A new informal discussion session has been added to this year’s International Medieval Congress to discuss issues surrounding sexual harassment in academia.
‘Sexual Harassment in the Academy: Where Do We Go from Here?’ will take place on Wednesday 4 July during the lunch break, 13.00-14.00, in the Michael Sadler Building: Room LG. 10.
Sexual Harassment in the Academy: Where Do We Go from Here?
Building on discussions from previous IMCs and in the wake of the #MeToo movement, this session is an informal discussion where participants are invited to share their experiences and contribute to what we as academics can do to prevent sexual harassment in the academy. Although institutional policies exist, the vast amount of cases that have come to light in recent months demonstrate that further work is needed to protect staff and students from harassment. It is hoped that this session will be an open-ended discussion, allowing the safe sharing of initiatives and experiences, as well as positing solutions that staff can take back to their own institutions to implement. Live tweeting of the session will be in place to ensure all who wish to participate can do so.
Please note this is an informal discussion and a safe space for all participants: it is not intended to be a formal round table but an expression of ideas for the future. All academic staff, independent scholars and students welcome.
This discussion will be led by Gabrielle Storey (University of Winchester).
The IMC 2018 programme is continuing to expand with several informal events, including an informal gathering organised by the Medievalists with Disabilities Network on Monday 2 July.
We will update this site with major changes and additions as we approach the IMC. Detailed information on withdrawn and new papers and sessions, title changes and location changes will be given in the Addenda/Corrigenda document in all delegate registration packs, as well as on the last-minute changes screens in Parkinson Court and the Refectory Foyer.
An updated PDF of the academic programme, incorporating all the changes from the Addenda/Corrigenda, will also be published on this site next week. The fully searchable, up-to-date programme is on the main IMC website.