CfP: Border Regimes, Territorial Discourses and Feminist Politics; NORA Conference Reykjavík 22–24 May 2019

Border Regimes, Territorial Discourses and Feminist Politics

NORA Conference 2019

Reykjavík 22–24 May

Call for Abstracts

(Deadline: 30 November 2018)

Gender and feminist researchers are invited to participate in the NORA 2019 Conference on critical feminist cross-disciplinary research and activities.

The conference is co-hosted by RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference, the EDDA Research Center and the United Nations University Gender Studies and Training Programme at the University of Iceland.

You are welcome to contact us on

On behalf of the organisers,

Best regards,

Kristín I. Pálsdóttir

Project Manager

RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference
University of Iceland
Gimli building, 3rd floor
101 Reykjavik, Iceland |

Call for Abstracts and Panels


NORA Conference 2019

22–24 May 2019, Reykjavík, University of Iceland

Border Regimes, Territorial Discourses and Feminist Politics

The 2019 NORA – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research – conference focuses on the theme of material and symbolic borders in a period of nationalist revival. What explains the return to territoriality? What kind of political, cultural, and social boundaries are being constructed or reproduced? How are border regimes in the present and the past shaping and gendering relations? How are new or redefined boundaries affecting work for social justice and equality as well as intersectional, gender, queer and feminist research? And how can feminist resistance be organized against paternalistic modes that reinstate and reinforce relations of inequality?

We invite you to submit paper proposals, which rely on contemporary and/or historical perspectives, for this cross-disciplinary conference.

Key Concepts:

Nationalism, Populism, Borders, Boundaries, Feminist Critique, Gender Equality, Decolonialisation, Decoloniality, Humanimalism, Intersectionality, Indigenism, Exceptionalism, Adaptability, Migration, Bodies, Territoriality, Masculinities, Sexualities, Race, Racism, Resistance.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Kim TallBear, Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience, and Environment

Madina Tlostanova (Lostan), Professor of postcolonial feminisms, Department of Thematic Studies/Gender Studies Unit, Linkoping University

Miriam Ticktin, Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology at The New School for Social Research

Rauna Kuokkanen, Sápmi. Professor, Arctic Indigenous Politics, University of Lapland and Associate Professor, Political Science & Indigenous Studies, University of Toronto


  1. Radical Nationalism in Present and Past

The re-establishment of border regimes in the name of national sovereignty, anti-terrorism or immigration control has become a symbol of the present political condition. Nationalist and populist politicians have already erected walls, set up detention camps, and adopted deportation policies aimed at keeping out “undesirables,” such as immigrants and asylum seekers. Even in the Nordic countries, boundaries that for a long time seemed to be invisible, at least for the majority of the population, are being recreated as a way of reaffirming territorial state policies. In an echo of the past, the normalization of the politics of exclusion is creating new divisions and struggles. The electoral successes of right-wing nationalist populist parties across Western democracies have resulted in mobilizations against “endangered” local identities of gender, religion, nationhood, ethnicity or status. Why have large segments of voters shifted their support from mainstream to Radical Right parties and how are politicians employing public policy to construct and reproduce material and symbolic borders? How does the return to nationalism affect the struggle for gender equality? What kind of feminist resistance strategies can be used against various forms of right-wing nationalism and populism?

  1. Migration: Sexual and Gendered Displacements

The movement of people across geographical borders takes many forms. The increased number of people being forced to migrate because of war, persecution, and poverty, has been met with increased hostilities, racialized anxieties and securitization of both borders and bodies. At the same time, other bodies’ movement across the globe in the form of displacement of children through transnational adoption, surrogacy and reproduction, are embedded in other affective, gendered, and racialized economies. How do gendered, sexualized, and racialized economies structure, enable, and/or disable the movement of bodies across borders? How is migration framed and conceptualized within new formations of global neoliberalism and inequality? How does gender, sexuality, race, and other categories of difference, reinforce modes of inequality in relation to global and local migration?

