BiReCon bookings close on Friday

Coming to this year’s biggest research & academia conference on bisexuality?

Advance online registration for BiReCon 2012 closes in two days’ time. You will still be able to turn up and register on the day but advance registration will save you time on the day so you can get stuck into discussion rather than queue to be ticketed.

Please note that, if you’re also attending BiCon and have a weekend ‘pass’, there is no need to pay, but you do need to fill in a BiReCon booking form.

Book for the event here.

BiReCon’s Packed Programme

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BiReCon comes to Bradford

BiReCon is a conference for anyone with an interest in contributing to, or finding out about, current work on bisexuality.

The conference aims to bring together academics, professionals, activists, and the bisexual community. It is organised by BiUK (www.biuk.org) and is held every two years – see the BiUK website for information about past BiReCons. This year it will take place on Thursday 9th August 2012 at Bradford University.

BiReCon 2012: Bisexuality and Mental Health

Research suggests that bisexual people are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidality than lesbian, gay or heterosexual people. Biphobia and bisexual invisibility can mean that if bi people seek help from health professionals and therapists they are not always well supported. However it is also clear that many bisexual people experience benefits to their mental wellbeing from being bi, such as a sense of independence, self-awareness and authenticity and an ability to develop identities and relationships without restrictions. In this conference we aim to explore both mental health problems and mental wellbeing for bisexual people.

This year’s BiReCon programme includes keynote speeches by Roshan das Nair, Meg Barker and Christina Richards, and papers on topics including bisexuality, nonmonogamies and therapy, eating disorders in bisexual men, and bisexuality and madness in the works of Shakespeare and Spenser. A full list of speakers and abstracts can be found here.

Booking details

Click here to book.  The deadline for online bookings is 3rd August, though it’s also possible to turn up and pay cash on the day.

Venue

BiReCon will take place in Student Central, the University’s student union building.

University of Bradford Union of Students
Student Central
University of Bradford
Richmond Road
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD7 1DP

3 months to BiReCon and BiCon

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BiReCon comes to Bradford

The third BiReCon conference on bisexuality research is just three months away now – on 9th August 2012.

A day later the annual BiCon conference begins – a yearly gathering of bi and bifriendly people with a much broader programme.

Held in Bradford the day before BiCon begins, the BiReCon conference brings together academics and others interested in bisexuality research, and other research and theory work that has bi relevance.

You don’t have to be an academic or work in a university to attend – though if you do it’s an unparalleled networking and learning opportunity.

Find out more about booking on the BiCon website.

BiReCon wants YOU!

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BiReCon comes to Bradford

Call for Papers – BiReCon 2012: Bisexuality and mental health
**Deadline extended to 31st March 2012**Research suggests that bisexual people are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidality than lesbian, gay or heterosexual people. Biphobia and bisexual invisibility can mean that if bi people seek help from health professionals and therapists they are not always well supported. However it is also clear that many bisexual people experience benefits to their mental wellbeing from being bi, such as a sense of independence, self-awareness and authenticity and an ability to develop identities and relationships without restrictions. In this conference we aim to explore both mental health problems and mental wellbeing for bisexual people.

BiReCon is a conference for anyone with an interest in contributing to, or finding out about, current work on bisexuality. The conference aims to bring together academics, professionals, activists, and the bisexual community. It is organised by BiUK (www.biuk.org) and is held every two years – see the BiUK website for information about past BiReCons. This year it will take place on Thursday 9thAugust 2012 at Bradford University.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

– Dr Roshan das Nair (University of Nottingham / Nottingham University NHS Trust) ‘Intersectionality: Complicating debates around sexuality and ethnicity’
– Dr Meg Barker (The Open University) ‘Depression and/or oppression: bisexuality and mental health’
– Christina Richards (West London Mental Health NHS Trust) ‘Mental Healthcare and Bisexuality within the UK: Pragmatics and Aspirations’

We invite papers and workshop sessions on these and other related themes:

  • Bisexuality and mental health problems
  • Bisexuality and mental wellbeing, resilience and adaptability
  • Bisexual people’s access to, and experiences of, mental health services
  • Bisexuality and therapy
  • Representations of bisexuality and mental health issues in media, culture and literature
  • Intersections with other aspects of experience such as physical disability, age, race/ethnicity, nationality, gender (both trans- and cis-gender) and social class.

We welcome papers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines: social sciences, health sciences, humanities, therapeutic practitioners, activists etc. During the day there will be opportunities to:

  • Find out about issues affecting bisexual people
  • Hear from experts about cutting-edge research on bisexuality
  • Discuss ways in which organisations can better work with, and for, bisexual people, drawing on good practice
  • Take part in workshops on specific issues

If you would like to present your research at BiReCon, please provide a 250 word abstract and a brief biography, by 31st March 2012 to birecon2012@biuk.org

If you are interested in facilitating a workshop at BiReCon, which can include data gathering for current projects or research, then please email birecon2012@biuk.org with a brief description of your workshop by 31st March 2012

For attendees, please watch www.biuk.org and www.bicon2012.org.uk for registration details.

BiUK and BiReCon are community organisations so unfortunately there are no funds for presenters or travel expenses. However, BiReCon provides an excellent opportunity to network with others working in the field, to share good practice, and there will be spaces available to conduct research which fits within the ethos of the event.

Research Call-out

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BiReCon comes to Bradford

This summer’s UK bisexual research & academics conference has issued its Call for Papers:

Call For Papers
BiReCon 2012: Bisexuality and mental health
Please circulate
Research suggests that bisexual people are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidality than lesbian, gay or heterosexual people. Biphobia and bisexual invisibility can mean that if bi people seek help from health professionals and therapists they are not always well supported. However it is also clear that many bisexual people experience benefits to their mental wellbeing from being bi, such as a sense of independence, self-awareness and authenticity and an ability to develop identities and relationships without restrictions. In this conference we aim to explore both mental health problems and mental wellbeing for bisexual people.BiReCon is a conference for anyone with an interest in contributing to, or finding out about, current work on bisexuality. The conference aims to bring together academics, professionals, activists, and the bisexual community. It is organised by BiUK and is held every two years – see the BiUK website for information about past BiReCons. This year it will take place on Thursday 9th August 2012 at Bradford University. We invite papers and workshop sessions on these and other related themes:

  • Bisexuality and mental health problems
  • Bisexuality and mental wellbeing, resilience and adaptability
  • Bisexual people’s access to, and experiences of, mental health services
  • Bisexuality and therapy
  • Representations of bisexuality and mental health issues in media, culture and literature
  • Intersections with other aspects of experience such as physical disability, age, race/ethnicity, nationality, gender (both trans- and cis-gender) and social class.

We welcome papers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines: social sciences, health sciences, humanities, therapeutic practitioners, activists etc. During the day there will be opportunities to:

  • Find out about issues affecting bisexual people
  • Hear from experts about cutting-edge research on bisexuality
  • Discuss ways in which organisations can better work with, and for, bisexual people, drawing on good practice
  • Take part in workshops on specific issues

If you would like to present your research at BiReCon, please provide a 250 word abstract and a brief biography, by 29th February 2012 to birecon2012@biuk.org

If you are interested in facilitating a workshop at BiReCon, which can include data gathering for current projects or research, then please email birecon2012@biuk.org with a brief description of your workshop by 29th February 2012

For attendees, please watch www.biuk.org and www.bicon2012.org.uk for registration details.

 

BiUK and BiReCon are community organisations so unfortunately there are no funds for presenters or travel expenses. However, BiReCon provides an excellent opportunity to network with others working in the field, to share good practice, and there will be spaces available to conduct research which fits within the ethos of the event.

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