Kategorie: Geschlechtergeschichte

Transatlantische Verflechtungen der Frauenbewegung im langen 19. Jahrhundert: Interview mit Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson

Als Teil ihrer Blogserie zur Geschichte der Frauenbewegung in transatlantischer Perspektive hat sich Marietheres Pirngruber mit Professor Waldschmidt-Nelson im April 2021 unterhalten. Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson ist seit 2016 Lehrstuhlinhaberin für die Geschichte des Europäisch-Transatlantischen Kulturraums an der Universität Augsburg. Zuvor war sie fünf Jahre lang als stellvertretende Direktorin des Deutschen Historischen Instituts in Washington, D.C. tätig. Ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte liegen …

Brückenbauerinnen der Emanzipation

Bis heute wird die Emanzipation der jüdischen Minderheit im Zuge der Gründung des italie­nischen Einheitsstaates 1861 als große Erfolgs­geschichte erzählt. In ihrer Forschung zu jüdischen Frauennetzwerken zwischen Risorgi­mento und Faschismus nimmt die Historikerin Ruth Nattermann einen innovativen Blickwin­kel ein und korrigiert so das tradierte Narrativ…

The Urgency of Relocating Gender Studies Politically

By Shereen Abouelnaga (English and Comparative Literature, Cairo University, Egypt). To speak about the importance of gender studies is like reinventing the wheel, not to mention the attempt at discrediting all past scholarship. My concern, instead, is about how (the why is a corollary) to revive and relocate gender studies to restore the political core of the feminist project and thought, which would endow it with a more productive role in the humanities.

Alternative Knowledge Production and Transmission in Turkey: Solidarity Academies (II)

Since the mid-2010s, the authoritarian turn of the Turkish regime has resulted in multiple violations of human rights and freedoms. Universities have been particularly affected by the process, with mass dismissals of academics, repeated attacks on academic freedom and autonomy, and repression of students’ initiatives and protests.

The Scrapbooks of Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller

By Marietheres Pirngruber In my second blog post about the US Suffrage movement, I ‘m taking a closer look at one of the sources: The Scrapbooks of Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller. After sharing short biographies of both women, I will present and analyze the sources. Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller, were both active advocates and financial supporters of the women’s rights movement. Elizabeth Smith Miller was the only daughter of famous abolitionist landowner and Congressman Gerrith Smith … Continue reading The Scrapbooks of Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller

National American Woman Suffrage Association Records

Editorial note: Marietheres Pirngruber is studying Global History (M.A.) at the University of Heidelberg. Her primary focus is on women’s and gender history, and she is especially interested in studying the transatlantic suffrage networks of the 19th and 20th centuries. She is currently completing her remote internship at the GHI. On the occasion of women’s history month, she  shares some of her interesting research on US suffrage history on href. Finding primary sources is essential for any historian, yet during the ongoing pandemic it … Continue reading National American Woman Suffrage Association Records

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