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Wise Women`s News 14.1 - Mediterranean Institute of
Vol. 14, No. 1, 2004
Editor-in-Chief: Tobe Levin
WISE
Women’s
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Features editors:
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Tobe Levin ([email protected])
French translations
Mariame Racine Sow, Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Claude Safir.
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Wise News
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News from the Wise Countries
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News from the Divisions
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Wise Women in Print
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Women’s Studies On Line
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Bulletin Board
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Addresses of Board Members, National and Division Contacts
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Definition and aims of Wise
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Bienvenue dans notre toute première édition électronique de WISE Women’s
News.
Welcome to our first electronic WISE Women’s News. As editor, I must say, among
the many benefits of cyberspace dissemination, one I felt profoundly was relief
from the stress of having to limit the number of pages in the print volumes. As a
famous statesman has said, “Please excuse me for such a long letter. I didn’t have
time to write a short one.” Cutting things down to fit our publication budget took
up a great deal of time! Not that I haven’t streamlined here, but readers are rarely
aware of the kinds of language-doctoring needed in documents like this one that
stem from a variety of tongues, not to mention many different Englishes. My aim
in line editing has always been clarity. Though more of the submitted language is
reproduced in electronic form than in paper editions, I’ve continued following that
principle.
Kudos to
...Mariame Racine Sow who completed her Ph.D. in education at the
University of Frankfurt and will continue the work that has distinguished her as an
active WISE woman, translating into French for the newsletter and campaigning
against FGM with the Evangelische Entwickungsdienst (EED) in Senegal.
Congratulations, Mariame!
...Patrycja Kurjatto-Renard, whose dissertation on “Représentation du
passé dans The Hundred Secret Senses d’Amy Tan, Tracks de Louise Erdrich et
Mama Day de Gloria Naylor” published by l’Atelier National de Reproduction des
Thèses also earns our congratulations for her doctorate.
...The Nordic Gender Studies Centres who, in November 2003, received
the happy message that their joint application for a Nordic Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies had been approved by the Nordic Research Agency,
NorFA. Twenty Ph.D. courses will be offered over a period of five years. The Research
School is a result of the successful development of Nordic gender research and
research training since the first cooperation started in the 1970s.
Bravo a Mariame Racine Sow qui a completé son PhD en éducation et qui va
poursuivre le travail qui l’a distinguée en tant que participante active de WISE
puisqu’elle a traduit en français le bulletin et va mener une campagne contre les MGF
avec le Evangelische Entwickungsdienst (EED) au Sénégal. Félicitation Mariame!
Patrycja Kurjatto-Renard, dont la thèse sur «Représentation du passé dans
The Hundred Secret Senses d’Amy Tan, Tracks de Louise Erdrich et Mama Day de
Gloria Naylor» a été publiée par l’Atelier National de Reproduction des Thèses. Nous
lui adressons également toutes nos félicitations également pour son doctorat.
Visitez notre nouveau website: http://wise.fss.uu.nl
Visit our new website http://wise.fss.uu.nl
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Des nouvelles du secrétariat
Judith Ezekiel, l’une des personnes qui fut à l’origine de WISE a quitté le poste de
membre du bureau, dont elle fut une des forces motrices depuis les débuts de
l’organisation. Judith a par exemple été responsable de la modernisation de notre
association en organisant la très populaire liste de discussion électronique WISEL. Nous voulons remercier Judith pour tout le travail qu’elle a fait pendant des
années et nous réjouir de penser qu’elle va continuer ses activités sur la e-liste.
Notez SVP que nous sommes à la recherche d’une nouvelle membre du
bureau de préférence en provenance d’Europe de l’Est. Si vous êtes intéressées
ou si vous avez des suggestions, vous pouvez contacter notre coordinatrice Akke
Visser: [email protected]
Comme il a été annonce dans le dernier bulletin, les ressources financières pour
le secrétariat de WISE en Hollande sont devenues très instables. Nous sommes
donc heureuses que KILDEN, le Norwegian Information and Documentation Center
for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, ainsi que l’Association for Gender
Studies in Norway (FOKK) nous aient contacté à propos de ce sujet. Nous avons
discuté de la possibilité de faire de la Norvège un pays d’accueil et ils ont décidé de
rechercher les possibilités futures. Même si aucun argent n’a été débloqué, il y a
quelques signes positifs et nous vous informerons.
Le Programme de Boulogne
Il n’y a pas actuellement de sujet plus urgent concernant l’éducation en Europe que
de mettre en place et de développer le Programme de Bologne qui présente les
Licences et les maîtrises européennes.
L’un des buts avoués du réseau thématique ATHENA est de procurer un
mécanisme efficace et soutenu de façon à survoler ce processus parmi les 107
partenaires du réseau et au delà. Pour s’assurer d’un élargissement de cette activité,
ATHENA a rejoint les forces de WISE. Dans ce contexte nous avons envoyé un
formulaire a tous les partenaires du réseau \ATHENA ainsi qu’aux contacts nationaux
de WISE de manière à ce qu’ils évaluent le processus de Bologne dans le domaine
du genre et des études féminines qui recouvre tout particulièrement l’introduction
de la Licence / Maîtrise sur les femmes ainsi que les études sur le genre en Europe
et les implications de la déclaration de Bologne pour les différents programmes. Ce
questionnaire constitue la première étape d’un processus qui devrait prendre au
moins une année à compléter.
En plus du sondage actuel nous travaillons à un deuxième niveau d’analyse
qui met l’accent sur les détails de l’implantation du Programme de Bologne, ses
implications politiques et ses conséquences sur le genre. Cette partie du sondage
sera distribuée en juin 2004 à une personne par pays avec la demande de notre
part de décrire leur position dans un commentaire à propos de ces questions. Nous
sommes impatientes de connaître vos suggestions et de constituer une équipe
d’experts locaux qui pourraient mener à terme la seconde étape.
En dehors de ce sondage le premier livre annuel de WISE sera dédié au State-of-
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the-Art in Women’s Studies in Europe dans le contexte de la déclaration de Bologne.
Avant l’été nous demanderons aux contacts nations de contribuer à ce livre qui
devrait être publié en décembre 2004.
News from the secretariat
Stepping down as board member, Judith Ezekiel, one of our association’s founders,
has been a driving force ever since the birth of the organization. Judith assured our
‘modernization’ by launching the highly successful electronic discussion-list, WISEL. We are very happy to know you will continue as our list-mistress, Judith, and
thank you heartily for your dedicated service to WISE over more than a decade and
a half...
Please note that we are still looking for one new board member, preferably
from Eastern Europe. If you are interested or have any suggestions, you can
contact our coordinator Akke Visser: [email protected]
As announced in the last newsletter, funding for the WISE secretariat in the
Netherlands has become very insecure. We are pleased, therefore, that KILDEN,
Norwegian Information and Documentation Center for Women’s Studies and
Gender Research, together with the Association for Gender Studies in Norway
(FOKK) contacted us about this urgent matter. We have discussed the possibility of
Norway as a host country, and they have taken it upon themselves to investigate
funding possibilities. Although no actual money has been found yet, there are
positive signals. We will keep you informed.
Monitoring the Bologna-process
No issue is more urgent in higher education in Europe today than implementing
and monitoring the Bologna process that introduces the Bachelors and Masters
degree structure into the European university system. One of the stated aims of
the ATHENA Thematic Network is to provide an effective and sustained mechanism
by which to oversee this process among all 107 institutional partners of the network
and beyond. To ensure a broader reach to this activity, ATHENA has joined forces
with WISE.
In this framework, we have sent a survey to all ATHENA-partners and WISE
National Contacts to watch over the Bologna process in the field of gender and
women’s studies, which covers specifically the introduction of the Bachelor-Master
structure on Women’s and Gender Studies curricula in Europe and the implications
of the Bologna-declaration for the various programmes. This questionnaire is the first
step in a process which will take at least a full year to complete. In addition to the
present survey, we are working on a second level of analysis, which will focus fully
on the details of implementation of the Bologna declaration, its political implications
and possible gender effects. This part of the survey will be distributed in June 2004
to one person per country with the request to write a short position paper on these
issues. We are looking forward to reading your suggestions and formulating a team
of local experts who could bring the second phase of this evaluation to a successful
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conclusion.
In addition to the survey, WISE will also dedicate its first yearbook to the Stateof-the-Art in Women’s Studies in Europe in the context of the Bologna-declaration.
Before the summer we will ask the National Contacts to contribute to this yearbook
to be published in December 2004.
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News from the European Journal of Women’s
Studies: Passing on Feminism, a Report on the
conference
Mirjam Snijder
“Passing on Feminism,” a conference to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the
European Journal of Women’s Studies (EJWS), took place with great success
on 23 January 2004, co-hosted by the journal, the Belle van Zuylen Institute for
Multicultural and Comparative Gender Studies and the Dutch Women’s Studies
Association (NGV). At least one hundred women from various countries enjoyed
five speakers in a magnificent auditorium at the University of Amsterdam which
houses Belle van Zuylen. In various ways, speakers interpreted the conferencetheme, the passing on of feminism and feminist concepts among generations,
ensuring a fascinating, discussion-filled morning.
Following welcome-speeches by Pamela Pattynama and Kathy Davis, the first
speaker, Juliet Mitchell, professor of Psychoanalysis and Gender studies at the
University of Cambridge, asked in her lecture ‘Why …’Women’ become ‘Gender’.’
Mitchell linked two major concepts of second wave feminism, ‘sexual difference’
and ‘gender’, to the demographic trend in which more educated women tend to
bear children at increasingly elevated ages or don’t have any at all. In Mitchell’s view,
‘gender’ came to replace ‘women’ when the close connection between women and
procreation loosened. The concept ‘gender’ emerged, accordingly, as a reflection of
the shift to non-procreative relations between the sexes: “It is not, as is commonly
argued, that ‘gender’ allows men in that is significant; it is that ‘gender’ throws
babies out.” Women have a social and psychological history outside the potential
for motherhood that is said to define them, and current demographic changes allow
this other story to emerge. Mitchell proposes therefore to abandon the vertical
paradigm whereby relations between women are seen solely as procreative, in
terms of mothers and daughters, and instead to develop a horizontal paradigm
where lateral relations are important. Mitchell concludes with the call to look not
only backwards through our mothers and forwards through our daughters “but
backwards … forwards and [alongside], in the present ... to look laterally [as well]
through sisters, peers and friends.”
In ‘Passing On: From Consciousness to Reflexivity?’ Lisa Adkins, reader in
Sociology at the University of Manchester, joins Mitchell in reframing the common
conception of history. Why continue to construe feminist history as a generational
succession, of movement from mothers to daughters? Why assume a causal
connection between past and present? Adkins proposes an alternate view.
Suppose that time is not linear but working in various directions. The old viewpoint
permits critics to doubt the continuity of feminism; Adkins gives examples. Yet
these critiques are based on hidden assumptions regarding what the object of
feminism should be, namely social relations and historical formations. Criticism,
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Atkins contends, stems from nostalgia or even melancholia, the longing to return
to an ideal postwar social contract. Because current feminism doesn’t strive for
this ideal, it becomes non-feminist. This negative appraisal, however, makes sense
only if we insist on inheritance, which Adkins does not. Instead, she urges us to
abandon the notion of history as progression: “For, as we have seen, such a version
of history will always end up losing feminism in time. For, even if the subjects and
objects of feminism have changed, and even if consciousness can no longer be
inscribed in the instantiation between subject and object (indeed, even if historical
consciousness can no longer be talked about with any real conviction), it is vital not
to view socio-cultural change as harmful to feminism and women, for to do so is to
lose and fix both in time.”
In ‘Still Crazy after all those Years: Feminism for the New Millennium’, Gloria
Wekker, professor of Gender and Ethnicity at the University of Utrecht, turns
to the future, raising several issues that a new millennial feminism faces. First,
transnationality: feminism must be sensitive to asymmetrical power relations and
able to criticize them. Second, it must be comparative, ready to explore relations
among gender, ethnicity, race, etc. Third, it must be activist and reflexive. Wekker
points to reluctance in the Netherlands to discuss ethnic and racial differences,
drawing an analogy between this hesitation and the lack of attention to our own
colonial past. Divisions in Dutch women’s studies mirror the dominant paradigm of
race. Why else at universities do we find three separate spheres? We have women’s
studies, ethnic studies (with only marginal attention to women) and women and
development. Women are clearly sorted according to race, implying a teleology that
makes Western the norm. Far from value free, such divisions show the importance
society continues to attach to race, so that any feminism for the new millennium
must cross disciplines.
Approaching her subject as an East-European feminist in a post-socialist
country, Biljana Kasic, coordinator at the Center for Women’s Studies in Zagreb,
discusses in ‘Feminist Cross-Mainstreaming: New Challenge or Stepping Back?’
the rise and transfer of the concept of (gender) mainstreaming, a development
she frankly finds constraining and ill-placed. How do we deal appropriately with
‘the West as mainstreamer’ on the one hand and with the hidden demands and
obstacles of gender mainstreaming on the other? Kasic argues that Western
feminism seems to be imposing its gender mainstreaming discourse on the rest
of the world, oblivious to the context of East-European feminists’ engagement,
which is easily overshadowed by this rhetoric. In other words, because women’s
studies in the East have not yet secured a recognized niche in the sciences, gender
mainstreaming threatens because it neutralizes and makes invisible. Elaborately
detailing the many guises that feminism takes on nowadays and asking how these
shapes can translate into diverse feminist practices, she notes: “My dilemma is not
whether we need feminism as a critical activity or act of resistance, but how we can
activate all its ‘subversive’ potential for social change within a variety of women’s
webs, networking and situatedness.”
The fifth and last speaker, a Women’s Studies and Visual Culture student at the
University of Lancaster, in ‘Voiceless woman: observe, but from the centre’, Belinda
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Giannessi, tries to define what (studying) feminism means today. She identifies
as her main concern the growing emphasis on theory, while feminism’s heart lies
in practice: “One prefers to deduce a political action from the theory, instead of
making practical theory.” Wondering whether feminism - in all this theorizing – risks
sacrificing its hold on history, she feels that feminism should be rooted in social
reality. Yes, theory is needed to keep historical memory alive, to know why, how
and what has been done for and by women. She proposes nonetheless to transform
every theoretical stance into practical behavior and not to lose connection to the
real. Dialogue then becomes the order of the day; it in turn anchored in a ‘shared
situation’. What will this entail? Overcoming an island mentality, i.e. feminism’s
loss of links to the lives of women. Sadly, theory also isolates men from women.
Preferable is the passing on of feminism by creating conditions including both.
A morning of listening was followed by an afternoon of talk.
The first discussion session focused on feminist theory from an intergenerational
perspective. Petra de Vries, renée c. hoogland and Iris van der Tuin explained in
their introduction how they became involved in feminism and how they envision
the passing on of theory. De Vries describes the complexity of this endeavor,
because feminism doesn’t provide a clearly defined set of ideas. What’s important
is making students aware of bias in theories and concepts. hoogland described the
passing on of feminism as the opening of new ways of thinking, which can result
in different ways of being. To van der Tuin, an important aspect is the creation of
a community where students can feel like they are part of the movement. The
conversation then targeted the term ‘generation’, with which some speakers are
uncomfortable. Generations have to do not only with age, nor are they clearly
demarcated. Nonetheless, demonstrable differences exist between them. And
where does the relationship between teacher and student fit in? Important as the
educational setting may be, however, someone in the audience reminds us that
feminism isn’t passed on only in the classroom, but in daily life as well.
In the second session, Kathy Davis and Pamela Pattynama wondered if
intersectionality still has the critical power it had when first introduced. Or is it now
simply politically correct? They point to three problems or tensions. First, it seems to
make agency invisible; it doesn’t reveal how individuals deal with different aspects
of identity. Second, even if intersectionality can be retained as a critical concept,
don’t we run a risk now that feminism and women’s studies are under attack as
old fashioned and redundant? Does intersectionality really retain its cutting-edge
explanatory force, or does the specific (historical and geopolitical) moment require
other critical concepts? Third, intersectionality has been deployed as an institutional
strategy. For instance, the Dutch minister De Geus - shocking many participants
from abroad - believes that the emancipation of white women has been achieved.
As a result, women’s studies at many Dutch universities is threatened, suggesting
that the public no longer understands the meaning or importance of gender, let
alone of intersectionality. But if we don’t talk about it, who will? The speakers open
discussion by questioning whether the concept should be passed on at all, and a
lively debate leaves no doubt, intersectionality is valuable. It is important to insist,
though, that under the buzzword ‘diversity’, we must include not only ethnicity and
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‘race’, but also gender.
The third and last discussion session looked at the meaning and possibilities of
a transnational feminism. Sonya Michel presented its historical development and
hurdles on the road to realization. Jyotsna Gupta then offered some contemporary
views on the subject, noticing a wide gap between theory and practice caused by
defective analysis of, among other things, economic and political relations. In some
areas, she admitted, feminists may reach international solidarity, but in others, like
bioethics, feminists from various parts of the world are for now on different sides of
the fence. The discussion that followed asked primarily if the concepts developed
in feminist theory are not too Western. If so, a remedy may be adopting the
perspective of non-Western feminists, analyzing critically when needed. What else
might enhance chances of success for a new transnational feminism? Increasingly,
people are trying to speak each other’s language, which makes communication
easier. Women have also come to see themselves less as representatives of a
particular nation’s or group’s interests and are therefore more open to the ideal of
‘global sisterhood’. Besides, the Internet has considerably increased options for
contact and organization.
