Conference: Democracy and Gender: The Legitimation of Power in Modern Societies, 26.-28.05.2021, München and virtual space

Universität der Bundeswehr München: Hedwig Richter and Clara Maier (Berlin) (Web)
Time: 26.-28.05.2021
Venue: München and virtual space
Registration by: 24.05.2021
This conference examines the complex interactions between the emergence of mass democracy and radical changes in gender relations in the 19th and 20th centuries.
With contributions from historians, political scientists and political theorists the conference aims to better understand the role of gender in the functioning, the legitimation and de-legitimation of modern democracy.

  • Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger (Berlin): Monarchie und Geschlecht: Herrschaftslegitimation im frühneuzeitlichen Europa
  • Georgina Waylen (Manchester): Engendering the crisis of democracy


  • Democracy’s Legitimacy in Crisis?
  • Female Rule: A Special Kind of Power?
  • The Legitimating Power of Masculinity
  • Representing Gendered Orders
  • Difference and Inclusion

Program in detail as PDF
Online registration until 24.05.2021 to Nicole Höner: