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 […]

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 […]

Benno Gammerl delivers the 4th Goldsmiths Queer History Annual Lecture on 23rd March 2021, 7.00pm GMT

This year’s annual lecture also gives us the opportunity to celebrate the publication of Dr Gammerl’s book Anders Fühlen: Schwules und lesbisches Leben in der Bundesrepublik. Eine Emotionsgeschichte and his appointment as chair for the history of gender and sexuality at the European University Institute in Florence. Good times – and also very bad ones: […]