The conference concluded with a ceremonial gift, Akke Visser presenting the
first copy of the NGV jubilee-book entitled Van Lobbygroep naar Expertisecentrum.
25 jaar landelijk overleg, 15 jaar Nederlands Genootschap Vrouwenstudies to Kea
Tijdens, former board member of the NGV and one of the founding editors of the
EJWS. Congratulations, Kea!
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Nouvelles des Pays de WISE
News from the WISE Countries
D’Autriche
Les 14-16 Novembre 2003, l’ association « Women without-borders » a vu le
jour à Vienne, en présence des autorités du pays, du ministre de la condition
féminine, et des membres des divers partis dont les Verts. Le congres avait
pour thème « Women included ». Des femmes universitaires, intellectuelles
et politiciennes sont venues de tous les horizons: Palestine, Jordanie,
Afghanistan, Irak, Israël, Iran, Afrique du Sud et Sénégal se sont retrouvés.
Elles ont jeté les bases d’un partenariat au delà des frontières.
Dr. Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, co-editrice of Feminist Europa, a été invitée
à présenter une communication sur le thème suivant: « The contribution of the
African Women in the Diaspora and the NEPAD Programm ». Les organisatrices
appellent toutes les collègues à signer la Résolution 1325 afin que le Conseil
de sécurité la mette en application en ce qui concerne les conflits et guerres:
La Déclaration de Vienne; La Résolution 1325 des Nations Unies, Conseil de
Sécurité. Pour plus d’amples informations, veuillez consulter le site www.
women-without-borders.org
From Austria
On 14-16 November 2003, “Women without Borders” was launched in Vienna in
the presence of government representatives, the minister for equal opportunity
and women, and members of various political parties including the Greens. The
accompanying conference theme, “women included” attracted academics,
intellectuals and politicians from a broad geographical spectrum: Palestine, Jordan,
Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Iran, South Africa and Senegal. They prepared the way for
cooperative efforts that transcend national boundaries.
Dr. Pierrette Perzberger-Fofana, co-editor of Feminist Europa, was invited to
speak on “The contribution of the African Women in the Diaspora and the NEPAD
Programm.” Organisers issued a call for signatures to support Resolution 1325
urging the Security Council to act where wars are in progress. See www.womenwithout-borders.org
De Belgique
Le centre de recherche pour l’égalité des chances et le service de l’égalité
des chances du ministère flamand ont organisé ensemble une journée de
séminaire le 20 février 2004 sur le thème: « égalité des chances en Europe ».
Il faut souligner que ce thème a été examiné selon différents aspects du
point de vue: théorique/ pratique, Européen/ national, Européen de l’Ouest/
Européen de l’est. Pour plus d’amples informations, veuillez consulter le site
internet ci-dessous. Le séminaire est la première initiative du groupe de travail
3B, « Réconceptualiser la notion d’égalité des chances et repenser les buts
et les instruments du réseau Athena », afin de pouvoir rouvrir le débat sur les
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stratégies d’égalité de chances entre hommes et femmes en Flandres, en
Belgique et en Europe. Des conférencières y compris des membres de WISE
étaient entre autres Magda Michielsens, Directrice du Centre de Recherches
sur l’égalité des chances de l’université d’Anvers; et Mieko Verloo de l’université
de Nimègues. La communication des Pays –Bas portait sur « Le Potentiel
transformateur en ce qui concerne le courant genre ». Alison Woodward de
l’université Libre de Bruxelles a mis l’accent sur la « diversité » dans son
intervention, « Gérer les différences dans le cadre de l’Union Européenne,
l’influence des Etats-Unis et leurs implications sur la politique du genre »; et
Andrea Peto de l’université de Miskolc, Hongrie, dont la communication portait
sur « Souviens-toi du communisme et de la période ‘statique féminine!’ évoqué
par les femmes conservatrices d’ Hongrie » . Pour d’amples informations voir
le site www.steunpuntgelijkekeansen.be/Eo-Seminar
From Belgium
On 20 February 2004, the Policy Research Centre on Equal Opportunities and the
Unit Equal Opportunities of the Flemish Ministry organized a one-day seminar
on “Equal opportunities in Europe” examining equal opportunity from various
viewpoints: theoretical versus practical, European versus national, West-European
versus East-European perspectives. The seminar, the first initiative of the Workgroup
3B, Reconceptualising the Notion of Equal Opportunities and Rethinking Policy
Aims and Instruments of the ATHENA network, aimed to (re)open the discussion
of strategies to achieve equal opportunity for men and women in Flanders, in
Belgium and in Europe. Speakers included WISE members Magda Michielsens,
director of the Policy Research Center on Equal Opportunities, University of
Antwerp; Mieke Verloo, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands addressing
“The Transformative Potential of Gender Mainstreaming”; Alison Woodward, Free
University Brussels, Belgium, focusing on “Diversity? The organization of difference
in the European Union, the influence of the United States and the implications for
gender policy”; and Andrea Peto, University of Miskolc, Hungary, whose topic was
“Remembering communism and the period of ‘statist feminism’ remembered by
Hungarian conservative women.” For the full programme see the website: www.
steunpuntgelijkekansen.be/EO-seminar
De la Croatie
Avec plus de 40 étudiantes, le Centre des Études de Femmes à Zagreb a
débuté sa 8ème année. Le programme (le 06.10.2003 – 07.05.2004) est
composé de cours: Femmes et pouvoir; introduction aux études de femmes;
femmes, violence et sécurité; le hameau féminin; art visuel du 20eme siècle:
histoires de femmes; et genre (gender) et genre (genre) dans la culture
populaire. Le centre offre également des ateliers -- Femmes et écriture
créative; l’éco-féminisme; la danse comme langage expressif des femmes –
et des séminaires comme concepts de citoyenneté à partir d’une perspective
de genre; politique de reproduction et état séculaire; espaces autonomes de
femmes; genre et guerre; et en quoi consistent des études lesbiennes? Il y a
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également des séminaires sur la santé des femmes et les victimes oubliées
du socialisme Nazi du point de vue du genre.
Du 24 au 29.05.2004 un cours « post-doctoral » aura lieu avec la collaboration
de l’Université Rutgers de New Jersey, USA.
Le Centre des Études de Femmes, le premier centre de traduction de
la Croatie, aurait également aimé partager avec nous ses plus récentes
publications, par exemple les éditions Virginia Woolf (éditeur, Iva Orgic). Le
centre annonce par ailleurs la publication de son journal TRECA -- le troisième.
La première revue de TRECA [No 2/Vol. IV/ 2002/ pp. 296] s’est penchée sur
les thèmes: Ethique et épistémologie et une revue de publications féministes
qui paraîtra régulièrement. TRECA [No. 1-2/Vol. V/2003/ pp. 320] présente la
contribution d’auteurs et de traducteurs de deux sujets controverses intitulés
« Pornographie, érotique et sexualité et les livres politiques » et « Genre et
Nation » sous le thème principal, « Genre, Nation, Pornographie ». La revue
s’est attelée à préparer une session spéciale, « Féminisme et des Arts visuels:
Traces des pays de l’Est d’Europe sur les nouvelles pratiques artistiques
féministes en Bulgarie, Hongrie et Lituanie » . L’éditrice en chef est Natasa
Govedic.
Zenska infoteka a publié le 21ème numéro de sa revue « Le Pain et les
roses » . Elle contient des articles, des informations sur les activités des
groupes féministes de la Croatie, et des informations brèves qui portent sur
les nouvelles d’autres pays. Pour plus d’information consulter www.zinfo.hr
ou www.ceeol.com
En Octobre 2003 Djurdja Knezevic, coordinatrice de REWIND NET de
Zenska infoteka, a participé à l’atelier suivant qui avait pour thème “Femmes
et la révolution digitale” tenu à Vienne et organisé par « Frauensolidarität ».
En décembre s’est tenu la rencontre annuelle de REWIND NET à Zagreb. Des
représentantes des INDOCs de femmes de 14 pays de l’Est y ont participé.
From Croatia
Djurdja Knezevic of the Centre for Women’s Studies – Zagreb shares recent
publishing news. The Centre started the Virginia Woolf Editions (editor, Iva Orgic)
with the first Croatian translation of A Room of One’s Own (Centre for Women’s
Studies, Zagreb, 2003, pp.132). The translation features editor’s notes and an
“Afterword” conveying rich and unique insights into Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece.
The Centre also announces publication of two issues of its Women’s Studies journal,
TRECA (The Third). The first issue (No. 2/Vol. IV/2002/ pp.296) consists of thematic
sections on ethics and epistemology in addition to its regular reviews of recent
feminist publications. TRECA (No.1-2/ Vol. V/2003/ pp.320) presents contributions
of domestic authors and translations of two contemporary and controversial topics,
entitled “Pornography, Erotics, and Explicit Sexuality” and “Political ‘Eros’, Gender
and Nation” under the main theme, “Gender, Nation, Pornography.” Some titles
are “Demanding Excitement: Hamlet and Odysseus in Pornotopia,” “Erotics,
Pornography, Erotoposis,” “Hard Pornography and Gender Pleasure,” “National
Projects and Gender Relations,” “Use of Erotic: Erotic as Power or Life Beyond
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Imperial Panic,” and “Gender and Nation: Tradition and Transition.” This issue also
contains a special section, “Feminism and Visual Arts: Traces of Eastern Europe, on
new feminist artistic practices in Bulgaria, Hungary, and Lithuania.” Editor-in-chief
is Natasa Govedic.
With more than 40 students, the Centre also offers courses and has begun the
eighth year of its two-semester Women’s Studies educational program (October
6, 2003 through May 7, 2004). The program consists of a) courses: Women and
Power; Introduction to Women’s Studies; Acting and “Forever” Female; Women,
Violence, Security; The Female Hamlet; Visual Arts of the 20th Century: Women’s
Stories; and Gender and Genre within Popular Culture; b) workshops: Women and
Creative Writing; Ecofeminism; and Dance as Woman’s Language. C) seminars:
Concepts of Citizenship from Gender Perspective; Reproduction Politics and
Secular State; Autonomous Women’s Spaces; Gender and War; Women within
Medievalism; What are Lesbian Studies?; Women’s Health; and Forgotten Victims
of Nazi Socialism from Gender Perspective.
In planning, too, is a postgraduate course: Feminist Critical Analysis: Boundaries,
Borders and Borderlands, in cooperation with the Center for Women’s Studies –
Belgrade, Serbia and Rutgers University – New Jersey, U.S.A. The course will be
held at the Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, Croatia, from May 24-29, 2004.
The Zenska Infoteka in Zagreb, Croatia, reports activity from October - December
2003, among which is the 21st issue of the magazine Bread and Roses. The
main topic, Women and Science, also includes various articles, essays and book
reviews as well as information on activities of women’s/feminist groups in Croatia
and news from other countries. The latest issues of Kruh i ruže (Bread and Roses)
are available in full text at the Zenska infoteka web-site (www.zinfo.hr) and also at
the Central and Eastern European Online Library web-site: www.ceeol.com
In October, Djurdja Knezevic, coordinator of REWIND NET from Zenska infoteka,
took part in the panel on “Women Crossing the Digital Divide” held in Vienna and
organized by Frauensolidarität. In December, the annual meeting of REWIND NET
in Zagreb gathered representatives of Women’s INDOCs from 14 Eastern European
Countries.
De Chypre
Maria Hadjipavlou, coordonnatrice du projet, nous écrit que son équipe vient
de réaliser la première étude qui rapporte la voix des femmes et de leurs
expériences dans toutes les communautés chypriotes -- Grecques, Turques,
Maronites, Arménien et Chypriotes - Latines. Cette étude a été réalisée en
2003 et sera publiée sous formes de livres en trois langues: grecque, anglais
et turque. Hadjipavlou, enseignante à l’université de Chypre et présidente du
centre de la Paix (une ONG), a décidé de travailler d’abord avec 80 femmes
durant les phases initiales des recherches. Nous souhaitons que les résultats
contribuent d’une façon scientifique à montrer les réalités auxquelles les
femmes chypriotes sont confrontées.
L’université de Chypre a organisé avec succès une conférence internationale
multidisciplinaire sur le thème: «Langage du Genre». L’ONG des femmes
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«Hands across the Divide» s’est penchée sur le document appelé «Plan
Annan» qui a été négocié entre les leaders des deux communautés, grecque
et turque. Elles souhaitent que la sensibilité pour la notion genre soit prise en
considération. Les femmes vont vivre ensemble l’entrée de l’Ile à l’UE, le 1er
mai 2004. La campagne s’appelle «Le Bus de la Paix pour la Réunification».
From Cyprus
Maria Hadjipavlou shares activities and news. The first study to document women’s
voices and experiences in all the Cypriot communities -- Greek, Turkish, Maronite,
Armenian and Latin Cypriots -- was carried out in 2003 and the findings are soon to be
published in a book in three languages, Greek, English and Turkish. Maria Hadjipavlou
was the project coordinator, an academic teaching at the University of Cyprus and
president of the Peace center, a non-profit NGO. She made a conscious decision to
work only with women -- eighty of them in the different phases of the research. We
believe that women need their own space in a patriarchal society to listen to each
other and to affirm that knowledge is also produced through reflecting on our own
experiences that become the most important data upon which to construct our
realities. The process of working together was as important as the product. Funded
by the European Union, the study’s results, we hope, will contribute to defining
women’s realities in Cyprus in a scientific way and to raising public awareness
on gender equality and multiculturalism as women define it. Women’s issues in
Cyprus are connected to the global women’s agenda and struggles for a more just,
safe, and equal world free of violence.
A collaborative effort among three departments of the university, a successful
international multi-disciplinary conference on “The Languages of Gender” was held
at the University of Cyprus and drew scholars from eleven countries. Colleagues on
the organizing committees included Dr. Fabienne Baider, Dr. Maria Margaron, Dr.
Joanna Bykles, Dr. Alexia Panayiotou and Dr. Maria Hadjipavlou. This group is now
working on a proposal to establish a Center on Gender Studies at the University of
Cyprus, a pioneering undertaking.
The Women’s NGO “Hands Across the Divide” has prepared a document
on a gendered understanding of the “Annan Plan” being negotiated between
the leadership in both communities and proposing a gender sensitive lens. The
paper was presented by five members of the organization at a conference on
“Gender in the Mediterranean: Emerging Discourses and Practices” organized by
the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, Intercollege, Nicosia. Dr. Cynthia
Cockburn, a renowned feminist, activist and writer, chaired the meeting. Cockburn’s
book on women and partition in Cyprus has just been published, The Line -Women, Partition and the Gender Order in Cyprus (2004) Zed, London. “Hands
Across the Divide” is preparing an information campaign to discuss provisions for
a new political system of governance as provided in the Annan Plan in a future
Cyprus. The women support a reunited island to enter the European Union
on May 1, 2004. The campaign is called “The Peace Bus for Reunification.”
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De Finlande
La conférence annuelle des Études de femmes a rassemblé 150 participantes
du 14 au 15 novembre 2003 à l’Université de Lapland, Rovaniemi. Le thème de
la conférence s’intitulait « La connaissance des expériences et de la rationalité
des sentiments » avec une communication en plénière du professeur Valerie
Walkerdine de Cardiff qui a traité le thème « Femmes, Classes, Travail et
Neoliberalisme »; suivi des présentatrices en séance plénière Suvi Ronkainen
et Marja-Liisa Honkasalo. 13 groupes de travail ont été composés avec les
67 participantes -- d’enseignantes, chercheurs et étudiantes qui ont présenté
et discuté de leurs projets. L’association des Études féminines de Finlande a
créé un atelier sur l’état et l’avenir des Études de femmes dans les universités
finlandaises. En effet, Boulogne compte surtout reformuler l’organisation des
études de femmes comme matière, et un tel débat serait profitable à toutes.
Les organisatrices des Etudes Féminines de l’université de Lapland et
L’Association des Etudes féminines en Finlande tiennent leur réunion annuelle
en automne.
From Finland
The annual Women’s Studies Conference gathered approximately 150 participants
on 14th-15th November 2003 at the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi. The conference
theme “The Knowledge of Experience and Rationality of Feelings” included keynote
speakers professor Valerie Walkerdine from Cardiff University (UK), whose topic
was “Women, Class, Work and Neoliberalism.” The other keynote speakers were
Professor Suvi Ronkainen and research fellow Marja-Liisa Honkasalo. Thirteen
working groups gathered as many as 67 participants and various auditors, mainly
teachers and researchers in Women’s Studies, but also students. The Association
for Women’s Studies in Finland arranged a panel concerning the state and the
future of Women’s Studies in the Finnish universities. Because the Bologna process
will also reshape organization of Women’s Studies as a subject, such an active
discussion was really advantageous. Conference organizers were Women’s Studies
in University of Lapland and the Association for Women’s Studies in Finland, whose
autumnal meeting was traditionally held during the conference.
De France
Claude Safir nous fait savoir qu’une réunion de l’équipe de Recherches
Résonances s’est tenue à l’Université de Paris VIII le samedi 13 mars 2004
et qu’elle a réuni les fidèles ainsi que plusieurs chercheuses de différents
pays dont une en provenance du Japon. A la suite d’un bref exposé de Claude
sur les Queer Studies une discussion s’est engagée. Le titre retenu pour les
propositions de colloque pour l’année 2005 est double; Frontlines/ Premières
lignes. Une description plus précise sera donnée ultérieurement mais vous
pouvez d’ores et déjà vous inscrire en contactant l’une ses membres nancy.
[email protected] ou [email protected]
En dehors de ce grand colloque une série de présentations est prévue
notamment le 29 mai par Nancy Honicker sur Ricoeur et par Karin Badt sur J.
Butler. Bienvenue a toutes!
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From France
Claude Safir reports that a meeting of the research group Résonances at the
University of Paris VIII met on 13 March 2004. Members of long standing mixed
with new, interested participants from a number of countries, including Japan. At the
meeting, animated discussion followed Claude Safir’s brief report on Queer Studies.
Among other business, the group chose a theme for papers in 2005, Frontlines. A
more precise description will appear in the next newsletter but all are invited to join
the group by contacting Nancy Honicker or Claude Safir (email addresses above).
A series of presentation is also envisioned outside the principal colloquium. On
29 May 2004 Nancy Honicker will talk about Ricoeur and Karin Badt about Judith
Butler. Everyone is welcome!
D’Allemagne
La fondation Heinrich Böll a invité le professeur Ute Gerhard; la représentante
du parti des verts, Priska Hinz; et le sociologue Dr. Neval Gültekin pour un
débat sur « Etat, Religion et foulard: débat actuel en ce qui concerne le port du
foulard » le 24 Mars 2004 au Okohaus de Francfort sur le Main.
Premièrement, comment doit-on définir les rapports entre l’église et l’état,
en tenant compte que nous n’avons ni un état entièrement laïque comme la
France ni des relations étroites entre l’église et l’état comme c’est le cas en
Grande-Bretagne?
Secundo, quelles en sont les dimensions spécifique du genre? Est-ce que
le foulard comporte une telle charge symbolique? et quel en est le contenu?
Et troisièmement, comment notre société doit-elle entamer un dialogue avec
les minorités anti-démocratique et anti-émancipatrices, musulmanes et nonmusulmanes?
La cour suprême a introduit le 24 septembre 2003 une nouvelle dynamique
dans le débat. Les états doivent décider si on va autoriser ou pas aux
fonctionnaires et employés de l’état de porter le foulard, et dans ce cas précis,
il est interdit dans les salles de classe, car tout ce qui concerne l’enseignement
relève de la juridiction de l’état.
En outre, le règlement étatique considère que le symbolisme qui perce
à travers le port du foulard peut prêter à une interprétation tendancieuse.
Cependant, le jugement laisse le débat ouvert à d’autres propositions. En fait,
on devrait accepter la réalité d’un pluralisme religieux dans la société qui a
été également importé dans les salles de classe, et tende à inculquer une
éducation basée sur la tolérance et sur l’intégration.
Une autre alternative serait de déléguer le parlement pour prendre une
décision, cela signifierait prendre le contre pied de ce qui a été fait et élaborer
de nouvelles lois en ce qui concerne la religion à l’école tout en gardant à
l’esprit que toutes les religions doivent être considérées sur un même pied
d’égalité. En d’autres mots, une brèche a été ouverte pour une séparation
stricte entre l’église et l’état.
Entre-temps, les états dirigé par la CDU (Les Chrétiens-Démocrates) ont
introduit des amendements, baptisés spécialement «l’héritage occidentale
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influencé par le christianisme »qui interdiraient aux enseignants de porter le
foulard. En Hesse, la CDU à exhorter à mettre au banc « Le foulard islamique »
. D’autres régions, cependant, ne voient pas de raison de prendre des mesures
particulières car elles n’ont pas été encore confrontées à de tels défis que l’on
ne pourrait pas résoudre avec les lois existantes actuellement.
Les Verts ont l’intention d’introduire au parlement et à la chambre basse
du Bad- Wurttemberg une loi spéciale qui autoriserait les symboles et signes
religieux à l´école avec des mesures d’accompagnement pour régler les cas
litigieux Au sein du parti des Verts même, les avis sont partagés, des voix
s’opposent et s’élèvent contre une telle loi. Il en est de même tout autant
parmi les musulmans comme le prouvent les nombreuses lettres et les appels
à l’action que les éditeurs reçoivent. Pour plus d’information consulter la page
web www.hgdoe.de
B. Wahrig de l’Université technique de Braunschweig nous fait part du
symposium sur la « biographie et la subjectivité » qui s’est tenu du 15 au 17
janvier 2004. C’est la première conférence inter-universitaire consacrée aux
études du genre. Le but d’une telle rencontre était d’attirer l’attention sur un
phénomène important de la culture moderne -- en effet, l’histoire d’une seule
personne. Les biographies étaient et sont des instruments académiques dans
toutes les disciplines que ce soit en histoire, en psychologie, en sciences
sociales, histoire, histoire de l’art. D’une part, la vie d’un individu et la narration
apparaissent être le point « naturel » de la recherche d’autant plus qu’il semble
être des instruments facilement identifiables. D’autre part, les présupposés de
recherches biographiques appartiennent à ceux qui se sont le plus intéressés
aux récentes données de l’historiographie, aux récentes recherches dans le
domaine des sciences sociales et études ayant trait à la culture. Deux lignes de
démarcation conduiront la discussion 1) La nécessité d’une réflexion critique
sur l’identité d’ un artiste, d’un intellectuel, d’une femme par rapport (à la
question de Foucault « qu’est ce qu’un auteur? » ) d’où la nécessité d’avoir des
personnes engagées dans les études sur le genre afin de créer un potentiel
productif auquel l’on puisse s’identifier et s’ y référer pleinement. 2) D’où
l’intérêt d’ une part de prendre au sérieux, l’artiste, l intellectuel et d’autre part
de le déplacer du centre des recherches. Pour plus d’informations, consultez
l’adresse ci-dessous.
Katharina Bunzmann nous annonce qu’un séminaire sur le thème
« l’économie dans la vie quotidienne: le business du genre dans le passé et
le présent » s’est tenu le 14 Novembre 2003 à l’université de Magdeburg.
Ce thème servira de fil conducteur pour la rencontre annuelle du groupe de
travail: Les nouveaux Länder fédérés en Allemagne (groupe de travail sur les
nouveaux états allemands avec le caucus d’histoire des femmes et du genre
en Allemagne) à l’université Otto-von-Guericke de Magdebourg, Institut d’
Histoire, en accord avec l’ office pour l’ égalité des chances Saxe-Anhalt et le
ministère de la Culture. Pour plus de détails, voir l’adresse ci-dessous: Katharina.
[email protected] Katharina Bunzmann, Coordinatrice
pour la recherche féminine et sur le genre; B.P. 4120, 39016 Magdeburg. Tel:
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0391/67- 18945.
http://www.uni-magdeburg.de/Gleichstellungsbuero
http://www.uni-magedurg.de/iges/home/neuzeit/index.html
From Germany
On 24 March 2004, at the Ökohaus in Frankfurt am Main, the Hessian branch of the
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung invited Prof. Dr. Ute Gerhard, Green Party state parliament
representative Priska Hinz, and social scientist Dr. Neval Gültekin to address “State,
Religion, and the Headscarf: Contemporary debate on (Banning?) the Headscarf.”
Debate on the headscarf takes place on multiple levels of discourse in conflict
with one another, implicating the relationship between the state and religion.
First, how should the relationship between church and state actually be defined,
especially in this instance where we have neither a wholly secular state as in France
not so tight a fit between church and state as in the U.K. Second, what are the
gender-specific dimensions? Is the headscarf symbolically loaded and if so, with
what content? Third, how does our society dialogue with anti-democratic and antiemancipatory minorities, Muslims and non-Muslims? The Supreme Court judgment
of 24 September 2003 injected a new dynamic into the discussion in that a slight
minority ruled the court had no jurisdiction in this matter - i.e. could not decide
whether headscarves could be worn by government employees, in this specific case
in the classroom - because educational matters are state-regulated. Furthermore,
the ruling stated that headscarf symbolism was anything but unequivocal. The
judgment, however, went on to suggest means of dealing with the issue. One
was to accept the reality of religious pluralism in society and import it into the
classroom, the aim being active education in tolerance and toward integration.
Another was to delegate to state parliaments the regulatory decisions: i.e. to take
the opposite route and devise new rules regarding religion in the schools while
keeping in mind the need to treat all religions equally. In other words, an avenue
toward a stricter separation of church and state has been opened. In the meantime,
CDU-lead states have introduced bills, called specifically on a “Christian-influenced
Western heritage” that would forbid teachers to wear headscarves. In Hesse the
CDU has called for a ban on the “Islamic headscarf” not only for teachers but
for all government employees. A slew of other states, however, see no need to
take particular action because they haven’t yet faced any practical challenges that
couldn’t be resolved with existing laws.
The Green Party in Baden-Württemberg’s state parliament and in Lower Saxony
plans to introduce a bill specifically permitting symbols of religion and Weltanschauung
in schools together with specific rules for handling disputed cases. At the same
time, even within the Green Party there are dissident voices – as there are among
Muslims, documented by a great number of letters to the editor and calls for action.
Homepage: www.hgdoe.de
B. Wahrig [email protected] of the Technical University Braunschweig
reports that a symposium on Biography and Subjectivity, the first inter-universityconference on Gender Studies, took place in Braunschweig from 15 - 17 January
2004, focusing on new methods and future perspectives for biographical studies
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in the field of gender studies. The aim is to shed light on a phenomenon central
to modern culture, namely, the live(s) of (a) single person. Biographies were and
are objects of innumerable academic disciplines, e.g. history, psychology, social
sciences, history of history, art history. On first sight, the individual life and the
narration thereof appear to be a “natural” focus of research, since they seem to be
easily identifiable objects. On the other hand, the presuppositions of biographical
research belong to those which have been questioned most intensely and most
earnestly in recent historiography, recent social research and cultural studies. Two
lines of tension/conflict will lead the discussion: 1. the necessity of critical reflection
on the identity of an artist, a scientist, a woman in contrast (following Foucault’s
question: “What is an author?”) with the need felt by persons engaged in gender
studies to create a productive potential of identification and empowerment; 2. the
tension between taking the artistic/scientific/social persona seriously on the one
hand, and the need to gaze at it in a decentering way on the other hand. Further
information from Bettina Wahrig, Abteilung Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften
mit Schwerpunkt Pharmaziegeschichte. TU Braunschweig. Tel: 0049-531-3915990
Katharina Bunzmann [email protected] reports
that a seminar, “Economy of Daily Life: The business of gender in past and present”
on 14 November 2003 served as venue for the annual meeting of the Arbeitskreis
Neue Bundesländer im Arbeitskreis Historische Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung
in Deutschland [working group on hte New German States within the caucus for
the history of women and gender in Germany] at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität
Magdeburg, Institut für Geschichte [History department / women’s studies],
together with the equal opportunity office in Sachsen-Anhalt and the state Ministry
of Culture. Information from [email protected]
Katharina Bunzmann, Koordinierungsstelle für Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung
in Sachsen-Anhalt, Postfach 4120, 39016 Magdeburg. Tel.: 0391/ 67-18945. http://
www.uni-magdeburg.de/gleichstellungsbuero/ or Prof. Dr. Eva Labouvie, Institut für
Geschichte, Geschichte der Neuzeit/Geschlechterforschung, Postfach 4120, 39016
Magdeburg. Tel.: 0391/67-16676 o. -16677. [email protected]
de. http://www.uni-magdeburg.de/iges/home/neuzeit/index.html
De Grèce
Vana Tentokali nous a envoyé quelques nouvelles « pas vraiement gaie ».
Angelos Tsingros, docteur en criminologie à l’université d’Athènes a récemment
publié une étude, Crime d’homicide avec comme motif la passion érotique.
Pour plus de détails, voyez ci-dessous.
From Greece
Vana Tentokali sends some “not so joyful” news, research results from a study on
The crime of homicide with motive of erotic passion, recently published by Angelos
Tsingris, a Doctor of Criminology at Panteion University of Athens. His data is based
on 23 murders during the years 1986-1995 where the relationship between the
perpetrator and the victim had been erotic, inside or outside of marriage. The key
word for these crimes is “separation”; if pronounced by the woman - victim within
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the relationship -- it “’invalidates’ the personality of the man - perpetrator and leads
him to have the last word ‘by blood’.”
These “crimes of passion” are characterized as very violent, since the perpetrator
continues to hit the victim, even when she has already died. The profile of the
murderer is a male, about 30 years old, mentally healthy, sane, with no criminal
record. 17.4% of those men were scientists and professionals, while 28.6% were
employees in the private and public sector. 43.5% of these cases took place in
rural areas, in “small and closed” communities. [Source: an article in the Athenian
newspaper Eleftherotypia 11 March 2004 by Morou A. “The murderous passion,”
p.49.]
D’Irlande du Nord
Myrtle Hill nous informe que l’Université de Belfast continue normalement
son programme de premier cycle et maîtrise (masters) sur les femmes et les
études de genre.
Membre du département des études de femmes, Dr Marysia Zalewski
a fait un exposé à la conférence annuelle de l’association des études
internationales de Montréal du 17 au 21 mars sur le thème: « Méthodologie
‘non sexistes’ féministes: Réflexions distraites sur la production, narration
et refus des connaissances féministes en Irlande ». On lui a accordé une
bourse de l’Académie anglaise pour organiser un workshop qui avait comme
thème: « Troublant les troubleurs: re-lisant Nord Irlande » du 2-3 avril 2004.
Elle était aussi à Dhaka au Bangladesh du 20 au 27 mars pour présenter
l’étude comparative de la femme et l’éducation supérieure en Irlande et au
Bangladesh.
From Northern Ireland
Myrtle Hill writes that undergraduate and Masters programmes in Women and
Gender Studies at Queens University Belfast are continuing as usual.
Dr. Marysia Zalewski presented a paper at the International Studies Association
Annual Convention in Montreal, Canada, 17-21 March, on ‘Unsexing feminist
methodology: Distracted reflections on the production, narration and refusal of
feminist knowledge in IR’. She has also been awarded a British Academy grant to
fund a workshop at Queen’s called ‘Troubling the Troubles: Re-Reading Northern
Ireland’, on 2-3rd April 2004. Dr. Myrtle Hill was in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from
20-27 March, presenting on the Queen’s Gender Initiative and working with her
Bangladeshi colleagues towards the completion of a comparative study of Women
and Higher Education in Northern Ireland and Bangladesh.
De la République d’Irlande
Dr Maryann Valiulis, directrice du centre pour le genre et les études féminines du
collège de la Trinité de Dublin, nous informe que le 12 mai 2004 un symposium
sur le thème « Mutant le paysage intellectuel : Femmes dans l’académie » va
avoir lieu. Pour plus d’informations voir l’adresse ci-dessous.
Pour les activités du centre de l’éducation et des recherches sur les femmes
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du collège de Dublin, centre des études de femme de l’université d’Irlande,
du département d’histoire de l’université de Cork, et du département de
sociologie de l’université de Limerick, prenez contact avec les adresses email
ci-dessous.
From the Republic of Ireland
The Trinity College Dublin Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies (Director, Dr.
Maryann Valiulis) reports that on 12 May 2004, the Trinity Symposium - ‘Reshaping
the Intellectual Landscape: Women in Academe’ will take place. For information:
tel. 353 1 608 2225. Fax: 353 1 608 3997 or Email: [email protected]
The Women’s Education, Research and Resource Centre, University College
Dublin, (Director Ailbhe Smyth) offers a certificate in Lesbian Studies and Queer
Culture and will host the17th Annual Conference – Women’s Studies Association
on Feminism Contesting Globalization, 8 -10-July 2004. For information: Tel: 353 (1)
716 8571 Email: [email protected]
From the Women’s Studies Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway
(Director: Dr. Rebecca Pelan), you can earn a Certificate / Diploma in Women’s
Studies as well as an M.A. in the field. For information: Tel: 353 (0) 91 750455
(W/Studies Centre) or 353 (0) 91 524411 Ext. 2109 (R. Pelan). E-mail: Rebecca.
[email protected] or [email protected]
The Department of History, University College Cork, hosts women’s studies.
Please contact director Sandra McAvoy regarding an M.A. in women’s studies. Tel: 353 21 490
3654. [email protected]
The Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick, Director Dr. Breda
Gray also offers an M.A. in Women’s Studies. For information: Tel: 353-61-234207;
Fax: 353-61-202396. [email protected]
D’Israël
Marilyn Safir informe que la conférence de 2004 et l’assemblée générale
israélienne de l’association des études féministes et de genre se tiendra le
20 mai au campus de Mikhlala Leminhal. Occasion à ne pas manquer! Ainsi il
est prévu de sortir le premier journal hébreux sur les études féministes et du
genre.
From Israel
Marilyn Safir announces the 2004 conference and general assembly of the Israel
Association of Feminist and Gender Studies to take place on May 20, 2004, at
the Rishon LeZion campus of the Mikhlala Leminhal. Past experience of hundreds
of participants at each annual conference shows that this is an event not to be
missed! Information from the IAFGS c/o Kidma, Habinyan Harav-tahliti, Haifa
University, Mt. Carmel, Haifa 31905. This year’s plans include the conference and
a series of seminars and workshops in locations around the country. Forthcoming
publications include the long-awaited Reader in Feminist Studies (in the Migdarim
series of Hakibbutz Hameuhad Press) and further issues of the newsletter. Also in
the planning: Israel’s first Hebrew-language journal of feminist and gender studies.
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De Lituanie
Le 16 avril 2004 aura lieu une conférence internationale des études sur le genre
à l’université de Vilnius en collaboration avec la commission pour la famille et
les enfants de Lituanie sur « La politique familiale dans l’espace de l’union
européenne ». Ce sera une introduction sur la nouvelle politique de la famille
dans les pays baltiques et aussi une occasion pour discuter de la perspective
des politiciens et des chercheurs. Les participants aborderont ce thème d’un
point de vue historique, sociologique, psychologique et démographique.
From Lithuania
On 16 April 2004 the Gender Studies Centre at Vilnius University and the Commission
on Family and Child Affairs of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania will host the
International Conference “Family Policy within the EU Space” in Vilnius to introduce
new family policy in the Baltic countries as well as to discuss the issue from the
perspective of politicians and researchers. Divided into two parts, politicians from
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will first present the main social, economic, demographic
guidelines of family policy in their countries. In the afternoon researchers will address
some specific aspects of the issue. The future of family policy in the Baltic countries
within the EU Space will be discussed from historical, sociological, psychological
and demographic points of view.
De Moldavie
Galina Precup, directrice du Centre National des Études féministes et Centre
d’Information, nous informe qu’en 1998 le centre a célébré ses trois ans à
la suite de la conférence internationale des femmes à Beijing. C’était une
période qui avait coïncidé avec la volonté de la femme moldave à s’associer
au processus de démocratisation de la société et de l’amélioration du statut
de la femme.
En 1998 les femmes moldaves ont inauguré le centre national d’informations
et des études féministes. En 1999 elles ont consolidé leurs compétences et
ont présenté le plaidoyer du Centre au niveau de la société civile. En 2000, sur
le plan international, elles ont adhéré à différents réseaux qui travaillent avec
la problématique genre afin de promouvoir les droits des femmes. En 2001,
elles ont lancé des campagnes pour sensibiliser sur le phénomène du genre
et mettre en place une banque de données. En 2002 elles ont créé des clubs
de travail des femmes au chômage et ont commencé à établir leur archive de
presse. En 2003 elles ont étendu le réseau à toute la nation.
Le grand défi du projet est de créer une équipe multidisciplinaire qui pourra
générer des projets et améliorer la performance du management du centre.
Le centre a connu ses hauts et ses bas mais malgré tout, il a atteint certains
de ses objectifs qui consistent à avoir confiance en la capacité des femmes et
être certain qu’elles peuvent bientôt occuper la place qu’elles méritent dans
tous les domaines de la vie sociale, aux côtés des hommes.
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From Moldavia
Galina Precup, director of the National Women’s Studies and Information Center,
writes that in 1998, to mark the third year after the 4th World Conference on
Women in Beijing, Moldavian women, inspired by the UN event, came together
to facilitate increasing their active role in democratization and contributing to the
improvement of the women’s status. Women’s NGOs had multiplied: from 10 in
1995 to 24 in 1998. Representatives of these groups felt the need for a Center
that would offer their NGOs materials such as national and international legislation,
information on women’s rights (none translated into Romanian by that period),
about consolidating the public organizations’ activity, or about the experience of
international organizations. Thus, the National Women’s Studies and Information
Center was launched to cover the lack of information, expertise and solutions.
Since 1998, NWSIC has created opportunities for women’s advancement and
empowerment by training, counseling, logistic support; has contributed to the
managerial development of women’s NGOs and to the economic development of
women; and has offered informational support to all the interested categories. The
goal has always been to promote and protect feminine values in a male-dominated
society in which woman’s destiny was and is still considered to be simply “to
maintain the hearth.” Without denying this role to women in partnership with other
women’s organizations, we tried to demonstrate that Moldavian women are active
and responsible citizens, competitive and highly-skilled professionals that know how
to involve themselves in the processes of democracy consolidation, economic and
social development, support of social concord, aiming at providing all people with a
dignified life; they often take responsibility not only for their own family, but for the
community. That is why, for five years, attention has been focused on promoting a
series of non-discriminatory conceptions for women: eliminating domestic violence,
promoting equal participation of women and men in decision-making at all levels;
empowering women and reestablishing their status in society and family. We try
to convince our fellow countrywomen that such qualities especially associated
with women such as devotion, loyalty, selflessness, tolerance or care, are virtues
that make them strong, participative and, if skillfully capitalized, assure their selfaffirmation.
Each year of the Center’s activity constituted a stage of growth, development,
consolidation, and implementation of certain projects focused on actual necessities
and achieved a series of significant successes: 1998 – inaugurating the National
Women’s Studies and Information Center; 1999 – consolidating managerial capacity;
the effort to make the Center known and functional for the country’s civil society;
2000 – adhering to diverse international networks dealing with gender issues;
involvement in the promotion of women’s human rights; 2001 – educating in gender
awareness; consolidating the Center’s image; building the database of bibliographic
resources in the Center; 2002 – creating Work Clubs for unemployed women;
initiating the Press Archive for and about women; 2003 – activities concerning
women’s empowerment; creating the Center’s national network.
One among many challenges for the Centre, from an organizational point of
view, lay in creating multidisciplinary teams for implementing projects, promoting
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members of the staff to improve management and reaching the highest level of
performance possible for each individual.
During this period we benefited from support and help from many partners, but
one has been with us from the very beginning – the Soros-Foundation Moldova,
which helped in organizational support, material consolidation, improving ability to
use modern communication technologies; it supported our projects and entrusted
us to administer “Women’s Oral History.” It also holds copyright for our books, Our
Bodies Ourselves for a New Century and Sacrificing Ourselves for Love.
In sum, we have consolidated the capacities of women’s NGOs; created a
press archive for and about women; offered women training in economics and
application for small grants for women intending to start their own business or a
profit-generating activity; and extended the library’s fund.
De Hollande
Le 25 janvier 2004 nous avons appris avec regret que Joke Blom était décédée
soudainement. Joke, qui avait 46 ans, fut Directrice du « International Information
Center and Archives of the Women’s Movement » (IIAV) d’Amsterdam. C’est
sous sa direction que IIAV est devenu un centre de recherches d’information
moderne et dynamique. Joke fut aussi à l’origine de la création du Réseau
européen des Bibliothécaires pour femmes, WINE.
L’Association d’Etudes féminines néerlandaises célébra son 15ème
anniversaire par la publication du livre anniversaire Lobbygroep naar
Expertisecentrum. 25 jaar landelijk overleg, 15 jaar Nederlands Genootschap
Vrouwenstudies, publié par Akke Visser. Copies (seulement en hollandais)
auprès de Marie-Louise Ebberink: [email protected]
The IIAV a conduit deux conférences électroniques en 2002. Cette
expérience a permis de réaliser un guide sur la façon dont on peut organiser
de telles conférences. La publication Organizing an E-Conference. Un Guide
décrit comment fonder un sujet clé, une discussion organisée en utilisant les
ressources Internet, d’email et des sites. Elle décrit également les progrès
séquentiels qui permettent d’organiser et planifier une e-conférence. Ce
guide est accessible en ligne à: www. iiav.nl/e-conference. Des copies papier
peuvent être obtenues sur demande auprès du Département de International
Cooperation. Contactez SVP Mina Saadadi: [email protected]
From the Netherlands
On January 25 we received the very sad news that Joke Blom passed away
unexpectedly. Joke, 46 years young, was director of the International Information
Center and Archives of the Women’s Movement (IIAV) in Amsterdam. Under her
inspiring leadership the IIAV has become a modern knowledge and information
center. Joke was also one of the great initiators of the European network of women’s
libraries WINE.
The Dutch Women’s Studies Association celebrated its 15th anniversary with
the publication of the anniversary book Van Lobbygroep naar Expertisecentrum.
25 jaar landelijk overleg, 15 jaar Nederlands Genootschap Vrouwenstudies, edited
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by Akke Visser. Copies (in Dutch only) can be ordered by Marie-Louise Ebberink:
[email protected]
The IIAV has successfully conducted two electronic conferences since 2000.
This experience has now lead to creation of a guide that describes the step-bystep process of organizing such an e-conference. Organizing an E-Conference. A
Guide describes the basic concept of a topic-focused, moderated discussion using
the Internet technologies of email and websites, and then outlines the sequential
process for planning and executing an e-conference. The guide is online at: www.
iiav.nl/e-conference-guide
Printed copies are also available on request from the department of International
Cooperation. To order one or more, please contact Mina Saadadi: [email protected]
nl
De la Pologne
Elzbieta Oleksy et Aleksandra Rozalska nous écrivent que l’université de
Varsovie a organisé la campagne contre l’Homophobie: «Je suis Gay; Je suis
Lesbienne» initiée en Novembre 2003. Le groupe ciblé était les étudiants et
académicien(ne)s. Pour plus d’informations consulter l’adresse ci-dessous.
Plusieurs conférences ont été organisées, par exemple sur le thème:
« Plafond en verres -- Barrières et limites de la réussite professionnelle des
femmes ». Plus d’informations: [email protected]
En décembre 2003 une conférence « Rencontre universitaire sur le Genre »
et du 2 au 4 décembre 2003, « Migration des femmes et des enfants » a eu
lieu. Plus d’informations à l’adresse ci-dessous.
Au printemps 2004, l’Université de Lodz offre un module interdisciplinaire
pour étudiants polonais et non-polonais sur le thème « Genre dans les
cultures ». En outre, l’unité des Études de genre de l’institut des sciences
sociales appliquées de l’Université de Varsovie a organisé avec le Forum culturel
autrichien une conférence interdisciplinaire sur les relations entre féminisme,
conservatisme et libéralisme dans le cadre de l’entrée de la Pologne dans
l’Union européenne. Pour plus d’informations voir l’adresse ci-dessous.
From Poland
Elzbieta Oleksy and Aleksandra M. Rózalska write that the University of Warsaw
co-organised “The Campaign against Homophobia: I Am Gay, I Am Lesbian” in
November 2003. The campaign targeted students and academics. Information:
Marta Abramowicz: [email protected]
A conference on the “Glass Ceiling — Barriers and Limits of Women’s Careers”
was organised by the Institute of Public Affairs and the Government’s Plenipotentiary
for Equal Status of Men and Women, Prof. Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka. Many scholars
who research gender issues took part. Information from [email protected]
In December 2003 Jagiellonian University in Cracow initiated the first cyclical
seminar concerning gender issues — “University Meetings on Gender.” Information
from Masgorzata Radkiewicz: [email protected]
A scientific conference on “Migration of Women and Children” was hosted in
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Warsaw by the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Science (2-4 December
2003). Scholars focused on the legal and social situation of women-immigrants and
their children today and in the past. Information from Jan Zamojski: [email protected]
edu.pl
On 30 January 2004, at a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, Philippe Busquin, European
Research Commissioner, welcomed a report on the situation of women scientists in
the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic States entitled “Wasted
talents: the situation of women scientists in Eastern European countries,” prepared
by the Expert Group on Women Scientists in Central and Eastern European Countries
& Baltic States, ENWISE (Enlarge Women in Science to the East), which consists
of representatives of ten countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary,
Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Poland was represented
by Prof. Elzbieta H. Oleksy from the Women’s Studies Centre, University of Lodz.
The ENWISE Expert Group is chaired by the President of the Estonian Parliament,
Prof. Ene Ergma. The report will be published by the European Commission.
In the spring semester 2004, the University of Lodz offered an interdisciplinary
module for both international and Polish students entitled “Gender in Cultures.” It
consists of courses on gender taught from various disciplinary points of view.
On February 23-24, 2004, the Gender Studies unit in the Institute of Applied
Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw and the Austrian Cultural Forum in
Warsaw hosted an international interdisciplinary conference on the relations
between feminism, conservatism and liberalism in the context of Polish accession
to the European Union. Information from [email protected]
De Roumanie
La promotion de la femme en sciences et en technologie; l’association Comité
national des femmes dans les sciences et les technologies; Femmes pour
l’éthique et la santé; la fondation Photon dans les services de la santé (fondation
qui est soutenue et encouragée par l’université Américaine-Roumaine de
Bucarest) ont organisé un workshop intitulé: « Sciences et technologie –
perspectives du genre » le 15 décembre 2003. Pour les objectifs du workshop
et les buts visés, contacter les adresses ci-dessous.
From Romania
A workshop, “Science and Technology -- a Gender Perspective,” took place in
Bucharest on 15 December 2003 in the Senate hall - Romanian American University
(no. 1 Expozitiei Boulevard) organized by the association “Promoting Women in
Science and Technology”; the “National Committee for Women in Science and
Technology”; the “Women for Ethics and Health” Foundation; and the “Photon
in the service of Health” Foundation with the support and encouragement of the
Romanian-American University Bucharest.
In Romania, gender issues in science and technology share many common
elements with other Central and Eastern Europe transition countries, but also
aspects specific to the Romanian national environment. Equal access for men and
women to education, culture and job opportunities has been guaranteed by law,
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according to individuals’ skills and aptitudes, which has led to a high representation
of women in socio-economic life. However, there are many obstacles to the
effective implementation of legal provisions, some related to women’s role in the
family, others to mentalities and traditions. Women also continue to be poorly
represented in political and economic decision-marking positions, which in most
cases means a large under-utilization of existing human resources and the failure
to meet women’s needs and aspirations. The conference aim therefore was to
raise awareness on issues related to women’s equal opportunities in science and
technology fields, define the role and responsibilities of women in this domain and
produce activity plans for participants, built to act synergistically to promote wider
access of women to scientific and technological fields. For instance, we identified
concrete operational and analytical examples of how gender issues can be integrated
into government and civil society policies and interventions. Also on the agenda
were the presentation of activities of the Gender Advisory Board of UNCSTD and of
the Helsinki group. Discussed as well was the need for gender-disaggregated data
for research and higher education statistics. Further information from Alexandra
Caramizoiu [email protected] and [email protected]
De l’Espagne
Maria Lafuente écrit que « Nous avons récemment sorti un nouveau journal
des Études de femmes en Espagne intitulé Féminismo/s, publié à l’Université
d’Alicante. En 2002 l’Université de la Laguna à Tenerife a inauguré Clepsydra;
un journal sur l’histoire des femmes, Arenal, existe déjà à l’Université de
Granada; Duoda est édité à l’Université de Barcelone, et Asparkía pour la
recherche féministe est logé à l’Université Jaume I, Castellón ».
Ces journaux sont en général publiés en espagnol mais ils acceptent de
plus en plus des articles dans les autres langues européennes. Pour plus
d’informations contacter l’adresse ci-dessous.
From Spain
WISE representative Maria Lafuente writes that “We have recently welcomed a
new journal on Women’s Studies in Spain: Feminismo/s, issued at the University of
Alicante. It joins Clepsydra launched in 2002 at the University of La Laguna in Tenerife,
also a journal for Gender Studies and Feminist Theory. These new media add to the
‘pioneers’ Arenal, a journal for Women’s History from the University of Granada;
Duoda, on Women’s Studies, from the University of Barcelona, and Asparkía, for
Feminist Research, issued at the University Jaume I, Castellón.” Although published
mostly articles in Spanish, these serials are increasingly accepting papers in other
European languages. Should you have problems in contacting them, get in touch
with me at [email protected]
Du Royaume Uni
Jasmine Champenois nous rappelle que le centre international des Etudes du
genre à l’université d’Oxford serait ravi de recevoir des inscriptions de la part
d’étudiant(e)s post-doctoral qui ont envi d’approfondir leur recherche dans le
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domaine des études du genre. La directrice du centre est Dr Maria Jaschok,
[email protected]
Pour plus d’informations contactez Dr. Paula Heinonen [email protected]
From the U.K.
Jasmine Champenois [email protected] reminds us that the International
Gender Studies Centre at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University, welcomes
applications from students (Ph.D., post doc) in various fields who wish to deepen
their research in gender studies and come to the Centre as Visiting Fellows.
Applicants present their own research plans and follow individualised research or
study programmes with appointed facilitators. They also attend seminars, lectures
and workshops that provide ample opportunity for exchange of ideas cross-culturally.
Fellows receive desk space, computer facilities and access to the university libraries;
they are also fully integrated into the social activities of the centre and QEH more
generally. Visiting Fellows stay for up to one year or for as little as a month, depending
on available funding and research time. Please see http://users.ox.ac.uk/~cccrw/ or
contact Dr. Paula Heinonon [email protected]
Dr. Maria Jaschok is Director of the Centre: [email protected]
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Division Reports
WILD Lesbian Studies Division
Ailbhe Smyth (Dublin), Liana Borghi (Florence), Claudia Koltzenburg (Hamburg),
Paula Kuosmanen (Helsinki) and Tuula Juvonen (Tampere/Dublin) got together at the
XIth LESBIAN LIVES conference (a fabulous event!) at WERRC, University College
Dublin, to revitalize WILD (http://www.ucd.ie/werrc/events/) They write:
As you may know, in 1994 WILD, the Lesbian Studies Division of WISE (Women’s
International Studies Europe, www.wise.fss.uu.nl was founded. The idea behind
WILD is to encourage lesbian scholars to network in order to promote exciting and
cutting edge lesbian studies and research in European countries.
The last time the five of us got together in 1998 (along with several others),
we enjoyed a WILD study week in Zülpich (a truly amazing place, see www.
frauenbildungshaus-zuelpich.de), and we strongly feel it is high time we made some
serious effort to get WILD together more often. So here is our plan of action to revitalise WILD & keep its spirit alive:
We encourage every WILD out there to create *WILD moments*. WILD
moments happen whenever two or more WILD ones get together to discuss the
past or future WILD lesbian studies or activist plans, practices and public(ations) or
performances. Please announce your WILD intentions to our Listserv to facilitate
such WILD moments, and let us know whenever one has taken place – to assure
us that you are WILDly out there!
We also encourage you to plan and facilitate *WILD meetings* at conferences.
We look forward for instance to a very WILD meeting at the next Lesbian Lives
conference in Dublin, 11 - 13 February 2005 (mark your calendars!), to allow for
WILD researchers to meet in person to present our work and to plan for collaborative
research projects and fundraising on a European level. We hope to see activists,
too, getting very WILD as well.
We plan to hold our next *WILD seminar* in the second week of May 2005 in
Italy (mark your calendars, because you definitely won’t want to miss this one!). The
tentative theme is “Everyday Life and Queer/Lesbian Theory,” and we encourage
you to start thinking WILDly about what that might mean for you, your research
and activities. That is, what would you like to present to others on the subject?
What questions are raised for you which you would like to discuss with other WILD
women in an intellectually stimulating and challenging environment?
You will be getting more details about the WILD seminar in due time to raise
your own funding. The organisers of the study week will do their best to offer
scholarships to participants from countries where funding to lesbian and queer
studies is limited.
Please let us all know if you plan WILD meetings in conferences you attend, or
intend to create a wild moment (including CFP for conferences, activism happenings,
etc.) by mailing details to the WILD-list, a forum for information and discussion of
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lesbian studies from European perspectives (http://www.sappho.net/wild/ )
And please share with us your WILD moments! We see these as vital for WILD, to
keep it alive and flexible, thinking, acting and inspiring happenings all over Europe.
Wildly yours,
Ailbhe & Claudia & Liana & Paula & Tuula
Division on Communication and Cultural Practice
After innumerable health problems in the editors’ families that delayed Feminist
Europa in 2003, Feminist Europa Review of Books, the major project to emerge
from division networking, is back. The next double issue is projected to go on-line
in April, 2004, simultaneously with your WISE Women’s News, so look for it on
the website of the German Foundation for Gender Studies: http://www.stiftungfrauenforschung.de
What is Feminist Europa? Under the director of editors-in-chief Giovanna Covi,
Waltraud Dumont du Voitel and Tobe Levin, we review publications in women’s and
gender studies that appear in all European languages other than English. Launched
in 1998, Feminist Europa is presently being offered for the seventh time.
Here’s an eclectic, inexhaustive but exciting sampling of books reviewed in the
current issue whose special focus is Immigration, guest edited by Encarnación
Gutiérrez-Rodríguez:
From Catalonia: M. Palau & Raül-David Martínez Gili, eds. Maria Aurèlia Capmany:
assertion in the word.
From Finland: T. Juvonen. Shadow Lives and Public Secrets; L.M. Rossi.
Heterotehdas. Televisiomainonta sukupuolituotantona [Hetero Factory. Television
Commercials as Producers of Gender].
From France: Y. Knibiehler. A History of Motherhood and Maternity in the West ...
B. Tillard. Families facing birth ... E. Khaznadar. Le féminin à la francaise... J. Bisilliat,
ed. Regards de femmes sur la globalisation. Approches critiques. [Women confront
globalization. Critical approaches]... Collado, M. E. Colette, Lucie Delarue Mardrus,
Marcelle Tinayre: Émancipation et résignation. [Colette, Lucie Delarue Mardrus,
Marcelle Tinayre: Emancipation and Resignation]
From Germany: L. Bratic, ed. Landscapes of the Deed: Transformation and
Ambivalence in anti-racist activism in Europe ... V. Hammer, R. Lutz, eds. The
Context of Women’s Lives and Social Disadvantages. Theoretical Approaches and
Empirical Examples ... N. Abdi. Trans. Tobe Levin. Desert Tears ... B. Rommelspacher.
Recognition and Exclusion -- Germany as a Multi-cultural Society ... C. Gather /B.
Geissler/M. S. Rerrich, eds. Domestic Households as Globalized Labor Markets.
The Transformation of Paid Domestic Work... S. Hess & R. Lenz, eds. Gender and
Globalisation. A cultural studies voyage across transnational space... M. Yahia.
Somber Stream through Baghdad ... S. Zweig. Profile.
From Greece: E. Geogoudaki. Women Poets of Helenic Origin in North America,
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Australia and Germany. On a Tightrope between two Homelands, two Identities.
From Italy: C. Corsi & A. Trifiró. And we’re off! Migration, Trafficking and Prostitution
of Foreigners in Italy ... F. Sossi. Disavowed Autobiographies. Immigrants in
contemporary detention camps ... M. Bulgheroni. Nei sobborghi di un segreto – Vita
di Emily Dickinson ... A. P. Moravia Rosselli. Profile.
From Poland: E. Graczyk & M. Graban-Pomirska, eds. The Sisters and Their
Cinderella.
From Romania: TALKING FEMINIST INSTITUTIONS: Interviews with leading European
scholars.
From Serbia: B. Erzsébet. Eszter. ... S. Slapšak. Female Icons of the XX Century.
From Slovenia: G. Stojakovi, ed. Famous Women of Novi Sad I
From Spain: F. Massip & M. Palau. L’obra dramàtica de Mercè Rodoreda. ... Juliano,
D. La prostitución: el espejo oscuro. [The dark mirror of prostitution] [Place of
publication]: Icaria, 2002. ... Guash, O. and O. Viñuelas, eds. Sexualidades. Diversidad
y control social [Sexualities. Diversity and social control.]
From Sweden: A. Göransson, ed. Turns of centuries and gender. Structural and
cultural transitions in 1800, 1900 and 2000.
From Turkey: KAOS GL Culture Center. Lezbiyen ve Geylerin Sorunlari ve Toplumsal
Baris Icin Cozum Arayislari [The Problems of Gays and Lesbians and the Search for
Social Peace].
And in Shortakes
From Australia ... From Austria ... From Belgium ... From Croatia ... From France ...
From Germany ... From Serbia and Montenegro ... From Spain ... From Switzerland...
From the Ukraine ... From the USA and more ...
Revue de livre
La thèse de Patrycja Kurjatto-Renard, intitulée « Représentation du passé dans
The Hundred Secret Senses d’Amy Tan, Tracks de Louise Erdrich et Mama Day de
Gloria Naylor » est dorénavant disponible chez l’Atelier National de Reproduction
des Thèses au prix de 52 euros.
The Hundred Secret Senses d’Amy Tan, Mama Day de Gloria Naylor et Tracks
de Louise Erdrich portent sur la remémoration et la recherche du passé oublié. On
peut les considérer comme des romans-mineurs, dans le sens deleuzien du mot.
En effet, ces trois textes expriment avec les agencements collectifs d’énonciation
dont il est question dans Kafka: pour une littérature mineure de Gilles Deleuze
et Félix Guattari. Erdrich, une romancière amérindienne; Naylor, une écrivaine
afro-américaine; et Tan, fille d’immigrés chinois, écrivent en effet dans la langue
dominante sans perdre de vue les préoccupations de leur groupe ethnique.
La manière de représenter le passé dans les textes - mineurs reflète le double
héritage culturel de leurs auteurs. Souvent, on retrouve dans ces textes des passages
mettant en évidence le fossé séparant les deux mondes conceptuels, qui peut
parfois revêtir la forme d’une mésentente familiale ou d’un conflit des valeurs au
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sein de la même famille. La divergence entre les deux visions du monde engendre
des narrateurs amnésiques et non fiables. Par ailleurs, dans les trois romans il est
fréquent de voir apparaître des passages rédigés sur le mode de l’autobiographie
fictive.
En outre, le lecteur y trouve des échos des mythologies propres à l’ethnie
de chaque romancière, mêlées des références aux évènements historiques qui
évoquent le contact, souvent conflictuel, entre le groupe ethnique et la société
dominante. En même temps, le choix des métaphores et des procédés d’écriture
témoigne de la difficulté de construire une identité syncrétique qui serait capable
de relier les éléments du double héritage. Cette difficulté semble se traduire par
une narration plurivoque: chaque ouvre juxtapose au moins deux narrateurs. L’un
d’eux parle souvent au nom de la société dominante, tandis que l’autre, ou les
autres, défendent la vision du monde dite mineure. Par ailleurs, le malaise identitaire
influence également le choix des tropes liées à la remémoration, à savoir la figure
de l’ancêtre maternel, la métaphorisation de la recherche historique, ainsi que des
aides à la remémoration, des objets-Schéhérazade et des sites de mémoire.
Les exemples littéraires provenant d’autres romans mineurs viennent enrichir
l’analyse. En fin de l’ouvrage, le lecteur trouvera une biographie commentée divisée
par genre et par ethnie.
Division against Racism and Discrimination in Immigration Policy
in Europe
EuroNet FGM: Notes from a meeting in Paris
Tobe Levin, Secretary of the EuroNet
On 29-30 January 2004 a DAPHNE grant enabled activists and scholars in the EuroNet
FGM (European Network against Harmful Traditional Practices, especially FGM,
charity registered in 2001), to meet in the Espace Conférences des Diaconesses and
the offices of GAMS (Groupe Femmes contre les mutilations sexuelles féminines)
at 66, rue des Grands Champs in Paris. Participants represented a combination of
twenty organizations and nations: DAFI, Germany; Somali Women Organization,
Denmark; ICRH, Belgium; Department of Anthropology, Univ. Autónoma de
Barcelona, Spain; GAMS, Belgium; Somalilands Women Organization, Denmark;
Danish Association against Circumcision, Denmark; WPF, Netherlands; African Well
Woman’s Clinic, UK; EQUIS - MGF, Barcelona, Spain; African Women’s Organization,
Austria; PHAROS, Netherlands; RISK, Sweden; BWHFS (Black Women’s Health
and Family Support), UK; FORWARD, Germany; FORWARD, UK; Nosotras, Italy;
AIDOS, Italy; GAMS, France.
Chairs Rahmat Mohammad and President Khady Koita elicited enthusiastic
debate and suggestions. Although the meeting focused mainly on editing a guide to
prevention and treatment of FGM’s victims in Europe prepared by GAMS, AIDOS,
and the ICHR, the agenda also called for presentation of activities in various nations
to commemorate International No Tolerance to FGM Day, 6 February each year,
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launched at the suggestion of the Inter-African Committee in Addis Ababa in 2003.
In this regard, Nosotras and AIDOS requested -- and received -- support in protesting
the intention of a Somali physician in Florence who wanted to legalize a clitoral prick
as a ‘culturally-sensitive’ substitute for infibulation. On 28 February 2004 a meeting
with the municipal authorities succeeded in deterring this outcome; FGM therefore
remains illegal in Italy.
But how could a medical doctor receive so much as a serious hearing of such
an aim in Europe? We addressed the thorny issue of terminology held in part
responsible: FGM, FGC, or Circumcision? Having noted in international discourse
increasing reference to our theme as ‘cutting’, Adwoa Kluvitse requested via Rahmat
Mohammad, both of FORWARD UK, that the EuroNet take an emphatic stand in
favor of FGM, the usage voted on by African women representatives to United
Nations conferences. In 1991, the UN Seminar on Traditional Practices Affecting
the Health of Women and Children, held in Burkina Faso, recommended “female
genital mutilation,” or FGM, now codified in World Health Assembly Resolution
WHA46.18 and other international instruments, including documents approved
during the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, September 1995
(WHO J2). FORWARD UK urged the EuroNet to avoid the watered down, so-called
‘softer’, more ‘diplomatic’ version, FGC (female genital cutting) when addressing
professionals like ourselves engaged in abolition efforts for fear that substitution
of a weaker vocabulary might mute awareness of the operation’s gravity. At the
same time, however, we agree to distinguish between professional discourse and
conversation at grassroots level where, not speaking English anyway, the immigrant
language should set the tone. This proviso notwithstanding, the group voted to
issue a press release in all our nations on February 6, 2004, stating our opposition
to FGC (or female circumcision) among professionals and urging use of the more
appropriate FGM.
The distinction in levels of discourse segued into another difference, that between
activists and researchers. Although activists and paid professionals have always
been engaged in research, there is clearly a dearth of university funding. To help
remedy this situation, we agreed to form a caucus within the EuroNet consisting
of faculty to lobby for increased research support. It was urged, however, that
research, when carried out under university auspices, should not be ‘monopolized’
but used to further activist agendas, i.e. prevention and abolition. Similarly, research
questions should be identified by affected communities. University-supported
research results should then flow out again into the work of NGOs. Thus, in the
name of the EuroNet FGM, an academic committee consisting of faculty whose
focus on FGM includes methodology and consultancy will be set up to “empower
and support” research. Volunteers for this committee are invited to contact Tobe
Levin ([email protected]) or present themselves via the listserv [european_
[email protected]].
If your NGO or university department would like to join the EuroNet please
contact President Khady Koita: [email protected] and our list mistress Steffi
Jennrich who can register you for the listserv: Steffi[email protected]
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Of interest to the division (from Feminist Europa …)
On FGM in Austria
Maier, Christina. Stimmen der Betroffenheit zur Genitalverstümmelung bei
afrikanischen Immigrantinnen in Wien. [Voices of the Afflicted: On Genital Mutilation
of African Immigrant Women in Vienna] Vienna: Edition Rösner, 2003.
Trying to ensure a respectful approach to her subject, Maier aims to avoid
“neocolonial” attitudes when facing the difficult subject of female genital mutilation.
Interviews she conducted with affected migrant women in Vienna opened up
various avenues for dealing with the issue while also allowing her to express her
own conflicted emotions, especially when recording explanations for the higher
social value that accrues to girls and women once they’ve submitted to the knife in
the countries of origin.
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Call for Papers
Special issue of The European Journal of Women’s Studies
Transformative Methodologies in Feminist Studies
Edited by Nina Lykke
Vol. 12, No 3, 2005
The special issue will bring together articles that focus on transformative
methodologies in feminist studies, methodologies understood in a broad sense as
‘thinking technologies’, and the aim of the special issue is to reflect, discuss and
assess some of the many innovative approaches which have been developed and
used as an integrated part of feminist theorizing.
Since the beginning of the Women’s Studies movement in the 1970s, feminist
theorizing has expanded within all kinds of disciplines from the human and social
sciences to technoscience and biomedicine. Together with postcolonial and queer
studies, feminist studies has, moreover, been part of a strong movement in
contemporary research which has pushed for inter- and transdiscplinarity. A politics
of location aiming at self-reflexion, contextualization and situatedness in research
has also been given high priority. All these trends have had a transformative impact
on research and research methodologies.
The special issue will give space to articles that present and critically assess
methodological transformation processes engendered by feminist theorizing.
Articles from many different points of departure are welcomed. They can be written
from disciplinary outlooks as well as from inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives.
They can be theoretical reflections on methodological transformations brought
about by feminist theorizing or address questions of method raised by specific
research projects within the field of Women’s and Gender Studies. They can reflect
methodological issues emerging from research in the intersections between
feminist, postcolonial or queer studies, or, from dialogues between theory and
feminist activism. They can, in a comparative perspective, reflect on how different
national/regional contexts have produced different research agendas and designs.
They can consider tensions between modern and postmodern research agendas
and designs, between poststructuralist, realist, constructivist and post-constructivist
approaches as well as between qualitative and quantitative methods in feminist
studies.
The call for submissions is open-ended, but a common denominator for the
special issue will be a commitment to discussions of transversal links between
feminist theorizing, methodological approach and transformation of research.
All articles will be subject to the usual review process.
Articles should be prepared according to the Manual of Style available on request
and should be sent to the Managing Editor of the journal:
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The European Journal of Women’s Studies
Attn. Marjolein Hennevanger (Managing Editor)
Utrecht University
Heidelberglaan 2
3584 CS Utrecht
The Netherlands
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For further information, please contact Nina Lykke at: [email protected]
Change of address
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From September 1, 2004 the European Journal of Women’s Studies will be
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The journal’s main focus is the complex theoretical and empirical relationship
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_____, ed (with Rebecca Pelan). Vol. 9 Women’s Studies Review. ‘Women’s
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Birkle, Carmen. “A ‘bite of bitter chocolate in the subway’: Adrienne Rich’s Poetry at
the Turn of the Millennium.” Proceedings Anglistentag. Ed. Ewald Mengel, HansJörg Schmid, and Michael Steppat. Trier: WVT, 2003. 83-91; _____. „Familiarizing
the Unfamiliar: Imagined Communities in James Nelson Barker‘s The Indian
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American History and Culture. Ed. Hans-Jürgen Grabbe. Heidelberg: Winter,
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Fischer-Hornung und Monika Müller. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2003;
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Essays in Early American History and Culture. Ed. Hans-Jürgen Grabbe.
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Bosch, E. y Ferrer, V.A. (2003). Mujeres en los primeros laboratorios de psicología:
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Bröck, Sabine. “When Light becomes White – Reading Enlightenment through
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der Internationalen Frauenuniversität – Technik und Kultur. Eds. Insa Härtel und
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Memory – Black Diaspora in West German Representations.” Festschrift
für Jules Chametzky. Special Issue of Massachusetts Review. 2003; _____.
“Zwischen Disziplinarität und Spektakel: Anmerkungen zur Entwicklung der
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Frauenstudien]: Frauenstudien - gender studies, 2003; _____. „Never Shall We Be
Slaves - Early European Modernity and Slavery.“ Ed. Heike Raphael-Hernandez.
Blackening Europe. London: Routledge, 2003; _____. “Hawthorne’s The Scarlet
Letter: Der markierte Körper in der romance des 19. Jahrhunderts.“ Text, Kontext
und Fremdsprachenunterricht. Festschrift für Gerhard Bach. Eds. D. AbendrothTimmer, B. Viebrock und M. Wendt. Kolloquium Fremdsprachenunterricht, Vol.
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Modernity.“ Diaspora: Movement, Memory, Politics and Identity. The Clarke
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Burr, Elisabeth. (2004) “Das Korpus romanischer Zeitungssprachen in Forschung und
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dell’Università Jagellonica 345-357.
Cabré, Montserrat, & Ortiz, Teresa, eds. Sanadoras, matronas y médicas en Europa,
siglos XII-XX. Barcelona: Icaria, 2001; _____. Guest Editor «Dossier. Dones i
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Lisa, eds. Feminist Science Studies: A New Generation. London and NewYork:
Routledge, 2001, pp. 120-124; _____. “Autoridad e historia. El proyecto político
e historiográfico de las médicas estadounidenses, 1925-1940.» Asparkía 12
(2001), pp.113-123; _____. “Cosmética y perfumería.” In Luis García Ballester,
ed. Historia de la ciencia y de la técnica en la Corona de Castilla. Valladolid: Junta
de Castilla y León, 2002, vol. II, pp. 773- 779; _____. “Medieval Women’s Writing
in Catalan: Textual Inscriptions of Feminine Authority.” La corónica. A Journal
of Medieval Spanish Language and Literature 32.1 (2003), pp. 23-42:; _____.
Review of Monica Green. Women’s Healthcare in the Medieval West. Texts and
Contexts. [Aldershot, Ashgate, 2000 (Variorum Collected Studies Series CS680)].
In: Dynamis 21 (2001), pp. 497-500; _____. Review of Monica Green. The Trotula.
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Covi, Giovanna. Jamaica Kincaid’s Prismatic Subjects: Making Sense of Being in the
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Cuder, Pilar. “The Many Faces of Hybridity in Chinese/American Fiction of the
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Erlemann, Christiane’s dissertation (in book form) has been reviewed at Querellesnet http://www.querelles-net.de/2004-12/text23.shtml.
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Themenheft „Re/Producing Body Politics“ (im Druck); _____. (2004) „ ...
wie eine gezähmte Tigerkatze“: Zur Analogie von Polen und Weiblichkeit in
der „Gartenlaube“. In: Ost-West-Diskurse (im Druck); _____. (2004). „Von
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Levin, Tobe. «Pouvons-nous appliquer les principes de la critique littéraire féministe
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«Darstellung der gesellschaftlichen Ursachen und Analyse der kontinuierlichen
Praxis weiblicher Genitalverstümmelung, Motive und Begründungen.“ [Social
Background to and Analysis of the on-going practice of female genital mutilation,
reasons and rationalisations] Expertentreffen zur Überwindung der weiblichen
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Proitsaki, Maria. «Modes of Seeing: Consolidation of Hierarchies of Difference in
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& Andrea Kroksnes, eds. Devil-may- care. Oslo & Ostfildern-Ruit: Office for
Contemporary Art Norway & Hatje Cantz Pub.
Seifert, Ruth, ed. Gender, Identität und kriegerischer Konflikt. Das Beispiel des
ehemaligen Jugoslawien. [Gender, Identity and Armed Conflict. The Example of
the Former Yugoslavia.] Muenster: Lit Publishers, 2004.
Séllei, Nóra, ed. Femininity and Subjectivity. A Special Issue of the Hungarian Journal
of English and American Studies. 9.1 (2003) pp. 219; _____. ‘An (Auto)biography
of Gertrice/Altrude—“Ada” by Gertrude Stein.’ Hungarian Journal of English and
American Studies. 9.1 (2003): 133–45; _____. ‘A Hungarian New Woman Writer
and a Hybrid Autobiographical Subject: Margit Kaffka’s “Lyrical Notes on a Year”.’
Ann Heilmann, Margaret Beetham, eds. New Woman Hybridities: Femininity,
Feminism and International Consumer Culture. London: Routledge, 2004.35-48.
Sempruch, Justyna. “Female Entanglements with Evil: the Witch Figure as an
Embodiment of Cultural Borderlands.” in Journal of Religion and Culture. Ed.
Donna Goodman, Concordia University, 2003, Vol. 15: 92-116; _____. “Faking
It. Notes on the Margins of Power Theory: Fortune-telling, Deconstruction, and
Organization Development.” in Special Issue of Organization Development
Journal: Myth, Legend, and Lore. Ed. Edward Read Barton, Michigan State
University, 2003, Vol. 21. 3: 70-85; _____. “Tracing Cultural Un/Belonging: The
Witch in Western Feminist Theory and Literature.” in Variations: Monuments. Ed.
Nicole Frey: Zürich: University of Zurich P., 2003, 11: 207-211; _____. “Formulating
Un/belonging: Cross-cultural Encounters with Canada” in Minority Discourses.
Ed. Tom Sikora. Silesia: University of Silesia, 2004; _____. “As a Woman I Have
no Country: Dislocations of National and Gender Identities across and beyond
European Borders.” in Stylistics: XIII Style and Gender, International Journal of
Language Communication. Ed. Dorota Brzozowska. University of Opole, 2004.
Thurén, Britt-Marie. Genusforskning - Frågor, villkor och utmaningar. [The study
of gender: Questions, conditions and challenges] Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet,
2003; _____. “Conquerint els bars: plaer i poder en l’accés a espais de negociació
cultural.» [Conquering the bars: pleasure and power in the access to spaces for
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cultural negotiation] Revista d’etnologia de Catalunya. num 21, nov. 2002:132143;_____. “An Event in Swedish Gender Studies.” Rev. of Anita Göransson, ed.
Sekelskiften och kön. Strukturella och kulturella övergångar år 1800, 1900 och
2000. [Turns of centuries and gender. Structural and cultural transitions in 1800,
1900 and 2000.] Stockholm: Prisma, 2000. In Feminist Europa. Review of Books.
Vol. 3, Nos. 1 & 2. http://www.stiftung-frauenforschung.de
Toktas, Sule. 2004. «Yeni Sosyal Hareketler Cercevesinde Turkiye Gey-Lezbiyen
Hareketi ve Siyasalin Donusumu [New Social Movements and the Transformation
of the Political: The Gay-Lesbian Movement in Turkey].» In Lezbiyen ve Geylerin
Sorunlari ve Toplumsal Baris icin Cozum Arayislari [The Problems of Gays and
Lesbians and Search for Social Peace]. Ankara: KAOS GL Publications, 39-49.
(with Gulbanu Altunok). _____. 2002. “Nationalism, Militarism and Gender Politics:
Women in Military.” Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military 20(2):
29-44.
Valiulis, Maryann, Editor. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies. Vol.5, no.1/2, 2003; _____.
‘Subverting the flapper: the unlikely alliance of the Irish popular and ecclesiastical
press in the 1920s’ in New Woman Hybridities edited by Ann Heilmann and
Margaret Beetham., pp.102-117. London: Routledge, 2004.
Wibben, Annick T.R. “Feminist International Relations: Old debates and new
Directions.” Brown Journal of World Affairs. 10(2): 97- 114 Winter/Spring 2004
More book news ...
Women’s Studies in Oviedo, writes Maria Suarez Lafuente, has published three
books since December in its collection Alternatives. They can be viewed at www.
krkediciones.com
Rosa Cid, Rosa and Marta Gonzalez, eds. Mitos femeninos de la cultura clasica
[Female Myths from Classic Culture] Oviedo: KRK. 2003.
Suárez, Carmen. Feministas en la transición asturiana: 1975-1983. [Feminists in
Transition Times: 1975-1983]. Oviedo: KRK, 2003.
Viñuela, Laura. La perspectiva de genero y la musica popular: dos nuevos retos
para la musicologia [Gender and Pop Music: two New Challenges for the Musical
Sciences] Oviedo: KRK, 2003.
Zenska infoteka has published a translation of Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets and
Silence; a book of columns written by Andrea Feldman in Croatian magazines, The
Call of Siracuse or Why I am in Politics; and in book form, research done by Ines
Jemric, sociologist from Zenska infoteka, Until it Stops. Violence Against Women
Across Transitional Europe. Research was conducted during February in 10 Eastern
European countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic,
Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia and Ukraine) using
the method of content analysis. Its objective was to determine to what extent the
media are covering the problem of violence against women, the media space that
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is dedicated to it and the profile of victims, perpetrators and the violent act itself.
Research was conducted with the support of REWIND NET (Regional Women’s
INDOCs Network) and published by Zenska infoteka in English.
The conference, ‘Gender Matters in Higher Education,’ was held at the National
University of Ireland, Galway on November 8th and 9th, 2002. The proceedings are
available free of charge from the Women’s Studies Centre. To obtain a copy, contact
the Women’s Studies Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, or
telephone, fax or email the Centre with your name and address: Tel: + 353 91
750455, Fax: +353 91 750549, Email: [email protected] The proceedings are also
available to download online at http://www.nuigalway.ie/faculties_departments/
womens_studies/documents/finalproceedings.pdf
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Women’s Studies On Line
Francophones, join etudesfeministes-l. Judith Ezekiel [email protected]
[listmistress of WISE-L and etudesfeministes-l] writes:
Etudesfeministes-l va bientôt fêter sa deuxième anniversaire. Cette «liste»,
créée par l’équipe Simone-SAGESSE de l’Université de Toulouse-le-Mirail, relie 530
francophones du monde entier. Elle leur donne un lieu de débats et d’échanges
interdisciplinaires en études féministes et/ou sur les femmes et sur le genre
(nous distinguons bien entre etudesfeministes-l et les listes militantes qui existent
par ailleurs). Etudesfeministes-l, dont les messages restent archivés, assure un
relais pratique d’information sur les projets de recherche, les publications, les
conférences et les cursus en études féministes, à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur des
institutions, ainsi que sur les possibilités d’échanges d’étudiantes et de personnels
enseignants. Elle sert de réseau de communication et de solidarité entre les centres
existants, elle contribue au développement de nouveaux centres et programmes,
et elle aide à rompre l’isolement de chercheuses «isolées» (nous employons ici
le féminin générique). Elle est aussi un lieu de débat pédagogique et théorique.
Etudesfeministes-l visibilise et valorise les études féministes francophones.
http://listes.univ-tlse2.fr/wws/info/etudesfeministes-l
Feminist Activism and Research is a mailing list and set of links “devoted to
pragmatic and pro-active feminist activism and research. The group networks and
informs on issues of current concern, globally and locally.” Join the list or pursue
links at http://www.wave3.netnz/feminist_activism.htm
APC (Association for Progressive Communications)-Africa-Women “focuses on
African women’s empowerment through information facilitation, regional support,
lobbying and advocating around gender and ICTs (Information and communication
technologies), delivering ICT training, conducting research into gender and ICTS
and participating in regional and global events.” Included on APC-Africa-Women’s
website at http://www.apcafricawomen.org/ is an e-newsletter, Pula http://www.
apcafricawomen.org/pula.htm
The Women in Development Europe (WIDE) network, with the slogan “Globalising
Gender Equality and Social Justice,” seeks to “influence European and international
politics and to raise awareness on gender and development issues among important
sectors of opinion in Europe with the objective of empowering women worldwide.”
Among the organization’s “awareness raising, lobbying and advocacy” efforts are
gender-focused critiques of the effects of GATS (General Agreement on Trade and
Services), especially in countries of the global South. Find WIDE at http://www.
eurosur.org/wide/home.htm and its monthly newsletters (from January 2002 to the
present) at http://www.eurosur.org/wide/Newsletter/wide_newsletters.htm
Thanks to Feminist Collections v. 25, no. 1, Fall 2003, p. 27 & 28 for the three items
immediately above.
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Letter from Kampala
Dear Friends,
We are delighted to share with you our greatest achievement.
Isis WICCE has been announced the winner of the Gender and ICT Award for the
category of Outstanding Multi-stakeholder Initiative, National/Local for its initiative on
“Documenting Experiences of Women in Situations of Armed Conflict in Uganda.”
The Gender and ICT Awards aim to honor and bring international recognition to
the innovative and effective projects by women who use ICTs to promote gender
equality and/or women’s empowerment. The Awards’ objectives are to:
• Recognize gender and ICT initiatives globally and provide further impetus for
others to mainstream gender in the field of ICTs for women’s empowerment, and
therefore support our advocacy work;
• Provide a much-needed venue to recognize community-based or small-scale
initiatives designed and implemented by women and women’s organizations/
networks while also providing recognition to larger scale but cost-effective multistakeholder initiatives;
• Provide much needed opportunities to develop new collaborations/partnerships
and opportunities for upscaling small-scale and community-based initiatives.
The awards were received at a special event and venue parallel to the World Summit
on the Information Society in Geneva, Switzerland, from December 10-12, 2003.
The ICT Initiative is also included in a publication prepared by the Global Knowledge
Partnership, for distribution at the World Summit on the Information Society.
The Gender and ICT Awards are sponsored by APC Women’s Networking Support
Programme (WNSP) and the Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP). We would like to
thank all of you who have given us ideas and contributed to our initiatives as well as
recognizing our potential in making women’s rights violations visible using different
channels. Alutta Continua!!
Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng
Director, Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE)
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Website: http://www.isis.or.ug
A German language Internet Database on Women and Health, Frauengesundheit
und Gesundheitsförderung, is sponsored by the Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche
Aufklärung (BzgA) -- Federal Center for Health Education -- and is designed with
individuals concerned with women’s health, counselors and researchers in mind.
It features six thematic strands and 26 health indicators drawn from the 1993
WHO campaign “Women’s Health Counts.” The database allows quick access to
publications, empirical and epidemiological statistics (where appropriate by linking
to other databases), organizations and institutions. Further information from http://
artemis.bzga.de/frauen/
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Featuring articles and artwork by Ida Applebroog, Karen Beckman, Elizabeth A.
Castelli, Gaye Chan, Sue Coe, Neta Crawford, Lisa Duggan, Cheri Honkala, Lisa
Kahane, Suzanne Lacy, Winona LaDuke, Lois Ann Lorentzen, Kate Rhee, Erin
Runions, Dread Scott, Meredeth Turshen, Jody Williams, Daphne Wysham and
Emna Zghal, the Scholar and Feminist Online (the Barnard Center for Research
on Women) has launched “Reverberations: On Violence,” guest edited by Elizabeth
A. Castelli at http://www.barnard.edu/sfonline
The essays and artwork ask “what counts as violence?” “How does violence
become visible and legible as violence?” Editor Elizabeth continues, “What are the
conditions and rationalizations for violence? How do we count violence’s costs - and
thereby, perhaps, help to identify the point at which it becomes too costly? What
practical, critical, and imaginative resources are at our disposal for interrupting the
impact of violence on individuals, communities, and the current world situation?”
“Reverberations: On Violence” grew out of two distinct but related events that
took place at Barnard College during the 2002-2003 academic year. The first was a
colloquium, “Responding to Violence,” organized by Elizabeth and Janet Jakobsen,
Director of the Center for Research on Women, in the weeks and months following
September 11, 2001. Held in October 2002, the colloquium featured a plenary
address by Nobel Peace Laureate, Jody Williams, and a day-long set of conversations
among activists and academics organized around short papers that participants had
written in response to pre-circulated questions. The second from which this issue
took shape was the Center’s 28th annual conference, The Scholar and the Feminist,
held in February 2003. The conference was devoted to the theme, “Why? Feminist
Analyses of the State of the World,” and picked up on many of the themes of the
“Responding to Violence” colloquium. The issue also features an Interactive Art
Gallery “On Violence” that features websites, slideshows, and animated images
based on over 115 original paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and installation
projects.
New Web Resource on Fundamentalisms
A joint initiative of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), Women
Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) and Rights and Democracy, Fundamentalisms
- a Web Resource for Women’s Human Rights, focuses on identifying and exposing
the international dynamics of these movements. This resource highlights their
impact on women in particular, identifies trends and strategies to counteract them,
and shares comprehensive, cross-regional information and analysis to promote a
greater understanding of their danger. In November 2002, WLUML convened a major
international meeting on the “Warning Signs of Fundamentalisms” which helped
to expose generic features and further strengthen analysis and resistance. The key
to understanding and counteracting fundamentalisms lies in pooling information
and creating strategies across countries as well as across communities. During the
meeting, a number of participants expressed interest in working on building a web
resource to continue information and strategy sharing. The result is this WHRNet
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web-resource.
The new web resource consists of the following sections and features:
• Comprehensive and regularly updated thematic overviews addressing the impact
of fundamentalisms on women’s health and sexuality, education, employment,
political participation and leadership, and so on.
• A guide to relevant human rights forums and mechanisms -- e.g. UN Human Rights
Commission and Commission on the Status of Women, special rapporteurs,
working groups, and treaty bodies -- and how these might be used to improve
women’s human rights in contexts of rising fundamentalisms.
• Regular opinion pieces and interviews from women taking the lead in advancing
and protecting women’s human rights in situations where fundamentalisms
undermine them.
• News, recent events, and information on action alerts from regionally diverse
perspectives.
• Extensive links to relevant organizations, resources and articles.
• An online research tool specific to the fundamentalisms theme.
For more information please visit the WHRnet site at http://www.whrnet.org/
fundamentalisms/
Women Living Under Muslim Laws [http://www.wluml.org] international solidarity
network.
Email: [email protected]
Reports and symposium on ‘Strategies of Inclusion: Gender and
the Information Society’ (SIGIS)
Claudia Krops : [email protected]
The results of a major two-year European study on public and private initiatives
to include and attract women to information and communication technology (ICT)
use, employment and education are now available. This research project, funded
by the European Commission IST (Information Society Technologies) Programme,
has published a collection of case studies and analyses for policy makers, product
designers and service developers. The reports are online at http://www.sigis-ist.
org
In the first stage of research, a comprehensive overview of current digital
divides and inclusion measures was conducted, including a review of literature
and statistical trends on gender and ICT. The second stage involved the empirical
investigation of public and private initiatives to include women in the Information
Society, and female user experiences of these initiatives. The third Stage will be
offering guidelines and analysis to policy makers and developers/designers of ICT
systems and services.
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• Public efforts to include women in ICT: Including education and training
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initiatives
• Private efforts to include women in ICT: Including design of products and websites
for women and girls; support networks for female professions in IT; digital design
industry recruitment and retention of women in the field of digital design
• Female user experiences of public and private policies and products: Including
women’s lack of access to resources, skills and knowledge, and integration of
computers and the Internet into women’s everyday lives.
The case studies were based on public and private initiatives to include women in
ICT, covering a wide range of contexts, from national government policy to women’s
networking organisations and design of video games. From these findings important
insights emerged into the way gender and ICT is understood and managed by
many organizations, governments and industry sectors across Europe. These cases
currently form the basis for development of analytical tools to help policy-makers,
educators, designers and relevant practitioner communities improve their efforts to
integrate more women into the design and use of ICTs. Policy and design guidelines
have been published.
Why study gender and the information society? The SIGIS project addresses
concerns that for some time women have been, and continue to be excluded from,
the use and development of communication and media technologies, and thus the
Information Society. This is most obvious in the relative absence of women from
computer sciences and the design of ICT products. However, there are important
changes going on: the transformation of ICTs and their penetration into the home,
workplace and education means that the gap is narrowing between men and women
in their levels of use of computers, the Internet, mobile phones and other systems.
These issues have become the center of much debate and have resulted in specific
initiatives and policies by both public and private organizations, many of which have
played an active part in ‘democratisation’ of ICTs.
The Research Group carried out the project across five European countries: The
University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), the Norwegian University of Science and
Technology (Norway), the University of Twente (Netherlands), Dublin City University
(Ireland) and Studio Metis (Italy).
The Final SIGIS reports were presented at an international symposium. A joint
initiative of the Policy Research Centre on Equal Opportunities (Belgium) and the
European SIGIS 8www.sigis-ist.org] network, a Symposium on Gender & ICT:
Strategies of Inclusion took place on 20 January 2004 in Brussels, Belgium, with
two workshops within the symposium to report SIGIS findings. The endeavor,
supported by the Dutch Association for Gender and Technology (The Netherlands), is
associated with Digitales. For more information, visit: www.steunpuntgelijkekansen.
be/genderandict
Below you will find a selection of SIGIS Case Studies:
• Girls and computing as national educational strategy in Norway
• Limits of state feminism: Chaotic translations of the ‘girls and computing’
problem
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• Squares and circles: Getting women into computer science
• Women’s Computer Training
• Teaching the Teachers: a gender blind approach to IT training
• The new Cinderellas: How public administration has been attempting to include
women as well
• Lifelong education and strategies of gender inclusion in the Information Society
• The Cork Institute of Technology and Fastrack to IT: Initiatives for single parents
and the long-term unemployed
• The Gathering: Computer parties as means for gender inclusion
• Women on the Web
• A case study on the website of the Dutch women’s magazine Libelle
• Women and the New Economy: the Work up case study
• WITI Women in Technology International
• Evenos: Creating a Space for Women on the Web
• A Win-Win Situation: Human Resources Perspective on Gender in the ICT
workforce
• Don’t leave it to the boys
• “I am not the same person!” User study of a Women-Only Training Course
• Performing On the Boards: Female Users of an Online Discussion Board
• Girls Just Want To Have Fun!
• Women and the media system in society. A case study: the Donna Moderna site
forums
• Women in the digitalization of Public Administration
• The Gathering Experience: A User study of a Computer Party
• Computer Science: Careers of Computing? Inclusion through ‘secularization’ of
ICT
• Diffusion as inclusion? How adult men and women become users of mobile
phones
For further information about SIGIS, visit http://www.sigis-ist.org, or contact:
Prof. Robin Williams, Research Centre for Social Sciences
University of Edinburgh
Old Surgeons Hall, High School Yards
Edinburgh, Scotland
Tel: +44 131 650 6386. Fax: +44 131 650 6399
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Bulletin Board
Call for papers due 1 May 2004 for a conference on “Racisms, Sexisms and
Contemporary Politics of Belonging,” 25-27 August 2004, at the FRIENDS
HOUSE, 173 Euston Rd. London NW1 2BJ, UK, organized by the President of
Research Committees 05 [on Ethnic, Race and Minority Relations] – Prof. Nira
Yuval-Davis [[email protected]] and the President of RC32 [on Women in
Society] – Prof. Kalpana Kannabiran [[email protected]] of the International
Sociological Association (ISA).
Announcing the Fourth Gay and Lesbian Studies & Queer Theory Conference
at Tel Aviv University, 9-10 May 2004, sponsored by The Women Studies Forum
with NCJW and The Gay and Lesbian Studies and Queer Theory Forum: ‘An Other
Sex’ Is Back! ‘Sex Acher’. In the last three years, “An Other Sex: the Lesbian &
Gay Studies and Queer Theory Conference” has taken place at Tel Aviv University.
In light of the enthusiastic response to the first three conferences, and out of
commitment to advancing the field of lesbian and gay studies in Israel, we are
holding another conference this year. Proposals have been invited from all disciplines
and methodologies, on subjects related to lesbianism, homosexuality, bisexuality or
transgender, and to queer readings of texts or cultural phenomena dealt with from
numerous theoretical perspectives. Formats include field research, discussion of a
particular phenomenon or event, analysis of texts of various kinds (e.g. literature,
film, mass media) and others. Intersections between sexuality and gender on the
one hand, and ethnicity, class, and/or nationality on the other have been highlighted
in the CFP. Encouraged too were lectures/themes that include reference to the
political circumstances in Israel/Palestine, in the shadow of which the conference
takes place. Abstracts were due March 1st, 2003.
Information from Shirley Kahanovich, Women Studies Forum coordinator, Tel Aviv
University
Tel Aviv 61390. Tel: 03-6406905; Fax: 03-6405596
Email: [email protected]
The postgraduate programs in women’s studies of the universities of Frankfurt
and Kassel -- Interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe Frauen-und Geschlechterforschung
(Kassel) and the Cornelia Goethe Centrum (Frankfurt/Main) -- invite you to an
international symposium, 13-15 May 2004 in Kassel, “WissenSchaf(f)t
Geschlecht” [untranslatable pun that reads a) knowledge or science of gender;
b) knowledge or science creates gender]. Participants will explore the provocative
thesis that inequality in gender relations follows from the division into a public and
private sphere, and that this constitutes gender itself. Thus, relations among and
between the public sphere, gender and knowledge (production) will be interrogated.
To register or receive further information contact Bärbel Sauer, AIG Frauen und
Geschlechterforschung Unviersität Kassel, Mönchebergstr. 21 a, D- 34109 Kassel
Tel: 0049 (0)561 804 2714 Fax: 804 7714. [email protected]
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The European Chapter of the International Association for Feminist Economics
(IAFFE) - IAFFE-Europe - has issued a call for papers for an International
Conference titled Central and Eastern Europe: A feminist economic dialogue on
transition and EU-enlargement, 21-22 January 2005, in Budapest. The transition
from socialism to a market economy and the subsequent economic developments
in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have had considerable impact on the social
and economic position of both women and men in these countries. In most cases
these developments have resulted in greater inequality in the labor market and in
greater hardships for women, in part because there has been little if any change in
their “family responsibilities.” Though the upcoming EU-membership of a number
of CEE countries may provide opportunities for more positive changes there, the
economic and political processes involved are complex and the impact is difficult
to predict.
As a result of its earlier connections with state-socialism, feminism is widely
perceived as placing too much emphasis on women’s labor force participation at the
expense of concern for sharing of care responsibilities. Therefore, while feminist
economics has recently made considerable progress in Western Europe, North
America, Australia and even South America, this has not been the case in Central
and Eastern Europe. Feminist economics traditions from Third World countries,
where similar issues about the problem of a purely-market focused feminism have
been raised, can also provide useful points of contact between feminist economists
and women in CEE countries.
The social and economic changes in CEE countries and the likely impact
of the EU-Enlargement process are of great interest to feminist economists
everywhere. Feminist economics today recognizes the importance of addressing
diverse contexts and creating space for a comparative perspective; with attention
to both similarities and diversity. The main aims of this conference are to bring the
gender aspects of transition and EU-Enlargement to the fore and promote feminist
economic discussions before an international forum.
We invite papers on
• Gender effects of the restructuring of the economy
Examples of possible topics are: the impact of the flexibilization of the labor market
on women’s economic position; migration and trafficking of women; changing
gender roles in the economy, the labor market and the family; and women as
entrepreneurs.
• Gender effects of political restructuring and EU-Enlargement
Examples of possible topics are: the impact of policies related to EU-membership
on women’s economic position; gender mainstreaming in national and European
policies; and reports on gender budgets and good practices.
• Central issues in feminist economics
Examples of possible topics are: the use of economic and/or feminist theory in the
conceptualization of gender issues; research and discussions on feminist economic
issues in national and international perspective; theoretical and empirical research
on the confluence of gender, race, class and nation, and the state of feminist
economics.
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A selection of the papers presented at this conference will be published in a
Special Issue of the journal Feminist Economics. This conference is organized by
the European Chapter of the International Association for Feminist Economics
(IAFFE-Europe) in cooperation with the Women’s Studies Centre at the Budapest
University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration. For further information,
please contact [email protected] or look at www.iaffe-europe.org
You are welcome to submit an abstract for a poster, a paper and/or a session via
e-mail to: [email protected] Save your abstract as “your last nameAb05”
i.e. kuiperAb05. Please include your name, address, and e-mail on the abstract. If you
do not have electronic access, you may submit your abstract through regular mail.
IAFFE-Europe, P.O. Box 11348, 1001 GH Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Deadlines
for submission of abstracts of posters, papers or session: 1 June 2004: acceptance
notification 1 July 2004; deadline for full papers: 1 November 2004.
Call for papers for the 5th Global Conference, "Cultures of Violence,"
Monday 20th September - Thursday 23rd September 2004 at Mansfield
College, Oxford, United Kingdom
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/ati/violence/v5/cov04cfp.htm
This multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary conference aims to identify the underlying
factors which contribute to an understanding of the prevailing extent of violence in
contemporary life. It likewise aims to probe the representation of violence in media,
art and literature and assess the contextual implications of such representations.
Violence remains a horrifying feature of today’s world; the project actively seeks to
explore whether there can be a culture counter to the culture of violence and how
is it to be promoted.
The conference will be structured around 4 main thematic groupings; papers,
presentations, reports and workshops are invited on the following themes:
1. Perspectives for Understanding Violence
Papers will explore the methodologies available for uncovering the underlying
factors which contribute to violence, the perspectives provided by all disciplines
for attempting to understand violence and the models available for developing
interdisciplinary methods for approaching violence.
2. The Objects and Goals of Violence
Papers will explore those who are targeted by perpetrators of violence and seek to analyse
the goals that such forms of violence seek to achieve. In particular, papers can focus on
a) issues of domestic violence directed toward families, women and children
b) issues of community violence directed toward ethnic and minority groups, racial
groups, issues of nationalism, youth and gang violence, hooliganism
c) issues of institutional violence - violence in the workplace, schools, hospitals,
police and law enforcement agencies
d) issues of state violence - as both an internal phenomenon (against citizenry civil war, terrorism and the metropolis; repression; 'surveillance' culture post 9/11;
legitimation of violence through the law, punishment and capital punishment) and
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an external phenomenon (cultures of war and militarism, 'intervention' and 'preemptive' policies, cultures of societies that develop into excessively warlike states,
religion, religious institutions, and their role in curtailing or propelling violence;
religious fundamentalism and violence)
e) understanding violence by understanding the impact it has on its victims
3. Representations of Violence
Papers will explore the role of media in recording, portraying, disseminating, and
reflecting on violence. All forms of media are included - radio, TV, cinema, theatre,
graffiti, Internet, music, art, sculpture, books, propaganda. The methods of portrayal
and the intentions of portrayal will be assessed.
4. Counter Cultures to Violence
Papers will explore whether there are or can be counter cultures to the cultures of
violence and how these might be developed. In particular, papers may look at the
emerging trend of the use of violence to achieve peace (e.g., the human/animal
rights agenda), anti-globalisation violence, anti-vivisection violence; the work and
role of NGO's; the role of enforcement and prosecution; the promotion of education
and educative strategies; prevention strategies.
Papers will be considered on any related theme. The conference is part of a larger
series of on-going conferences, run under the general banner ‘At the Interface'. It
aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and
explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.
The first Diversity within Unity was held in Prague in 1999 and focused on the
theme of Human Community and Civil Society. The second conference was held
in Oxford in 2000 and focused on the theme of Culture, Conflict, and Belonging.
The third conference met in Prague in 2002 and looked at Cultures of Violence; the
theme was been carried over to the 2003 conference.
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th June 2004 to Dr. Rob Fisher
[email protected]
Full draft papers should be submitted by Friday 13th August 2004. Papers accepted
for previous conferences have been published in themed volumes. All papers
accepted for and presented at this conference will be published in an ISBN eBook.
Selected papers will be developed in light of conference discussions for publication
in a themed hard copy volume.
Although the deadline for abstracts has passed, Liisa Husu [email protected]
announces a conference organized by EDDI (Education and Difference Researchers
in Finland), in association with the Gender and Education Association, Department
of Education, Department of Sociology, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies,
Finnish Youth Research Network and Christina Institute for Women’s Studies on
Multiple Marginalities: Gender and Education in the Global, Local and TransNational World, 2-4 June 2004, Department of Education, University of Helsinki,
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Finland, Bulevardi 18, the first interim Gender and Education Conference to discuss
multiple dimensions of marginalization in educational theories, processes and
practices. Our aim is to generate dialogue on how the global, local and transnational
are played out in diverse educational sites and spaces. How are marginalities
lived, embodied, experienced and transgressed and how can they be challenged
and transformed? Themes such as pedagogical practices, youth cultures, space,
embodiment, sexuality, activism, disabilities and age will be discussed from multiple
disciplinary perspectives, such as education, sociology, psychology, women’s
studies, youth studies and history. Workshops welcome papers with a variety of
empirical, theoretical and methodological perspectives, databased, conceptual as
well as speculative and provocative papers. For more details and forms for abstracts
and registration, please see home page http://www.helsinki.fi/ktl/gened
Announcing Democracy And Occupation: A Feminist Perspective, 8--9 June
2004, at the College of Management, Rishon Lezion, the 2004 annual conference of
the Israel Association of Feminist and Gender Studies. Papers discuss democracy
and occupation from a feminist perspective in, for instance, military studies, law,
economics, cultural studies, political science, media studies, demography, history,
psychology, religion, education, geography, ecology and environmental studies, etc.
Proposals from social activists in the field were also welcomed. The conference is
being held in conjunction with the CONCORDE organization, which is a conducting
a study of the current legal and normative situation in Israel in comparison with
international legal standards. The first day of this joint conference (on 7–8 June
2004) will be devoted to an international forum on the subject of democracy and
occupation. The second day (8–9 June) will be devoted to examining this subject
from a feminist perspective. Details from Sylvia Fogiel-Bijaoui at [email protected]
il
Announcing Women’s Movements’ inspiration, intervention, irritation: A
Nordic conference, in Reykjavik, Iceland, 10-12 June 2004 to focus on the status
of women’s movements in the Nordic countries while also positioning the Nordic
movements in a larger European and global context and including issues of
class, ethnicity, sexuality, generations, education, research, globalisation etc. The
conference aims to compare present movements to those of the past and include
state of the art research on the importance of Nordic women’s movements. The
target group is researchers, politicians, gender equality administrators, journalists,
activists and students. Sessions include: Women’s movements/feminism over time;
Mainstreaming, state feminism and women’s movements; Men and feminism;
Trafficking, prostitution and violence against women; The media and women’s
movements; Cultural expressions in the light of the women’s movements; Research,
information, documentation; Gender and research community
Furhter information from http://www.yourhost.is/island2004
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Announcing an international workshop: Were women present at the demographic
transition? At the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 20-21 May 2005.
This workshop aims to look at the role gender played in shifting demographic
structures from high levels of celibacy, high rates of births and deaths and late ages
at marriage towards more modern demographic structures characterised by low
levels of births and deaths, as well as early and universal marriage. Mainstream
historical demography has relied either on macro statistical approaches hiding
individual agency or on individual-level analyses focusing exclusively on attributes
pertaining to men in explaining changing demographic patterns, whether they be
linked to religion or to socio-economic characteristics such as occupation or family
of origin. Despite the fact that the role of men as men is almost never focused
upon explicitly, it nevertheless contributes to a construction of the male as an agent
of modernisation. Women are entirely left out of this picture, belonging as they
do to the private sphere of the family, where they are undergoing rather that (co) constructing social change. Women are thus not envisaged as decision-makers
where marriage, fertility and family formation are concerned.
This workshop therefore wants to look at the role women played in shaping the
demographic transition, as well as the way in which gender, as pertaining to men as
well as women, was a constituent part of this process of change. Papers are invited
which deal with any aspect related to the demographic transition, ranging from
mortality, migration, fertility patterns, or household and family formation. Questions
that may be considered revolve around the issue whether particular socio-economic
groups of women were leading actors in changing marital and fertility patterns.
