Feminist Visions Before and After 1989
Friday, 29 November 2019, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. &
Saturday, 30 November 2019, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
Senatssaal und Raum 2070 a
Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (ZtG) at HU Berlin
The goal of this conference is to analyse the meaning of women’s rights and gender questions both in the process of the upheaval of the German Democratic Republic and in the process of political transformation after 1989. The order of the sexes is after all a central area of action when a society is undergoing radical change.
To what extent do gender-typical experiences and feminist visions before and after the “Peaceful Revolution of 1989” shape the behaviour of women and men today? What influence do social constructions and assignments have on the collective (gender) memory and how does that influence the active shaping of living conditions? Where can we observe intersectionality in power relations before and after the fall of the Wall?
These and other questions will be discussed in the course of the conference. Visions for the future of society have and continue to be provided in literature and art, which can provide us with possible answers to these questions. The conference celebrates 30 years of institutionalised women’s and gender studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: On 8 December 1989, the Center for Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies was founded.