EUI Events


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 […]

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 […]