Welcome to the Centre for Gender, Identity, and Subjectivity (CGIS), based in the History Faculty, University of Oxford. 

CGIS is a thriving community of students and scholars engaged in research on gender, identity, and subjectivity. We host a range of events throughout the academic year including seminars, workshops and reading groups.

Find out the latest news and events by joining our mailing list (please send a blank email to cgis-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk) and following us on Twitter (@CGIS_Oxford). The directors for 2021/2022 are Professors Brenda Stevenson, Julia Mannherz, and Hannah Skoda. 

Get in touch: please contact us at cgis@history.ox.ac.uk if you have any questions or would like to get involved.

Coming Up

Please join us for our Trinity Term 2022 events:


Week One: Charlene Villasenor Black, Gender and Representations in the Early Modern Hispanic World, 28 April, 6-7PM GMT (ZOOM)

Week Two: Jamie Page, Prostitution and Subjectivity in Late Medieval Germany, 5 May, 1-2PM GMT (ZOOM)

Week Three:  One Day/ Two Programs:

Program One:  Charlotta Forss and Sasha Rasmussen, Workshop on Hygiene, Health, Pleasure, and Propriety, 12 May, 9:30-12:30 GMT (ZOOM)

Program Two:  Lisa Sousa, Native Women in the Archives of Colonia Mexico, 12 May, 6-7 PM GMT (ZOOM)

Week Four:  Vanessa Holden, Surviving Southampton: Black Women and Resistance in Nat Turner's Community, 19 May, 3-4PM GMT (ZOOM)

Week Five:  Sara McDougall, A Workshop on Legal Sources and Late Medieval Sexuality, 24 May, 12:30-2PM GMT (St. John’s New Seminar Room)

Week Six:  Nwando Achebe, Marriage Contestations in Colonial Nigeria, 2 June, 6-7PM GMT (ZOOM)

Week Seven:  TBA

Week Eight:  Meleisa Ono-George, Narrating a History of Amelia Newsham, 16 June, 1-2PM GMT (ZOOM)


 Check out the archive of past events if you'd like to find out more about our previous activities.


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