Menstruation Research Network / The Polyphony

Our founding members were invited to contribute some reflections on the first of our network conference / workshop days, Critical Perspectives on Menstruation, held on 31st May 2019 at the University of St Andrews, for the academic blog The Polyphony.

The Polyphony is hosted by the Institute for Medical Humanities at Durham University, and aims to stimulate conversations in the critical medical humanities, and inter-linked disciplines. We would like to thank the editors for their invitation to contribute and for publishing this introduction to our network.

In further news, thanks to the support of Unviersity of St Andrews, videos of presentations from the May event are now available to view in the Videos section of this website.

Menstruation Research Network Launch

This project is funded by a Wellcome Trust Small Network Grant, awarded to a group of interdisciplinary researchers, led by Dr Camilla Mørk Røstvik in January 2019. We aim to establish a UK-wide network for menstruation researchers, activists, artists, campaigners, healthcare providers and those working within the menstruation industry.

Our network events are free and open to all, and aim to empower professionals, activists and academics to gain an overview over the state of the field, knowledge and cultural representation, set research agendas together, and plan future interdisciplinary collaborative work.

While we aim to welcome and support as many people as possible to attend our events, and to provide a platform for knowledge sharing across disciplines and areas of work and activism, we are a small network with limited resources at this time. We will endeavour to keep all attendees and network mailing list subscribers updated on future funding efforts, and aim to continue to grow our network over the coming years.