 'Sexual Violence Against Children in Britain Since 1965: Trailing Abuse' ahead of the December 14th launch event.

'What's Missing From The Conversation?' on Trust: A podcast with researchers Emma Yapp and Aviah Day

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SHaME researcher Emma Yapp is joined by researcher and activist Dr Aviah Day on the 'What’s Missing from the Conversation?’ podcast to discuss trust. The podcast is now live on Mixcloud.

An official invitation to Shameless! from SHaME's Joanna Bourke

Shameless! Festival
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Professor Joanna Bourke offers a warm invitation to the Shameless! Festival on November 27th. The event will bring together artists, activists, and scholars in a powerful and uplifting day of programming to confront the global crisis of sexual violence.

Shameless! Festival Further Line-Up Announced

Shameless! Festival
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The SHaME and WOW teams excitedly announce more speakers and event details for the Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence on November 27th. In collaboration with artists, activists, and scholars, the event will address issues including the normalisation of sexual violence, rape myths, consent, everyday triggers, and survival.

Shameless! Festival Launch Reception

Shameless! Festival
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The SHaME Project team and WOW celebrated the launch of the Shameless! Festival with a reception featuring HRH the Duchess of Cornwall. During her address, the Duchess conveyed the importance of changing the culture of shame surrounding survivors of sexual violence. The festival will take place on November 27th at the Battersea Arts Centre.

Shameless! Festival of Activism Against Sexual Violence: Announcing some speakers and the location!

Shameless! Festival
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We are thrilled to announce that plans for this one-day event bringing together activism and art to confront and change attitudes towards sexual violence are...

Date announced for Shameless! Festival

Shameless! Festival
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Save the date! We are excited to announce the first ever Shameless! Festival will take place on 27 November, alongside a series of digital events...

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.

Writing, Researching, and Surviving Sexual Trauma: A Creative Response

Public Engagement
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On 26 May 2021, SHaME closed its Writer in Residence Programme with Winnie M Li with a public panel and creative performance event with poet Clare Shaw, SHaME academics Professor Joanna Bourke and Dr Ruth Beecher, and our Writer in Residence Winnie M Li.

Literature and Sexual Trauma: Authors Writing Their Lived Experience

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On 14 April 2021, SHaME continued its Writer in Residence Programme with a public event featuring a distinguished panel of award-winning authors who spoke about transforming their own lived experiences of sexual violence into different forms of literature. Our guests were graphic writer Una, philosopher and memoirist Susan J. Brison and poet Shivanee Ramlochan.

Shameless! Moving towards a rape free world

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On 08 March 2021, our academic lead, Professor Joanna Bourke, joined Jude Kelly, Marai Larasi and Winnie M Li to talk about creating a 'rape-free world' during WOW UK Festival 2021's International Women's Day programming.

Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry Symposium

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SHaME is holding an online international, interdisciplinary academic symposium to explore the relationship between Medicine, Psychiatry, and Sexual Violence.

Sexual Violence and Criminal Justice: Approaches in Psychology, History, and Literature

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SHaME launched its Writer in Residence Programme with a special In Conversation Event with Professor Amina Memon, Writer in Residence Winnie M Li, and SHaME Principal Investigator Professor Joanna Bourke.