Seminar 2 – Voice: Women, the Independence Referendum 2014 and the General Election 2015, September 2015

This seminar is co-hosted by the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change, University of Edinburgh.

Date and time

September 25 2015, 11:00 – 16:30

Location

St John’s Land
University of Edinburgh
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh

Time Session
From 10:30 Registration, tea and coffee
11:00-11:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks:

  • Prof. Nicola McEwen (Edinburgh, Assoc Dir CCC)
  • Prof. Sarah Childs (Bristol, PI, ESRC Seminar Series)
11:10 – 13:20 Session I: The Independence Referendum in Comparative Perspective
Chair: Prof. Fiona Mackay (Edinburgh)
11:10-11:30 Findings from the ESRC Scottish Referendum Study:

  • Professor Ailsa Henderson (Edinburgh)
11:30-11:50 Discussion
12:00-13:20 Roundtable and discussion: Women and Brexit – lessons and prospects:

  • Prof. Yvonne Galligan (QUB)
  • Prof Laura Cram (Edinburgh, tbc)
  • Dr Roberta Guerrina (Surrey)
  • Rachel Ormston (Natcen)
  • Prof. Ailsa Henderson (Edinburgh)
13:30-14:30  Lunch
14:30 – 16.15 Session II: General Election 2015 and beyond
Chair: Dr Meryl Kenny (Edinburgh)
14:20 – 14:40 GE 2015 UK: What did sex/gender have to do with it?

  • Dr Rosie Campbell (Birkbeck)
  • Dr Peter Allen (QMUL)
14:50 – 16:00 Roundtable and discussion: Regional and territorial variations/ prospects for the devolved elections 2016:

  • Dr Rosie Campbell (Birkbeck)
  • Prof. Laura McAllister (Liverpool)
  • Prof. Yvonne Galligan (QUB)
  • Juliet Swann (ERS)
  • Prof. James Mitchell (Edinburgh, tbc)
  • Prof. Paul Chaney (Cardiff)
16:00 – 16:30 Closing comments:

  • Prof. Joni Lovenduski (Birkbeck)
  • Prof Sarah Childs (Bristol)

Organisers

  • Dr Meryl Kenny (University of Edinburgh)
  • Prof. Fiona Mackay (University of Edinburgh)

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