An interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to exploring the fascinating, multi-faceted concept of 'gender'.

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About us

As an interdisciplinary centre, the Centre for Gender Studies aims to encourage and develop diverse understanding concerning the social category of gender as well as its intersection with other social categories such as age, class, ethnicity, nationality, race, religion and sexuality.

This is evidenced in its annual research seminar series, open to the public, which hosts prominent figures in the field and showcases recent advances in gender studies. Recent events have focussed on the relationship between women and death and on the gendered impact of triggering Article 50.

The University of Winchester, in particular the Centre for Gender Studies, plays a key role in Hampshire Pride, an annual series of events that provides a space for all of Hampshire to get together and celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community. In 2016 the CGS organised a series of fascinating lectures and a symposium as part of Hampshire Pride.

Meet the team

  • Dr Sian Edwards, Lecturer in Modern British History (Convenor)
  • Dr Katherine Weikert, Senior Lecturer in Early Medieval European History
  • Dr Ellie Woodacre, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History
  • Dr Christina Welch, Senior Fellow in Theology and Religious Studies

CGS events


4-6 Jan. 2019: Geographies of Gender: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender, Space & Place

The spatial turn has led to significant revisions as scholars note how gender roles and identities are constructed along spatial lines, and the importance of place to experiences of the individual. This conference seeks to explore this from all disciplines, across all periods and locations.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual agency and the negotiation of space
  • Locality, place, identity and community
  • The home, the workplace, and places of leisure
  • The rural and urban experience
  • Material and digital spaces
  • Bodies and representation
  • Resistance, politics and transgression
  • Gender and globalisation
  • Intersectionality and the public sphere

Keynote speaker: Prof. Lucy Robinson, Professor of Collaborative History, University of Sussex

Further information forthcoming. For any queries, email the organiser.