  1. Decoloniality: Revisiting the Politics of Self-determination, Indigeneity, Ethnicity, and Decolonisation

As a point of departure the concept decoloniality challenges settler colonial practices, structures and ideas. This include myths, violence, logics, institutions, affects, desires, categories, cartographies and politics. Decolonial work exposes how colonialization is not of the “past”. The concept promotes critical alliance and creative resistance as well as visions for alternatives, possibilities of better futures in terms of life, love and livelihood. However, while decoloniality is an important concept, indigenizing takes the challenge a step further, towards changing knowledge production and academia at its very core. It brings in indigenous voices and visions, not only as resistance work but as a normality for relations between humans, between humans and non-humans, with nature and territories, with life itself. Having been largely marginalized within gender studies, indigenous peoples’ perspectives and territories are more and more being brought to the forefront through activism and research. What does decolonizing and/or indigenizing agendas contribute to feminist and gender research? What does gender and feminist research, in turn, add to decolonizing and indigenizing agendas?

  1. Along and across Borders: Proper Objects and Intersectionalities

Although Judith Butler argued against “proper objects” in the mid-nineties, disciplinary traditions of this phenomenon objects still haunt feminist studies. The categories or modes of inequality that should be put to the forefront in feminist activist and/or scholarly work are being vividly discussed. How can feminist studies rethink disciplinary and categorical borders? How can feminist epistemologies more deeply incorporate more deeply intersectional modes of inquiries? Which approaches should be adopted to identify, challenge and explain dichotomies prevalent in most feminist theories, such as men/women, majority/minority, white/non-white, hetero/non-hetero, binary/non-binary understandings, ability/disability, nature/culture, human/non-human. Is such an undertaking possible without losing sight of the power inequalities these binaries represent? And how do and how should objects, theories, methodologies, and politics travel across geographical and disciplinary borders as well as between activism and academia?

  1. Wars and Natural Disasters: Resilience, Response, and Mitigation

“Natural” disasters and protracted internal or external conflicts in the 21th century cause multifaceted humanitarian crises in countries and regions of the world with widespread effects across borders. What are the gendered dimensions of humanitarian emergencies and security and military operations? How can gender and feminist scholars contribute to increased understandings of the gendered dimensions of infrastructural vulnerabilities, human security, conflict, peace, post-conflict reconstruction, climate change, the destructions of ecosystems and disaster relief? What responses are available within feminist technoscience and other fields?

  1. Production and Negotiation of Borders in Gender Equality Research

The Nordic countries have promoted themselves as champions of gender equality on the world stage. In the context of neo-liberalism, globalization and expanding transnational legal bodies, national equality politics and legislation are entangled in international discourses and legal acts. How have gender equality machineries – in the past and present – produced and negotiated national and transnational borders? And what impact do renewed border discourses have on gender equality studies and research.

  1. Exceeding the Actual: Visions and Spaces for Change

Literature has, as Jacques Derrida pointed out, the right to say everything as well as to remain absolutely non-responsive and to keep a secret. There is no literature without democracy and vice versa. In Derrida´s view, literature has the potential to exceed the actual by including its possibilities. When democracy seems to be in danger, one has to ask if literature is also at risk. In a world preoccupied with borders and boundaries, what alternative visions for the future does literature offer? New conceptions and inscriptions of the political, ethical and epistemic subject are urgently needed in times of natural, humanitarian, and military crises. Where lies the potential for change? What can be learned from the legacies of feminist creativity and resistance? And why is feminism an important part of present-day networks of solidarity groups resisting and mobilizing against territorial and symbolic border regimes?

Papers will be selected and organized into sessions on the basis of the seven streams

For papers, submit a title page with complete author contact information, a short biography (max. 150 words), and an abstract (max. 350 words) to the conference email address: Indicate the preferred thematic stream in the subject field.

For panels (consisting of 3–4 related papers), submit a 500-word description of the panel; type of panel (paper panel, roundtable discussion, or performance); relevance to the stream and contact information for all panelists; and a 250 word abstract and a short biography (max. 150 words) for each presenter to the conference email address: Please indicate the preferred thematic stream in the subject field.

Format of the presentation

Each participant will have 20 minutes for presentation and discussion.

