Thursday, November 3, 2022

People’s Names: Identities & Inequalities symposium is now publicly available

Personal names are core components of identities – and therefore are also inherently linked to issues of equality and social justice. This free online symposium features a range of international social scientists at different stages of their careers. Their work showcases the opportunities the study of names presents for our understanding of people’s identities and experiences, and how the social science of personal names can help promote social and democratic inclusion and transformation at global, national and local levels. Programme 13.30 – 13.35 Welcome Jane Pilcher, Nottingham Trent University, UK: The People’s Names Research Network 13.35 – 13.55 Paper 1 Emilia Aldrin, Halmstad University, Sweden: Naming Diversity: Textbook name choice as a mirror of evolving cultural & gender constructions in Sweden from the 1920's to the 2010's 13.55 – 14.15 Paper 2 Julia Sinclair-Palm & Westley Partington, Carleton University, Canada: Finding Joy in a Name: Trans youths’ experiences of names & naming practices 14.15 – 14.35 Paper 3 Jane Bryan, Warwick University, UK, Hannah Deakin-Smith & Jane Pilcher, Nottingham Trent University, UK: The (Mis)Pronunciation of Names: experiences of university staff & students in England 14.35 – 14.45 10 min Q & A 14.45 - 14.50 5 mins break 14.50 – 15.10 Paper 4 Francesco Cerchiaro, University of Leuven, Belgium: “What About a Muslim Name?”: religion, ethnicity & family kinship in naming practices among mixed couples with a Muslim partner (in Italy, France and Belgium). 15.10 - 15.30 Paper 5 Federica Guccini, Western University, Canada: Conceptualizing a Decolonial Framework for Language & Naming Practices: A translanguaging approach to names 15.30 - 15.50 Paper 6 Ayokunmi Ojebode, University of Nottingham, UK: Connecting Worlds, Performing Identities: Peeking Through Lens of British-Nigerian Actors’ Names in Hollywood 15.50 – 16.00 10 min Q & A 16.00 - 16.10 10 mins break 16.10 – 16.45 Keynote address - Karen Pennesi, Western University, Canada: (Don't) Say Their Names: Pursuing Social Justice in the Namescape 16.45 – 16.55 10 min Q & A Chaired by Jane Pilcher 16.55 – 17.00 Closing remarks Jane Pilcher

No comments:

Post a Comment