Workshop: Sources For Historians of Love, Sex, and War: Towards Another History of 20th Century Europe, 18.-19.05.2015, Paris

März 19th, 2015

Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po (Web); Elissa Mailänder (Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po); Patrick Farges (Univ. Sorbonne Nouvelle) and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Zentrum für Antisemitismus-Forschung, Berlin)

Time: 18.-19.05.2015
Venue: Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po, Paris

  • Participants: Patrick Farges (Paris), Elissa Mailänder (Paris), Christa Hämmerle (Vienna), Emmanuel Debruyne (Louvain), Marie-Christin Lux (Berlin), Clementine Vidal-Naquet (Paris), Laura Hobson Faure (Paris), Irina Costache (Budapest), Julie Le Gac (Irice), Andrew Bergerson (Kansas City), Angel Alcade (Florence), Lorenzo De Sabbata (Paris), Sarah Speck (Darmstadt), Jennifer Evans (Ottawa), Carlos Haas (Munich), Gabrielle Hauth (Clark University) and Matthias Reiss (Exeter University), Programm als PDF

This workshop will launch a two-year research project. Historian Dagmar Herzog has called the 20th century “the century of sex,” while Laura Lee Downs and Kathleen Canning consider it a time when “gender troubles” emerged. Yet, the 20th century also initiated greater equality between the sexes and increasing liberalization of sexual norms and rights. Both categories – gender and sexuality – profoundly shaped the last century. Two world wars, genocide, and … read more … (Web)

Der Erste Weltkrieg in Nachlässen von Frauen Nr. 33: Tagebuch von Julie Söllner, 18. März 1915, Wien

März 18th, 2015

NL 52 Tagebuch Julie Soellner 1915 03 18Julie Söllner (geb. Karplus, geb. 1874) war ausgebildete Lehrerin, mit einem Rechtsanwalt verheiratet und dreifache Mutter. Im März 1915 vermerkte sie, das “Bedürfnis” zu haben, Aufzeichnungen über die aktuelle „entsetzliche Zeit“ zu machen. Die Erinnerungen wurden an nur drei Tagen im März und April 1915 verfasst und enthalten neben der Schilderng der aktuellen Lebensverhältnisse in der bürgerlichen Wiener Umgebung der Schreiberin auch kommentierte, retrospektive Passagen auf die politischen und kriegerischen Ereignisse seit Sommer 1914.

18. März 1915
Ich weiß nicht warum, aber ich habe das Bedürfnis mir selbst eine Erinnerung an unsere große, an unsere merkwürdige, an unsere entsetzliche Zeit zu schaffen. Ich war eben 40 Jahre alt geworden und trotz aller Wirren, trotz des ewigen Wetterleuchtens an unserem politischen Himmels, ja selbst nach der Ermordung unseres Thronfolgers – er hatte, aber auch den Herzen der meisten seiner künftigen Unterthanen sehr fern gestanden – dachte ich nicht im entferntesten daran, daß Krieg sein könne. Ja, den Balkankrieg mit allen seinen Auswüchsen hatten wir ja erst erlebt, aber bei uns konnte doch nicht Krieg sein; mir wäre es ja vom Herzen recht gewesen, wenn wir die Serbenbande für ihre Frechheit, ihren Übermut und ihre Niedertracht in und anstatt ihres Landes „gezüchtigt“ hätten. So sollte es aber leider nicht kommen, das große Russland hat Parthei für Serbien genommen und da wir die unerträglichen politischen Zustände nicht mehr ertragen konnten Read the rest of this entry »

Filmvorführung und Podiumsdiskussion: Aufbruch der Frauen – Acht Wegbereiterinnen der Ersten österreichischen Frauenbewegung (1848-1934), 21.03.2015, Wien

März 17th, 2015

Aufbruch der Frauen.8.PortraitsKooperations-Veranstaltung der Grünen Frauen Wien mit den Grünen Bezirksorganisationen 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 22 und der Grünen Bildungswerkstatt

Zeit: Sa., 21. März 2015, 16.30 Uhr
Ort: Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus, Akademiestraße 13, 1010 Wien


  • ab 16.30 Uhr: Filmvorführung (60 Min) (Link zur Produktion) 
  • ab 17.30 Uhr: Podiumsdiskussion (Einladung mit weiteren Infos als PDF)
  • Wein, Brot etc.
  • ab 19:30 Uhr: Hintergrundgespräch mit Walter Wehmeyer (Regisseur), Irene Andessner (Foto- und Performance-Künstlerin) und Gabriele Proy (Filmkomponistin)

Während der Revolution von 1848 fand in Wien der erste Protest österreichischer Frauen für gleiche Rechte statt. Damals begann Read the rest of this entry »

Sarah E. Thompson Papers. An Union’s Woman’s Civil War Letters and Papers, 1859-1898 – online!

