Gender in Global and Transnational History - 3.-4.6.21

Doctoral workshop

Gestaltung: aNNa Lebedev*a

The workshop is intended to map out the intersections and crossovers between Gender History and Transnational and Global History, by taking a collective look at participants research projects. With the aim of engaging with the debates and approaches already trying to bring these fields into fruitful conversation, an open format for discussion will be created alongside having experts invited to comment on papers which deal with the following four matters:

  1. Methodological and theoretical questions
  2. Construction of categories of difference
  3. Re(construction) of gender roles in global religions, spiritualism and traditional medicine
  4. Breaking the silence in the archives

When and where?

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 9 am – 3 pm

Friday, June 4, 2021, 9 am – 3.30 pm

Venue: via ZOOM


Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

09.00-09.30    Welcome and Introduction

09:30-11.00    Panel: Intimate Encounters

Respondent: Dr. Bernhard Schär (ETH Zürich)

Chair: Laura Frey (University of Basel)

Daphné Budasz (EUI)

“Brown men, Black women, White anxiety: Indian migration, interracial sexuality, colonial categorisation in British East Africa”

Catherine Phipps (University of Oxford)

"Like a hunted animal waiting for death": Sexual relationships between European women and Muslim men in early 20th century French Morocco”

Dr. Somak Biswas (University of Warwick)

“Intimate Habitations and Global History. Indian Gurus, Western Disciples and their Passages through the Ashram, 1910-1940”

11:00 - 11:30  Break

11:30 - 13:00  Panel: Reproduction in Colonial Contexts

Respondent: Dr. Cassandra Thiesen-Mark (University of Basel)

Chair: Tolulope Fadeyi (University of Basel)

Folaranmi Flourish Olorunnibe (Rhodes University)

“How western Medicine was reinvented in colonial locales: Midwifery practices and the Iya-Abiye Institution in Ibadan, 1900 - c.1940”

Cinderella Temitope Ochu (University of Johannesburg)

 “"Depo” and Development in Africa: Investigating Women and Contraceptive Technologies in Nigeria 1960-1990”

Anna Orinsky (EUI)

“The Abortion Bans in Germany and it's Colonies. A Comparison of Penal Codes, Clandestin Abortion Practices and the Colonization of Childbirth”

13:00 - 14:00  Break

14:00 - 15:00  Conversation with Special Guest

Prof. Dr. Angelika Epple (University of Bielefeld)


Friday, June 4th, 2021

09:00-10:30    Panel: Categories of Difference in Religion and Spiritualism

Respondent: Dr. Annalena Müller (University of Fribourg)

Chair: Pia Marzell (University of Jena)

Ana Teresa Hilário (NOVA University Lisbon)

“Gender, Race and Class. The definition of spaces and conducts based on categories of difference in the Convent of Santa Monica of Goa (17th century)”

Elena Manchado Rodríguez (Complutense University of Madrid)

“Glorias del Nuevo y Antiguo Mundo: religious laywomen in the Iberian colonial territories, a connected perspective (17th century)”

Dr. Luisa Stella de Oliveira Coutinho Silva (Max Planck Institute for European Legal History)

“Women's Legal History in the Christian Century in Japan: finding Normatives in lay brotherhoods (1540s - 1630s)”

10:30 - 11:00  Break

11:00 - 12:30  Panel: Representations of Gendered and Racialised Bodies

Respondent: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Schaper (Free University of Berlin)

Chair: Ruth Ennis (Leipzig University)

Elisa Fauth da Motta (University of Lisbon)

“Women’s bodies and authoritarian regimes: the cases of Brazil and Portugal (1930-1945)”

Mobeen Hussain (University of Cambridge)

“Ethnographies, Aesthetics, and Colourism: Racialised Landscapes and Gendered Hierarchies in Colonial India c.1890-1940”

Marketa Bajgerova (University of Vienna)

“More than Silent Victims: Representations of Women in the Sino-Japanese War Memorial Museum in Contemporary China”

12:30 - 13:30  Break

13:30 - 15:00  Panel: Organizing from the Margins

Respondent: Prof. Dr. Caroline Arni (University of Basel)

Chair: Theresa Angenlahr (University of Basel)

Juliane Röleke (Humboldt University Berlin/ Leibniz Center for Contemporary History Potsdam)

“‘Don't you know there is a war going on?’ Concepts of Violence, Transnational Feminism and the Establishment of Women's Refuges during the Troubles in Northern Ireland”

Aleksandar Ranković (University of Vienna)

“Fragments from the Margins? Community Archives of Feminists and Homosexuals in Late Yugoslavia”

Kavyasree Raghunath (University of Hyderabad)

"Imagining Community and ‘De-imagining’ Nation: Locating the History of Gender in the Ezhava Movement”

15:00 - 15:30   Final Discussion

The whole program can also be found here.


Register via this form no later than May 27, 2021.