Lecture: Therese Garstenauer: Civil Servants, Gender, and Family in the late Habsburg Empire and the Austrian First Republic, 29.04.2022, Prague and virtual space

Projekt „Social mobility of elites in the Central European regions (1861-1926) and transition of imperial experience and structures in nation-states“ (Prague) (Web)
Time: 29.04.2022, 12:30 Uhr
Venue: Prague and virtual space
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The tradition and legal framework of modern civil service stipulate a close connection between the personal and professional areas of life. Thus, gender and marital status of a person in civil service also had an influence on professional matters.
In the lecture, the traditional division of labour in civil servants‘ families will be traced to demonstrate how it became undermined with an increasing share of women in civil service since the second half of the 19th century. Drawing on exampes from disciplinary fies of the 1920s-1930s, it will be shown in how far traditional ideas about famifies were questioned or continued to exist.
Therese Garstenauer is a historian at the University of Vienna. Her areas of research are: History of Work and Livelihood, History of Government Employees, Social Studies of Social Sciences and Humanities, Gender Studies, and Geometric Data Analysis (Web). At the moment, she holds the position as a Visiting Professor at Univerzita Hradec Králové.