SHaME is an active research group that started in October 2018. We will be hosting regular conferences, workshops, and other outreach activities.


On April 25th, SHaME (Birkbeck) and the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (University of York) will be co-hosting a one-day collaborative workshop in York with survivors, practitioners and academics called ‘Remembering Together – Histories of Child Sexual Abuse’, carrying on from the December workshop in London.

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On March 9th, SHaME will be celebrating the release of Emily Hunt’s new book, We Need to Talk: The Truth about Sexual Violence and My Fight for Justice, published by Mardle Books. Emily will be joined by a panel of speakers, including Alexandra Topping of The Guardian, barrister Dr Charlotte Proudman and SHaME’s Emma Yapp, for a conversation on the fault lines of a system and a society that is failing rape victims.

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