Rallying Europe: Intersectional Approaches to Youth and Gender in the Mid-Twentieth Century 10.06.2021 – 11.06.2021

The turmoil of the mid-twentieth century saw young people mobilized for action across Europe in an unprecedented manner. This workshop approaches interwar history by looking through the lens of age and gender as interdependent categories of historical analysis.

Rallying Europe: Intersectional Approaches to Youth and Gender in the mid-Twentieth Century

Katharina Seibert, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Universität Wien; Barnabás Bálint, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, 1090 Vienna (Austria)
10.06.2021 – 11.06.2021

The turmoil of the mid-twentieth century saw young people mobilized for action across Europe in an unprecedented manner. Concurrently, against the backdrop of the struggle between democratic and authoritarian projects, young people increasingly became a target of state legislation, (mass) organizations and other institutions. From the end of the First World War to the aftermath of the Second World War, Europe witnessed fundamental changes in the social regimes that determined societal power distribution.

This workshop approaches interwar history by looking through the lens of age and gender as interdependent categories of analysis. In doing so, we reveal how adult perceptions of youth and gender framed young men and women’s lives and their roles in society. Furthermore, we explore how these perceptions collided with youth agency, probing the specific age- and gender-related dynamics of empowerment and organization.

By zooming in on the concrete young actors and the institutional settings that limited their scope of action, processes of subjectivation will be contrasted with institutionalized attempts to control and lead the young. As such, we contribute to a global academic discussion on age, gender, the lifecycle, and intersectionality and add to more recent studies of youth that go beyond the analysis of youth organizations.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

3-5pm CET: Welcoming Remarks by the Organizers

Challenging Europe: Contradicting Ideal Images
Chair: Till Kössler (Halle)

Anca Diana Axinia (Florence): „In this Country also Women are Fighters“: Interrelations between Age and Gender in the Feminine Section of the Romanian Legionary Movement

Katharina Seibert (Vienna): Wayward Angels: War Nurses at the Francoist Frontlines of the Spanish Civil War

5-5:30 pm CET: Break

5:30-7:30 pm CET: Suppressed Europe: Youth Agency in Limited Spaces
Chair: Dietlind Hüchtker (Vienna)

Barnabás Bálint (Oxford): From Györ to Auschwitz: Young Provincial Hungarian Women’s Lives during the Holocaust

Jovana Papović (Paris): Unreachable Youth: Education, National Mobilization, and Iintergenerational Conflicts in Interwar Yugoslavia. The Case of the Yugoslav Sokol (1919-1941)

Florian Zabransky (Sussex): Youth and Gender in the Ghetto: Jewish Men Negotiating Contraception, Abortion and Childbirth during the Holocaust

Friday, June 11, 2021

2-4pm CET: Maturing Europe: Pathways into Adulthood
Chair: Dietlind Hüchtker

Lucian George (Oxford): „We prefer equal rights and courtesy“: Youth Movements and Gender in the Struggle for Rural Emancipation in Interwar Poland

Katharina Friege (Oxford): On the Look-Out for New Horizons: Aspiring Young Women Writers in Weimar Germany

Gero von Roedern (Graz): „Fragt denn da ein junger Mensch nach.“ – Does a Young Person Ask about that. Grappling with Life in the Reichsarbeitsdienst. A Diary from 1942

4-5pm CET: Coffee Break

5-6:30pm CET: Beyond Europe. Defining Future Women in Transnational Contexts

Lewis Driver (Florence): Una Coscienza Coloniale: Youth, Gender, and the Fascist Colonial Institute of Bologna

Sheragim Jenabzadeh (Toronto): Fashioning the Perfect Iranian Woman in Weimar and Nazi Germany

6:30-7:30pm CET:

Till Kössler (Halle): Closing Remarks

Round up Discussion

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Manufacturing Collectivity: Exploring the Nexus of Gender, Collectivities, and Law 02.06.2021 – 04.06.2021

In the beginning of this june, the DFG-funded research group “Law – Gender – Collectivity. Processes of standardization, categorization and generating solidarity” is inviting you to an interdisciplinary conference.

