Monthly Archives: April 2010

2. European Conference on Politics and Gender, 13.-15.01.2011, Budapest

The second European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG) will be held in Budapest, 13-15 January 2011. This follows on the enormous success of the first ECPG in Belfast 2009, which saw more than 300 scholars converge for three days of panels, plenaries and socialising.
The event stimulated the ever-expanding gender and politics community in Europe and beyond, and we hope to keep building on that momentum.
The conference website will be available shortly, and will contain full information about abstract and panel proposal deadlines, registration, keynote speakers, and so on. But in the meantime, we wanted to let you know about the ten sections so you can begin thinking about your submission and planning your trip. Below is the list of sections and section chairs, so you can get a quick overview of the conference, followed by the section descriptions which contain more detail.

Antrittsvorlesung: Sigrid Schmitz – Neuro-Gender: eine Auseinandersetzung mit Geschlecht in der modernen Neurokultur, 19.05.2010, Wien

Zeit: 19.05.2010 / 17.00 Uhr
Ort: Kleinen Festsaal der Universität Wien

  • Begrüßung: Ao. Mag.a Christa Schnabl, Vizerektorin der Universität Wien
  • Einleitende Worte: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rudolf Richter, Dekan der Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften und Mag.a Elisabeth Holzleithner, Institut für Rechtsphilosophie, Religions- und Kulturrecht Stellvertretende Sprecherin des Initiativkollegs „Gender, Violence and Agency in the Era of Globalization (GIK)“
  • Antrittsvorlesung: „Neuro-Gender: eine Auseinandersetzung mit Geschlecht in der modernen Neurokultur“, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sigrid Schmitz, Professorin für Gender Studies
  • Kleiner Empfang

Weitere Informationen zum Programm entnehmen Sie bitte der Website.

CfP: GENDER RESISTANCE (Publication: European Journal of English Studies); DL: 31.10.2010

European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16: Guest Editors: Evgenia Sifaki & Angeliki Spiropoulou

Socio-historical developments that have characterised the turn of the present century, such as increasing globalisation, migration and transnationalism, new technologies, the growth of the beauty industry and the medicalisation of the body, as well as various initiatives in equality and human rights legislation, have ushered in new conditions of experiencing and thinking subjectivity.

This issue seeks to interrogate the new experiences and conceptualisations of gender and sexualities that have been part of these transformations. Specifically, notwithstanding the assimilation of traditional feminist demands in official cultural discourses, what new forms of resistance to conventional gender discourses, categories and practices, and inversely, what novel manifestations of resilient gender asymmetries have emerged in this allegedly ‘post-feminist’ era?

We invite contributions that address Continue reading

CfP: Ester Boserup Conference 2010 – A Centennial Tribute. Long-term trajectories in population, gender relations, land use, and the environment (Conference, Vienna, 11/2010); DL: 28.06.2010

Ester Boserup Conference 2010 – Conference Commitee

Time: November 15-17, 2010
Venue: Vienna, Austria
Deadline: June 28th, 2010

Ester Boserup was one of the pioneers of an integrated theoretical approach to questions of development and sustainability. 2010 marks the centennial of her birth. The Ester Boserup Conference 2010 Long-term trajectories in population, gender relations, land use, and the environment wishes to pay tribute to her work and to her intellectual heritage.

Keynote presentations structure the conference. They highlight Boserups theoretical work, intellectual legacy and relevance to policy institutions (preliminary topics include):

  • Billie Lee Turner II: Agriculture and Land Use
  • Ramon Lopez: Development Issues
  • Marina Fischer-Kowalski: Long-Term Socio-Ecological Change
  • Wolfgang Lutz: Population, Education and Economy (tbc)
  • Meliss:  Leach: Sustainable Livelihoods (tbc) Continue reading

CfP: New Territories in Critical Whiteness Studies Postgraduate Conference (Event: Leeds, 08/2010); DL: 10.05.2010

Postgraduate Arm of the White Spaces Research Network, University of Leeds

Zeit: 18.-20.08.2010
Ort: Leeds, UK
Deadline: 10.05.2010

The research postgraduate arm of the White Spaces Research Network, supervised by Dr Shona Hunter, will hold its inaugural conference at the University of Leeds over August 18th-20th 2010. This conference will support the network’s aim of building a sustainable base from which to develop further research leaders in the field of critical whiteness studies. Like the larger White Spaces Research Network, the PGR arm is international in scope, engaging postgraduate scholars from Switzerland, Germany, France, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. It welcomes and encourages engagement from postgraduates from universities both within and outside of Europe.

