CFP: Incorporating sexual violence into Czech WWII history and its aftermath
Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes
29.03.2019-29.03.2019, Prague, Charles University, Faculty of Arts
While over the past forty years, historiography has addressed sexual
violence, in Czech historiography, the topic remains largely a lacuna.
This workshop seeks to amend it. Building on Susan Brownmiller’s maxim
in which rape is a statement of power rather than lust, our workshop
offers a methodological primer combined with networking. The one-day
event, featuring leading experts in the field Regina Mühlhäuser and Anna
Hájková, will combine an introductory lecture, two panels of talks, and
close work with primary sources.
We are seeking submissions for participation with abstract (up to 300
words, including discussion of sources, and a short bio, up to 100
words). We are interested in the history of Second World War defined
widely, that is people working on Czech and Slovak 1930s and 1940s,
ethnic minorities, Holocaust, expulsion etc. pp. Selected participants (max. 4) will present their work in one of the
panels. Participants can apply for reimbursement of travel and
accommodation costs. Following this event, we aim to continue the
workshop in further, more research oriented, seminars. We expect
participants to read background literature in English.
The language of the workshop will be English.
Please send your abstracts no later than on February 1, 2019 to