[H-verkko] CFP: Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence

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Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence

Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence

Budapest, 7-8 December 2012
Young Researchers Conference
Central European University
Workshop organized in the framework of the
Central European University-Sabancı University Joint Academic


20th century has been a century of wars, genocides, and other forms
of political violence. It has also been a century of feminist
struggle and theorizing globally. At the peak of what is sometimes
called the “memory boom,” this conference seeks to explore the
different ways in which wars, genocides, and other forms of political
violence are remembered through a gender lens. Central questions
include (but are not limited to):


    How have wars, genocides and other forms of political violence
been narrated and represented by men and women?
    How do women remember and narrate sexual violence in war?
    How do (written, oral or visual) testimonies challenge or
reinforce the hegemonic accounts of wars and genocides?
    How are wars memorialized and gendered through monuments,
museums, and other memory sites?
    What is the impact of the ethnicization/racialization of violence
on the making of gendered memories?
    How is the relationship between the “personal” and the
“public/national/political” (re)conceptualized in popular culture,
film, literature, and (auto)biographical texts dealing with war,
genocide, and other forms of political violence?
    How are “humanitarian interventions,” post-conflict processes,
and transitional justice gendered?
    How do women’s, feminist, and LGBTQ movements contribute to
critical memory work on wars?
    What kind of impact has feminist scholarship had on war and
militarism studies, genocide studies, and memory studies?
    What new concepts or theoretical frameworks (queer? postcolonial?
critical race studies?) promise new openings in feminist analyses of
memory work on wars and genocides?


The working language of the conference will be English. Students
working on their MA or PhD thesis, or recent graduates (up to one
year), from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Priority will be
given to papers that deal with Europe (in the largest sense of the
term) or Europe’s connection to the discussed context, but other
papers will also be considered.

Please submit an abstract (max. 500 words) outlining the relevance
and novelty of your contribution, together with a 200 words resume.
Presenters will be required to submit their presentation in writing
prior to the workshop (on 15 November the latest).

There are no registration fees. Lunch, tea and coffee will be
provided for all participants and the CEU staff will assist in
finding reasonable accommodation in Budapest. Sabancı University
students are eligible for travel and accommodation funding. Please
indicate your funding needs when you submit your application.

The application deadline is 10 August 2012.
To submit your proposal and for more information:
wargenderstudent at ceu.hu

Organizing Committee:
Andrea Petö
Ayşe Gül Altınay
Borbala Klacsmann
Çiçek İlengiz

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Andrea Petö <petoand at T-ONLINE.HU>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 11.08.2012
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