International Workshop: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives on Women’s Cinema in the GDR and Poland 1945–1989, 14.-16.11.2019, Leipzig

Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa (GWZO); Institute of Audiovisual Arts, Jagiellonian University Kraków (PDF)
Time: 14.-16.11.2019
Venue: Leipzig
In contemporary research, women’s contribution to the development of Central and Eastern European cinemas remains a largely unexplored subject. The workshop aims to encourage reflection on the position of women in Polish and East German socialist film industries and film cultures from the end of World War II in 1945 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
The goal of the workshop is not only to highlight examples of film- and media-related work by women, but also to develop new comparative and transnational modes of evaluating Central and Eastern European women’s filmmaking in its various sociopolitical, ideological and aesthetic dimensions.
Programm (PDF)
The workshop is supported by the funds of the Deutsch-Polnische Wissenschaftsstiftung.
The GWZO carries out comparative his­torical and cultural research on the region bordering the Baltic, the Black, and the Adriatic Seas from the Early Middle Ages to the present. There are currently around 50 research scholars associated with the Institute conducting work both in Germany and abroad from across the range of humanities disciplines. In its activities, the Institute relies on a dense network of co­operative partnerships with Eastern and Central Euro­pean as well as international research organizations.