Conference: Gender and Empire. Exploring Comparative Perspectives and Intersectional Approaches, 23.-26.09.2015, Cologne

Ulrike Lindner and Dörte Lerp (University of Cologne) (Web); in cooperation with Competence Area IV: Cultures and Societies in Transition, Global South Studies Center, Faculty of Philosophy; Morphomata International Center for Advanced Studies
Date: September 23-26, 2015
Place: Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, Weyertal 59, 50937 Köln
Scholars have been exploring the history of women, gender and empire for more than three decades. Starting off by questioning the notion of colonialism as an exclusively male endeavor, they did not just add the stories of white and colonized women to the historiography on empire. They explored the effects of colonization on indigenous and migrant women and stressed the centrality of western women to the imperial project, but went on to expose colonialism itself as a fundamentally gendered project. However, despite the large body of literature that has been produced over years the history of gender and empire is far from told. On the contrary, the amount of scholarship has only served to reveal the complexity of colonial gender practices, relations and ideologies. Read more … (Website)