The preliminary program will be announced on 31 January 2019.

Conference venue: The University of Iceland.

Host organizations at the University of Iceland: RIKK, Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference (organizer) will host the event in collaboration with UNU-GEST (United Nations University Gender Studies and Training Programme) and EDDA – Research Center.

Co-organizer: The board of NORA – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research


Accommodation and travel costs are to be covered by participants. The host institution will arrange for reduced prices when possible.

Important dates:

Submission deadline: 30 November 2018

Acceptance notifications: 31 January 2019

Deadline for early bird registration: 18 February 2019 (students 110 EUR, regular 170 EUR)

Registration deadline: 15 April 2019 (students 135 Euros, regular 200 Euros)


Conference committee:

Hilde Danielsen, Uni Research Rokkan Centre, University,

Irma Erlingsdóttir, RIKK, Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference at the University of Iceland,, Chair

Marianne Liljeström, School of History, Culture and Art, University of Turku

Mari Teigen, CORE – Centre for Research on Gender Equality,

May-Britt Öhman, Centre for Gender Research, University of Uppsala,

Michael Nebeling Petersen, Department for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark,

Contact for enquiries: Kristín Pálsdóttir (Project Manager, RIKK Center),; Irma Erlingsdóttir (Director of EDDA, UNU-GEST and RIKK), and the conference email:

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Podiumsgespräch „Equal Pay Day trifft Entgelttransparenzgesetz“ ; LFR Berlin am 18 Juni 2018

Hiermit möchten Frau Dr. Christine Kurmeyer und der Gesamtvorstand Sie herzlich einladen zu einem spannenden Podiumsgespräch mit

Henrike von Platen               Gründerin das Fair Pay Innovation Lab
Ines Schmidt                             Diversity Beauftragte der Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe &

Abgeordnete der LINKEN im Abgeordnetenhaus des Landes Berlin

Zum Thema:

„Equal Pay Day trifft Entgelttransparenzgesetz“

am 18. Juni 2018 um 18 Uhr
im Unternehmerinnenzentrum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Konferenzraum, 4. Etage
Sigmaringer Str.1, 10713 Berlin

Mehr Information zu der Veranstaltung, finden Sie auf unserer Website unter:

Wir freuen uns auf einen konstruktiven Dialog mit allen Teilnehmenden und einen insgesamt sehr anregenden Abend mit Ihnen.

Mit herzlichen Grüßen

der Vorstand

Joanna Czapska, Christiane Gollin, Dr. Christine Kurmeyer, Anne Kräuchi,
Christine Rabe, Barbara Scheffer, Uta Staude

Landesfrauenrat Berlin e.V.
Sigmaringer Straße 1
10713 Berlin

Vorsitzende: Dr. Christine Kurmeyer
Geschäftsführerin: Julia Thierfelder

Veröffentlicht unter Geschlechterpolitik | Kommentare deaktiviert für Podiumsgespräch „Equal Pay Day trifft Entgelttransparenzgesetz“ ; LFR Berlin am 18 Juni 2018

Vorlesungsreihe „Frauen und die Vereinten Nationen“, ab 14.6.2018, HWR Berlin

Liebe Institutsinteressierte,
Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

im Anschluss an die Ausstellungseröffnung „Frauen und die Vereinten Nationen“ findet im Juni und Juli die vierteilige Vorlesungsreihe statt (siehe Poster HTMI-Poster_Weltpolitik und Frauen-online). National und international renommierte Expertinnen und Experten aus der internationalen Zusammenarbeit werden über aktuelle Erfolge und Herausforderungen auf dem Weg zur Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechter in der internationalen Politik und Diplomatie diskutieren. Dabei geht es u.a. um den Einfluss von Frauen auf globale Friedensprozesse, gendergerechte Arbeit und die feministische Außenpolitik Schwedens.

Die Vorlesungsreihe und die Ausstellung werden vom HTMI und der Deutschen Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen e.V. (DGVN) organisiert und sind in das Studium Generale der HWR Berlin und die Semesterausstellungsreihe der Hochschulbibliothek eingebunden.

