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Discussion: June Thoburn, Michael Lambert and Marian Brandon: Social work and neglect 1948-today: From ‚the cruelty man‘ and ‚the problem family‘ via ‚prevention‘ to ’safeguarding‘, 17.06.2024, London and virtual space

Hybrid meeting des Social Work History Networks (Web)

Time: 17.06.2024, 2pm-4pm (UK)
Venue: London – and virtual space
Booking/registration at the website (Web)

Programme

  • June Thoburn will illustrate a ‚time line‘ of key events and the changing discourse of ‘neglect’ with some reflections of working as a family caseworker in Children’s Departments 1963- mid 70s.
  • Michael Lambert discusses his archival research using social work and family rehabilitation centre records to provide insights into how different professional groups worked with the ‘problem family’ between 1948 and 1974.
  • Marian Brandon brings her perspective on ‘neglect and social work’ from the 1980s onwards as a LA family social worker, researcher and lead author of Serious Case Reviews.

Contributors

Marian Brandon was a social worker for 10 years before taking up her academic post at UEA, where she is now Emeritus Professor of Social Work. Her research interests over the years have been child protection, family support and interagency working. For over 15 years she directed national analyses of serious case reviews for first the Welsh Government and then the Department for Education in England. Stemming from the SCR studies, she became particularly interested in neglect, carrying out a neglect study for the NSPCC in 2013 and being part of a team constructing guidance about indicators of neglect for practitioners (for the DfE) in 2014. Most recently she has been co-lead of a large team researching men as fathers in child protection. Continue reading

Lecture: Laure Lee Downs: What Difference Does a Border Make? Working Women and Mixed Economies of Welfare in European Borderlands 1900-1980, 06.06.2024, Graz and virtual space [REMINDERIN]

Karl Franzens Univ. Graz; Ana Kladnik (Soziologie/Gender Studies), Heidrun Zettelbauer (Kultur- und Geschlechtergeschichte), and Katharina Scharf (Cluster Gender/HuK) (PDF)

Time: 06.06.2024, 18.00 Uhr
Venue: KFU Graz, Heinrichstr. 26/2, 8010 Graz – and virtual space

The keynote opens with a brief presentation of a special issue in the making on Working women and mixed economies of welfare in European borderlands 1900-1980s, which emerges from the ERC Advanced Grant project “Social Politics in European Borderlands, 1870s-1990s: A Comparative and Transnational Analysis” (SOCIOBORD) (Web). The project initiates a dialogue between gender, welfare, and borderland studies by exploring welfare provision for working-class women in four European border regions: the Polish-Ukrainian borderlands, the Franco-Belgian borderlands, the Italian-French-Swiss border region, and the Alps-Donau-Adria border region. Laura Lee Downs’ case study focuses on social welfare schemes for preschool teachers in Italy’s Northeastern Borderlands, 1920-1940. Preschools were a vital source of basic welfare to needy children in these impoverished lands, and the teachers were the providers of these social services. But who looked after the well-being of these young women whose job was to provide education and socio-medical care to the region’s children? The lecture explores the fate of some 250 young women who were sent to remote villages along the Italo-Yugoslav frontier, where they struggled to accomplish their mission under difficult conditions. Analyzing these conditions will allow us to evaluate the teachers’ welfare needs, to understand how their needs were shaped by the border, and how those needs were (or were not) met by their employer.

Laura Lee Downs is Professor in the Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute in Florence and Directrice d’études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, where she holds the chair ‚La Gestion sociale : France-Angleterre, XXe siècle.‘

Online participation: https://unimeet.uni-graz.at/b/sch-zxk-gm8-nkt

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Conference: Women and the history of state building in Africa, 06.-07.06.2024, Vienna [REMINDERIN]

HAWPP-Project „A history of African female parliamentary pioneers“; Anaïs Angelo, Inst. für Afrikawissenschaften at the Univ. of Vienna (Web)

Time: 06.-07.06.2024
Venue: Univ. of Vienna

Programm (PDF)

