Workshop: Men & Masculinities under Socialism. A Social and Cultural History, 08.-09.10.2020, virtual space

Peter Hallama, Universität Bern
Time: 08.-09.10.2020
Venue: virtual space via Universität Bern
This online workshop aims to consider critical men’s studies and the history of masculinities, and to make these approaches fruitful for Eastern European gender studies and the gender history of socialism. Its objective is to stimulate new paths for writing the histories of masculinities under socialism, focusing especially on examining the meanings of masculinities in everyday life.
The workshop opens with a general discussion of the history of masculinities, including two keynote speeches of Jürgen Martschukat and Erica L. Fraser, and a film screening and discussion introduced by György Kalmár. The second part of the workshop presents different case studies on the history of masculinities under socialism and will be organized around the discussion of pre-circulated article drafts.
Programm (als PDF)

Thursday, 08.10.2020

  • 9:15 am: Welcome & Introduction

9:30 am: The History of Masculinities 1

  • Jürgen Martschukat (Erfurt): The Politics of Masculinity and Whiteness in Recent American History
  • Comment: Claudia Opitz-Belakhal (Basel)

11:15 am: The History of Masculinities 2

  • Erica L. Fraser (Carleton Univ.): Military Masculinity and Postwar Recovery in the Soviet Union
  • Comment: Carmen Scheide (Bern), read more and source … (Web)

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Academic Committee: Erica L. Fraser (Carleton Univ.), Fabio Giomi (CNRS, Paris), Pavel Kolác (Univ. of Konstanz), Maike Lehmann (Univ. of Cologne), Thomas Lindenberger (TU Dresden), Marianna Muravyeva (Aspasia/Univ. of Helsinki), Julia Richers and Brigitte Studer (Univ. of Bern), Régis Schlagdenhauffen (EHESS, Paris).