Erster Praxisvortrag: Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2018 von 16.00-18.00 Uhr, HWR-Campus Schöneberg, Haus B 4.41

„Bisherige Erfolge sowie Herausforderungen und Chancen für die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter im Rahmen der Vereinten Nationen“, Karin Nordmeyer, Vorsitzende von UN Women Nationales Komitee Deutschland e.V.
Zweiter Praxisvortrag: Donnerstag, 21. Juni 2018 von 16.00-18.00 Uhr, HWR-Campus Schöneberg, Haus B 4.41

„Frauen, Frieden, Sicherheit: Deutschlands Beitrag zu inklusiveren Friedensprozessen“,Nicola Popovic, Projektleiterin zu Frauen, Frieden und Sicherheit am Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze (ZIF)
Podiumsdiskussion: Donnerstag, 28. Juni 2018 von 16.00-18.00 Uhr, HWR-Campus Schöneberg, Haus B 4.41

„(UN)Involved in Female Labor? Der Beitrag internationaler Standardsetzung zu gendergerechter Arbeit“
Dr. Annette Niederfranke, Direktorin der Vertretung der Internationalen Arbeitsorganisation in Deutschland (ILO Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Reingard Zimmer, Professur für Deutsches, Europäisches und Internationales Arbeitsrecht der HWR Berlin und Mitglied des HTMI
Juliane Rosin, Projektleiterin „Internationale Gleichstellungspolitik“, Deutscher Frauenrat + W20
Dritter Praxisvortrag: 5. Juli 2018 von 16.00-18.00 Uhr, HWR-Campus Schöneberg, Haus B 4.41

„Die feministische Außenpolitik Schwedens“, Johan Frisell, Gesandter, Referatsleiter, Schwedische Botschaft, Berlin
Die Ausstellung läuft noch bis zum 28. Juli.

Anmeldung für die Vorlesungsreihe an:

Ansprechpartnerin am HTMI: Dr. Jana Hertwig, LL.M. (

Nähere Informationen zum Programm unter:

Mit herzlichen Grüßen
aus der Geschäftsstelle
und vielem Dank!

Dr. Andrea-Hilla Carl

Geschäftsführung / General Management

Harriet Taylor Mill-Institut der HWR Berlin

Veröffentlicht unter Geschlechterpolitik, Veranstaltungen-Wissenschaft, Verschiedenes | Kommentare deaktiviert für Vorlesungsreihe „Frauen und die Vereinten Nationen“, ab 14.6.2018, HWR Berlin

Studie Regenbogen-Philanthropie 4 / Global Resources Report -zwei aktuelle Studien zur finanziellen Förderung von LSBTIQ*-Menschenrechtsarbeit

Liebe Freund*innen,

heute möchte ich auf die soeben erschienene vierte Studie „Regenbogen-Philanthropie – Deutsche Förderung der Menschenrechtsarbeit von LSBTIQ* im Globalen Süden und Osten“ aufmerksam machen, die soeben erschienen ist. Herausgegeben von der Dreilinden gGmbH und dem Deutschen Institut für Menschenrechte untersucht sie dem Umfang der finanziellen Förderung von Menschenrechtsarbeit für Lesben, Schwule, Bisexuelle, Trans* und Inter* im globalen Süden und Osten aus Deutschland. Der Erhebungszeitraum ist 2016. Sie ist eine einzigartige Quelle.

Download hier:

Mehr zu den Fachtagen Regenbogenphilanthropie und den drei früheren Studien hier:

Um die finanzielle Förderung für LGBTIQ in und aus allen Weltregionen geht es beim auch gerade erschienenen Global Resources Report (GRR), der neuesten Studie von Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) und Funders for LGBTIQ Issues. Sie untersucht den Umfang der globalen finanziellen Förderung von LSBTIQ im Erhebungszeitraum 2015 und 2016. Datenmaterial von Stiftungen, Regierungsstellen und multilateralen Organisationen wird ausgewertet, die LSBTI fördern. Die Ergebnisse werden nach Region, Zielgruppen, thematischem Ziel und Strategie geordnet.

