September 2017
M T W T F S S
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Lisa Heinis - A Critique Towards Art History- Looking at artworks by Louise Lawler and Joëlle Tuerlinckx (RHEA, VUB)
06/09/2017
Brussel
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Geweld tegen vrouwen: beter begrijpen om beter te handelen
08/09/2017
Bruxelles
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910
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Master de spécialisation en études de genre: information pour les (futur-e-s) étudiant-e-s
15/09/2017
Bruxelles
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Rencontre avec Malika Hamidi (Tulitu)
20/09/2017
Bruxelles
20
Delphine Gardey - Do Parliaments have Artefacts? A Material and Gendered Study of the French National Assembly since 1789 (KULeuven)
21/09/2017
Valérie Piette & David Paternotte - Un master interuniversitaire en études de genre: pour quoi faire? (Les Midis de STRIGES)
21/09/2017
Bruxelles
21
Delphine Gardey - Research Seminar on Gender and Materiality. Theoretical reflections and Empirical Implications in Humanities and Social Sciences Research (KULeuven)
22/09/2017
Achtervolgt partnergeweld je op het werk? (Instituut voor de Gelijkheid van Vrouwen en Mannen)
22/09/2017
Brussel
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Stefanie Duguay - Right swipes, selfies, and thirst traps: Using digital and traditional methods to investigate queer women’s networked publics on Tinder, Instagram, and Vine (MediaTALKS, UGent)
25/09/2017
Gent
25
Jane Jenson - Les politiques de "l’investissement social". Quelles conséquences pour les rapports de genre? (Atelier Genre(s) et Sexualité(s) - ULB)
26/09/2017
Ixelles
Vittorio Lingiardi - Du complexe d’Œdipe à la complexité œdipienne (ULB)
26/09/2017
Bruxelles
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Andrea Petó - Right-wing and anti-gender movements in Europe: How gender became a pop-science (UGENT)
28/09/2017
Gent
Het schrikbeeld van de Arabische moslimman (Fatima Mernissi Leerstoel)
28/09/2017
Brussel
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Intériorisation de la discrimination et emploi (Brux'Elles)
29/09/2017
Bruxelles
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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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