Session 37: Ystafell 12
A more equal way forward for women in academia: the view from Celtic Studies

Chair: Katherine Forsyth

Contributors: Abigail Burnyeat; Liz Fitzpatrick; Jerry Hunter; Katherine Forsyth; Elva Johnston; Geraldine Parsons; others tbc

Although the position of women in academia has, in many ways, greatly improved in recent decades, female scholars nonetheless continue to be under-represented in leadership positions, on conference panels, on editorial boards, and are less likely to be awarded studentships and research grants, or to have their work published in certain journals, and recent research has shown that although half of audience members of academic seminars are women, for every question asked by a woman, men ask 2-3 times as many on average.