Hier der Link:

Herzliche Grüße

Sarah Kohrt

Sarah Kohrt
LGBTI-Plattform Menschenrechte/LGBTI-Platform Human Rights

Almstadtstr. 7
10119 Berlin – Germany

Veröffentlicht unter Geschlechterpolitik, Publikationen | Kommentare deaktiviert für Studie Regenbogen-Philanthropie 4 / Global Resources Report -zwei aktuelle Studien zur finanziellen Förderung von LSBTIQ*-Menschenrechtsarbeit

Ausstellung: „Where Love is Illegal“ | 22.06. bis 21.09.2018

„Where Love is Illegal“

Ausstellung des international ausgezeichneten Fotografen Robin Hammond
Ausstellung  Freitag, 22. Juni – Sonntag, 02. September
Vernissage  Donnerstag, 21. Juni, 19.00 Uhr
Ort: f³ – freiraum für fotografie, Waldemarstraße 17, 10179 Berlin

Mehrere Jahre reiste der Fotograf Robin Hammond – Mitglied der Amsterdamer Agentur NOOR – durch Länder, in denen LGBTI Menschen verfolgt und bedroht werden, und porträtierte Lesben, Schwule, Bisexuelle, Transgender und Intersexuelle. Entstanden sind so Hunderte Porträts von Menschen, die – offen oder im Geheimen – ihre Identität täglich neu verteidigen müssen, oft unter Gefahr für Leib und Leben. Die Fotografien sind keine Porträts im herkömmlichen Sinne: Alle sind in enger Kooperation zwischen den Abgebildeten und dem Fotografen entstanden. Ihre persönliche Geschichte selbstbestimmt in Wort und Bild zu erzählen und so ein sichtbares Dokument ihrer täglichen Realität zu schaffen, gibt den Betroffenen ihre Identität und Würde zurück.

Robin Hammond
Der Dokumentarfotograf Robin Hammond (Neuseeland, 1975) ist Mitglied der Amsterdamer Agentur NOOR. Seine Langzeitpojekte wurden vielfach ausgezeichnet, unter anderem mit dem W. Eugene Smith Fund for Humanistic Photography, mit dem World Press Foto Award und mehrfach mit dem Amnesty International Award for Human Rights Journalism. Robin Hammond ist der Gründer der Organisation Witness Change, die sich gegen Menschenrechtsverletzungen weltweit einsetzt. Seine Projekte werden regelmäßig in internationalen Medien publiziert, darunter National Geographic, BBC, The Sunday Times, Time, The Guardian.
Öffnungszeiten: Mi – So, 13.00 – 19.00 Uhr
Eintritt: 5€, ermäßigt 3€
Gefördert durch Botschaft des Königreichs der Niederlande und Hannchen-Mehrzweck-Stiftung in Kooperation mit der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

Donnerstag, 21. Juni, 19.00 Uhr

Katharina Mouratidi, Künstlerische Leiterin f³ – freiraum für fotografie
Mirya Gerardu, Kulturreferentin, Botschaft des Königreichs der Niederlande
Jana Prosinger, Referentin für Internationale Geschlechterpolitik und LGBTI, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, im Gespräch mit William Lounsbery, Organisation Whitness Change

„Displaced: Black and Queer in Africa“
Dienstag, 17. Juli, 19.00 Uhr
Mit: Peggy Piesche, Gunda-Werner-Institut (Moderation) und Gästen

„LGBTI weltweit“
Dienstag, 28. August, 19.00 Uhr
M Barbara Unmüßig, Vorstand Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (Moderation) und Gästen.

f³ – freiraum für fotografie Waldemarstraße 17
10179 Berlin

Joanna Barelkowska

Veröffentlicht unter Geschlechterpolitik, Veranstaltungen-Berlinkultur | Kommentare deaktiviert für Ausstellung: „Where Love is Illegal“ | 22.06. bis 21.09.2018

Symposium „Queerying Japan“ – 6.-7. Juli 2018 Düsseldorf

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

Gerne möchten wir auf untenstehende Veranstaltung an der Uni Düsseldorf hinweisen. Wir freuen uns, wenn Sie diese Information über Ihren Blog an Studierende, Kolleg*innen und andere Interessierte weiterleiten. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos.
Weitergehende Informationen finden Sie unter

