Roundtable Discussion and Reading Session: Writing Women’s Intellectual History in East Central Europe, 18.02.2021, virtual space

The Intellectual History in East Central Europe Research Network (Web)
Time: 18.02.2021, 13-16.00 Uhr
Venue: virtual space, via Budapest/Vienna and Prague
The discussion “Writing women’s intellectual history in East Central Europe” will be based on a selected bibliography. The texts included in the bibliography raise the issue of the lack of women’s intellectual history in general, critically assess our conceptions of originality, creativity, and value, and ask what kind of Europe emerges when gender and history meet. Furthermore, the selected readings are beautiful examples of writing women’s intellectual history and the intellectual history of feminism in East Central Europe more broadly. These texts also serve as discussion starters about the opportunities and challenges, difficulties and limits, as well as the relevance of writing women’s intellectual here.
The roundtable discussion will be open to the public, and it will be followed by a reading seminar – based on a selection of pre-circulated texts – for a selected number of applicants.

  • Roundtable discussion: 13-14.00 CET – Open to the public
  • Reading session: 15-16.00 CET – For accepted participants only


  • Lucy Delap (Univ. of Cambridge)
  • Ana Kolaric (Univ. of Belgrade)
  • Michal Kopecek (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
  • Balázs Trencsényi (Central European Univ.)


  • Zsófia Lóránd (Univ. of Cambridge) and Isidora Grubacki (Central European Univ.)

1) To apply for the seminar discussion, please write a brief letter of motivation (200-300 words) by January 31, about why you wish to join and how you would contribute to the seminar, and/or how the seminar would contribute to your work. After registering, the organizers will send you the literature to prepare. The applications should be sent to: Isidora Grubacki: Grubacki and Zsófia Lóránd: For the sake of a vivid group discussion where every participant has a chance to speak, the number of participants will be limited.
2) To register for the roundtable discussion, and receive the zoom link, please fill out the form on this link.
The event will be the first in the series of online events organized by the Intellectual History in East Central Europe Research Network in 2021.
Kontakt: Isidora Grubacki: and Zsófia Lóránd:
Website: (Link)
About the Network
“Intellectual History in East Central Europe” was launched in 2020 by a group of advanced doctoral students from the Central European University. The aim of the research network is to promote – in the ECE area – the research on intellectual history that goesbeyond the national canons. More information (Link).