April 2018
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Gendergeschiedenisdag (Atria)
13/04/2018
Amsterdam
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Heather Tucker - Nyaanyo, courageous sisters, and the ngo: an etnography of queer women and transnationalisation in Accra, Ghana (CRCG, UGent)
16/04/2018
Gent
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The Cognitive Objectification of Men: When and Why Male Bodies Are Perceived Similarly to Objects? (Les Midis de Striges, ULB)
17/04/2018
Bruxelles
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Afro-féminismes et féminismes musulmans: des luttes en miroir?
20/04/2018
Bruxelles
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Afro-féminismes et féminismes musulmans: Perspectives critiques, enjeux et pratiques
21/04/2018
Bruxelles
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Bronwyn Davies - New Materialism and Difference (Doctoral Schools Specialist Course, UGent)
23/04/2018 - 26/04/2018
Gent
Jiahui Shan - Representing women? A locally situated interpretation of the ACWF (RHEA, VUB)
23/04/2018
Brussel
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Bronwyn Davies - New Materialism and Difference (Doctoral Schools Specialist Course, UGent)
23/04/2018 - 26/04/2018
Gent
Les parcours trans': enjeux de santé et de sexualité (Séminaire Santé et Sexualités - Quand la médecine croise l'intime: nouvelles normes et enjeux contemporains)
24/04/2018
Bruxelles
Sophia Evening on Online Activism with Sally Munt
24/04/2018
Brussels
Le traitement médiatique des violences faites aux femmes (Université des Femmes)
24/04/2018
Bruxelles
Baromètre Diversité & Égalité (CSA)
24/04/2018
Bruxelles
24
Bronwyn Davies - New Materialism and Difference (Doctoral Schools Specialist Course, UGent)
23/04/2018 - 26/04/2018
Gent
5th Anniversary DiGeSt
25/04/2018
Gent
25
Bronwyn Davies - New Materialism and Difference (Doctoral Schools Specialist Course, UGent)
23/04/2018 - 26/04/2018
Gent
KASKlezing Christine Eyene (KASK)
26/04/2018
Gent
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The Gender of Sovereignity in European Politics and Aesthetics (KULeuven)

18/12/2017 - 20/12/2017

 

To what extent would our perception of the history of sovereignty change if we systematically looked at it from a gender perspective? Sovereignty as political power or authority of governance has been a major theme in European thought from the beginning of the intellectual reflection on community. Indeed, a multiplicity of discourses and cultural practices ranging from philosophy and political theory to historiography, theology, arts and literature have, often in entangled ways, sought to legitimize, represent, explore, recalibrate or reject conceived notions of rule. While there can be no misunderstanding as to the reality of sovereignty, its conceptualization has always been a matter of imagination, as Hobbes already revealed when he conceded a reciprocity of ‘laws of nature’ and ‘persons artificial’ in his design of the appropriate rule. Yet whereas the imagination of sovereignty is not a straightforward narrative, its entire history reveals a remarkably obsessive embarrassment with gender that still persists today. No matter what political covenant became dominant, the idea of female sovereignty or women’s consistent participation in matters of authority was deemed abnormal, exceptional, unnatural, hence necessarily transitory and in need of a rhetoric of apology and endorsement. Not only state rule, but mutatis mutandis all forms of civic communal configurations, such as the field of cultural production, religious life or scholarship, seem to echo the same mantra of (un)gendered authority. And to what extent do biopolitical theories of rule and power include a gender perspective? Was political sovereignty by women not always already subject to some form of ‘biopolitical’ discourse? Does, in other words, history from the perspective of female rule yield a similar narrative from antiquity to modernity as set out by Foucault et al.? This international, interdisciplinary conference seeks to revisit the history of sovereignty in European thought and culture by consistently assuming a gender perspective from the beginnings of modernity until today.

Key note speakers: Marnix Beyen (Universiteit Antwerpen), Elisabeth Krimmer (UC Davis), Joanna Marschner (Historic Royal Palaces London), Maria Cristina Quintero (Bryn Mawr), Judith Vega (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

More information & call for papers (deadline 1st of August): http://thegenderofsovereignty.be/index.html

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