18.02.2021 in online, Hungary

Roundtable and Reading Seminar: Writing Women’s Intellectual History in East Central Europe

  • 18.02.2021
  • starting at: 14:00
  • Event language: English
  • Deadline for submissions: 31.01.2021
  • Intellectual History in East Central Europe Research Network
  • Event location: Zoom
  • Type of Event: Colloquium, series of events

Link to this post: https://www.pol-int.org/en/node/9192

The Intellectual History in East Central Europe Research Network invites you to join a roundtable discussion "Writing women's intellectual history in East Central Europe". The discussion will be based on a selected bibliography. The articles and chapters included in the bibliography raise the issue of the lack of women's intellectual history in general, critically assess our conceptions of originality, creativity, and value, and ask what kind of Europe emerges when gender and history meet. Furthermore, the selected readings are beautiful examples of writing women's intellectual history and the intellectual history of feminism in ECE more broadly. These texts also serve as discussion starters about the opportunities and challenges, difficulties and limits, as well as the relevance of writing women's intellectual in East Central Europe.

The roundtable discussion will be open to the public, and it will be followed by a reading seminar (based on a selection of pre-circulated texts) for a selected number of applicants. To register for the roundtable discussion, and receive the zoom link, please fill out this form.


Lucy Delap (University of Cambridge)

Ana Kolarić (University of Belgrade)

Michal Kopeček (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Contemporary History)

Balázs Trencsényi (Central European University)


Zsófia Lóránd (University of Cambridge)

Isidora Grubački (Central European University)

Roundtable: February 18, 13h UCT / 14h CET Open to the public

Reading session: February 18, 15h UCT / 16h CET For accepted participants only

To apply for the seminar discussion, please write a brief letter of motivation (200-300 words) by January 31, about why you wish to join and how you would contribute to the seminar, and/or how the seminar would contribute to your work. After registering, we will send you the literature to prepare. The applications should be sent to: Isidora Grubački (Grubacki_Isidora@phd.ceu.edu) and Zsófia Lóránd (zl447@cam.ac.uk). For the sake of a vivid group discussion where every participant has a chance to speak, the number of participants will be limited.

The event will be the first in the series of online events organized by the Intellectual History in East Central Europe Research Network in 2021.