SLSA Seminar: 'The Gender Pay Gap: From History to Computer Algorithms': call for papers and posters

The continued inequality of women at work 50 years after the Equal Pay Act was introduced

Date: 20 November 2020

Venue: to be held virtually and hosted by Northumbria University

Organised by Elisabeth Griffiths, Associate Professor and Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Northumbria Law School, and Dr Frances Hamilton, Senior Lecturer and Co-Convenor of the Gender, Sexuality and Law Research Interest Group, Northumbria Law School.

Full details of the calls and speakers are below, or download our poster for circulation or for your noticeboard.

If you would like to reserve a place or submit an abstract (of up to 200 words), please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Frances Hamilton.

This event is kindly supported by the Socio-Legal Studies Association and Northumbria University.

Call for papers

The organisers welcome the submission of 15–20 minute papers on any topic within this conference's scope. This includes:

  • the intersecting realities of women in society;
  • the historical influence of pay inequalities;
  • diversity in the professions;
  • pay inequalities in times of austerity;
  • the regulation of work and care relationships;
  • family allowances, taxation and pensions;
  • the use of AI; and
  • related topics (in consultation with the organisers).

The deadline for abstracts (up to 200 words) is 30 September 2020.

Call for posters

Students, at any level, may submit a poster on any of the above topics for display during the conference. A prize will be awarded for best poster.

The deadline for poster submissions is 30 October 2020.


Speakers Include:

  • Julie Elliot MP
  • Dr Frances Ryan (Guardian columnist)
  • Robin Allen QC
  • Dr Jennifer Aston
  • Dr Judith Bourne
  • Professor Jamie Callahan
  • Mark Gatto
  • Elisabeth Griffiths
  • Dr Frances Hamilton
  • Professor Ann Mumford
  • Daphne Romney QC
  • Professor Lucy Vickers
  • Tracey Walsh (partner Womble Bond Dickinson) and
  • Wanda Wyporska (executive director of the Equality Trust)

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Frances Hamilton for further details.


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