Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

November 8, 2010

CFP: War in a gender context: topics and perspectives within women's and gender history of the First World War

Vienna, Austria, September 29 - October 1, 2011.

"Historians conducting relevant research are invited to submit their suggestion for a contribution to this conference in the form of an abstract on one of the four following closely connected topic areas ...: ... - Violence: Military and civilian societies experienced the presence of violence in war (such as the experience of imprisonment, sexual violence or other forms of belligerent violence right up to active killing) to some extent very differently, but also in similar ways. Which part did personal suffering or the participation in physical or psychological violence play within wartime experiences of men and of women? How was violence interpreted in relation to specific circumstances, and which gender-specific differences or similarities can be identified in this respect? How did war societies deal with active mass killing and which specific patterns of memory did perpetrators and victims form during the course of the war and the post-war period? To what extent can we pinpoint specific national and regional distinctive features and differences? Perceptions, experiences and (sometimes excessive) belligerent violence also influenced predominant conceptions of masculinity and femininity. To what extent did the everyday nature of violence change, disassemble, redefine or radicalise gender constructions?"
Submission deadline for proposals: December 31, 2010.

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