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  • Bucharest

    Call for papers - Europe

    Violence toward women in Central and Eastern European countries. Zero tolerance

    Dans un contexte mondial de crise économique et financière, mais aussi politique et idéologique, force est de constater le ralentissement des progrès en faveur de l’égalité femme-homme et des droits fondamentaux des femmes et des filles, et parfois même leur remise en cause. Des avancées importantes ont été réalisées et les filles de même que les femmes accèdent de plus en plus à l’éducation et à l’emploi, aux services de santé et aux espaces de décisions. Pourtant, la majorité des femmes continuent de subir des discriminations dans tous les domaines : économique, politique et social. En dépit de nombreuses avancées juridiques, leurs droits ne sont pas toujours respectés. Les violences faites aux femmes et aux filles sont un fléau intolérable qui continue de toucher une femme sur sept dans le monde.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Modern

    Socialist Masculinities

    Men in Eastern Europe – Ruptures, Transformations, and Continuities in the 20th Century

    Our main objectives are to reconsider the state of the art and discuss new ways for writing a history of masculinities under socialism. The central questions of the workshop are: Which role were men and fathers to play in the construction of a “new” socialist family? How where masculinities transformed in socialist movements and state-socialist countries? The workshop is interested, on the one hand, in the ideologies and the utopian reflexions of the place of men in a future communist society. On the other hand, it aims at questioning the everyday life of socialist men and fathers, as well as the everyday life of men and fathers living under socialism.

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  • Ljubljana

    Conference, symposium - Thought

    Repetition/s: Performance and Philosophy in Ljubljana

    Contemporary developments in the increasingly intertwined fields of philosophy and performance call for a renewed inquiry into the question of repetition. With its unique critique of ideology arising from a synthesis of German Idealism and Lacanian psychoanalysis, the Ljubljana School (Dolar, Zupančič, Žižek et al.) continues to furnish important theorisations of repetition and performance as they pertain to subjectivity and the political. One of the primary aims of “Repetition/s” will be to investigate and develop the usefulness of the Ljubljana School’s theorisations for the emerging field of Performance Philosophy. 

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  • Saint-Martin-d'Hères

    Study days - Europe

    Women and migration (19th-20th centuries)

    Cette journée d’étude souhaite explorer les différentes facette de l’émigration féminine au XIXe et au XXe siècle, qu’elle ait été individuelle ou de groupe, assistée ou forcée. Il s’agira pour cela d’analyser les différents types de migration, les raisons socio-économique qui les motivent (push et pull), ainsi que leurs conséquences. Le regard sera aussi porté plus particulièrement sur les migrantes elles-mêmes, sur la façon dont elles peuvent / ont pu être affectées par leur passage d’un territoire à un autre, percevoir leur voyage et être perçues dans leur nouvel environnement. Les modalités institutionnelles, sociales et humaines de leur migration et, le cas échéant, les mécanismes d’appropriation des nouveaux territoires et/ou espaces sociaux seront discutés.

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  • Bucharest

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - History

    Four Post-doctoral positions on "Luxury, Fashion and Social statuS in Early Modern South-Eastern Europe"

    New Europe College - Institute for Advanced Study

    Following the European Research Council competition for Consolidator Grants (2014), New Europe College became the Host Institution of such a grant. The project title is Luxury, Fashion and Social statuS in Early Modern South-Eastern Europe and its Principal Investigator is Constanţa Vintilă-Ghiţulescu, researcher at New Europe College and at the “Nicolae Iorga” Institute of History in Bucharest. The project aims to trace the role luxury played in the modernisation process in South-Eastern Europe, taking into account the specific features of the region and how South-Eastern European peoples, and their Byzantine and Ottoman heritage are viewed through the stereotype of “Balkanism”. The project’s findings will help towards a better knowledge of changes in European society in its transition to modernity, and of similarities and differences between the various regions of Europe.

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  • Geneva

    Conference, symposium - History

    Women in Educated Elites of Pre-Socialist and Early Socialist East Central European Societies

    The opening up to modernity of East Central Europe since the late 19th century was marked – among other things – by a triple process generating structural transformations of established post-feudal societies and affecting often radically the status of women. Due to post-feudal conditions of competition for social standing, positions of influence and prestige, hitherto unknown forms of inequalities appeared in the very process of accumulation of political, economic, professional, cultural an educational assets henceforth necessary for the access to the elites. Female professionals, though they could rarely achieve advanced careers in the ruling elites in the old regime, so much so that they often encountered even various forms of public rejection and discrimination on intellectual markets, significantly participated in the framing of the way of life of the new middle class. This workshop will adopt a gender-focused perspective cocentrating on the place of women (training, education, professions) and bringing to light the differences and inequalities existing between male and female members of educated elites.

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  • Geneva

    Call for papers - History

    Women in Educated Elites of Pre-Socialist and Early Socialist East Central European Societies

    The two and a half day workshop will take place at the European Institute of Geneva University in October 2012. The exact dates will be announced in early July 2012. The official language of the workshop will be English. Interested scholars are asked to submit a paper proposal (not more than 750 words) to the organisers (Victor Karady : karadyv@gmail.com; Natalia Tikhonov Sigrist : nat.sigrist@gmail.com) by 10 June 2012.

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  • Bucharest

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Family Policies and Gender Equality in Central and Eastern Europe

    L’ambition de ces journées d’étude est de rouvrir les débats sur un chantier de recherche encore peu approché sous l’angle comparatif : les politiques familiales et l’égalité de genre en Europe centrale et orientale. Plus précisément, il s’agit de replacer au cœur des débats épistémologiques et méthodologiques actuels la relation entre, d’une part, les mutations d’une intervention publique en matière de vie familiale qui privilégie de manière plus ou moins prononcée le principe d’égalité entre femmes et hommes et, d’autre part, les métamorphoses actuelles de l’institution familiale et des rapports sociaux de sexe dans les pays de l’Europe centrale et orientale.

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  • Bordeaux

    Seminar - Ethnology, anthropology

    Gender, Health, Migrations

    Nous venons d'obtenir un financement IRESP/INSERM pour une étude sur 36 mois qui porte sur la santé des femmes précaires et/ou migrantes du Médoc, analysée sous l'angle des inégalités sociales et de genre. Nous proposons dès la rentrée 2010-2011 un nouveau séminaire «Genre, Santé, Migrations» (qui fait suite au séminaire « Violences, santé, subjectivités » 2007-2010) autour de cette enquête.


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  • Warsaw

    Call for papers - History

    Gender Roles in Wartime

    Dynamization Of Gender Roles in Wartime: An East European Perspective on World War II and its Aftermath

    While numerous studies have explored the effects of the occupying regimes on the respective societies, the impact of World War II on Gender relations has generally been treated as a rather marginal issue. In recent years, however, some important studies have been published shining light on various aspects of gender relations in times of war in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe, and focusing on women as perpetrators, e.g. as “Agents of Germanization” (Harvey 2003), or as victims of sexual violence .The conference intends not only to piece the existing puzzle together, but to explore the interplay of World War II and gender roles in East Europe in a broad context.

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  • Miscellaneous information - History

    The Transnationalization of Struggles for Recognition - Mise au concours de 4 bourses de doctorat

    Women and Jews in France, Germany, Poland in the 20th Century

    Mise au concours de 4 bourses de doctorat pour un projet de recherche sur le thème : "The Transnationalization of Struggles for Recognition - Women and Jews in France, Germanz, Poland in the 20th Century", par la fondation Volkswagen.

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