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Extended Abstract Submission Deadline:

OCTOBER 11, 2019

New Registration Deadline: 

NOVEMBER 15, 2019

New Full papers Submission Deadline: 

NOVEMBER 15, 2019






GENDER AND WOMEN'S STUDIES '19 / IV. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender and Women's Studies in Social Sciences and Art will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).

All abstracts are going to be selected according to double blind reviews and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings E-Book with an ISBN number that will be given to you in a DVD box during conference registration.


We invite you to join us at the event in Istanbul and would like to emphasize that proposals from different parts of the world are welcomed.


For the publication opportunities, registration conditions and presentation instructions, please visit the REGISTRATION INFO page. For accommodation opportunities and city tours, please read the ACCOMMODATION & TOURS page. 



Participants can also apply to DAKAM's journal; INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES to be reviewed. For details please visit www.dakam.org/ijssis



The field of gender and women's studies emerged from the contemporary feminist movement with the initial goal of bringing women and their experiences more fully into knowledge. 


How do gender, race, class, sexuality and age contribute to the formation of social identities? What role do ensuing power differences between these factors play in our globalised and mediatised world? What measures have been taken, in the past and the present, in order to prevent discrimination and exclusion? And how do academic, cultural, artistic, journalistic, and policy-making institutions respond to these societal challenges?


Emancipation, the recognition of differences, and awareness of intersections of gender with other factors of identity making (class, race, age, sexuality, etc.) are crucial tools in analysing social and cultural relations in today’s postcolonial and post-secular societies.


The conference explores  the ways that femininity and masculinity affect an individual’s thought process. This is relevant in a variety of realms, such as social organizations and institutions, interpersonal relationships, and understandings of identity and sexuality.


Power will also explored as it relates to gender and other forms of identity, including sexuality, race, class, religion, and nationality as encompasses interdisciplinary fields, which include exploration of the histories and experiences of diverse women and men as well as studies of sexualities, masculinities, femininities, and gender systems in society. The conference will also welcome studies that analyzes how gender plays out in politics, intimate life, culture, the workplace, athletics, technology, health, science, and in the very production of knowledge itself.


The relationship between gender and society historically and cross-culturally, and the changes now occurring in the roles of women and men, the participation of women in the major institutions of society, and women themselves are among the topics to be included. Historical, contemporary, and transnational analyses of how gender and sexual formations arise in different contexts such as colonialism, nationalism, and globalization can be mentioned as important points of discussion. 






Gender equality


Working Conditions

Career and Job opportunities for Women

Public and Pritave Life

Reproduction of the Woman Image in Popular Culture

Capitalism and Gender

Politics, History and Gender

Women in the history

Queer studies

LGBTI studies

Gender and Education



Gender Roles in Literature and Film

Description of Woman in Literature and Arts

Woman as an Artist

Architecture, Cities and Gender

Feminist Film Criticism

Feminist Literature 

Feminist Philosophy 

Perspectives in Humanities

Social Sciences and Women

Sociological Case Studies and Gender

Feminist Ethics

Feminist Pedagogy and Gender in education

Girls’ Toys and Fairtales 



Law and Social Reforms

Justice and Crime

Violence against Women

Marriage and Status of Partnership

Feminism and Democracy

Women’s rights and activisim


Acquaintance Rape

Child Prostitution


Male Rape



Rape; Rape in art

Rape Victims

Sex Tourism

Sexual Assault and the Law

Statutory Rape




Sex and erotism


Prostitution and the Global Economy

Fashion, make-up and plastic surgery 

Concept of Beauty




AIDS/HIV and Women


Artificial Insemination

Birth Control History

Breast Cancer

Breast Implants


Female Midlife Crisis

Maternal Mortality


Postpartum Depression


Surrogate Motherhood

Women and Depression

Women and Madness

Race, Gender and Ethnicity


among many others

Addams, Jane

Anthony, Susan B.

