Uladzimir Valodzin

The Myth of the One-Sex Body – Katharine Park, 22 November 2021

Monday 22 November 2021, 15:00 (CET), Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana, hybrid mode Speaker: Katharine Park (Harvard University/Villa i Tatti) In Making Sex (1990), Thomas Laqueur argued for a dramatic shift in Western medical understandings of sex difference circa 1800, falsely claiming that prior to this period, women were generally understood as imperfect men; their […]

Historicising homophobic myths and stories from the Soviet Baltics – presentation by Rebeka Põldsam, 11 November 2021

11 November 2021, 17:00 – 19:00 (CET), Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati – Castle In this seminar Rebeka Põldsam will present her research about the history of non-normative sexualities and genders in Estonia. Her research extends from the inter-war period, when the modern terminology about sexuality gained ground, to the present, when sex-gender identities are […]

Functional Family Law – a presentation by Antonio Vercellone on 27 October 2021

Functional Family Law The Challenges of the Legal System Before Family Pluralism Antonio Vercellone (Bocconi University) Wednesday 27th October, 17.00 (CEST), Hybrid (Sala del Camino, Villa Salviati / Zoom)  The Queer and Feminist Studies Working Group is delighted to announce the presentation of Antonio Vercellone. His presentation will focus on how people, from the bottom […]

An informal presentation of the Queer and Feminist Studies Interdisciplinary Working Group

22 September 2021, 19:00, Fiasco Social Club (open air) The queer and feminist studies working group organizes events that engage with queer-feminist research and activism. We reach out to audiences across the European University Institute and beyond. The working group is a joint enterprise of several HEC (and, previously, LAW) researchers. Wishing to keep our […]

We Have not Lived in Vain, a documentary of Bart Staszewski and Nick Antipov on LGBT/queer participation in 2020 Belarusian protests

Monday, 27th September 2021, 17:00 (CEST), Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana In August 2020, large-scale protests erupted in Belarus against the dictatorship of Aliaksandr Lukashenka (in power since 1994). Grievances of protesters were multiple: some were dissatisfied with economic stagnation, others with mishandling of coronavirus crisis and misinformation on it; some were protesting against nuclear […]

An interview with EUI researcher Kamil Karczewski on Queer Lives in Interwar Poland

Kamil Karczewski, a PhD researcher at the EUI’s Deparment of History and Civilisation, gave an interview on the topic of his thesis – and on the current state of queer affairs in Poland. “What may be less known to many, both inside and outside the country, is that Poland was the first country in Europe […]