Conference: Oxytocin Birthing the World at Royal College of Art, London (June 3, 2017)

Under the umbrella of the Procreate Project, Oxytocin – birthing the world, is an international research and community event focused on mothers and carers. The panels will analyse current critical practices pushing for new strategies aimed at increasing the visibility and representation of women and mothers in society. The symposium will highlight new ideas whereby infrastructures and creative programs can… Continue reading Conference: Oxytocin Birthing the World at Royal College of Art, London (June 3, 2017)

COST Action IS1405: Progress report at 24 months

Here are some links relating to the Action which describe some the impact and related outputs from the action. Some of this information has been previously posted on this website. Description of the impact COST Action members at the European Parliament Discussion of possible impact of maternity care provision models on sustainability of maternity care… Continue reading COST Action IS1405: Progress report at 24 months

WG-5-2 on the Pyschology of Childbirth

  Working group 5-2 has focused on researching women´s lived experience of physiological childbirth. Meeting the emotional and psychosocial needs of labouring women requires a deep understanding of the psychological aspects of physiologic childbirth by midwives and other health care professionals. However, knowledge on psychological or emotional experiences of women during childbirth remains limited. What… Continue reading WG-5-2 on the Pyschology of Childbirth

Frontiers Research Topic Abstracts call out (deadline June 20, 2017)

CfP – Frontiers Birth: Frontiers Research Topic Abstracts for research papers on critical approaches to birth for publication in ‘Frontiers’ (an online open access journal) to be edited by Kath Woodward, are invited by 20th June 2017. Full papers due 10th November 2017. Further details available here. Questions to be addressed include: At an historical… Continue reading Frontiers Research Topic Abstracts call out (deadline June 20, 2017)

Workshop: Parental Responsibility, Epigenetics and DOHaD – Emerging sociotechnical imaginaries of reproduction in the post-genomic age

Parental Responsibility, Epigenetics and DOHaD: Emerging sociotechnical imaginaries of reproduction in the post-genomic age November 21 – 23, 2017 Organizers: Panese Francesco, Simeoni Umberto, Chiapperino Luca, Université de Lausanne; Faculté des sciences sociales et politiques; Institut des sciences sociales, Chercheur FNS Senior Introduction: The goal of the workshop is to analyse and dissect the emerging… Continue reading Workshop: Parental Responsibility, Epigenetics and DOHaD – Emerging sociotechnical imaginaries of reproduction in the post-genomic age

Workshop: Doctors, Conscience and Abortion Provision

Doctors, Conscience and Abortion Provision This is a one-day workshop hosted by the University of Kent, as a collaboration between the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Reproduction (CISoR), the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies (CPCS) and the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. Date: Thursday 29th June 2017 Venue: Ground Floor, Cornwallis East Building, University of… Continue reading Workshop: Doctors, Conscience and Abortion Provision

Conference: Policing Pregnancy: Who should be a mother?

This one-day event, to be held at Canterbury Christ Church University on Thursday 18 May 2017, is a collaboration by British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies (CPCS), Birthrights, and Engaging Sociology at CCCU. The programme includes speakers from a range of academic disciplines – Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law, Philosophy, and… Continue reading Conference: Policing Pregnancy: Who should be a mother?