2019 Conference

Gender and Aliens

Durham University
7th – 10th January 2019


A draft programme will follow soon.

Registration Fees

The registration fee is currently estimated at £60 for the full rate, and £45 for postgraduates and unwaged scholars. This should be the maximum fee we are likely to charge, and this fee is intended only to cover the costs of catering at the conference. The conference dinner will be bookable at an additional charge of £17.50 (for a three course meal, including service charge but not including drinks). We hope to have a finalised version of the costs very soon, after we have received confirmation of funding.

Dates and Times

The conference will start on Monday 7th January with a postgraduate workshop from 2.30-4.30. This will be followed by a keynote lecture which is open to everyone, commencing at 5.15. A welcome reception will follow. These events will all be located around the Bailey in Durham City Centre (in the History Department Seminar Rooms, and Palace Green Library Learning Centre).

The second day of the conference (Tuesday 8th January) will commence at 9.30am, in the Chemistry Department (South Road, DH1 3LE).

The conference will conclude on Thursday 10th January, with a round table from 11-12.30, and lunch from 12.30-2. A GMS business meeting will take place from 2-3pm, which all delegates are warmly invited to attend.


All panel sessions will be held in the Chemistry Department, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE. Keynote lectures will be held a 15 minute walk from this, in Palace Green Library Learning Centre. The conference dinner will be held in Zizzi’s, a short walk from Palace Green Library, in the centre of Durham. We will also be visiting the Oriental Museum, which is 15 minutes away from the Chemistry Department (away from the town centre).

Most of the conference venues are accessible, with the exception of the History department seminar room where the postgraduate workshop is being held. If you have any access requirements, please email gmsconference2019@gmail.com or hannah.e.piercy@durham.ac.uk so that we can discuss your needs.


Accommodation is available in Collingwood College for the cost of £41.66 per night (including breakfast). Collingwood is 10-15 minutes walk away from the Chemistry department, and 25 from the town centre.

A list of other accommodation providers can be found here.


Durham is a small but hilly city. Most locations are walkable, but if you have any mobility issues you may wish to make alternative arrangements. Please feel free to contact gmsconference2019@gmail.com to discuss potential alternatives.

The Call for Papers has now closed.  Some travel bursaries will be available for students and unwaged delegates to attend this conference.

Please direct all queries about the conference to gmsconference2019@gmail.com or to hannah.e.piercy@durham.ac.uk.