Ruth Ennis (Universität Leipzig), Tolulope Esther Fadeyi and Laura Frey (Universität Basel)
Venue: University of Basel
Proposals by: 15.01.2021
Transnational and global history have become intriguing fields of research for young historians. Dissolving the containers of national history writing to look at transnational networks, cross-border movements or spatialisation processes, long-standing assumptions in historical research are being constantly challenged by innovative doctoral projects which look for connections and transfers rather than reinforcing nation-state containers. At the same time, historians such as Angelika Epple and Christoph Dejung ask the highly valid question, “was it a man’s world?”, when it comes to the failure of this critical and ever-growing field to include the achievements of women’s and gender history into the research scope of global and transnational history. With the aim of bringing the multiple debates and approaches from the two fields into a fruitful conversation, the organizers are interested in addressing the following questions:
1. Methodological and theoretical questions: How to conceptualize Gender and Women’s history in relation to Global, transnational and entangled history? What does it mean to integrate a gendered perspective into work on global and transnational history, or when applying a global and transnational perspective to a question related to gender? How do we integrate critical thinking from these fields whilst avoiding anachronism in our use of categories, or is this at all necessary?
2. Construction of categories of difference: How were categories of difference (i.e. Gender, Race, Sexual Identity, Class, Religion, Ethnicity, Nationality etc.) defined, policed, negotiated in different times and periods? How did they intersect with each other in different contexts?
3. Re(construction) of Gender Roles in Global Religions, Spiritualism and Traditional Medicine: Read more and source … (Web)