|THE NETWORK WOMEN'S PROGRAM
INAUGURAL NETWORK CONFERENCE ON GENDER/WOMEN'S STUDIES BELGRADE, SEPTEMBER 9-12, 1998
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GOALS OF THE CONFERENCE
The Network Women's Program (NWP) of the Open Society Institute, in cooperation with the East-East Program, the Fund for an Open Society--Yugoslavia and the Belgrade Center for Gender Studies, is coordinating the Inaugural Network Conference on Gender/Women's Studies. It will take place in Belgrade, Yugoslavia from September 9-12, 1998.
The conference will assess the development and needs of gender/women's studies on two levels: institutional and intellectual, with the goal of creating action agendas on both of these levels to promote gender/women's studies in OSI Network countries. An additional goal is to present some of the exciting, innovative scholarly/theoretical work produced in OSI Network countries in order to set the groundwork for future initiatives.
The ultimate goal, as expressed at the 1997 Women's Forum in Budapest, is to create a connected and sustainable community of gender/women's studies programs and practitioners.
ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA
The conference will address the needs of gender/women's studies programs in all countries where National Foundations of the Open Society Institute/Soros Foundations are operating--countries throughout Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States, as well as Mongolia, Haiti and South Africa.
Representatives of gender studies/women's studies centers, programs, departments, and institutes--whether independent or affiliated with higher education institutions--may apply. Recognizing that the conference cannot accommodate every practitioner of gender/women's studies in OSI Network countries, priority will be given to two groups: scholars/practitioners who have promoted intellectual and institutional development of gender/women's studies at the local, national, sub-regional or regional levels and those positioned and committed to introducing and developing gender/women's studies in countries where it is new or unknown.
Applicants must represent gender/women's studies initiatives, projects, programs, departments, centers, and institutes and they must do some form of teaching or research on a regular basis. Candidates may also include those who are introducing courses on women or gender into traditional disciplines. Conference Languages: English, Russian and Serbian. 4 applicants will be accepted.
July 1, 1998 DECISION MAKING: Belgrade Center for Women's Studies issues official invitation for conference participants.
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