EUI Events


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 […]

Queer Celebrations – on Radio Cavolo

To mark LBGT+ Pride Month Uladzimir Valodzin, Federica Signoriello and Benno Gammerl got together at Radio Cavolo to have a conversation about queer history and also the present-day situation. They talked about Benno’s recent book on the emotions of gays and lesbians in West Germany since the 1950s, about queer trajectories in non-Western countries and […]

Book presentation on 15th June 2021 at 5.30pm (CEST): Feeling differently. A new book on the history of homosexualities in West Germany

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 17:30 (CEST), Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati (Hybrid Mode), Queer history is currently gaining more and more attention in Germany. One sign for this is Benno Gammerl’s recent book anders fühlen. Schwules und lesbisches Leben in der Bundesrepublik. Eine Emotionsgeschichte. The author will briefly discuss his work and then Berlin-based historians […]

Gender and Business in Poland during and after the Cold War: The Case of Families of Small Entrepreneurs

with Marta Chmielewska, PhD researcher, HEC Tuesday, 18th May, 2021, 14:00 (CEST), Villa Salviati, Sala del Consiglio/hybrid mode Due to “shock therapy” reforms and the introduction of neoliberal order in Poland in the 1990s when unemployment rates skyrocketed, the number of small businesses increased. A large number of people who started them were working class […]

Roundtable Discussion on Repression of Gender Studies and LGBTIQ Presence in Academia, 12 April 2021, 3.00PM (CEST)

In the face of the recent and countless repressive events against gender studies and LGBTQI rights which took place in various places of Europe, the Queer and Feminist Studies Working Group is convening a roundtable gathering LGBTQI scholars from Italy, Hungary, and Belarus. Not so far from Florence, Patrick George Zaky, a master’s student of […]

What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In?

Prof. Loretta J. Ross is combating cancel culture with a popular class at Smith College. […] Nyla Conaway, 19, remembers being “called out” for changing her profile picture on Instagram in solidarity for … something. She can’t quite remember what for, only that an older student she didn’t know told her it was a scam. […]