Research

Job Ad: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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SHaME are recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow to join our interdisciplinary team from October 2021 or January 2022.
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‘You’re not listening’ : Reports on survivors’ experiences with UK health professionals

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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.
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‘Curing’ Homosexuality through Medicine: An Indian Perspective

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Rianna Price, PhD Candidate at Lancaster University, discusses her research into the debates, understandings, and issues for queer Indians during the last 3 decades of the twentieth century.

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.
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Spotlight On: Dr Ángel Alcalde

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In this installment of 'Spotlight On', SHaME postdoctoral researcher Dr Stephanie Wright, speaks to Dr Ángel Alcalde (University of Melbourne) about his work on sexual violence during the Spanish Civil War and Francoist dictatorship.

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).
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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'.

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.

Sensitive Sources in Different Jurisdictions

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Post-doctoral fellow, Dr Ruth Beecher, reviews a 'Sensitive Sources' seminar organised by Dr Louise Hide and Dr Anne Hanley addressing the challenges of working with sources in different jurisdictions and regions.

A Voyage Into the Unknown...Working with Academics

Public Engagement
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TV Producer and Director, James Gray, shares his reflections on working with academics and moving from 'Imposter Syndrome' to finding common ground through a shared interest in engaging with people and their stories.

Silence and shame, ethics and the living

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PhD student, Adeline Moussion explores questions of when and how silences resulting from shame can be used as data. This blog post is part two of a series on Ethics and Historical Research Practices.

Research as a social activity – the first six months

Public Engagement
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Post-doctoral fellow, Dr Ruth Beecher, discusses her transition from local government back into academia, and the crucial role non-academic practitioners have played in guiding her early research plans.

Book Review - The Technoscientific Witness of Rape: Contentious Histories of Law, Feminism, and Forensic Science

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In this post, Prof Joanna Bourke reviews Andrea Quinlan's 2017 book, The Technoscientific Witness of Rape: Contentious Histories of Law, Feminism, and Forensic Science.

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.