Human Reproduction Study Group Annual Conference

12 June 2019
De Montfort University, Leicester

About the Event

For almost two decades the BSA Human Reproduction Study Group has attracted national and international speakers from postgraduate students, early career, and experienced researchers based at universities, and those working in the field to discuss their work and findings in the fast paced and exciting field of reproduction.

Plenary Address

We are very pleased to announce that the plenary address will be delivered this year by Professor Marcia Inhorn from the Department of Anthropology at Yale University her plenary address will ask: ‘The Quest for Conception: Where Has It Taken Us?’. More details, including a full speaker biography and talk abstract will be circulated in due course.

Call for Papers

For our forthcoming annual conference, we welcome theoretical, methodological, and empirical papers on any social aspects of human reproduction including, but not limited to: pregnancy & childbirth; mothering/fathering & kinship; infant feeding; (in)fertility; stillbirth & infant death; abortion; miscarriage; assisted conception, new reproductive technologies & genetics.

We welcome abstracts from researchers across the social sciences including sociology, psychology, and anthropology and also welcome papers from colleagues working in science and technology studies, social policy, economics, demography, law, parenting culture studies, midwifery, sexual and public health as well as nursing.

Please send abstracts of up to 250 words by Friday, 10 May 2019 to Kylie Baldwin.

Abstracts significantly over the word count will not be accepted. Abstracts will be anonymised when reviewed by the co-convenors of the group, taking into account the suitability of the topic, the stage of research process (if appropriate), and the significance of the findings or arguments proposed to the Group.


Registration fees include lunch and refreshments and are as follows:

  • Student BSA member: £35
  • Student non-BSA member: £45
  • BSA member: £40
  • Non-BSA member: £50

For more information please contact Cathy Herbrand.