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Friday 12th July 2019

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Menstruation and Menopause in Islamic Legal Cultures
11/07/2019 9:00am - 12/07/2019 5:00pm
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
The workshop will bring together researchers examining different aspects of menstruation and menopause – from the ritual and religious to the social and cultural – from different methodological perspectives, and across different time periods. Contributions using a variety of theoretical insights from ritual, gender, sexuality, textual, anthropological and historical studies are particularly welcome.
Science Fiction Beyond the West: Futurity in African and Asian Contexts
12/07/2019 8:00am - 12/07/2019 5:00pm
Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies, SOAS
This symposium is interested in exploring how the futures imagined in African and Asian contexts key into social issues, explore cultural anxieties and experiment with alternative realities and possibilities. Our aim is to have a conversational gathering, establishing a network of researchers for future collaborations. Students and early career researchers encouraged to apply. Please send an abstract (250-300 words) and short bio to futuritybeyond@gmail.com The deadline for submitting abstracts is 31 May.