We Don’t Accept, We Don’t Give Up!

  As EUI-LGBTIQ Interdisciplinary Working Group, we would like to demonstrate our solidarity with BU-LGBTI+ in İstanbul, Turkey. On January 1st, 2021, the rector of Boğaziçi University was appointed without any democratic election in the university. This act of violation of academic freedom and scientific autonomy has been contested by professors, students, and workers of the university for many weeks. Unfortunately, the violence has escalated since January 29, 2021. One art […]

‘A special friendship’: traces of the queer in sources about girls’ education in the Netherlands Indies, c. 1900-1940

Friday, 22 March at 3:00 PM – Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati Speaker: Kirsten Kamphuis (PhD researcher, EUI, HEC) Abstract: While same-sex desire often functions as a trope in writings about girls’ education, especially in boarding schools, source material produced by adults tends to be silent about this topic. In my own research  project, which focuses […]

Collective Coping Strategies of Sex Worker Transgender Women in Urban Turkey

Wednesday, 27 February at 3:00 PM – Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana Speaker: Ezgi Guler (PhD researcher, EUI, SPS) Abstract: Violence, discrimination, and financial insecurity are the problems sex workers struggle with globally. Particularly, the least protected members of our societies, such as transgender sex workers, are targeted with these threats disproportionately. Research has consistently […]

Decriminalizing and Policing Homosexuals: Homophobia in Interwar Warsaw

Friday 25 January 2019, 3:00 PM – Seminar Room 1, Badia Fiesolana Speaker: Kamil Karczewski (EUI Researcher, HEC) Abstract: The new Polish penal code of 1932 decriminalized same-sex relations, opening new possibilities for homosexuals, especially in the upper echelons of society. At the same time, however, the criminalization of same-sex prostitution (both male and female) […]

Unspeakable Gender? The Story International Human Rights Law Is (Not) Telling about Medical Sexing Interventions upon Intersex Children

Wednesday 5 December at 3:00 PM – Sala del Torrino, Villa Salviati Speaker: Giovanna Gilleri (EUI Researcher, Department of Law) Chair: Martin Christensen (EUI Researcher, Department of Law, Coordinator of the International Law Working Group) Abstract   Over the last few years, many international institutions have called upon states to stop medical sexing interventions upon intersex children, also […]

A Micro-historical Analysis of the Pathologisation of Homosexuality in Fascist Italy: the Case of G.

Wednesday 21 November at 5:00 PM – Sala del Camino, Villa Salviati Speaker: Gabriella Romano (PhD researcher, Birkbeck College, the University of London) The presentation focuses on The Pathologisation of Homosexuality in Fascist Italy: The Case of ‘G’, to be published in open access in January 2019. November 1928. A man is interned in the Collegno […]