“Women in Transnational Movements in the Long 20th Century”
GENESIS, co-edited by Elisabetta Bini and Arnaldo Testi
The Italian historical journal „Genesis: Rivista della Società Italiana delle Storiche“ will devote one of its next issues to transnational women’s movements in the long 20th Century, from the last third of the 19th Century to the present.
The issue aims at analyzing the transnational dimension in its full, radical meaning. We are interested in exploring the specific forms of action, discourse and language which were allowed or generated by the “trans/national” dimension, as an autonomous terrain of cultural production, not as an area of interaction and mediation among pre-determined national passions and interests (“inter/national”). To the usual suspects — suffragist and feminist organizations — we add professional and business all-female associations as well as “separate” or mixed-gender pacifist groups, benevolent and charity societies, “moral” and family reformers, advocates of new reproductive politics and policies, queer and transgender groups.
Questions to be addressed might include:
- How did the languages of women’s transnational activism change vis-a-vis their national activisms? Were there more or less constraints, more or less opportunities for freedom and experimentation? Continue reading
Recent theory has thoroughly critiqued traditional ways of imag(in)ing sex/gender and sexuality, challenging its tendency to render invisible those ways of being in the world which undermine such normative structures. Such critiques have developed sophisticated ways of understanding embodiment and its representation, investigating perception/s, issues of visibility and visuality, and the effects on the lived experiences of those both within and without the norm: the effects of sexed imaginaries shape the experiences of the unusual and anomalous, and the everyday and conventional. This conference, the 5th international Somatechnics conference, takes as its central concern, then, the interplay between visuality and embodiment, and seeks papers engaged across a variety of areas extending from critical engagements with representations of sex and/or bodies, through to analyses of the shaping of perception/s as one facet of bodily being-in-the-world. Paper topics might include:
- phenomenology of perception/s, particularly their denaturalisation
- representation, especially of bodies, sex/gender and sexuality
- representations of /as resistance to norms of sex/gender and sexuality
- modes of spectatorship, both normative and non-normative Continue reading
Freitag 5. Juni 2009
„Die österreichische Bodenreform nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg“ (Betreuer: Ernst Bruckmüller)
Senior-Kommentar: Andrea Komlosy
Peer-Kommentar: Anita Winkler
„Dienst als Möglichkeit, den Lebensunterhalt zu organisieren“ (Betreuer: Josef Ehmer)
Senior-Kommentar: Reinhard Sieder
Peer-Kommentar: Barbara Schaffer-Weinzettl Continue reading
University of Liverpool History of the Book Research Group; The Eighteenth-Century Worlds Research Centre Liverpool
Ort: University of Liverpool
The recent upsurge in interest in the history of reading has opened numerous new interpretative avenues for scholars. Women’s reading has attracted particular attention, in specific regions and time periods. Much of this critical interest has focussed on the idea of leisure reading, however, with the reading of literary texts an especially common theme. This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the range of representations and reading practices contained within and encouraged by works which had a solely or largely pedagogical purpose. What vision of female nature did they propose? How were their textual and editorial strategies specifically adapted to fulfil the perceived needs of the female reading public? How did individual female readers respond to these representations and proposed practices? And how did reading advice and practices change over time? Continue reading
The(e)ories: Critical Theory & Sexuality Studies Presents
Commemorating Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (1950-2009)
Saturday 7 November 2009
IndependentColleges, Dublin, Ireland
This event is sponsored by The(e)ories: Critical Theory & Sexuality Studies, in collaboration with the School of Psychotherapy at Independent Colleges, Dublin.
IndependentColleges, 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. See http://www.independentcolleges.ie under ‘About Us’ for a map.
The ideal I’m envisioning here is a mind receptive to thoughts, able to nurture and connect them, and susceptible to happiness in their entertainment (Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity [Durham and London: Duke University Press 2003], 1).
The death of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick in May 2009 left many of us who work in queer, gender, and sexuality studies, feeling an aching sense of loss. In a career spanning over three decades Continue reading
- Vortrag Susanne Schultz: Regulierte Selbstbestimmung. Reproduktionsmedizin zwischen Eugenik, Körpervermarktung und reproduktiver Autonomie
Zeit: Montag, 25.5., 18.30 Uhr
- Vortrag Heide Gsell: Zeuginnen Jehovas im Widerstand gegen den Nationalsozialismus
Dienstag, 26. Mai 2009, 18.30 Uhr
- Vortrag Antke Engel: Liebe queer? Direkt ins Herz der Heteronormativität?