As African countries became independent, being represented in state institutions was a political goal for many women, but undoing the legacy of colonial politics and gaining public visibility in the political field was no easy task. Despite serious difficulties and challenges, women vied for offices, campaigned, talked and wrote about politics, voted, and expressed their ideas within various institutions (organizations, political party, unions, local and national assemblies…). They were strategic actors in the processes of postcolonial state building. Yet, their history has remained confined to a separate section of African politics, the “women’s section”. While African political history has long been dominated by male actors, the history of African women in politics has been primarily written from the perspective of grassroots politics and women’s role in social and economic development projects. A new wave of scholarship has recently begun to address this discrepancy in the historiography, with scholars exploring the ways women have challenged established political orders “from the top”, from creative writing to frontal opposition to presidential rule.[1] This literature shows that African women’s politics must be placed at the heart of narratives of state building, party politics, governance and presidential rule, that political narratives need to be complexified, concepts rethought, and that new sources must be sought to acknowledge African women’s complex modes of political imagination, action, and language.
Building on this trend, this conference aims to retrieve histories of African women’s contribution to the postcolonial politics of state building. Who were the women who vied for positions of power, how/why did they campaign (or were appointed), for which ideas? What did they achieve during their political mandates, which challenges did they face? What did they do afterwards, what impact did they have? Which sources are available to document their stories? What are the methodological challenges that emerge when retrieving these sources and/or writing these histories? Read more … (Web)

Tagung: Zwischen Krieg und Frieden. Neue Forschungen zur Regionalgeschichte des Ersten Weltkriegs und der Nachkriegszeit, 07.-08.06.2024, Franzensfeste|Fortezza

Zentrum für Regionalgeschichte Brixen (Web), Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra Rovereto (Web) und Landesmuseum Festung Franzensfeste (Web)

Zeit: 07.-08.06.2024
Ort: Landesmuseum Festung Franzensfeste|Fortezza

Programm (PDF)

Mit Oswald Überegger (Brixen), Francesco Frizzera (Rovereto), Emanuel Valentin (Franzensfeste) (Organisatorinnen) und Gunda Barth-Scalmani (Innsbruck), Matthias Egger (Innsbruck), Alessandro Livio (Wien), Marius Weigl-Burnautzki (Wien), Kassian Lanz (Innsbruck), Martina Salvante (Nottingham), Giovanni Cadioli (Padova), Christa Hämmerle (Wien), Lisa Kirchner (Wien), Nicole Melanie Goll (Wien), Manuel Schmidinger (Innsbruck), Daniele Toro (Bielefeld), Christopher Wendt (Firenze), Robert Obermair (Salzburg), Nicola Fontana (Rovereto), Camilla Tenaglia (Trento), Anna Grillini (Trento)

Buchpräsentation: Christa Hämmerle: Ganze Männer? Gesellschaft, Geschlecht und Allgemeine Wehrpflicht in Österreich-Ungarn (1868–1914), Frankfurt, 2022 (Web)

Bei der Tagung werden in 14 Referaten die unterschiedlichsten Aspekte der Geschichte des Ersten Weltkrieges beleuchtet. Dabei stehen militärische Aspekte der Kriegsgeschichte genauso im Mittelpunkt wie die Geschichte der „Heimatfront“. Die einzelnen Vorträge spannen einen weiten Bogen von der Geschichte der Tiroler Kriegsgefangenen über den Umgang mit Minderheiten im Krieg hin zu neueren Perspektiven auf den Gebirgskrieg, auf gesundheits- und sanitätsgeschichtliche Aspekte und auf die Kriegserfahrungen in Tagebüchern und Korrespondenzen. Neben den eigentlichen Kriegsjahren legt der zweite Teil der Tagung den Fokus auf die Nachkriegsjahre und die Zwischenkriegszeit. Er beschäftigt sich mit der Frage der politischen Radikalisierung in der Nachkriegszeit und den 1920er-Jahren, dem Verhältnis zwischen Religion und Politik sowie dem Übergang der regionalen Gesellschaft vom Krieg in den – vielerorts instabilen und als hoffnungslos empfundenen – Frieden.