Which circumstances bolstered women’s capacities to control or reshape their
reproductive lives, or which historical circumstances or processes were leading
women to change their ‘mentalité’ regarding children and family? To what extent
was declining infant mortality related to changing patterns in women’s work
experience, to their increasing educational levels or any other change in women’s
social position? What role did gender play in the decision-making process around
family and children? Which constructions of masculinity or femininity were involved
in this shift towards so-called modern demographic patterns?
The workshop aims to include empirical research from various European countries.
There will be invited papers only, with a small number of additional guests. The
workshop will start with a keynote lecture open to the general academic public by
Professor Leonore Davidoff (Essex University, Founder editor of Gender & History).
Papers to be submitted and circulated beforehand will be discussed during the
workshop. The aim is to publish (a selection of) the papers presented in either a
volume or a special issue of a journal.
Abstracts for proposed papers may be submitted not later than 15 August 2004.
Abstracts should be around 800 words, stating clearly the questions that will be
examined, the type of empirical material that will be used, and an outline of the
main argument that will be developed in the paper. Please state explicitly in what
way the paper is related to any of the issues raised above and in what way gender
is integrated as an analytical category. Please state clearly name, address, fax
number, and email address when submitting your proposal. Proposals should be
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sent to: Dr. Angélique Janssens, University of Nijmegen, Department of History/
Centre for Women’s Studies, P.O. Box 9103, 6500 HD Nijmegen, The Netherlands,
fax: * 3124361 2807, email: [email protected]
More information Centre for Women's Studies: www.kun.nl/cvv
Silvia Caporale Bizzini [email protected] of the Universidad de Alicante has sent out
a CFP for FEMINISMO/S, a referred journal published twice a year by the Centre of
Women’s Studies of the University of Alicante. FEMINISMO/S is now seeking for the
fourth issue (December 2004) essays on the feminist and/or gendered historical
reinterpretation and literary or theoretical representation of memory, autobiographical
experience, diaries, etc. in 20th-century literature in English written by women as
well as in non-fictional writings. The editors are also keen to consider reviews of
recently published books on the above mentioned topics. Inquiries and completed
manuscripts (3 copies) should be submitted to Silvia Caporale ([email protected]) at
one of the addresses below by June 2004.
Dr. Silvia Caporale, Depto. De Filología Inglesa
Universidad de Alicante
Ap. 99 – 03080 Alicante, Spain or
Dr. Silvia Caporale, Centro de Estudios sobre la Mujer
Aulario II, Universidad de Alicante
Ap. Correo 99 – 03080 Alicante, Spain
Announcing an English-language conference, “Gender Perspectives: Opening
Diversity for Information Society Technology,” 24-26 June 2004 in Bremen,
Germany. The symposium will concentrate results from gender research in order
to actively influence IST (Information Society Technology) research and application
from a gender perspective in a sustainable way. The main goals are to influence
mainstream IST development and shape IST from a gender perspective; enhance
diversity in the development of IST; broaden perspectives in applications and
contexts of IST; discuss technological support and education designed to meet the
needs of both genders; build and strengthen relevant networks to achieve these
goals. The symposium is a first initiative of the emerging GIST network, organized
by the research group Digital Media in Education, department of computer science
at the University of Bremen, Germany.
The abstracts of accepted contributions will be published on the symposium’s
web site: http://www.e-gist.net. Further details from the GIST organizing committee:
[email protected]
or Prof. Dr. Heidi Schelhowe
email: [email protected]
http://www.dimeb.de
or Isabel Zorn
Tel: +49(0)421-218-7021; Fax 0421-218-4269
email: [email protected]
AG Digitale Medien in der Bildung Dimeb, Raum: MZH/1090
FB Informatik/Mathematik der Universität Bremen, Postf. 330440, 28334 Bremen
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Announcing an international conference on “Pleasure and Danger Revisited:
Sexualities in the 21st Century,” 30 June - 2 July 2004, Cardiff School of
Social Sciences. Keynote speakers, Judith Halberstam, Jeffrey Weeks, and Ken
Plummer. 2004 marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Carole Vance’s
influential collection, Pleasure and Danger, which graphically explored the tensions
between danger and pleasure as a powerful and often contradictory force in the
lives of women and production of female sexuality. Two decades later pleasure and
danger continue to be central themes re-emerging at different times and places
producing and policing the sexualities of women, men, girls and boys (from the
global impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic to local moral panics around the promotion
of homosexuality in schools). Re-visiting the ways in which histories, expressions
and experiences of contemporary (global and local) sexualities continue to shape
and be shaped by discourses of pleasure and danger is the starting point for this
international conference. Papers might relate to sexual: Cultures; Childhoods;
Generations; Governance; Histories; Identities; Lifestyles; Politics; Practices;
Representations; Rights. They might consider issues and fields of study such as:
Consumption Education, Globalisation, Governmentality, Health Literature, Popular/
media culture, Post-colonialism Social policy and legislation. Information from
Helen Taylor, Research Administrator, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Glamorgan
Building, King Edward VII Ave, Cardiff, CF10 3WT or by email to [email protected]
Deadline for abstracts was 29 February 2004. It is anticipated that a special issue
of Sexualities consisting of papers drawn from the conference will be published
during 2005. For further details, including costs and booking form, visit http://www.
cf.ac.uk/socsi/sexualitiesandgender/pdr/
Announcing “Feminism Contesting Globalization,” the Women’s Studies
Association (UK and Ireland) 17th annual conference, 8 - 10 July 2004 hosted by
the Women’s Education, Research and Resource Center (WERRC) at the University
College Dublin. It aims to provide a forum for exploring various discourses, politics
and theories of feminism and its challenges to globalization. Details from Ailbhe
Smyth: [email protected] or Tanya Bakhru: [email protected]
Visit the website at http://www.ucd.ie/werrc/conferences.html
Veronika Oechtering [email protected] announces the Informatica
Feminale 2004, http://www.informatica-feminale.de, the Seventh Summer Course
for Women in Computer Science, 6-17 September 2004 at the University of Bremen.
In addition, the Fourth Summer Course in Baden-Würtemberg will be held at the
University of Freiburg, 19.-24. September 2004 -- designed not only for students
but also faculty. Additional information at http://www.informatica feminale.de/
Sommerstudium/Call.html
Please address questions to Dipl.-Inform. Veronika Oechtering
Kompetenzzentrum Frauen in Naturwissenschaft und Technik der Universität
Bremen. FB 3, Postfach 330440, D-28334 Bremen, Germany
Tel.: +49-421-218-2701, Fax: +49-421-218-8767
Email: [email protected]
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Announcing a conference 10-11 November 2004, “Toward which citizenship
model?” in the Palacio Euskalduna Jauregia, Bilbao, Spain. “The conference will
analyze citizenship from different perspectives, in terms of economics, politics,
social models and daily life. The objective is to reflect upon how gender influences
different constructions of civil, social, political and economic rights for men and
women.” Contact [email protected] or [email protected]
Announcing Women’s History Revisited: Historiographical Reflections on
Women and Gender in a Global Context, an international conference to take
place in conjunction with the World Congress of Historical Sciences, July 3-9, 2005
in Sydney. The International Federation for Research in Women’s History (IFRWH/
FIRHF), founded in 1987, aims to encourage and co-ordinate research in all aspects
of women’s history at the international level. The first conference was held in
1989 and papers published in a collection, “Writing Women’s History. International
Perspectives.” Since then, women’s history, gender history and feminist history
have expanded geographically as well as theoretically and thematically. The 2005
IFRWH conference will take a historiographical look at women’s history worldwide.
Participants need to register for the World Congress. More information about the
Sydney 2005 World Congress can be found at http://www.cish.org/GB/Sydney.
htm, about the IFRWH at http://www.historians.ie/women/index.htm or address
Professor Pirjo Markkola; Department of History; FIN-33014 University of Tampere,
Finland: e-mail: [email protected]: telefax +358-3-215-6980; phone +358-3-2156553. (Proposals were due 15 February 2004.)
Announcing plans for a feminist studies conference in Toulouse, France, organized
by the “Equipe Simone” of Toulouse University to work on the following themes:
women, feminism, equality, men, masculinity, gender relationships, employment,
politics, health, sexuality, work. More info: Michele Perreaux - Equipe de Recherche
Simone - Maison de la Recherche - Université Toulouse Mirail - 5 allee Antonio
Machado - F-31058 Toulouse cx 09 - [email protected]
Tel: +33 (0) 561504394. www.univ-tlse2.fr/rech/equipes/simone.html - mailinglist
‘feminist studies’: http://listes.univ-tlse.fr/wws/info/etudesfeministes-l
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Addresses
National Contacts & Board Members (B)
Albania:
Eglantina Gjermeni
Women´s Center
P.O. Box 2418
Tirana, Albania
ph +355 4 255514, 515
[email protected]
Austria:
Marlen Bidwell-Steiner
Project Centre for Gender Research
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 7, 1090 Vienna
ph +43 1 4277 18452 fax 18459
[email protected]
Belgium:
Prof.dr. Ada Garcia
Univ. Cath. de Louvain, G.S.W.
Avenue de l’Espinette, 18, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
ph +32 10 474176 fax 474178
[email protected]
Sonja Spee
U.I.A., Centre for Women’s Studies
Universiteitsplein 1, 2160 Wilrijk
ph +32 3 220 4886,
[email protected]
Croatia:
Durda Knezevic,
Zenska Infoteka – Women’s Resource and INDOC Centre
Varsavska 16/1, 10000 Zagreb
ph +385 1 4830557 fax 4830552
[email protected], www.zinfo.hr
Biljana Kasic, Ph.D. - Program Coordinator
c/o Centre for Women’s Studies
Berislaviceva 12
10 000 Zagreb
ph/fax + 385 14872406
[email protected]
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Cyprus:
Sevgül Uludag
Women Research Centre
19, Necmi Avkiran Str., Lefkosa Kibris, Nicosia
ph +90 392 2275407 fax 2283823
[email protected], [email protected]
Maria Hadjipavlou
4 Kissamou Street
Palouriotissa 1040, Nicosia
Cyprus.
[email protected]
Czech Rep.:
Alena Kralikova
Gender Studies, o.p.s.,
Gorazdova 20, 120 00 Praha 2
ph/fax: +420-224915666
gender.offi[email protected]
Denmark:
Hilda Rømer Christensen
National Coord. of Women’s & Gender Studies, Dept. of Sociology
Linnesgade 22,1316 Copenhagen K
ph +45 35323940, [email protected], [email protected]
www.forskraad.dk/kvindeforsk/index.htm
Finland:
Marjo Kolehmainen
Association for Women’s Studies in Finland
Department of Women’s Studies
33014 Tampereen yliopisto
Finland
[email protected]fi
France:
Sylvie Chaperon
Equipe Simone-SAGESSE, Maison de la Recherche
5 Allees Antonio Machado, 31058 Toulouse Cedex
ph +33 5 61 503707 fax 503708,
[email protected]
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Germany:
Dr. Tobe Levin
Martin-Luther Strasse 35, 60389 Frankfurt/Main
ph +49 69 459660 fax 464069
[email protected]
Greece:
Dr. Vana Tentokali
Dept. of Architectural Design & Technology,
School of Architecture. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki 54124
ph +30 2310-995529, 841829 fax 995519
[email protected]
Hungary:
Prof. dr. Katalin Koncz
Women’s Studies Centre
Budapest Univ. of Econ. Sciences and publ. Admin.,
Fovam tér 8, 1093 Budapest
ph/fax +36 1 2186 855/6177
[email protected]
Krisztina Majoros, PhD
associate professor
Institute for Economic Theories
University of Miskolc
3525 Miskolc-Egyetemvaros, Hungary
ph: +36 30 278-6261
[email protected], [email protected]
Iceland:
Irma Erlingsdottir
Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies
University of Iceland
Adalbygging v. Sudurgotu
101 Reykjavik
ph + 354 525 4595, fax 552 1331
[email protected]
Thorgedur Einarsdottir
Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies
University of Iceland
Aragata 9, 101 Reykjavík
ph +354 5254177
[email protected]
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Ireland:
Republic:
Maryann Valiulis
Centre for Women’s Studies
Trinity college, 20 Westland Row, Dublin 2
ph +353 1 6082225/1975 fax 6083997
[email protected]
Northern Ireland:
Myrtle Hill
Centre for women’s Studies
School of Sociology & Social Policy
Queens University,
BT7 1NN Belfast
[email protected]
Israel:
Prof. Frances Raday
Multipurpose Building (room 174)
Project KIDMA, Haifa 31905
ph +972 4 824 9016 fax 824 9014
[email protected]
Italy:
Liana Borghi
Univ. degli Studi di Firenze
Dipartimento di Filologia Moderna
Via Santa Reparata 93, 50129 Firenze, Italy
ph +39 55 50561 234 fax 50561 273
[email protected]
Latvia:
Irina Novikova
Univ. of Latvia
Room 133, Raina Blvd-19, 1586 Riga
fax +371 7 820113
[email protected]
Lithuania:
Dalia Marcinkeviciene
Vilnius Univ., Gender Studies Centre
Universiteto 3, 39a, 2734 Vilnius
ph/fax +370 5 2687163,
[email protected]
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Luxembourg:
Anik Raskin
Conseil National des Femmes du Luxembourg
2, Circuit de la Foire Internationale, L-1347 Luxembourg
ph +352 296525 fax 296524
[email protected]fl.lu
Macedonia:
Dusica Dimitrovska Gajdoska
Research Center in Gender Studies
Euro-Balkan Institute
Partizanski odredi 63, 1000 Skopje
ph/fax +389 2 375 570
[email protected]
Moldova:
Liliana Dontu
National Women’s Studies and Information Center
194 a �tefan cel Mare Bd.,
MD-2004, Chi�in�u,
ph/fax +373 2 241393, 237089
[email protected], www.femei.md
Netherlands:
renée c. hoogland
Hendrik Jacobszstraat 1-2, 1075 PA Amsterdam
ph +31 (0)24 361 2938/1881
[email protected]
Drs. Erna Kas (B)
Univ. of Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 8, 3584 CS Utrecht
ph +31 30 2532097 fax 2532816
[email protected]
Akke Visser
Univ. Of Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht
ph +31 30 2531857 fax 2531277
[email protected]
Norway:
FOKK, the Norwegian Association for Women’s Studies and Gender Research
Grensen 5, 0159 Oslo
ph +47 22 240935
[email protected]
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Prof. Gerd Bjørhovde (B)
Univ. of Tromsø, Fac. of Humanities
9037 Tromsø
ph +47 77 644264 fax 645625
[email protected]
Poland:
Dr. Elzbieta H. Oleksy
Women’s Stud. Centre
Ul. Narutowicza 54/11, 90-136 Lødz
ph +48 42 319760 fax 319582
[email protected]
Romania:
Prof.Dr. Madalina Nicolaescu
Str. Tudor Arghezi nr.26, ap. 43, Sector II
70136 Bucharest
fax +40 1 312 1154
[email protected]
Spain:
María Suárez Lafuente (B)
Filologia Inglesa
Campus de Humanidades
Universidad de Oviedo
33071 Oviedo, Asturias
[email protected]
Switzerland:
Dr. Anne-Françoise Praz
Etudes Genre/Faculté des Sciences économiques et sociales
40, Bd. du Pont D’Arve
CH 1211 Genève
Switzerland
[email protected]
United Kingdom:
Dr. Barbara Bagilhole (B)
University of Loughborough
Department of Social Sciences
Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU
ph: 01509 223380 (direct line), 263171 fax: 238277
[email protected]
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Yugoslavia:
Dasa Duhacek
Women’s Stud. Centre
Kralja Milana 34/I, 11000 Belgrade,
ph/fax +381 11 657808/3613916
[email protected]
www.zenskestudie.edu.yu
Division Contacts
Lesbian Studies:
Claudia Koltzenburg, M.A.
WISE Lesbian Studies,
C/o Koord. Stelle Frauenstudien/-Forschung
Binderstrasse 34, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
ph +49 40 452345
Wild-list:
Http://www.helsinki.fi/~kris_ntk/wild.html
[email protected]
[email protected]
Dr. Liana Borghi
Univ. degli Studi di Firenze
Dipartimento di Filologia Moderna
Via Santa Reparata 93, 50129 Firenze, Italy
ph +39 55 50561 234 fax 50561 273
[email protected]
Cultural Practice and Communication:
Giovanna Covi
Univ. di Trento, Dip. Sc. Filologiche e Storiche, Fac. Di Lettere
Via S. Croce 65, 38100 Trento, Italy
fax +39 461 881751, [email protected]
Racism & Discrimination in Refugee and Immigration Policies in Europe:
Mariame Racine Sow
Kettenhofweg 133, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
ph. +49 69 74224683, [email protected]
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Definition and aims of WISE
Women’s International Studies Europe (WISE) is the European association for
individuals and institutions involved in women’s studies. Founded in 1990, WISE
aims to promote women’s studies teaching, research and publication in Europe
and defends the interests of women’s studies on a European level in all appropriate
institutions and organisations.
Définitions et buts de WISE
Women’s International Studies Europe (WISE) est l’association européenne qui
regroupe les individu(e)s et institutions dans le domaine des études féministes.
Crée en 1990, elle se donne pour but la promotion de l’enseignement, de la
recherche et de la diffusion des études féministes. WISE encourage et contribue au
développement de nouveaux cursus et projets de recherche en études féministes.
Elle incite à la création et à l’extension de réseaux ou groupes en études féministes,
et elle défend les intérêts des études féministes auprès de tous les organismes
européens appropries.
More information on WISE
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Phone +31 30 253 1881
Fax +31 30 253 1277
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