CfP: Gender & Humanitarianism. (Dis-)Empowering Women and Men in the 20th Century (Event, 07/2017, Mainz); DL: 05.06.2016

Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) (Web); Conveners: Esther Möller, Johannes Paulmann und Katharina Stornig

Venue: IEG Mainz
Time: June 29–July 1, 2017
Proposals by June 5, 2016

This conference will discuss the relationship between gender and humanitarian discourse and practice in the 20th century. Although the history of humanitarianism has recently attracted attention from scholars working in a variety of fields, surprisingly little has been said about the workings of gender in this globalizing enterprise. To fill this gap, this interdisciplinary conference will analyze the ways in which constructions and ideologies of gender shaped and were shaped by humanitarian practices, interactions, ideas, and bodies.

The convenors invite innovative contributions from historians, anthropologists, social scientists and from the humanities discussing twentieth-century humanitarian actors (organizations, movements, and individual activists), discourses and practices in the context of gender. The conference particularly emphasizes the time between the First World War and the end of the Cold War, with a special focus on the (re)production of humanitarian structures, … read more (PDF).