März 17th, 2015

Sarah E. Thompson Papers, 1859-1898. An On-line Archival Collection. Special Collections Library, Duke University (Web)

Sarah Lane was born in 1838 in Greene County, Tennessee. In 1854, she married Sylvanius H. Thompson and they had two children. Sylvanius H. Thompson later became a private in the 1st Tennessee Calvary U.S.A., where he served primarily as a recruiter for the Union Army. Sarah E. Thompson worked alongside her husband assembling and organizing Union sympathizers in a predominately rebel area around Greeneville, Tennessee.

In early 1864, Sylvanius H. Thompson was ambushed and killed by a Confederate soldier. Spurred by her husband’s death, Sarah E. Thompson continued her work for the Union, delivering dispatches and recruiting information to Union officers. When CSA General John Hunt Morgan and his men spent the night in Greeneville, Sarah E. Thompson managed to slip away and alert Union forces to his whereabouts. Union troops invaded the area and by her accounts, she personally pointed out Morgan hiding behind a garden fence to a Union soldier who proceeded to kill Morgan.

After this event, Sarah E. Thompson served as an army nurse in Knoxville, Tennessee and in Cleveland, Ohio. She supported herself and her daughters by giving lectures in several northern cities about her experiences during the war. In 1866 … read more (Web)

CfP: Practices of Care. Inequalities, Empowerment, Contradictions (Laboratory, 09/2015, Vienna); DL: 15.04.2015

März 17th, 2015

The 2nd Vienna Ethnography Lab of the Dep. of Methods in the Social Sciences: Tatjana Thelen in cooperation with the Dep. of Social and Cultural Anthropology: Bernhard Hadolt, the Dep. of Political Science: Birgit Sauer and the Dep. of Development Studies: Petra Dannecker at the University of Vienna

Venue: Vienna
Time: 25.-27.09.2015
Application by 15.04.2015

Over the last decades, care has received increasing attention in public discourse and scientific debates. This is not coincidental, but reflects the perception of a shift in the distribution of Care obligations between state, market and families as well as new forms of globalisation and migration. These debates around commodification and commercialisation of reproductive labour surrounded by an aura of crisis embedded in the current demographic trend toward aging societies in particular in the so-called Global North. As a result care has moved from being a concern of mostly feminist researchers to a central topic of various social science disciplines. Besides pointing to various inequalities along the lines of gender, ethnicity/nationality and class, care has been proven useful to explore the intersection of the “public” sphere of economy, and the supposedly private area of kinship. Read more (PDF)

CfP: Women in Arms: from the Russian Empire to Post-Soviet States (Publication: Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies ); DL: 29.04.2015

März 16th, 2015

Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies (PIPSS) (Web)

Proposals not later than: 29. April 2015

The military has never been an male-exclusive world (soldiers’ wives, canteen women, nurses, etc.), but the fact that women could bear arms and fight, in the army or other power structures, still remains controversial, calling into question gender roles and social evolution as a whole. In 2006, the Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies (PIPSS.ORG) dedicated one of its issue to the question of Women and/in the Military in Tsarist, Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia (Web). In this new PIPSS issue, we want to change the focus and tackle the question of women fighters, whether inside the army or in more or less formalized armed group.

While the specificity of the women experience as victims of war and especially sexual violence is increasingly recognized, a parallel tendency has developed among scholars to recognize that women can also be agents of violence. This body of research often … read more (Web).

REMINDER: CfP: The Persistence of Neoliberalism (Publication/Journal: Sexuality Research and Social Policy); DL: 01.04.2015

März 16th, 2015

Sexuality Research and Social PolicySexuality Research and Social Policy (Web); Guest Editors: Patrick R. Grzanka, Univ. of Tennessee; Emily S. Mann, Univ. of South Carolina; and Sinikka Elliott, North Carolina State Univ. Editor-in-Chief: Jeffrey T. Parsons, CUNY Graduate Center

Proposals not later than: April 1, 2015

The politics of academic “buzzwords” are well documented by sociologists of science, who note that certain concepts become pervasive in scholarly discourse due to a number of contextual and social factors that may have little to do with the substance of the concept itself (Davis, 2008). “Neoliberalism” has experienced tremendous uptake across the humanities and social sciences since its initial articulation in a series of key publications by geographer David Harvey (2005), political theorist Lisa Duggan (2003), and sociologist Randy Martin (2002).

As it has traveled, neoliberalism has been elaborated as a form of political economy, cultural politics, policy-making, and aesthetics. Likewise, the impact of neoliberal social policies and ideologies have been studied for their domestic and global implications for virtually all elements of social life, from humor … read more (Web)