Book Launch: Two New Books on the History of Women’s Activism from Veronika Helfert and Susan Zimmermann, 08.03.2021, virtual space

Central European University / ZARAH: Women’s labour activism in Eastern Europe and transnationally, from the age of empires to the late 20th century (Web)
Time: 08.03.2021, 5.30-6.45 pm
Venue: virtual space, via Vienna
On the occasion of International Women’s Day: Two New Books on the History of Women’s Activism:
Program (PDF with Links)
Veronika Helfert: Women, Stand up! A Women’s and Gender History of the Austrian Revolution and Council Movement, 1916-1924 (in German). Göttingen (V&R) 2021 (Web)

  • Presented by Matthew Stibbe, Professor of Modern European History at Sheffield Hallam University. Matthew Stibbe is working on women and revolutionary movements during and after the First World War and has recently published a study on civilian internment during the First World War (2019).

Susan Zimmermann: Women’s Politics and Men’s Trade Unionism. International Gender Politics, Female IFTU Trade Unionists and the Workers‘ and Women’s Movements of the Interwar Period (in German). Vienna (Löcker Verlag) 2021 (Web)

  • Presented by Dorothea Hoehtker, Historian and Senior Researcher at the Research Department of the International Labour Organization. Dorothea Hoehtker has coordinated the ILO re-search and publication activities related to the 100th anniversary of the ILO in 2019.

Chair: Francisca de Haan, CEU, Department of Gender Studies
Closing Remarks: László Kontler, CEU, Department of History

  • Veronika Helfert is Postdoctoral Fellow at the CEU
  • Susan Zimmermann is university professor at the CEU