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CfP: Landschaftsprägende Zisterzienserinnen (Event, 05/2023, Lehnin); bis: 01.11.2022

Klosterland e.V. und Cisterscapes (Web)

Zeit: 05.-07.05.2023
Ort: Kloster Lehnin, Brandenburg
Einreichfrist: 01.11.2022

Der 2019 erschienene Tagungsband „Vielfalt in der Einheit – Zisterziensische Klosterlandschaften in Mitteleuropa“ (Web) warf die Frage auf, ob die Zisterzienser Landschaftsgestalter waren. Mittels Inventarisierungen von Landschaftselementen und -strukturen im Einflussbereich von Männerzisterzen und einer daraus gefolgerten Spezifik zisterziensischer Klosterlandschaften konnte das bejaht werden. Durch die typisch zisterziensische Eigenwirtschaft und den ordensintern geregelten Wissenstransfer wurden zisterziensische Männerklöster auf noch heute erfahrbare Weise prägend für die sie umgebenden Kulturlandschaften. Durch ihr Netzwerk aus Filiationslinien wurden sie außerdem europaweit wirksam und schufen eine Einheit in der Vielfalt, die aktuell die Basis eines gemeinsamen Antrags zur Erlangung des Europäischen Kulturerbe-Siegels (EKS) in der Kategorie Kulturlandschaft durch 17 Partnerstätten in Deutschland, Österreich, Polen, Slowenien und Tschechien bildet.

Für zisterziensische Frauenklöster stehen vergleichbare Untersuchungen weitgehend aus. Um nicht einfach den Befund der Männerklöster zu übertragen, sondern die spezifische Rolle der Zisterzienserinnen in der Gestaltung von Kulturlandschaften zu untersuchen, erscheinen folgende Fragen besonders lohnenswert:

1. Welche Rolle spielten die einzelnen Akteur:innen bei der Kulturlandschaftsgestaltung? Sind nicht sie es mit ihren sozialen Einbindungen, die landschaftsprägend hervortreten, eher als eine nichtpersonal gedachte „Institution Kloster“? Welche Rollenunterschiede ergeben sich hier zwischen Zisterziensern, Zisterzienserinnen und ihrer Klosterfamilia in den Quellen, der Forschung und der allgemeinen Wahrnehmung? Gibt es Mythen oder Stereotype, die hinsichtlich einer solchen Rollenkonstruktion untersucht werden müssen?

2. Inwiefern unterscheiden sich Frauen- und Männerklöster hinsichtlich ihrer Ausstattung und Wirtschaftstätigkeit? Waren Frauenklöster im Großen und Ganzen wirklich tendenziell kleiner als Männerklöster? Weiterlesen und Quelle … (Web)

CfP: Feminisms in expanded fields: 50 years after “Why have there been no great women artists” (Publication); by: 31.10.2022 [REMINDERIN]

MODOS Journal; Ana Paula Cavalcanti Simioni (São Paulo) and Patricia Mayayo (Madrid) (Web)

Proposals by: 31.10.2022

What are the impacts of feminism beyond the hegemonic centers?

In 1971, Linda Nochlin published the famous article “Why have there been no great women artists”, which constitutes a landmark for gender studies in the field of the arts. In 2021, this publication completed 50 years, whose international repercussion was large, but unequal. If the importance of feminism in countries like England and the USA is unquestionable (due to the way it is present in different generations of artists, especially from the 1970s onwards, as well as in critics and art institutions), this might not be the case in other geographical contexts. In Western Europe, the impacts and temporalities of feminism in the art world are uneven and their manifestations different than the ones described in Anglo-American canonical narratives. These differences have even more significant dimensions if we think of regions seen as “non-central”, such as Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

This dossier seeks to gather articles that debate, analyze and/or problematize the impacts of feminisms in the art system, notably in countries and regions less studied in scholarly literature. The editors intend to think on the reception, circulation, reinterpretation, importance, and even the weaknesses, resistance or rejection, of feminist proposals in countries outside the Anglo-American axis. The editors understand feminism as a plural and diverse field, which brings together multiple proposal and aesthetics, which vary according to the context in which they are produced and mobilized. Read more … (Web)

Source: Gender Campus

CfP: Rewriting the History of Political Thought From the Margins (Event, 06/2023, Berlin); by: 17.10.2022 [REMINDERIN]

Teaching and Research Area Theory of Politics, Humboldt University Berlin (Web)

Time: 08.-09.06.2023
Venue: Berlin
Abstracts by: 17.10.2022

The history of political thought is usually narrated as a sequence of canonical authors reflecting on a limited set of perennial problems, such as justice, freedom, domination, tyranny, and the just regime. However, feminist and decolonial approaches have long contested this narrative. By tracing diverse lineages in the history of political thought, they seek to rectify problematic omissions while elucidating contemporary issues.

