Here we inform you of announced lectures, conferences, exhibitions and activities of, for example, university departments with a relation to lgbti and science (Dutch and English)




LEIDEN | 24 – 27 May 2018 | AEGEE-Leiden


Equal Rights Conference Leiden: TRUE COLOURS!

rom the 24th of May up to and including the 27th of May, Leiden will be filled with rainbows. Are you interested in sexual orientation and gender identity issues or gender equality? Would you like to attend a great thematic event? Do you want to learn more about the intersectional issues of sexual orientation/gender/equality? Then this conference is your cup of (LGB)Tea.

The programme will be filled with interesting workshops and lectures by experienced lecturers. Do you want to learn more about religion and sexual orientation? This is your chance! Do you want to discuss about the inclusivity of feminism? This is your chance! Do you want to learn about the causes and effects of the (growing) legal recognition of homosexual orientation? We have the perfect workshop for you! Not everything is serious business, we will also have a full and exciting social programme, including but not limited to some Quidditch (with the motto ‘I got 99 problems but a snitch ain’t one’) and a colour party (with the motto #notonlywhitepowderispopularintheNetherlands).

NIJMEGEN | 29 May 2018 | Radboud University


Controversial knowledge; gender studies and the politics of scientific legitimacy

There is a long-standing debate on the extent to which academia should focus on ‘fundamental’ research versus a focus on applied research. More recently, this debate has invoked the concept of ´valorisation´, which the main funding agencies for academic research in the Netherlands define as ‘the process of creating value from knowledge, by making knowledge suitable and available for societal and/or economic application and by transforming it into products, services, processes and new business.’ Indeed, to an increasing extend, subsidizers like the EU and research organizations demand research that is directly useful for or co-produced by practitioners, potentially pushing the boundaries of what science is or ought to be.

AMSTERDAM | 17 June – 5 July 2018 | Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus

Summer school

Introduction to Sexuality Studies

Sexuality and gender define what it is to be human: they are at the core of our existence. But how does society define and reinforce these concepts?

AMSTERDAM | 8 July – 2 August 2018 | Amsterdam Roeterseiland Campus

Summer school

Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society

The study of human sexuality involves understanding its complexity and how it represents changing interactions over time involving the self, the body, culture, and power — and as well, how this complexity is conceptualized and organized culturally, politically and epistemologically.

THE HAGUE | 30 July – 8 August 2018 | Leiden University

Summer school

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Law

This school focuses on SOGI issues in different areas of international law, such as human rights law, refugee law and international criminal law. Special attention will be given to important test-cases that have helped achieve some international protection against homophobia and transphobia. Themes include: use of international law in SOGI activism and litigation, global and regional mechanisms, sexual and gender minorities in refugee law, and international criminal law and persecution of LGBT persons.

NIJMEGEN | 13 – 17 August 2018 | Radboud University

Summer school

Gender and Diversity: Core Concepts in Society and Science

Radboud Social and Cultural Research hosts leading research on gender inequality and diversity dynamics. The interdisciplinary course Gender & Diversity: core concepts in society and science, is based on RU’s state-of-the-art research and provides an advanced introduction to gender and diversity in social science in an intensive one-week programme. The course will be team-taught by nine highly acknowledged faculty members from a range of disciplinary perspectives. This course is designed as an ‘advanced introduction’; it (1) starts with explaining core concepts and approaches in gender and diversity studies, but goes beyond introductory textbook knowledge; it (2) introduces an intersectionality perspective, with which we can start to analyse the social construction of gender, class, race, ethnicity and sexuality in historical and contemporary debates in society and science; and (3) uses accessible language, while challenging participation in thinking very critically of our knowledge, practices and perspectives.

BELGRADE, SERBIA | 20 – 25 August 2018 | IPAK.CENTAR

Summer school

For sexualities, cultures, and politics

Summer school organized by Research Center for Cultures, Politics and Identities (IPAK.Center), Belgrade, Serbia and Department for Critical Political Studies (Faculty for Media and Communications, Singidunum Univeristy, Belgrade)

UTRECHT | 27 – 31 August 2018 | Utrecht University

Summer school

The NOISE 2018 Summer School: Social and Political Suffocations

The 26th edition of the NOISE Summer School seeks to address experiences of social and political suffocations, as well as accompanying strategies of resistance, through a series of lectures by scholars and activists who are all also embodied practitioners in their critical practice(s). With these, the five-day program of NOISE 2018 will offer innovative interventions into the debate on political involvement as theory and embodied practice, as well as a discussion of strategies of organizing in the face of individual, institutional and structural enclosures.