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Click tip: Veronika Helfert on the Austrian women's suffrage movement (podcast "Big Daughters. The Feminist Podcast for Austria")

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Big daughters. The feminist podcast for Austria(Web)

Since June 2018 Beatrice Frasl has been conducting interviews with actors and experts on feminist topics for her podcast “Große Töchter”. In the first contribution she spoke to Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek about "Johanna Dohnal and being a feminist in politics".

In April 2019, the historian Veronika Helfert was interviewed on the history of Austrian universal suffrage. This story is one of exclusion and inclusion. For example, little was known until now that sex workers were initially excluded from this. Or that the legal situation in Austria is still much more restrictive than in many other countries, since only citizens are allowed to vote - and not people who have their center of life in Austria.

Which struggles preceded the achievement that 100 years ago the “general” right to vote - and thus the right to vote for women - was introduced in Austria is discussed in this radio report. To the podcast ... (web)

Veronika Helfert is curator of the exhibition “You mean it politically! 100 Years of Women's Suffrage in Austria ”, author of the accompanying publication and founder of fernetzt, the young research network on women's and gender history at the University of Vienna (Link).

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CfP: Archiving Gender (Event, 10/2019, Cardiff); DL: 08/09/2019

Thursday May 16th, 2019

PGR-led research group Assuming Gender: Archiving Gender Symposium 2019(Web)

Venue: Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales
Time: October 16, 2019
Proposals by: 09.08.2019

This interdisciplinary symposium aims to facilitate discussions about the connection between gender and archival research among scholars across the humanities. The event welcomes participants who will engage with those two fields in disciplines including, but not restricted to: history; literature; critical and cultural theory; communication and media studies; law; linguistics; film studies.

The archive is first and foremost an institutional space for the work of historians and increasingly, researchers from disciplines engaging with historical contexts through various methodologies; In this space, records are kept, organized, and consulted, allowing for encounters that may be conditioned by bureaucratic regulations (who has or does not have access to the archive?) or by technological advances. This site has been queried by researchers, who have portrayed the archive as a site bearing witness to, or suppressing the formation of gendered discourses, subjectivities, practices and feelings (Cvetkotvich 2005) through a practice of collection, conservation, and curation.

Such investigations have led to suggestive research, but also to fictionalized portrayals of archives (Keen 2001) as sites staging of intimate and national anxieties. Most recently, in the wake of research led by feminist scholars around ... read more (web).

Note: A CfP to the topic "Archving Gender" for the journal "Assuming Gender" (Web) was closed in February 2019. The issue will be published as one of the next issues of the journal.

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CfP: Company - Act - Experiment. Gender, entrepreneurial activity and the category of experience (Event, 10/2019, Vienna); DL: 06/30/2019 [REMINDERIN]

Thursday May 16th, 2019

13th workshop of the research focus women's and gender history of the historical and cultural studies faculty of the Univ. Vienna (Web); Gabriella Hauch, Johanna Gehmacher, Waltraud Schütz, Michaela Neuwirth and Doreen Blake

Location: University of Vienna
Time: Fri., 10/11/2019
Submission deadline: 30.06.2019

The workshop deals with the historical analysis of entrepreneurial activity in the 19th and 20th centuries. The understanding of entrepreneurial activity is broad and ranges from women and men who ran a company in the classic sense, through associations (such as the women's movements) that use marketing strategies in order to pursue their agendas, to certain professional groups such as women writers, who sometimes demonstrated great entrepreneurial skills, but at the same time concealed the economic side of their work.

As this spectrum already shows, the understanding of entrepreneurial activity is to be discussed and expanded in the workshop. In addition, the organizers want to make theoretical and methodical considerations to grasp this action, experimentation and design. The category of experience serves as a common thread, whereby structural factors such as legal framework conditions are not disregarded. Against this background, the following questions should be discussed:

  • Which practices of entrepreneurial activity can be identified? What role do gender-specific norms or the geographical or social origin of actors play in this? Read more ... (PDF)

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CfP: Rage (TS: Signs); DL: 09/15/2019 [REMINDERIN]

Thursday May 16th, 2019

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society(Web);Guest editors: Sarah Haley (UCLA), Carla Kaplan (Northeastern), and Durba Mitra (Harvard)

Proposals by: 15.09.2019

Feminists are raging. This special issue will consider our rage as a global, complex phenomenon that mandates interdisciplinary and intersectional analysis. Rage is historical. Rage can be deeply exclusionary, recognizable as a legitimate emotion for only a privileged few. It is an instrument of patriarchy as well as a potential feminist resource. Rage shapes moral claims for racial justice, movements against gender violence, and opposition to the global rise of authoritarian regimes. Rage can do so in ways that both extend and depart from the histories of feminist and queer raging that marked late-20th-century radical feminism, global organizing against HIV / AIDS, and against police brutality.

