Veranstaltungen, Tagungen und Workshops

2018

 

Zur Einführung in die Gender Studies,
öffentliche Gastvorträge

14. 3. - 20. 6. 2018

Öffentliche Vorträge mit internationalen Gastvortragenden im Rahmen der Einführungsvorlesung in die Gender Studies.
im Hörsaal 16, Hauptgebäude der Universität Wien,  Mittwoch, 16:45-18:15, nur am 20.6. um 18:15 h

Mi., 14. März 2018: Martin Lücke (Berlin)
Historische Geschlechterforschung: Ansätze, Fragen und Entwicklungen
Mi., 11. April 2018:  Eva Tolasch-Marzahn (München)
Wider die Rede von Neutralität: Geschlechterkonstruktionenund ihre Effekte in Polizeivernehmungen
Mi., 18. April 2018: Maki Kimura (London)
Feminist politics of listening: Women’s stories of sexual violence during war and conflict
Mi., 30. Mai 2018:  Inka Greusing (Berlin)
„Wir haben ja jetzt auch ein paar Damen bei uns“: Symbolische Grenzziehungen im heteronormativen Feld der Ingenieurwissenschaften
Mi., 13. Juni 2018: Christina von Braun (Berlin) und Bettina Mathes (Granada)
Verschleierte Wirklichkeit: Die Frau, der Islam und der Westen
Mi., 20. Juni 2018: Andrea D. Bührmann (Göttingen)
Kämpfe um und für widerständige Subjektivierungen

Programm und Flyer (pdf)

 

Feminist methodologies and the issue of interpretation

24. April 2018

Ein Workshop in Kooperation mit dem Forschungsschwerpunkt "Gender and Transformation" der
sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät und der Universität Göteborg.

One important aspect of feminist methodologies for empirical studies is a discussion on power relations
between researchers and their participants. Starting from a perspective of research on marginalized positions
the position of the researcher has been severely questioned by feminist researchers. The dangers of
instrumentalizing participants have been similarly debated as problematics of speaking for them. Whereas
some argued strongly for partiality with her (marginalised) participants (e.g. Mies) others questioned the
concept of an 'innocent' position. Similarly, while some privileged marginalized perspectives (e.g. Harding),
others preferred the situatedness of any (partial) perspective and, hence, knowledge production (e.g.
Haraway). Both the term "experience" as well as the idea of giving marginalized groups a voice were
scrutinized within this debate already beginning in the 1970ies and 1980ies. Up until today they have
remained important reference points for gender research, even though for many power concepts shifted from
a Marxist perspective to a poststructuralist and Foucaultian approach including the reproductive side of
power leading to modern governmentality.
Whereas the debate has included all stages of the research process from initializing and introducing to data
gathering and interpretation and the publication process, this workshop on feminist methodologies is
devoted to explore possibilities and difficulties in analysis of qualitative empirical data from a feminist or
gender perspective.

Institut für Bildungswissenschaft der Universität Wien, 2. Stock, Beratungseinheit.

2017

Workshop: Postsecularity and Gender Studies

University of Vienna, June 8, 2017, 17:00-19:30

Department of Education, Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna, 1st floor, Seminarraum 1

 

In the last decades researchers from the sociology of religion have observed that religion, religiosity and religious practices regained visibility in public spaces, one famous example being the resurgence of the Islamic veil. As a result, the secularisation hypothesis that processes of modernisation necessarily bring about secularisation has been scrutinized. These global observations that some coined postsecularity is a clear sign for a transformation of the relationship between religion and secularity. In the interdisciplinary field of Gender Studies several aspects have been discussed: Firstly, it has been argued that anti-clerical attitudes resulting from the aim to further gender equality should not be mixed with anti-religious attitudes. Instead feminists should investigate the epistemological as well as methodological implications of conducting research on religion, religiosity, spirituality and secularity. Secondly, the Christian residua within Western scientific thinking should be analysed alongside with the genealogies of the terms secularism and religiosity. Thirdly, religion should be integrated as one more category into the canon of intersectionality and, additionally, intellectual diversity should be recognised and alternative concepts of religiosity, spirituality as well as secularity should be welcomed.

 

In this workshop we – an international group of gender studies scholars – aim to discuss related issues and introduce our research questions and projects in this area. Interested colleagues, Postdocs, PhD students and students are welcome to discuss related questions with us.

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Sabine Grenz (Gender Studies) in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Ulrike Auga (Käthe-Leichter visiting professor for Gender Studies)

Invited group members:

Dr. Nella van den Brandt (Utrecht University)

Dr. Konstanze Hanitzsch (Göttingen University)

Dr. Mia Liinason (University of Gothenburg)

Dr. Maki Kimura (University College London/University of Göttingen)

 

Organizer: University of Vienna, Department of Education in cooperation with the Gender Unit.

Entry free, but send a short registration by e-mail to the secretary: patricia.stuhr@univie.ac.at