ESRC seminar series: Fat Studies and HAES: Bigness Beyond Obesity

Seminar 4: Researching Fat Studies and HAES: working with/as fat bodies

5th-6th May 2011, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (Elwin Room)

To register to attend the seminar please follow this link:

This seminar will address the ethical and methodological issues involved in researching Fat Studies and Health at Every Size and will explore possibilities for the engagement of public, activist, policy and practitioner communities in Fat Studies and HAES research. There will be a combination of presentations, workshop activities and performance art.

The following speakers are confirmed (more to be announced asap. See the seminar series website for more details):

  • Keynote: Jacqui Gingras, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University.
  • Rachel Colls, Durham University
  • Bethan Evans, Durham University
  • Jacqueline O’Toole, Institute of Technology, Sligo
  • Vikki Chalklin, Goldsmiths University of London

The seminar will run from 1pm-6pm on Thursday 5th May and 9am-3pm on Friday 6th May. The seminar is free to attend, including tea/coffee on Thursday 5th May and lunch on Friday 6th May, but participants must meet their own accommodation and transport costs.

Directions to the venue can be found here:

There is plenty of hotel accommodation available in the centre of Bath. A list of recommended hotels is available from  

There will be an optional dinner on Thursday 5th May (costs not covered). Please indicate whether you wish to attend this on the registration form.

There are a limited number of bursaries available to contribute to travel/accommodation costs for students/unwaged participants. To request a bursary, please complete the relevant section on the registration form.

More details on the seminar series are available online here:  

Any questions, please contact Emma Rich (, Lee Monaghan ( or Bethan Evans (


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