Zeit: Mittwoch, 27. Mai 2009, 18.30 Uhr
- Buchpräsentation Ernst Seibert, Susanne Blumesberger: Kinderliteratur als kulturelles Gedächtnis
Zeit: Donnerstag, 28.5., 18.30 Uhr
Ort: Kleiner Kursraum, UB Wien, Universität Wien, Hauptgebäude, Stiege 9, 1. Stock
Zu den Veranstaltungen Continue reading
On June 15, 2009 the project team „Governing Difference“ will present main findings of the research in a final international conference.
Papers will be presented by the GD research team as well as by renowned scholars, key activists and politicians.
Ort: Aula am Campus (Hof 1.1.), Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien
Zeit: 15. Juni 2009, 9.00 – 18.00 Uhr
- Panel 1: The Role of State Protagonists in Combating Domestic Violence Against Women
- Panel 2: International Impact on State Policy Action: Mechanisms, Actors, and Effects
- Panel 3: The Role of Civil Society: Practices, Intersections, and Transitions
- Keynote: Kristen Ghodsee, Bowdoin College, USA: Religious Freedoms versus Gender Equality: Secularism, State Activism, and Individual Choice in the Islamic Headscarf Debate
See more at www.univie.ac.at/governingdifference
Attendance is free. Please register at: governing-difference#univie.ac.at
The Journal of Women’s History invites submissions for a roundtable on the emergence of blogging as a location for critical thought among women in the historical profession; historians of women, gender, and sexuality; and feminist scholars who may, or may not be, historians. Participants may wish to address one or more of the following questions in an abstract of no more than 250 words:
- What role does self-publishing on the internet play in a profession where merit is defined by scholarly review and a rigorous editorial process?
- What are the intellectual benefits, and/or costs, of blogging?
- What are the ethics and consequences of blogging under a pseudonym?
- What kinds of electronic acknowledgement already correlate with established scholarly practices; which can be discarded; and which need to be attended to, perhaps more rigorously than in printed publications?
- If many scholarly publications and organizations have already adopted blogs as a way of spreading news and inviting conversation, is blogging itself developing Continue reading
Eine Kooperation mit der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung NRW, der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung und der Marie-Jahoda-Gastprofessur für internationale Frauenforschung an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
Ort: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Veranstaltungszentrum (Mensagebäude), Säle 2b, 3
Termin: 26.06.2009, Beginn: 9:30 Uhr
Die Chancen in der Bildung und auf dem Arbeitsmarkt sind grundlegend für die individuelle Teilhabe in modernen Wohlfahrtsstaaten. Doch sind weiterhin Ungleichheiten nach Klasse, Ethnizität und Geschlecht festzustellen. An die Stelle des katholischen Arbeitermädchens vom Land, das die Symbolfigur für die Bildungsreform der 1970er war, sind die deutschtürkischen HauptschülerInnen aus Essen-Katernberg getreten. Nun haben sich auch bei den MigrantInnen die Chancen in Bildung und Beruf differenziert. Dabei spielen die bildungsmotivierten jungen Frauen und Männer mit Migrationshintergrund eine wichtige Rolle. Auf welche institutionellen Chancen und Barrieren treffen sie? Die Entwicklungen am Arbeitsmarkt und in der Bildung sollen im Zusammenhang mit der Form des Wohlfahrtsstaats diskutiert werden.
ReferentInnen: u.a. Diane Sainsbury (Schweden), Ilse Lenz (Bochum), Erol Yildiz (Österreich), Michael Meuser (Dortmund), Markus Kurth (MdB). Continue reading
Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Wien/Dr. Susanne Lettow Wien
Ort: Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Spittelauer Lände 3, A-1090 Wien
Around 1800, the life sciences and the human sciences, including philosophy in its modern form, were “in the making.” Mechanistic explanations of natural life were increasingly criticized, and new epistemic strategies towards “life” were formulated. In these processes, knowledge concerning “human nature” was configured in different ways and articulated from various political-ethical perspectives. Scientific, philosophical, political-ethical, and economic meanings overlapped in concepts of race, descent, inheritance and reproduction as well as those of generation, procreation, sex and sexuality. However, these concepts were not stable but highly contested in regard to their epistemological as well as socio-cultural status. In the order of knowledge the status of biology as a science and social knowledge were far from being fixed. But, the political-epistemological problems of naturalism and biological naturalization that to this day still haunt the social and human sciences, including philosophy, emerged at the horizon. This interdisciplinary workshop aims at analyzing Continue reading