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Andrea Germer
und das Team, Jasmin Rückert, Katharina Hülsmann, Kawasaka Kazuyoshi, Elisabeth Scherer, Ami Kobayashi, Anna-Lena v. Garnier

Queerying Japan
Transnational Perspectives on Politics, Society and Culture

International Symposium, Schadowplatz 14, Haus der Universität, 6-7 July 2018
Organized by the Dept. of Modern Japanese Studies, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Each individual belongs to multiple social groups at the same time. How do gender and sexuality shape these social relations, and how do they determine people’s opportunities in life? We discuss these broad questions in the case of contemporary Japan through the lens of gender and queerness, and along the intersections of socio-economics, politics and culture. Our aim is to shed new light on sexual politics as shaping the conditions that sustain or hinder human creativity, well-being and survival. This international symposium brings together scholars from Japan, Germany, Australia and the U.S. to discuss queer life chances in contemporary Japan, while also providing transnational and comparative German, European, and Asia-Pacific perspectives.

Conference Program

Friday, 6 July 2018

10:30–12:30 CLOSED SESSION, including brown bag lunch: Projects, Connections, Avenues

13:00–13:30 Greetings and Introduction:
Ulrich ROSAR, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, HHU
Anja VERVOORTS, Central Equal Opportunities Officer
Inge KRÜMPELBECK, Head of Diversity Coordination Office
Andrea GERMER, Chair Modern Japanese Studies I

13:30–15:00 Chair: Andrea GERMER (Düsseldorf)
Vera MACKIE (Wollongong): Thinking sexual citizenship through the family
TANIGUCHI Hiroyuki (Kanazawa): Jurisprudence on LGBT sexuality in Japan
Konstanze PLETT (Bremen): Legal views on sex and gender in Germany

15:00–15:30 Coffee Break

15:30–17:00 Chair: Annette SCHAD-SEIFERT (Düsseldorf)
SHIMIZU Akiko (Tokyo): Marriage equality as strategy: family registration, moral conservatives, and the “LGBT” fad in Japan
KAWASAKA Kazuyoshi (Düsseldorf): LGBT rights are human rights, but in what sense?
Dorothée de NÈVE (Gießen): Merkel’s gut feeling – debate about marriage for all in Germany

17:00–17:30 Coffee Break

17:30–19:00 Chair: Michiko MAE (Düsseldorf)
KAWAGUCHI Kazuya (Hiroshima Shudo): Consuming identity and lifestyle: transforming queer subjects in Japan
Elisabeth SCHERER (Düsseldorf): Queer wedding ceremonies in Japan
Ilse LENZ (Bochum): Queering gender and capitalism in comparative perspective

19:30 Dinner

Saturday, 7 July 2018

9:00–10:30 Chair: Michael HEINZE (Düsseldorf)
John TREAT (Yale): Put to the test: abjection and sexual citizenship in Japan
IINO Yuriko (Tokyo): ‘Queering’ disability may be possible, but …
MANO Yutaka (Hiroshima Shudo): LGBT education in Japan: grassroots activities in curriculum development

10:30–11:00 Coffee break

11:00–13:00 Chair: Stephan KÖHN (Köln)
Andrea GERMER (Düsseldorf): Queer carnival and fascist moments: Your Name (2016)
Jasmin RÜCKERT (Düsseldorf): Queer space in television drama
Katharina HÜLSMANN (Düsseldorf): Queer readings and potentials of the Boys’ Love genre and communities
KANNO Yuka (Doshisha): Framing: lesbian representability and the genealogy of girls’ culture

13:00–14:30 Lunch Break

14:30–18:00  CLOSED SESSION: Co-operations, Projects, Avenues

18:30 Dinner

Veröffentlicht unter Veranstaltungen-Wissenschaft | Kommentare deaktiviert für Symposium „Queerying Japan“ – 6.-7. Juli 2018 Düsseldorf

Ausschreibung des Caroline von Humboldt-Preises 2018 / Announcement of the Caroline von Humboldt Prize 2018

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

ich möchte Sie gerne auf unsere laufende Ausschreibung für den
Caroline von Humboldt-Preis 2018 aufmerksam machen.

