Women’s and Gender History

Various members of the Department are specialized in Women’s and Gender History. Using intersectional, transnational and critical global perspectives, their research and teaching explore how gender was historically constructed in Europe and beyond, and, conversely, how gender shaped European history in its national, regional, colonial and imperial contexts. Research and teaching interests include the history of women and gender in relation to welfare states, social movements and transnational organizations, socialism and communism, poverty, East/West-North/South relations, nation/nationalisms, and war and violence. Because of faculty members’ involvement in Women’s and Gender History internationally, the Department is a partner in MATILDA, the European Master in Women’s and Gender. For ten years the department also was the home of ASPASIA: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History, published by Berghahn (New York and Oxford).