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Gendering Internationalism - Gendering Jewish Internationalism

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 5:00pm
Weston Library and Brasenose College, Oxford

This workshop has two aims: first, to bring considerations of gender into international history; second, to reconceptualise international Jewish history as having a gendered dimension. This focus on the experience of a particular group of actors will allow for a more systematic engagement with the conceptual issues involved in gendering internationalism.

The workshop will explore how hierarchical relations between men and women, social and cultural constructions of masculinity/femininity, organizational structures and asymmetries, division of labor along gender lines, and relationships among activists vary according to certain gender dynamics, and how they interacted with a variety of internationalist commitments, ideologies, and causes. This could include secularism, spirituality, and religious commitments; liberalism and the habits of diasporic belonging; or socialism/Bundism, pacifism, nationalism/Zionism, trafficking, migration/refugees, and communism.

Speakers include Anne Summers, Rebecca Kobrin, Glenda Sluga, and Deborah Hertz

Organised by Dr. Jaclyn Granick and Professor Abigail Green, University of Oxford

Places are limited and registration essential.

Funding and resources for this event are provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the Oxford Women in the Humanities Programme, the Hebrew and Jewish Studies Unit of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, and the Oxford Centre for Global History.

Open to all