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Konferenz War Welfare and Gender Politics During World War One and Beyond

Ort: online
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Thursday, 9. Dezember 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm and Friday, Dec., 10, 2021, 9:00 am -7:00 pm (CET)

Arbeitsbereich Kultur- und Geschlechtergeschichte (Institut für Geschichte, Universität Graz), 8010 Graz (Austria)

"On Dec. 9 and 10, 2021 the subject area Cultural- and Gender History at the Insitute for History at University of Graz and the Elisabeth-List-Fellowship-Programme "War Welfare and Gender Politics in the First World War" cordially invite you to join.

A number of experts of Gender History from Universities in UK, US and Austria will talk about the broad field of War Welfare, Gender and World War One: e.g. Cynthia Enloe, Alison S. Fell, Holly Furneaux, Susan Grayzel, Christa Hämmerle or Ingrid Sharp.

The conference will explore local and global dimensions of welfare policies and humanitarian aid during and after WWI from a gender historical perspective. Topics include gender discourses that reinforce, re-establish and challenge gender conventions, gendered discourses around violence, pain, trauma, and healing and how these played out in the field of humanitarian and welfare work during the war, and during post-war reconstruction. Groups of interest include those claiming an identity as (non-)combatants and veterans, feminist and socialist anti-war activists, transnational, and international organisations as well as right wing and nationalist groups committed to reinforcing traditional gender norms and gendered citizenship models as part of their nation-building agenda.

The conference will identify and explore emerging questions and directions within First World War Gender Studies as well as reflecting on continuities and change within contemporary theories of how gender is bound up with militarism, warfare, and conflict resolution."

Die Konferenz findet ONLINE statt.
Anmeldung per E-Mail an genderhistory(at)uni-graz.at

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