In recent years, scholars working in the history of political thought have increasingly showed an interest in re-centering marginalized bodies of thought. This conference aims to set up a dialogue between these different approaches to shed light on the thematic, methodological, and political dimensions of rewriting the history of political thought. How can we place authors, traditions, and concepts center-stage that are typically relegated to the margins of the dominant historical narrative? Particular attention will be paid to marginalized concepts (slavery, foreignness, infidelity), non-Western and women political thinkers who have been excluded, and political events that have been dismissed as falling outside of the scope of political thought (for example the “woman question” or the Haitian revolution).

In this workshop, the organizers wish to contribute to the current discussion by addressing case studies, methodological questions, and strategies that aim to diffuse Western, male-centered history of political thought. Covering the period from the late Middle Ages to the present, the workshop follows three closely interwoven threads: Read more … (PDF)

  • Confirmed speakers: Catarina Belo, Cairo  |  Sandrine Bergès, Ankara/Leeds |  Gurminder K. Bhambra, Sussex |  Barrymore Bogues, Providence |  Julia Costa Lopes, Groningen |  Marguerite Deslauriers, Montreal |  Sanjay Seth, London

Source: H-Soz-Kult

Call for Sessions for the Rural History Conference 2023 (09/2023, Cluj-Napoca); by: 15.10.2022

Babeș-Bolyai University and Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography (Web)

Time: 11.–14.09.2023
Venue: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Proposals by: 15.10.2022

The Rural History 2023 conference continues the tradition of the previous Rural History conferences held in Bern (2013), Girona (2015), Leuven (2017), Paris (2019) and Uppsala (2021/22) aiming to promote a scientific discussion on new research on rural history in a broad sense by bringing together researchers dealing with different regions, different periods and from different theoretical and methodological traditions.

In accordance with this, the conference is open for research on all aspects on the history of the countryside in Europe and its interaction with other parts of the world throughout time. The organizers welcome participation from different academic subjects dealing with history, archaeology, geography, economic history, economics, sociology, ethnology, anthropology, development studies, gender studies, environmental history, historical demography, science and technology history, colonial history, global history, etc.) presenting and discussing new research and thereby contributing to expanding our knowledge on the rural history of Europe and beyond.

The conference is also a great opportunity to bring into discussion contemporary concerns regarding rurality, and to highlight ways we could contribute to the safeguarding of living heritage.

Each session will last two hours and include four papers. Sessions will be led by a chair and a discussant. Double sessions on a particular topic are possible. The organizers also welcome proposals for “Meet-the-author” sessions. In this case at least two commentators/discussants, besides the author, should be in the proposal. Participants are asked to limit themselves to a maximum of two presentations at the conference. Read more … (Web)

Source: Rural History Newsletter 75/2022-85/2022

CfP: Intersektionalität in geschichtswissenschaftlicher und geschichtsdidaktischer Perspektive (Zeitschrift OeZG); bis: 14.10.2022 [REMINDERIN]

Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften – OeZG, 3/2024, Hg: Heike Krösche und Levke Harders (Web)

Einreichfrist: 14.10.2022

Als Wissensprojekt hat sich Intersektionalität als Querschnittskategorie zur Analyse von kulturellen und gesellschaftlichen Machtverhältnissen in den Geistes-, Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften herausgebildet und wird auch zunehmend in der Bildungsforschung und den Fachdidaktiken rezipiert. Die Diskussion um das Zusammenwirken verschiedener Dimensionen sozialer Ungleichheit wie Geschlecht, Klasse, race hat jedoch schon eine längere Tradition. Der Begriff Intersektionalität hat seine Wurzeln im Black Feminism und der Critical Race Theory und wurde u. a. von der US-amerikanischen Rechtswissenschaftlerin Kimberlé Crenshaw 1989 geprägt.

Ähnlich wie die Konzepte Heterogenität und Diversität fokussiert Intersektionalität auf soziale Differenzverhältnisse sowohl auf der gesellschaftlichen, politischen und ökonomischen Makroebene als auch auf der Mikroebene der Praktiken, Subjektivitäten und Erfahrungen. Allerdings unterscheidet sich das Intersektionalitätskonzept dadurch, dass es weder affirmativ auf die Vermittlung zwischen sozialen Unterschieden ausgerichtet ist noch multiple Differenz- und Ungleichheitsverhältnisse additiv betrachtet. Vielmehr untersucht die intersektionale Perspektive Interdependenzen von Differenzmerkmalen, also ihre Gleichzeitigkeit und Verschränkung, und fragt nach den damit verbundenen gesellschaftlichen Macht- und Ungleichheitsverhältnissen, immer auch mit dem Ziel, zu sozialer Gerechtigkeit beizutragen. Hinzu kommt der Anspruch einer reflexiven und kritischen Auseinandersetzung mit sozialen und gesellschaftlichen Ungleichheiten, d. h. auch mit Privilegien wie whiteness. Weiterlesen … (PDF)

