Proposal for ‘Spectrum Seminars’
We are considering the creation of a new public seminar series, to take place once a term at LSE. Our motivations are listed below.
We are circulating this information now in order to gather feedback from all LSE researchers (including postgraduate, postdoctoral and permanent staff) as to their:
- Willingness to contribute a paper to such a series
- Interest in attending
- Any feedback they might want to give about the proposal.
If you are an LSE based researcher building on queer analyses (broadly construed), or addressing subjects that have a particular significance in light of queer lives, please write to Dr Dominic Berry, who will collate this feedback on behalf of Spectrum: email@example.com. It would be greatly appreciated if you could respond by Friday 28 June 2019.
Spectrum recognises the central role that research staff and students play in the life of the university. We also regularly receive notice of interest in queer scholarship from students, and a more general appetite for deeper engagement with and exploration of gender and sexuality incorporating queer themes/analyses. At the same time, there are few obvious platforms available to LSE researchers working in this space. Spectrum therefore intends to make one.
The goals of such a seminar series include:
- Giving greater visibility to the work of, and work concerning, LGBT+ people from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives.
- Engaging publics and the wider student body in cutting edge research underway at LSE.
- Building stronger links between LSE research staff and the Spectrum network.
- Increasing possibility for interdisciplinary research, activities, events, and actions that would be of considerable value to the Spectrum network.
If you are currently engaged in research that could be featured in such a series, and if you would potentially be interested in contributing a paper or presentation, then please write to us as soon as possible. Likewise any feedback would be very valuable.
This initiative is supported by Professor Julia Black (Director of Innovation) and Professor Simon Hix (Pro-Director of Research).
Feedback to Dr Dominic Berry by Friday 28 June 2019.