Vol. 6 of Aspasia will focus on the history of International Women’s Day and how it has been celebrated in different social and political contexts in Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe (CESEE).
Deadline: 15 September 2010
On August 26, 1910, at the Second International Conference of Socialist Women in Copenhagen, Clara Zetkin proposed an annual International Women’s Day, with women’s suffrage as its main demand. The first celebrations of International Women’s Day were in 1911 and they expanded in subsequent years. How did International Women’s Day contribute to women’s activism? In addition to women’s suffrage, what other themes became included and how was March 8 used for different political agendas? Which women celebrated it, what were their class backgrounds and political affiliations? How were they organized? What kind of activities took place, and with what kind of institutional support? Were there international exchanges of speakers or women’s groups organized around March 8?
In addition to the overarching international theme, what were the national dimensions (weiterlesen …)