Rage is embedded in the fabric of institutions, in public policy, and in conservative rhetoric. It animates white supremacist and patriarchal violence as well as feminist resistance.
Women’s rage has historically been medicalized, pathologized, and perceived as antinormative and antisocial. Yet rage also marks transgressive arenas such as black feminist culture, thought, and politics. Black feminist theory has offered critical insights on rage’s eloquence, uses, and violent racialization, while public figures such as Serena Williams force us to grapple with rage as public refusal, as well as a labor resource and commodified affect. This special issue seeks to (more ...)

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CfP: Legal Sex, Moral Passion. Legal Discourse, Scientific Fantasies, and Literary Indulgence around 1900 (Event, 12/2019, Tel Aviv); DL: 07/01/2019

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Tel Aviv University, Minerva Institute for German history, History school and the Cohn institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas

Time: December 15-16, 2019
Venue: Tel Aviv
Proposals by: 01.07.2019

  • Keynote lecture: Scott Spector, University of Michigan

The rise of the modern discourse of sexuality, from the end of the second half of the 19th century until the mid 1930s, particularly in German speaking countries, has been studied from different perspectives over the last decades. Some of the studies followed Michel Foucault, highlighting an epistemic shift, marked by the invention of a new form of discourse of sexuality. Other readings, "after Foucault", aim to transgress such periodic and discursive definitions, and go beyond the "marginalization paradigm": studying not only the ways sexuality deals with othering of gender identities, but also how it functions within and against social boundaries, forms of self and moral norms.

In this workshop we wish to further explore these issues, while emphasizing the processes of "co-production" of the discourse of sexuality: both a social matter as well as scientific subject, a field of study and observation, and a mode of subjectivity of its time. We intend to examine the close relations between the medical and psychiatric discourse of sexuality in that period, the legal discourse and courtroom sensations, media practices and their obscene nature, and it representations in literature and popular culture. It is through such juxtapositions that we hope to challenge the various dichotomies, such as homosexual / heterosexual, masculine / feminine, normative / pervert, natural / degenerate, innocent and immoral etc.

Read more and source… (Web)

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CfP: Life-Writing, Gender and Celebrity (Event, 11/2019, Vienna); DL: 06/30/2019

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Working group biography and gender (Web) and Network Biography Research (Web); Organization: Maren Bagge and Carola Bebermeier

Location: University of Vienna
Time. November 15-16, 2019
Submission deadline: 30.06.2019

The nationwide interdisciplinary working group Biography and Gender was founded in 2011 (web). The Austrian Pentant is the Biography Research Network, which has also existed since 2011 (web). The aim of both networks is to offer young researchers in particular the opportunity to exchange ideas about their projects and current research perspectives in workshops. These events are usually held once a year. This year the two networks will meet for the first time ever. The location will be Vienna, the subject of "Life-Writing, Gender and Celebrity".

The connection between “life writing” and “celebrity” seems so obvious that it prompted the literary scholar and biographer Sarah Churchwell to speak of a “tautological relationship” in a 2015 lecture:

1) Both research areas - biography research and celebrity studies - have also become lively, interdisciplinary fields in the humanities in recent years. 2) And yet, especially in recent biographical research, work has been done on the de- rather than on the construction of the factors of fame, exclusivity, exceptionality, exemplarity - or in other words "celebrity" - with regard to the biographical worthiness of a person. 3) How the terms "life-writing" and "celebrity" can be dealt with critically from a gender-sensitive point of view is (more ...)

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Queering Memory: The ALMS Conference Berlin 2019, June 27-29, 2019, Berlin

Monday, May 13th, 2019

ALMS Conference Berlin 2019(Web)

Time: June 27-29, 2019
Place: House of World Cultures, Berlin

The short version of the very comprehensive program of the ALMS Conference "Queering Memory" is published now. It includes the conference schedule, presenters' names and presentation titles, some paper titles have been shortened. Full titles will be included in the final program together with paper abstracts just before the conference. Read more… (Web)

The conferende is hosted by the Magnus-Hirschfeld-Gesellschaft (Society) in partnership with Forschungsstelle Kulturgeschichte der Sexualität at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the FFBIZ - the feminist archive, the Initiative Queer Nations, the Lili-Elbe-Archiv, the Schwules Museum , and Spinnboden Lesbian Archive.

Right on time for the 6th of May - the day the Nazis broke into Magnus Hirschfeld’s Institute for Sexual Science in 1933 and destroyed it - this program is testament to a whole history of queer resistance. The final Evening Podium 'Queering Memory, Defending the Future', will discuss the challenges posed by increasingly homo- and transphobic 'strong man' governments not only to the future of queer archives, libraries, museums and special collections, but also to queer lives now. The organizers hope the conference contributes to building a sense of global solidarity in the future.

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