Pop-Up-Ausstellung: Am Rande des Wienerwalds: Der ‚Lebensborn‘ in Feichtenbach, 24.05. und 04.06.2024, Wien

Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Kriegsfolgenforschung; Forschungsprojekt Lebensborn-Heim Wienerwald 1938–1945 (Web)

Lange Nacht der Forschung (Web)
Zeit: 24.05.2024, 19:45-20:30 Uhr
Treffpunkt: Postsparkasse, Georg-Coch-Pl. 2, 1010 Wien, Foyer vor der Kassenhalle

VHS Urania (Web)
Zeit: 04.06.2024, 18:00-19:30 Uhr
Ort: VHS Urania Wien, Uraniastr. 1, 1010 Wien

Das ehemalige Entbindungsheim „Wienerwald“ des SS-Vereins Lebensborn in Feichtenbach/NÖ ist heute ein „Lost Place“. Die Ausstellung widmet sich der Geschichte dieses Ortes als Instrument der rassistischen NS-Bevölkerungspolitik zwischen 1938 und 1945. Sie schließt die Perspektiven der im Heim Geborenen, die Sichtweise ihrer Nachkommen und die Erinnerungen von Menschen ein, die heute im Umfeld des Heimes leben. Dazu können aus dem Bestand der Sammlung Frauennachlässe am Institut für Geschichte der Univ. Wien (Web) auch Selbstzeugnisse einer jungen Frau vorgestellt werden, die im Heim als Schwester gearbeitet hat.

Die Ausstellung wurde vom Ludwig Boltzmann Instituts für Kriegsfolgenforschung, Graz – Wien – Raabs in Kooperation mit dem Institut für Geschichte der Univ. Graz konzipiert. Die Forschungen zu Lebensborn werden vom Jubiläumsfonds der Österreichischen Nationalbank, dem Land Niederösterreich, dem Zukunftsfonds der Republik Österreich und dem Open Innovation in Science Center der Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft gefördert. (Web)

Lecture: Laure Lee Downs: What Difference Does a Border Make? Working Women and Mixed Economies of Welfare in European Borderlands 1900-1980, 06.06.2024, Graz and virtual space

Karl Franzens Univ. Graz; Ana Kladnik (Soziologie/Gender Studies), Heidrun Zettelbauer (Kultur- und Geschlechtergeschichte), and Katharina Scharf (Cluster Gender/HuK) (PDF)

Time: 06.06.2024, 18.00 Uhr
Venue: KFU Graz, Heinrichstr. 26/2, 8010 Graz – and virtual space

The keynote opens with a brief presentation of a special issue in the making on Working women and mixed economies of welfare in European borderlands 1900-1980s, which emerges from the ERC Advanced Grant project “Social Politics in European Borderlands, 1870s-1990s: A Comparative and Transnational Analysis” (SOCIOBORD) (Web). The project initiates a dialogue between gender, welfare, and borderland studies by exploring welfare provision for working-class women in four European border regions: the Polish-Ukrainian borderlands, the Franco-Belgian borderlands, the Italian-French-Swiss border region, and the Alps-Donau-Adria border region. Laura Lee Downs’ case study focuses on social welfare schemes for preschool teachers in Italy’s Northeastern Borderlands, 1920-1940. Preschools were a vital source of basic welfare to needy children in these impoverished lands, and the teachers were the providers of these social services. But who looked after the well-being of these young women whose job was to provide education and socio-medical care to the region’s children? The lecture explores the fate of some 250 young women who were sent to remote villages along the Italo-Yugoslav frontier, where they struggled to accomplish their mission under difficult conditions. Analyzing these conditions will allow us to evaluate the teachers’ welfare needs, to understand how their needs were shaped by the border, and how those needs were (or were not) met by their employer.

Laura Lee Downs is Professor in the Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute in Florence and Directrice d’études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, where she holds the chair ‚La Gestion sociale : France-Angleterre, XXe siècle.‘

Online participation: https://unimeet.uni-graz.at/b/sch-zxk-gm8-nkt

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CfP: „It’s complicated!“ Geschichts- und Erinnerungspolitik in feministischer Perspektive (Publikation); bis: 31.05.2024 [REMINDERIN]

Femina Politica – Zeitschrift für feministische Politikwissenschaft; Andrea Genest und Silke Schneider (Web)

Einreichfrist: 31.05.2024

English version (PDF)