Berksoy, Semiha

Bloomer, Amelia Jenks

Boran, Behice

Catt, Carrie Chapman

Curie, Marie

Earhart, Amelia

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth

Gage, Matilda Joslyn

Grimke Sisters

Mott, Lucretia

Rosie the Riveter

Shaw, Anna Howard

Stanton, Elizabeth Cady

Stone, Lucy

Hooks, Bell

Irigaray, Luce

Kristeva, Julia

Anzaldua, Gloria

Beauvoir, Simone de

Butler, Judith

Cixous, Helene

Dworkin, Andrea

Tristan, Flora

Wittig, Monique

Wollstonecraft, Mary



Yekta Özgüven,

Senior Lecturer Dr. at Maltepe University

“Women and Architecture from the Early Republican Years to Nowadays: The First Women Architects In Turkey“


  • Dr. Dorota Gozdecka/ Australian National University

  • Dr. JosAnn Cutajar/ Malta University

  • Dr. Gisella Orsini/ Malta University

  • Dr. Payel Pal/ Amity University

  • Dr. Pınar Karababa Kayalıgil/ Gelisim University

  • Dr. Merieme El Amine/ Caddi Ayyad University

  • Laura Kudo



NIPPON Meeting Halls in Istanbul


Nippon Hotel, Taksim, Topçu Caddesi No:6, Taksim, Beyoğlu, Turkey. Nippon Meeting Halls are located in the heart of Taksim, the cultural center of Istanbul and it is easily accessible by metro, taxi or bus. 


You can easily reach Nippon Conference Halls by walking from Taksim Square, which can be regarded one of the most central places in Istanbul.


From the airport you can directly reach Taksim by taking the white HAVATAŞ Buses. Taksim

is also accessible by many bus lines, yellow minibus lines or two different metro lines.


Here are some useful links for public transportation in Istanbul.

Click here for the Istanbul metro network map.

Click here for the transportation fares and cards.

Click here for general information on public transportation in Istanbul.



9:00        Registration

9:30        Keynote Lecture:  Yekta Özgüven

Women and Architecture from the Early Republican Years to Nowadays: The First Women Architects In Turkey


10:00     Zeus’ Overthrow of Cronus Within the Context of an Ancient Symbolic Matricide and Its Relation to Philosophy

Ünsal Çimen

10:15     The "Extinction" of Women in Cormac Mccarthy’s The Road: How Un(Der)representation of Genders Harms an Ecological Narrative

Sani Chartudomdej

10:30     Speaking Gendered Truths: a History of Women's and Gender Studies in the Middle East and North Africa

Adrianna L. Ernstberger

10:45     Discussion

11:00     Coffee Break


11:15     Manifestations of gender discrimination in working environment

Women's Spaces in the Contemporary Mosques: a Case Study in İstanbul

Aycan Kızılkaya

11:30     What Determines Labour Productivity of Female Homebased Workers in Punjab, Pakistan

Ayesha Ashraf, Uzooba Hureem

11:45     Gender Factor on Affecting Passengers’ Satisfaction of Transportation

Liang-Chuan Wu, Han-Lei Chen

Mercedesz Magyar

12:00     Manifestations of Gender Discrimination in Working Environment12:15     Discussion

12:30     Lunch   


13:15     Critiquing Orientalist and Patriarchal Honour Conceptions in Light of Qur’anic Honour Occurrences

Sanah Mehnaz

13:30     The Birth of Body Politics: a Feminist Critique of ‘the Body’ in Sex and Gender

Çelik Ekmekçi


13:30     Gendering Care: the Gender Question in Geriatric Care

Sayendri Panchadhyayi

13:45     Thai University Students’ Insights into Sexual Consent: the Challenge of Promoting Affirmative Consent Culture

Pimpajee Yenura

14:00     Discussion


Certificate Hand-out




Gendering Global Sociology/Globalizing Gender

Papademas, Diana and Music, Lejla

The Education of Responsible Designers in a Male-oriented Society

Francesca Casnati, Valeria Bucchetti

The Discourse Power, Mass Media and Gender Violence

Marcela Roa Avella

Positive Obligations of the State Regarding Violence Against Women in Light of ECtHR Case Law

Ümi̇t Kilinç