The August conference will serve as both an opportunity for PGR students to present research and a chance for members of the network to meet and discuss the future direction of the PGR arm. The first day of the conference will be devoted to Continue reading

Workshop: Männlichkeitskonstruktionen im NS und deren Reflexion und Rekonstruktion in der Gedenkstättenpraxis, 04.-06.06.2010, Fürstenberg

Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück Fürstenberg/Havel
Zeit: 04. -06.06.2010
Ort: Straße der Nationen, 16798 Fürstenberg/Havel
Männlichkeitskonstruktionen spielen in der Forschung zum Nationalsozialismus noch fast keine Rolle, auch die Geschlechterforschung befasst sich überwiegend mit Weiblichkeitskonstruktionen, Fragen weiblicher Täterschaft usw. Das Kolloquium will der Frage nachgehen, welcher Erkenntnisgewinn sich aus der Erforschung von Männlichkeiten ergibt. Zunächst soll ein Überblick über Ansätze und Debatten der historischen Männlichkeitenforschung gegeben werden. Außerdem werden Forschungsarbeiten zu Männlichkeitskonstruktionen innerhalb der NS-Täterorganisationen vorgestellt und diskutiert.
Erste Erklärungsansätze zur Relevanz von Männlichkeit als Handlungs- und Deutungsmusterwerden innerhalb der bisherigen NS-Forschung werden kontextualisiert und kritisch nach dem Erkenntnisgewinn befragt. Ebenso sollen ambivalente bzw. untergeordnete Männlichkeiten und Continue reading

Workshop: Der weibliche Blick? Eine Geschichte der Wahrnehmung und Interpretation, 19.05.2010, Wien

Konzept und Organisation: Susanne Blumesberger
Zeit: Mittwoch, 19. Mai, 15.00 Uhr
Ort: Institut für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Berggasse 17/1 , 1090 Wien
Wie man die Umwelt wahrnimmt und interpretiert, hängt von mehreren Faktoren ab, unter anderem vom verfügbaren Wissen, vom soziokulturellen Umfeld und vielem mehr. Der Workshop soll sich mit der Frage beschäftigen, ob es gerechtfertigt ist, von einem weiblichen Blick auf die Welt zu sprechen, und wenn ja, wie dieser spezielle Blick charakterisiert werden kann, welche Bedingungen vorhanden sein müssen, damit dieser Blick auch öffentlich sichtbar wird, und vor allem auch, wie sich dieser Blick manifestiert.
Der Workshop stellt auch den Versuch dar, eine Zwischenbilanz über zwölf Jahre Frauenbiografieforschung (siehe zu ziehen, eine Art Rückschau auf die bisherigen Forschungsschwerpunkte zu unternehmen und zugleich einen neuen Arbeitskreis vorbereiten. Es ist nämlich geplant Continue reading

CfP: 100 years of International Women’s Day (Publication: Aspasia); DL: 15.09.2010

Vol. 6 of Aspasia will focus on the history of International Women’s Day and how it has been celebrated in different social and political contexts in Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe (CESEE).

Deadline: 15 September 2010

On August 26, 1910, at the Second International Conference of Socialist Women in Copenhagen, Clara Zetkin proposed an annual International Women’s Day, with women’s suffrage as its main demand. The first celebrations of International Women’s Day were in 1911 and they expanded in subsequent years. How did International Women’s Day contribute to women’s activism? In addition to women’s suffrage, what other themes became included and how was March 8 used for different political agendas? Which women celebrated it, what were their class backgrounds and political affiliations? How were they organized? What kind of activities took place, and with what kind of institutional support? Were there international exchanges of speakers or women’s groups organized around March 8?

In addition to the overarching international theme, what were the national dimensions or foci of International Women’s Day activities? How was International Women’s Day celebrated in various countries in Central, Eastern, and South-eastern Europe (i.e., including Turkey and Greece) before 1940? How did Continue reading

CfP: “Knowledge” (Event: Business History Conference, St. Louis, 03/2011); DL: 01.10.2010

Business History Conference (BHC) – Conference Theme: „Knowledge“

St. Louis, Missouri
31 March 2011 to 2 April 2011
Deadline: 1 October 2010

The history of business has for millennia been entwined with the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge. Artisans have jealously guarded trade secrets; merchants have networked to improve their access to information on market trends; promoters have fostered business education; scientists and engineers in corporate research and development laboratories have devised innovative artifacts, techniques, and theories; management consultants, journalists, and business academics have hailed the emergence of a „knowledge industry“; business leaders, philanthropists, and academic administrators have established universities and foundations to nurture innovation; and, most recently, lawmakers and computer programmers have created an Internet that has facilitated the creation of new kinds of knowledge that have transformed the conduct of business, public affairs, and private life.

In keeping with the recent expansion in the mandate of the Business History Conference (BHC) to embrace not only the dynamics of business decision-making, but also the relationship of economic institutions to culture, politics, and society, Continue reading

CfP: Challenging Popular Myths of Sex, Gender and Biology (Publication); DL: 01.05.2010

This call for papers is for a transdisciplinary anthology about gender and biology written by international researchers, aimed at a public audience. Empirical research in biology, psychology, and other life sciences sometimes undergirds popular notions of female and male sexual difference, while much of current biology actually opens a space for variable and non-static views of sex and gender; instead of emphasizing dichotomous difference, the natural sciences may look into sameness and the continuum of morphologies, behaviors and processes in between. Our aim is to make these insights public knowledge.

We would like to highlight different areas of biology and related disciplines that question popularly held ideas of biology. There exist many popular conceptions about biology, sex, gender, and bodies that stem from supposedly common-sense notions of gender, human evolution, biological processes animals in general, and even life at the microbial level. Often these popular beliefs are distantly connected to the ideas developed and held by researchers in Continue reading