International Conference: The Politics/Poetics of Movement and Stillness.
The Nordic Network Gender, Body, Health in collaboration with:
- Center for Gender Research, University of Oslo
- Section for physical education, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
- Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo
The Nordic Network Gender, Body, Health is currently based at the Centre for Gender
Research, University of Oslo, Norway. The network's aim is to achieve productive
interdisciplinary work on issues concerning gender, body and health. The network gathers
researchers and practitioners from a number of diverse fields such as philosophy, sociology,
anthropology, cultural geography, sports- and health sciences, psychiatry, social and clinical psychology, medicine, social work, comparative literature and history of science.
We now invite submissions for the network's sixth international conference undern the theme "Bodies in Motion: The Politics/Poetics of Movement and Stillness".
The conference will take place at the University of Oslo (UiO) in Norway from October 24-‐26, 2012, in collaboration with the Centre for Gender research
(UiO), Section for physical education at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, and Institute of Health and Society (UiO).
We welcome submissions for papers, panels, and mini-workshops approaching issues within overarching themes from a broad range of disciplines and fields of research. Topics can include, but are not limited to:
- The motion of emotion & intimacy
- Teaching and learning in health promotion work
- Performing Bodies in Sport
- Global Bodies and Biomedical tourism
- Balance, belonging, stillness – processes of healing and stagnation in health
- Differently abled bodies – motions and emotions
- Ownership of Bodies, Bodily Boundaries and Integrity
- Gendered representations and discourses of Bodies in Motion
- Bodies in transition, bodies at the border, body borders
- Playfulness and flow as health promotion
- Food, nutrition & fitness as gendered phenomenon
One page abstracts are due no later than August 15, 2012.
Please submit your abstracts to
More information will be made available