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June 29, 2022, 5:00 PM: Lecture “Shifting the Scene: State-socialist Europe and the International Politics of Women’s Work” by Susan Zimmermann

June 28, 2022

This lecture discusses the role of state-socialist Europe in the making of the international politics of women’s work. In Cold War Europe the Eastern European countries spearheaded the large-scale expansion of women’s full-time employment. By the 1960s they came to advocate, domestically and in their interaction with the International Labour Organization, a new policy instrument, extended paid childcare leave for working mothers.

Dubrovnik International Postgraduate Course "Feminisms in a Transnational Perspective: Art, Artivism and Other Transformative Practices"

June 3, 2022

Inter-University Center Dubrovnik, May 23-27, 2022

Short Report
Feminisms in a Transnational Perspective is the general title of an annual international postgraduate course that takes place in the last week of May at the Inter-University Center in Dubrovnik. Every year a new topic is addressed under this general title. The course brings together young and more established feminist researchers to discuss a range of topics related to the general title, who all participate in the entire course, thus sharing knowledge and experience.

June 3, 2022: Book presentation in Vienna by Andrea Pető

May 20, 2022

Prof. Andrea Pető presents her book Das Unsagbare erzählen. Sexuelle Gewalt in Ungarn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. (Telling the Unspeakable. Sexual Violence in Hungary during the Second World War). Translated by Krisztina Kovacs, the book takes up the challenge of telling the story of the mass rapes of women during World War II by German, Soviet, and Hungarian soldiers in Hungary.

Listen to the experiences of faculty and students of OSUN Collaborative Network Course on Antisemitism, Holocaust, Colonialism, Gender

May 7, 2022

This OSUN Network Collaborative Course sought to investigate a complex set of critical linkages and points of intersection between four distinct, but overlapping, areas of inquiry: antisemitism, the holocaust, colonialism, and gender. It brought together faculty and students from five institutions to engage in conversation with one another. These institutions were CEU in Vienna, Birkbeck University of London, Bard College in New York, SOAS University of London, and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

May 2: Prof. Andrea Pető on gender and illiberalism in Seminar of Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University

April 26, 2022

In the context of the Illiberalism Studies Program, Andrea Pető aims to analyze the complex relationship between gender and illiberalism. Prof. Pető will discuss the reasons why both illiberalism and the category of gender are difficult to grasp. In doing so, she engages with previous research on gender, pointing out what has been missed. She argues that gender works as a “symbolic glue” for illiberal states.