SHaME is an active research group that started in October 2018. We will be hosting regular conferences, workshops, and other outreach activities.
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.Learn more
On Dec 7th, 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 London with survivors, practitioners and academics called ‘Remembering Together – Histories of Child Sexual Abuse.’Learn more
SHaME is collaborating with the V&A and Photoworks to create a programme of events in response to artist Laia Abril’s new exhibition at the Copeland Gallery, A History of Misogyny, Chapter Two: On Rape and Institutional Failure.Learn more
Zines have a long history in anti-rape activism. Join us to learn about that history and create our own at our DIY zine-making workshop!Learn more
On November 10th, SHaME will be hosting a performance, screening, and panel discussion celebrating the activism and networks of Latin American victims and survivors of gender-based and especially sexual violence in the UK.Learn more
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.Learn more