Manufacturing Collectivity: Exploring the Nexus of Gender, Collectivities, and Law

DFG Forschungsgruppe Recht Geschlecht Kollektivität, 14195 Berlin (Deutschland)
02.06.2021 – 04.06.2021

Against the backdrop of law playing a pivotal role in current political conflicts of belonging and participation the conference will focus on the relationship between law, gender, and collectivity.

Wednesday, June 2nd


9.00-13.30 Uhr pre-conference PhD-Workshop:
»Exploring Collectivity. Interdisciplinary Methodologies«

14.30 Welcome and Introduction
Beate Binder (Berlin) and Susanne Baer (Berlin)

15.00-16.00 Keynote speech
Emily Grabham (Unversity of Kent): The Crafty Power of Text: A Feminist Ethnography of legislative Drafting

19.00 – 20.00 Art & Performance
Music Live-Performance by 3Women

19.00 – 21.00 Uhr

Socializing @ Wonder

Thursday, June 3rd 11.00-16.30 Socializing @ Wonder

12.00-14.00 Panel I: Law – Gender – Knowledge: Spaces and Demarcations

Cornelia Klocker (Konstanz)
Mapping the language of discrimination cases: the terminology of „groups“ in the European Court of Human Rights.

Maria Sagmeister (Vienna)
Rethinking collectivity in labour law protection. Making working mothers the benchmark.

Sebastien Tremblay (Berlin)
When gay memory silences lesbians: A visual intellectual history of the legal erasure of female oppression in the homosexual memory of National Socialism.

Lorene Poblete (Buenos Aires)
Defining domestic work at the court. The case of the Domestic Workers’ Tribunal at Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Chair: Petra Sußner (Berlin) and Alik Mazukatow (Berlin)

13.30 – 14.00 Break

14.00-16.00 Panel II: Collective Strategies: Dynamics and Processes of Collectivization

Lisa Hahn (Berlin)
Collectivity in Court: Legal mobilization through “litigation colectives”.

Jan Marschelke (Regensburg)
Doing Collectivity. What’s behind the notion of „practices of collectivization“?

Smitha Sasidharan Nair (Mumbai)
Creating Spaces and Gendering Law: Examining the collective action by Women’s Health Movement in India.

Chair: Isabell Hensel (Frankfurt/Oder) and Maja Appelt (Potsdam)

19.00 – 20.00 Art & Performance
Störgeräusche Live-Perfomance by hannsjana

19.00 – 21.00 Uhr Socializing @ Wonder

Friday, June 4th 11.00-16.30 Socializing @ Wonder

12:00 – 13.40 Panel III: Dynamics of Individualization and Collectivization

Karsten Schubert; Reiner Mühlhoff (Freiburg, Berlin)
The Death of Gay Sex Spaces. Legal Interpretation, Affect, and the Discipline of Queer Collectivity

Fiona Schmidt (Berlin)
Investigating the ‚Other‘. Institutional Racism and Masculinities in the Police.

Urmila Goel (Berlin)
Campaigning for their right to work and stay in 1977 – Experiences from the recruitment of Asian nurses in West Germany

Chair: Bettina Barthel (Berlin) and Veronika Springmann (Berlin)

13.40-14.00 Break

14.00-15.30: Interdisciplinary Gleanings
Gender: Martin Lücke (Berlin) and Elisabeth Holzleithner (Vienna)
Collectivity: Hanna Meißner (Berlin) and Eddie Bruce- Jones (London)
Law: Eva Kocher (Frankfurt/ Oder) and Julia Eckert (Bern)

15.30-16.00 Uhr Closing Remarks
Susanne Baer (Berlin), Beate Binder (Berlin), Sabine Hark (Berlin)

https://www.recht-geschlecht-kollektivitaet.de/
https://www.hsozkult.de/event/id/event-97440