Geschichts- und Erinnerungspolitik sind Politikfelder, in denen es unter Bezug auf Vergangenes um die Legitimation gegenwärtiger Politiken und politischer Positionierungen geht – dies betrifft staatliche Politikstrategien ebenso wie gesellschaftliche Aushandlungsprozesse. Die Relevanz dieses Feldes ist für feministische Politiken und Wissenschaft offensichtlich. So ist der Bezug auf historische, traditionelle Rollenbilder und vermeintlich natürliche binäre Geschlechterverhältnisse zentraler Bestandteil rechtsautoritärer, völkischer Diskurse. Der Bezug auf Geschichte und Erinnerung ist aber ebenfalls konstitutive Grundlage des Ringens um unterschiedliche Kontextualisierungen aktueller politischer Konflikte – etwa die Rolle des Gedenkens an die Shoah und die historischen Kontinuitäten rassistischer Ausgrenzungspolitik, in denen es immer auch um vergeschlechtlichte Zuschreibungen von Verantwortlichkeiten, geschlechtsspezifische Verfolgungen und (De-)Thematisierung sexualisierter Gewalt geht. Über die legitimatorische Kraft in Bezug auf gegenwärtige politische Positionierungen und die Analyse aktueller Konflikte in ihrem historischen Entstehungsprozess hinaus zeigt sich aber auch immer wieder das enorme Mobilisierungspotenzial von Geschichte und Erinnerung.
Das Schwerpunktheft fragt nach geschlechtsspezifischen Ausprägungen von Geschichts- und Erinnerungspolitiken sowie feministischen Perspektiven auf die Thematisierung von Geschichte in (gesellschafts-)politischen Auseinandersetzungen. Auf welche Weise historische Ereignisse und Akteur_innen auch von feministischen Bewegungen als Sinnstiftung und Legitimation genutzt worden sind, welche Konflikte oder Leerstellen zu konstatieren sind, welche Narrative wirkmächtig werden, ist hier von Bedeutung. Welche in offiziellen historisch-politischen Narrativen verschwiegenen oder marginalisierten Personen, Ereignisse oder Geschichten, auf die sich etwa widerständige Traditionen gründen lassen, auf welche Archive überhaupt zurückgegriffen werden kann, ist ein weiterer wichtiger Aspekt. Dies betrifft auch die Frage nach geschlechterdifferenten Strategien und Ausgrenzungen in Debatten um historische Schuld und Entschädigung, z.B. wenn es um die Frage von Restitutionen und die rechtliche Aufarbeitung und Entschädigung geschlechtsspezifischer Verfolgungen oder sexualisierter Gewalt geht. Weiterlesen … (PDF)

Vortrag: Christa Hämmerle: Der Weg zum „Volkskrieg“: Militär, Geschlecht und Gewalt im ‚langen‘ 19. Jhd., 27.05.2024, virtueller Raum

Forschungsverbund „Militär, Krieg und Geschlecht/Diversität|Military, War and Gender/Diversity“ (MKGD) (Web)

Zeit: 27.05.2024, 14.00-16.00 Uhr (CET)
Ort: virtueller Raum

Das Online-Kolloquium „Militär, Krieg und Geschlecht/Diversität: Forschungsstand und Forschungsprobleme“ des neu gegründeten Forschungsverbundes MKGD schafft einen grenzüberschreitenden virtuellen Ort für die Vernetzung und den regelmäßigen intellektuellen Austausch zu diesem Forschungsthema. Im Sommersemster 2024 widmet sich das Kolloquium dem Forschungsstand und aktuellen Problemen des Feldes. Organisatorinnen sind Isabelle Deflers & Anke Fischer-Kattner (Univ. der Bundeswehr München) und Karen Hagemann (Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

Nächste Vorträge

  • 27.05.2024: Christa Hämmerle (Univ. Wien): Der Weg zum „Volkskrieg“: Militär, Geschlecht und Gewalt im ‚langen‘ 19. Jhd.
  • 17.06.2024: Thomas Kühne (Clark Univ.): Militärische Männlichkeiten im Zeitalter der Weltkriege
  • 08.07.2024: Regina Mühlhäuser (Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur): Konfliktbezogene sexuelle Gewalt. Vom Ersten Weltkrieg bis ins 21. Jhd.

