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Humanities and Social Science

Bee Hughes

Biography

Languages

Welsh

Degrees

2012, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom, MRes Art & Design
2011, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Graphic Arts (Illustration)

Academic appointments

Sessional Lecturer in Media, Culture & Communication, School of Humanities & Social Science, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present
Assistant Lecturer in BA (Hons) History of Art & Museum Studies / BA (Hons) Fine Art / MRes Art & Design, Liverpool School of Art & Design, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - present
Associate Lecturer in Contemporary Art History & Theory, School of Art, Design & Performance, University of Central Lancashire, 2013 - 2013
Sessional Lecturer in Graphic Design & Illustration, Liverpool School of Art & Design, Liverpool John Moores University, 2012 - 2015

Publications

Highlighted publications

Hughes B. 2018. Challenging Menstrual Norms in Online Medical Advice: Deconstructing Stigma through Entangled Art Practice Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics, 2 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Hughes B, Petersen E. Comfort Zones Author Url

Hughes B. Periodical Exhibition Publisher Url Public Url

Johnson M, Hughes B. Underlining Austerity Author Url Publisher Url

Book review

Hughes B. 2019. The Shocking History of Procter & Gamble’s Rely Tampons Women's Reproductive Health, 6 :222-224 DOI

Internet publication

Hughes B, Standing K. 2019. How cultural attitudes to menstruation have finally started to shift Publisher Url Public Url

Hughes B, Standing K. 2018. Menstrual art: why everyone should go and see it Publisher Url Public Url

Journal article

Hughes B. 2018. Challenging Menstrual Norms in Online Medical Advice: Deconstructing Stigma through Entangled Art Practice Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics, 2 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Hughes B. A Lost World: The Missed History of Illustration The International Journal of the Image, 8 :69-75 DOI

Exhibition

Hughes B, Petersen E. Comfort Zones Author Url

Hughes B. Periodical Exhibition Publisher Url Public Url

Performance

Johnson M, Hughes B. Underlining Austerity Author Url Publisher Url

Other

Hughes B, Johnson M. Autographic Zine Workshop - Antiuniversity Now Festival Author Url

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Conference presentation:

Challenging Menstrual Norms in Online Healthcare Advice, Improving and Understanding Health: PhD Symposium 2018, Liverpool Medical Institute, Oral presentation. 2018

Periods are Normal! There are no Normal Periods!, Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms, Middlesex University, Poster presentation. 2018

Challenging Menstrual Normativity through Autobiographical Art Practice, Early Stage Researcher Conference - Material: Creative Approaches to Research, Bath Spa University, Oral presentation. 2018

Menstrual Culture: Personal Ritual and Performance, Menstruation Symposium, University of St Andrews, Oral presentation. 2018

Professional activities

Conference presentation:

Challenging Menstrual Norms in Online Healthcare Advice, Improving and Understanding Health: PhD Symposium 2018, Liverpool Medical Institute, Oral presentation. 2018

Periods are Normal! There are no Normal Periods!, Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms, Middlesex University, Poster presentation. 2018

Challenging Menstrual Normativity through Autobiographical Art Practice, Early Stage Researcher Conference - Material: Creative Approaches to Research, Bath Spa University, Oral presentation. 2018

Menstrual Culture: Personal Ritual and Performance, Menstruation Symposium, University of St Andrews, Oral presentation. 2018

A Lost World: The Missed History of Illustration, Fifth International Conference on the Image, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Oral presentation. 2014

Other Professional Activity:

A Bloody Good Show! Adventures in Menstruating Comedy Performance by Chella Quint & Panel Discussion organised by Kay Standing & Bee Hughes as part of Being Human festival of the Humanities 2018. 16 November 2018, The Casa, Liverpool. Chella Quint’s bloody funny, five-star taboo-breaking comedy ‘Adventures in Menstruating’ combines humour, science and craftivism to promote shame-free period talk for audiences of all genders. This delightfully high-energy interactive performance is followed by a panel discussion with the event organisers, menstrual activists, academic researchers, and representatives from The Homeless Period Liverpool and #periodpositive. Panel Chaired by Kay Standing. Panel members: Natalie Denny, Bee Hughes, Chella Quint & Sarah Zipp..

Blood Rituals: Light Night 2019 In collaboration with Dignity Without Danger, we present a collaborative multi-part installation examining rituals surrounding menstruation. Blood Rituals combines virtual reality, photography and film exploring menstrual experiences in Nepal with material from LJMU’s Femorabilia collection, artworks by Bee Hughes and Poloumi Basu and craft activities with Period Project Merseyside to reflect on menstrual stigma in the UK and globally..

How can we challenge cultural attitudes about periods? British Academy Summer Showcase was a free two-day festival of ideas for curious minds, held from 21-22 June 2019. Throughout history, our attitudes to menstruation have been shaped by cultural, medical, and media representations. These contribute to the stigmatisation of menstruation, period poverty and harmful practices and restrictions that impact on the everyday lives of people who menstruate. Through their work in the UK and Nepal, this exhibit invites visitors to challenge preconceptions and misconceptions about periods. Explore and reflect on historical and contemporary ideas about periods, make your own activist badge and challenge age-old negative associations..