Menstruation in the Media: Offline Day at the University of Sheffield, UK

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The University of Sheffield

Mappin Street

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The face to face day of the conference brings together activists and academics based in the UK and overseas

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In collaboration with the Menstruation Research Network and funded by the Leverhulme Trust, this offline event at the University of Sheffield will focus on media narratives about menstruation and related topics. It will bring together researchers in the fields of journalism and media studies as well as activists.

Our keynote speaker is Annika Waheed. Annika is a non-clinical lecturer for Barts Health Trust in London. She advocates, educates and raises awareness via Instagram where she records her journey living with PMDD.

Our keynote workshop will be run by Chella Quint, author, activist, researcher and founder of #periodpositive.

The conference will take place in the Pam Liversidge building, Lecture Theatre 1 (ground floor). (Located on the corner of Broad Lane and Newcastle Street). Map: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/maps/liversidge The nearest tram stop is "West Street".

The conference is free to attend, but registration is necessary due to limited numbers. Please let us know of any dietary requirements by 15th October. Conference registration also closes on the 15th. If you would like to come after this date, please contact Maria Tomlinson directly and we will try to accomodate you.

Panels consist of 15 minute papers and time for questions.

Please find the programme below:

09:45-10:15 Registration

10:15-10:30 Introduction

10:30-11:15 Keynote Speaker - Annika Waheed (NHS, London)

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-12:45 Session One - Chair: (Laura Shipp)

Irise International (Sheffield) - Digital Media and Youth Advocacy

RiceBox Studio (London) - Ricebox Studio: #MenstruationConversation

Gemma Williams (Birmingham City University) - Thank you for making me feel not alone’: what blogs can tell us about menstruation and chronic health

Mandi tembo (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) - The Bleed Read – Why representation is so bloody important

12:45-13:30 Lunch (provided - please get in touch if you have any allergies)

13:30- 14:45 Session Two Chair: (Gemma Williams)

Laura Shipp (Royal Holloway) - "The untold story of our relationship with period trackers"

Sally King (King’s College London) - "‘Raging hormones’: the myth of the irrational female in the media"

Kerry Miller (University of Sheffield) -" Social media constructions of contraception: using applied cognitive stylistics to examine reproductive health narratives in Instagram activism"

Frankie Morgan (University of Birmingham)- "‘Unlearn your taboos’: Artists Tackling the Taboo of Menstruation on Instagram"

14:45 - 15:00 Break

15:00 - 15:45 Session Three (Chair: Frankie Morgan)

Belszki (writer and performance artist) - "Depictions of Menstruation in Film"

Kirsten MacLeod (Edinburgh Napier University)- "Bleeding Free: advocacy and activism in the production of a student led documentary on period poverty and menstrual health education"

15.45 -16:30 Keynote Workshop - Chella Quint (Activist, Sheffield)

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