EUI Events


Infrastructures of Solidarity. East-South Women’s Alliances During the Cold War, 1960-1989

This Queer and Feminist Studies Working Group event hosts a talk by Professor Kristen R. Ghodsee, University of Pennsylvania followed by comments by EUI PhD Researchers Marta Chmielewska and Minja Bujakovic. The discussion will be chaired by Anna Dobrowolska, Max Weber Fellow (HEC). Women from the state socialist countries in Eastern Europe—what used to be […]

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 […]

Feminism, Participatory Action Research and Constructivist Grounded Theory Method

10 November 2021, 16.00 CET In the framework of the seminar series “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Epistemology, Theory and Methods”, the Qualitative and Fieldwork Working Group hosts its third session with a presentation on “Feminism, Participatory Action Research and Constructivist Grounded Theory Method.” This session hosts Giada Bonu, who will give a presentation related to […]

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 […]

Regulating human reproduction – Ursula Hirschmann Lecture by Brenda Hale on 8 November

8 November 2021, 17.00 CET, Sala Europa and via Zoom.  In the framework of the Ursula Hirschmann Lecture Series, this hybrid event is jointly organised with the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. Most of the time, when we talk of regulating reproduction, we are talking of regulating women’s reproduction – enforcing chastity, only allowing abortion […]

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 […]