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Klicktipp: Rural History Yearbook|Jahrbuch für Geschichte des ländlichen Raumes: Genealogien // CfP: Rural films – Filme in der ländlichen Gesellschaft; bis: 20.10.2022

Jahrbuch für Geschichte des ländlichen Raumes (Web)

Das Jahrbuch erscheint seit 2004. Seit 2020 ist es auch online open access verfügbar. Soeben ist die aktuelle Ausgabe zum Thema „Genealogien. Zwischen populären Praktiken und akademischer Forschung“ erschienen.

Für geschlechterhistorische Fragestellungen ist darin u.a. der Beitrag von Peter Moser interessant, der unter dem Titel „Vom internen Arbeitsinstrument zur online zugänglichen Forschungsinfrastruktur“ das Online-Portal „Personen und Institutionen“ des Schweizer Archivs für Agrargeschichte vorstellt. (Web)

Call for Papers: Rural films – Filme in der ländlichen Gesellschaft; Peter Moser, Brigitte Semanek und Andreas Wigger

Einreichfrist: 20.10.2022; English Version (Web)

Das Jahrbuch für Geschichte des ländlichen Raumes 2024 widmet sich dem Thema Rural films – Filme in der ländlichen Gesellschaft. Willkommen sind erstens Beiträge zur Suche, Erschliessung, Sammlung und Archivierung von Filmmaterial. Neben Sammlungs- und Archivierungsprojekten geht es dabei auch um Fragen der Verzeichnung, der Beschreibung und der Vermittlung von filmischen Quellen.

Im Zentrum des zweiten Teils stehen Filme als Quelle der Geschichtsschreibung. Worin besteht der besondere Wert von historischem Filmmaterial zur Analyse und Beschreibung der Entwicklung des Agrarsektors, der ländlichen Gesellschaften, der Wirtschaft, Infrastruktur und sozialer Formationen auf dem Land seit dem späten 19. Jhd.? Im dritten Teil schliesslich geht es um Fragen der Verwendung von filmischem Material zur Kommunikation historischer Erkenntnisse und Erzählungen. Was kann in der Form von Videoessays (vgl. dazu auch: „Video Essays in Rural History“, Web) thematisiert und gezeigt werden, das in schriftlichen Texten oder mündlichen Darbietungen nicht möglich ist? Dieser Teil ist offen für audiovisuelle Formate. Continue reading

CfP: From Transgender Rage to Trans Joy. Trans Studies through Affective Lens (Event, 02/2023, Tampere); by: 31.10.2022

The 8th Nordic Trans Studies Network Conference (PDF)

Time: 23.-25.02.2023
Venue: Tampere University, Finland
Proposals by: 31.10.2022

Over the past three decades, trans related issues have evoked strong affects and feelings within and beyond trans communities and activism. The title of this conference does not thus imply a one-directional movement from rage to joy, but rather aims to cover the vast array of feelings and affective responses arising from, and guiding, the actions of trans scholars, activists and artists working on knowledge production and political struggles concerning trans lives and rights. It acknowledges the struggles, but also the joy and love in lived realities and embodied experiences of trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people.

By affective we refer to the rich theoretical field with scholarly work coming from many different fields and approaches – affect as becoming, un/belonging, potentiality, (human and non-human) body’s capacity to affect and be affected. Yet, it also points to the more mundane intermingling of emotions and feelings connected to trans as an identity, experience, positionality, research field and a political concept. We are welcoming paper presentations as well as artistic work addressing these affective and emotional entanglements. Read more … (PDF)

Possible paper topics can include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Affective landscapes of trans activism
  • What does trans* feel like
  • Gender dysphoria / gender euphoria
  • Vulnerability of trans bodies
  • Affective engagements of/with trans culture
  • Trans community care
  • T4T as love, relationships and politics

Source: genus@listserv.gu.se

CfP: Monique Wittig: Twenty Years Later (Event, 03/2023 in Berkeley, 06/2023 in Geneve); by: 30.09.2022

Ty Blakeney, William M. Burton, Ilana Eloit, Carolina Topini, and Agnès Vannouvong (Web)

Time: 17.-18.03.2023
Venue: University of California, Berkeley

Time: 19.-21.06.2023
Venue: Université de Genève

In 2023, we will mark the 20th anniversary of the passing of the lesbian activist, writer and philosopher Monique Wittig (1935-2003), as well as the 50th anniversary of the publication of her Corps lesbien, with a two-part international conference. Hosted by the Department of French at the Univ. of California – Berkeley and the Institut des Études Genre at the Univ. de Genève, this conference seeks to encourage new directions in scholarship on Wittig and to stimulate transatlantic and international exchange about her. The organizers are guided in this by the spirit of Wittig’s own life, split between Europe and North America, and the bilingual corpus she left with us.

