International Conference: XX. Century: IF THIS IS A WOMAN

Type of event: Conference › With international participation
Event dates: 21.01.2019 - 23.01.2019
Event location: Bratislava
Organizer: Department of General History, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia and the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, Germany
Professional sponsor of event: Department of General History, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia and the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, Germany
Link to conference site: https://fphil.uniba.sk/katedry-a-odborne-pracoviska/katedra-vseobecnych-dejin/aktuality/medzinarodne-vedecke-konferencie/
Keywords: women other marginalized groups Holocaust Jewish
Working languages​​: English

The main objective

We hope that the conference will contribute to fill the gap, while presenting the newest research on still under-researched topics on experiences of women and other marginalized groups of victims and perpetrators in WWII and the Holocaust.

Topic circuits

We welcome papers touching on these issues across occupied Europe. Possible themes include (but are not restricted to) the following:

  • Being a Jewish and non-Jewish woman/man in ghettos/camps/hiding/resistance
  • Pregnancy,motherhood and fatherhood during WWII and the Holocaust
  • Relations within families and foster families
  • Survival and gender
  • Value of work and gender
  • War, Holocaust and gender related violence
  • Homosexuality
  • Perpetrators and rescuers
  • Women in the army
  • Hyper-masculinity vs. loss of masculinity
  • Aryan helpers (cooks, nannies, etc.) in Jewish families and their role in rescue and betrayal
  • Transmission of female and male testimonies to children and grandchildren

Panel proposals are welcome.

Next information

Organization Team

Jakub Drábik, PhD (Institute of History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava)

Katja Grosse-Sommer, MA (Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg)

Borbála Klacsmann, MA (University of Szeged, Szeged)

Mgr. Denisa Nešťáková, MA (Comenius University, Bratislava)

Prof. Eduard Nižňanský, CSc. (Comenius University, Bratislava)

Anna Ullrich, MA (Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History, Munich)

Conference is sponsored by:

Visegrad Fund

Last update: 04.12.2018 13:37

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