Bisheriger Vortrag

  • 29.04.2024: Claudia Opitz-Belakhal (Univ. Basel): Krieg und Geschlecht in der Frühen Neuzeit (ca. 1400-1800) – Ein Forschungsüberblick

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CfP: The Business of Labor (Event, 03/2025, Atlanta); by: 01.11.2024

Business History Conference 2025 Annual Meeting (Web)

Time: 13.-15.03.2025
Venue: Atlanta, Georgia
Proposals by: 01.11.2024

In recent years, the role of labor in modern business has become increasingly difficult to ignore. The past year alone has witnessed the resurgence of unions in some countries and the rise of so-called „digital sweatshops“ in others. Related developments – the disruption of global supply chains dependent on low-wage work, the fear that artificial intelligence will render high-wage jobs obsolete, and the growing problem of forced labor – similarly encourage examination of the relationship between businesses and the human beings who power them.
In light of these trends, the Program Committee invites sessions and individual papers that consider the history of labor – broadly defined – as it relates to the larger history of business. Potential topics include the history of automation, deskilling, offshoring, the service sector, self-employment, the gig economy, child labor, workplace safety, migrant labor, white collar work, corporate paternalism, gender employment and pay gaps, government regulation, scientific management, labor organizing, union busting, coerced and enslaved labor, profit-sharing, and many more.
While the committee encourages submissions to take up these themes, papers addressing all other topics will receive equal consideration by the program committee in accordance with BHC policy. Graduate students and emerging scholars in the field are particularly encouraged to attend. Graduate students and recent PhDs whose papers are accepted for the meeting may apply for funds to partially defray their travel costs; information will be sent out once the program has been set.
The committee is especially interested in sessions and papers that make business history relevant to contemporary policy debates. Toward that end, the organizers welcome proposals for roundtables, workshops, and other events that move beyond the traditional panel format.
The Program Committee includes co-chairs Ai Hisano (Univ. of Tokyo) and Grace Ballor (Univ. of Bocconi); as well as Continue reading

Lecture: Olimpia Capitano: Domestic workers’ (im)mobility. A case study, 29.05.2024, Vienna and virtual space

Vortrag der Reihe „WISO-Morgenkolloquium“ des Inst. für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte der Univ. Wien (PDF)

Time: Mi., 29.05.2024, 9.00-10.00 Uhr
Venue: Univ. Wien, Seminarraum WISO 1, Stiege 6, 2. ZG – and virtual space

Olimpia Capitano’s research project is a case study concerning the experience of Cape Verdean, Eritrean, Ethiopian and Filipino paid domestic workers in Rome between 1970 and 1989. She decided to focus on these immigration groups because they were the protagonists of the first and largest flows to Italy and to Rome. Capitano chose the 1970s and 1980s because they preceded the great wave of migration in the early 1990s – moving the periodization forward would have implied also considering the flows that followed the collapse of the Berlin Wall. She interrogated the domestic environment as a place of paid work and as a frontier space.
Capitano’s reference sources are mainly oral sources (about ninety interviews). However, she also used many types of other sources from archives. The research is situated within a broad literature of historical and gender studies and aims to deconstruct the rigid division between the separate spheres of public and private. To do so, Capitano took the perspective of paid domestic work, which is particularly effective in showing how the intimate spaces of the home, the local, the national and the global interact and construct each other. Capitano started from studies on the formation and development of a global market for domestic and care work and sought to re-discuss them through the theoretical and methodological propositions of labor history and global labor history, especially the WORCK network (Web) and the groups “Intersecting marginalities” and “Sites and fields of coercion”.
This initial research setting was conceived both in relation to a reasoning about new ways of thinking and doing (domestic) labor history and as a response to the persistent non-recognition of domestic work as “real” work. A dense net of labor and social power relations that unite the domestic space and what lies outside of it emerged. These relationships are often ambiguous and traversed by a wide and nuanced spectrum of coercive dynamics (and strategies for responding to them).
So, the central (and concatenated) questions are: how do the public and private concretely interact and how can we observe their continuous exchange and deconstruct the separate spheres? If we take the perspective of paid domestic work and Continue reading