The reception of Wittig’s work has been divided both temporally and linguistically. A first period, from the late 1960s to the mid-1990s, saw her influence spread throughout Europe and North America. She initially made her name as a novelist identified with the Nouveau Roman, then as an activist and theorist within the women’s liberation movement. These indissociable literary and political projects led her work to become one of the foundational building-blocks of postmodern feminism and queer theory in the US. There followed a relative decline in scholarly attention paid to her ideas. But in the past decade, a reinvigorated enthusiasm for Wittig on both sides of the Atlantic and elsewhere has emerged, opening a second moment of reception.

One goal of this conference is to connect these two periods, to historicise the waxing and waning of interest in Wittig’s work. Another is to assess the stakes of contemporary reception of that work both within and outwith academia. In the context of revitalised feminist and lesbian activism, this task is all the more compelling. Read more … (PDF)

Source: Female-l

CfP: Current research by Ukrainian historians on women’s and gender history, the history of masculinities, and queer studies (L’Homme. Z.F.G.); by: 15.10.2022 [REMINDERIN]

L’HOMME Z.F.G. – European Journal for Feminist History; Special issue 1/2024; Editors: Dietlind Hüchtker and Claudia Kraft (Web)

Proposals by: 15.10.2022

The Russian war of aggression has a significant impact on living and working conditions of historians, both in Ukraine and in exile. Living in war times conditions, participating in the defense of the country, and worrying about family members and the future are conditions under which historical scholarship is difficult to conduct; in addition, archives and libraries are closed and threatened with destruction or already affected. Under these circumstances, some fields of historical research seem less relevant, as for instance queer subcultures of the 1920s, less suitable for everyday life, as for instance early modern gender roles, or self-evident, such as heroic masculinity.

Nevertheless, we realize every day how important critical historiography is for the self-understanding of modern societies. The misuse of history to justify the war of aggression is a particularly shocking example, but by no means the only one, of the relevance and impact of historical narratives. Historical scholarship is highly relevant in an exceptional time like the present precisely for this reason: it can help to ground and contextualize societal debates, provide knowledge about past and present spaces of experience and ways of life, and advance the deconstruction of myths. This is also and especially true for historical topics in women’s and gender history, history of masculinities, and queer studies, whose breadth and depth can contribute to a better understanding of the historicity and diversity of events and experiences.

Against this backdrop, the journal L’HOMME decided to make one of its next issues available to Ukrainian historians as a publication venue in order to render research results on women’s and gender history, on the history of masculinities or from the field of queer studies accessible to a broader German- or English-speaking audience. An open issue is planned, which should make visible the breadth and depth of this research in Ukraine. In doing so, the editors do not exclusively focus on the war, the 21st century or Ukrainian history, but are interested in a broad range of epochs and topics. Read more and German version … (PDF)

CfP: Gender and Otherness in the Humanities (Event, 05/2023, Milton Keynes); by: 30.11.2022 [REMINDERIN]

Gender and Otherness in the Humanities (GOTH) – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University (Web)

Time: 18.-20.05.2023
Venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Proposals by: 30.11.2022

The Annual GOTH Symposium Program’s Committee invites proposals for 20-minute papers focusing on the following aspects of gender and otherness in drama, literature and visual culture:

1. Gender and/or otherness in pre-1800 images of drama and literature, e.g.:

  • images by or relating to William Hogarth, and especially to his early career and book illustrations
  • the anti-hero: Don Quixote and Hudibras illustrations at Littlecote House and elsewhere
  • any aspect of the Littlecote House murals (On the Littlecote House murals, see Web).

2. Gender and/or otherness in modern performance receptions of ancient Greek drama, e.g.:

  • new versions of rarely staged or fragmentary texts
  • innovative or non-traditional modes of performance
  • productions engaging with intersecting identities

3. Race, disability and/or otherness in early modern theatre, e.g.:

  • depictions of otherness in dramatic writing and staging practices
  • historical receptions of race and disability
  • the significance of gender in representations of race and disability

4. “Collectible Otherness” 1500-1800, e.g.: Continue reading