‘First Fridays’ Seminar Series

March 3, 2020 – In light of Deakin Downtown’s closure due to COVID-19, the ‘First Fridays’ Seminar Series has been suspended until further notice.

Deakin’s Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) Research Network is a space that fosters scholarly, collegial and community-connected explorations of questions linked to the significance of sex, gender and sexuality in contemporary and historical cultures.

As part of our annual calendar of events, on the First Friday of the month, we run a monthly public seminar. The GSS seminar is held from 4-5pm at Deakin Downtown (727 Collins Street, Melbourne), followed by drinks.


Participants may be also interested in joining the HDR Peer Network, which runs on the same day from 2-330pm. Details can be found here

Future Seminars

1 May: Rob Cover
5 June: Mridula Nath Chakraborty
3 July: Natalya Lusty
7 August: Jessamy Gleeson
4 September: Mary Lou Rasmussen
2 October:  TBC
6 November: Helen Ngo
4 December: TBC

Venue and Accessibility

Each seminar will be held on Friday afternoons from 4-5pm at Deakin Downtown, located at:

Deakin Downtown
Level 12, Tower 2 
727 Collins Street
Melbourne Victoria 3008

Deakin Downtown is wheelchair accessible. Please proceed to the concierge desk in the lobby, who will provide direct lift access. Detailed access instructions for wheelchair users are available here

We are committed to making our events accessible to the widest range of individuals. If you have any further requests with regards to accessibility please contact us in advance so that we can seek to make arrangements.