Women’s Lives

One-day Network Workshop: Women’s Lives

January 2021 (date tbc)

Where: University of Manchester

Booking details: coming soon

Brief description:

The Women In The Hills network’s discussions and explorations of women’s experiences of running, hiking and climbing in UK hills will be structured around three focal categories, each the subject of a one-day workshop: (a) women’s bodies, (b) women’s social circumstances, and (c) woman as recipients and makers of decisions about land. These three categories will provide a framework for investigating how sex (physiology) and gendered social structures might intersect with social class, ethnicity, dis/ability and impairment, sexuality, gender identity, and religion, to shape women’s experiences and representations of land use.

This second workshop will bring together data and policy analysts, activists, charity representatives, creative practitioners, outdoor industries experts, and leisure providers, among others, to discuss how characteristics of women’s lives and social roles shape their experiences of access to outdoor leisure.