ATGENDER Spring Conference 2020

Caring in Uncaring Times

DATE: 13th-15th May, 2020

Venue: Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4BT, London, UK.

Read the extended CFP here.

The 2020 ATGENDER Spring Conference will explore the possibilities for and necessity of embedding care in policy and activism. Adopting a broad approach to the concepts of care, policy and activism, we invite proposals from researchers, activists, practitioners, carers, archivists, artists and others from a range of backgrounds and disciplines.

This conference seeks to explore care and caring in all its diversity and invites participants to reflect on the devastating consequences of an uncaring state (across a range of time and places), and the vital work of activism and policy that centres care.

We welcome proposals for a range of formats (papers, panels, roundtables, workshops, performance, posters, artistic submissions etc.).


For individual 15min paper proposals please submit:

  • Title and abstract (200 words max)
  • Short biography (75 words max)

For 45 min or 1.5hr long roundtables, interactive and participatory workshops, performances:

  • Type of activity
  • Title and abstract – including details of the format, structure and preferred time – 45min or 1.5hr (350 words max)
  • Short biography for all participants (75 words max each)

Please submit your proposals to by 16th December 2019.  Proposals must be sent in a single file as an attachment (Word Doc).



The conference will have a sliding fee scale tbc in November 2019. A number of travel bursaries for ATGENDERmembers will be available to apply for later in the year.


Access requirements

Hendon Central Underground and Middlesex University Hendon Campus are both fully accessible. For more information and a map see here. Attendees will be asked about any specific access requirements at registration, but please get in touch if you need more details about the venue and facilities before this point.

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