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Boulanger Sisters Tribute on Lili's Centennial Anniversary of her Death

Dr. Jacqueline Petitto, piano

Co-sponsored by:
Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity
Women’s Studies Research Centre
Music Department, HKU

May 21, 2018. 12:30-1:30pm
Drake Gallery, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU

Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) composed exquisite works and was the first female winner of the Prix de Rome composition prize, but died at the tender age of 25. A lecture recital of solo and chamber music by Nadia and Lili Boulanger highlighting the important contributions both female musicians/composers have made to the profession. 

Feminist Pedagogies Workshop  

HKU Women’s Studies Research Centre Spring Workshop
Co-sponsored by WSRC, the HKU Common Core, and HKU Faculty of Arts Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity

May 15, 2018, Tuesday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
The University of Hong Kong, Centennial Campus, RM CPD LG 61

The Feminist Pedagogies Workshop will bring university instructors from across Hong Kong to discuss strategies and best practices for designing an inclusive course and creating a classroom aligned with principles of social justice.

Workshop is limited to 30 participants. All participants must register. Registration closes on May 8, 2018.

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Roundtable on Research on Gender and Diversity by the Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Monday, May 7, 2018, 5-6:30 pm

Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower

The Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity (CGED) invites the current members of the Society of Fellows in the Humanities to a roundtable discussion in which they will explore the meanings and the problematics of gender and diversity in their projects.


From Athens to Calcutta: Gender and National Identity in Scottish Women's Early Foreign Missions

Speaker: Dr. Caroline Lewis

Moderator: Dr. Staci Ford

Monday April 16, 3:00 – 4:30pm

Room 404, Run Run Shaw Tower

Co-sponsored by Women’s Studies Research Centre

The paper explores how the figure of the Indian woman in early missionary discourses has dominated accounts of women's early foreign missions in both the English and Scottish contexts. All are welcome!


Transpacific Aspiration toward Modern Domesticity in Japanese Colonial-era Korea

This talk is part of a larger research project that reexamines the gender history of modern Korea from a transnational perspective. The project focuses on the dynamic flow of the ideas, discourses and people across national boundaries that have triggered new gender norms, reformed domestic practices, fostered a sense of locality and the world and helped women claim new space in the public sphere.

Presenter: Professor Hyaeweol Choi

Date & Time: April 13, 2018. 4:00pm

Venue: Room4.36 Run Run Shaw Tower


Women of Faith in Action: Inter-faith, inter-cultural and inter-generational dialogue

This is a panel discussion led by women of different faith traditions, backgrounds, and ages who have played an active role beyond their sacred precincts in the local community, workplace or social order.

Mar 21 (Wednesday) 7:00-9:00pm

Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus


Gender in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing

Throughout the history of science fiction and fantasy literature, women writers have pushed the boundaries of the genre to probe topics at the edges of the human imagination.

Date: March 16, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Venue: Rm. 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

For registration: https://goo.gl/nZWA2e

All are welcome.

Postgraduate Forum on Gender and Sexuality Research in the Arts

Get to meet the postgraduate students who are working on issues related to gender and sexuality in the Arts. Topics include representations of women and LGBTs in literature and popular culture and gendered relations in globalised spaces.

Moderator: Miguel Antonio N. Lizada, PhD Candidate at the Department of Comparative Literature

The Respondent: Dr. Dagmar Schäfer, Visiting Professor at the  Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences

13 March 2018. 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

The Business of Change-Making
A Barclays-HKU Conversation on Gender, Diversity, and Equity

Today’s workplaces are on the frontlines of the fight for gender equity, inclusion, and diversity. But it is not always clear how researchers, teachers, and professionals can translate their goals into practice.

March 1, 2018, Thursday
 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Room 4.36 Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

Registration for HKU staff & students: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?ueid=54739

Registration for HKU guests: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=54739

Language and the problem of women's authority

By Professor Deborah Cameron, University of Oxford.

Public Lecture co-hosted by the School of English, and Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity of the Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong

March 22, Thursday, 17.30 - 19.00
Social Sciences Chamber, 11/F, Jockey Club Tower

Pre-talk reception 17.00 - 17.30

For more information and registration, go to https://hkuesd.hku.hk:8000/enotice/notice/8418/_notice.html?timestamp=1517213076672

Embracing Neurodiversity - sharing empathy through multi-sensory immersive art

According to the neuronormative-designed pathological description, the autistic person is a social misfit without ability to form meaningful connections, in a barren mindscape devoid of empathy and creative imagination. In reality, the autistic realm is a rich and vibrant sensorial ecology teeming with detail, observations of minutiae, and dynamic energy; and autistic persons possess a different kind of empathy, an alternative connectivity that is no less meaningful than that of the social normative majority.

Speaker:  Dawn-Joy Leong
Respondent: Dr Giorgio Biancorosso, Department of Music, Facult of Arts, HKU

Feb 28, 2018, 4pm - 5:30pm. Room 4.34, Run Run Shaw Tower

Designing House and Home in Republican-era Tianjin, China

Comparing the architecture of  houses in Tianjin’s foreign concessions with discussions on interior design in women’s magazines, this talk explores the relationship between power, identity and modern style in early twentieth-century urban China.


Dr Elizabeth LaCouture (Assistant Professor, School of Humanities, Department of History)


Dr Ji, Li (Assistant Professor, School of Modern Languages and Cultures)

February 6, 2018, 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Room 436, Run Run Shaw Tower

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Workshop: Difference as Privilege

Date: Monday, December 18, 2017
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Venue: 408, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus
Speaker: Professor Dina Iordanova

Snacks and coffee are provided. Please register here: https://goo.gl/cJRy8R

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Thoughts on Key Issues of Same-Sex Desire in Traditional Chinese Society

Date: 2 November 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue: Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Speaker: Professor Wu Cuncun

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SocietyConversation with the AsianGlobal Fellows on Gender and Leadership in the Asia-Pacific-Region

Date: 26 October 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Moderator: Prof. Gina Marchetti

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Student Forum on Gender, Sexuality, Diversity Issues

Date: 12 October 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

LG.59, Centennial Campus

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LGBT Short Films Screening

Date: 27 September 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: MB07, G/F, Main Building

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Colonial Cosmopolitanism: Constance Cumming and Isabella Bird in Hong Kong, 1878

Date: 3 October 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue: Room 436, Run Run Shaw Tower

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