– For English version, please see below –

Der Caroline von Humboldt-Preis wird von der Humboldt-Universität zu
Berlin an
eine exzellente Postdoktorandin vergeben und dient der Unterstützung
eines wissenschaftlichen Projektes. Mit 15.000 Euro €Preisgeld ist der
Forschungspreis einer der höchstdotierten seiner Art in Deutschland. Das
Preisgeld soll der Preisträgerin
die Durchführung eines Forschungsprojekts im Rahmen eines
Forschungsaufenthalts an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin ermöglichen
(„scientist in residence“).

Der Preis richtet sich an exzellente Wissenschaftlerinnen
jeglichen Fachs aus dem In- oder Ausland, deren Promotion
nicht länger als sieben Jahre zurückliegt und die keine reguläre
Professur innehaben.
Vorschläge für die Auszeichnung sind von Professorinnen und Professoren aus
universitären oder außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen einzureichen.
Eine Eigenbewerbung ist nicht möglich. Die Ausschreibung endet am 20.
Juli 2018.

Nähere Informationen zu den Vergabebedingungen und dem Auswahlverfahren
finden Sie auch online unter:

Für Rückfragen stehe ich gerne telefonisch oder per
E-Mail (
zur Verfügung. Bitte leiten Sie die Ausschreibung gerne weiter.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Dr. Verena Namberger


Dear Sir or Madam,

please find attached this year’s call for nominations for the Caroline von
Humboldt Prize of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

The award recognises an excellent female postdoc and includes
the opportunity to visit the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin for a
two-month period (Scientist in Residence). It is the first research
prize awarded by the university exclusively to female scientists and it
is one of the highest awards of its kind in Germany (prize money: 15.000

The Caroline von Humboldt award is designed to offer sustainable support
to exceptional female scientists active in any field of research within
any given country. Eligible are female scientists who graduated within
the last seven years and who do not yet hold tenured professorships.
Candidates for the award can only be nominated by professors from
and external research institutions. Direct applications are not accepted.

All nominations are to be received – in electronic format and in English or
German – no later than July 20, 2018.
Please see the flyer for further information about the
eligibility and nomination procedure by following this link:

For further questions please contact: Dr Verena Namberger, send an email to:

Please share this information with anyone who might be interested.

Kind regards

Verena Namberger

Dr. Verena Namberger
Referentin der zentralen Frauenbeauftragten
Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Veröffentlicht unter Stellenangebote/Stipendien/Ausschreibungen | Kommentare deaktiviert für Ausschreibung des Caroline von Humboldt-Preises 2018 / Announcement of the Caroline von Humboldt Prize 2018

PhD-Summer School: Gender, Disasters and Climate Risk – Lund 17-21 September 2018

Dear all,

The international PhD Summer School on ‘Gender, Disaster and Climate risk’  will be held at Lund University in Sweden, 17-21 September 2018. Deadline for application is July 31st, 2018. Welcome!

Best wishes,


Mathias Ericson, FD
Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper
Göteborgs universitet
Box 200
Veröffentlicht unter Stellenangebote/Stipendien/Ausschreibungen, Studium / Lehre, Veranstaltungen-Wissenschaft, Workshops / Weiterbildungen | Kommentare deaktiviert für PhD-Summer School: Gender, Disasters and Climate Risk – Lund 17-21 September 2018

CfP: Workshop: Gendering Smart Mobilities – Planning and Policy Processes, Stockholm 17-18 November 2018

Call for Papers: Planning and Policy processes
– Gender and diversity mainstreaming
Stockholm the 17th-18th  of September 2018.

Invitation to submit abstracts for the 3rd of three workshops on Gendering Smart Mobilities in the Nordic Region.

The workshop addresses gender, intersectionality and the smart mobility paradigm with focus on strategies, implementations and policy. Previous studies have pointed to transport and mobility as producing gendered stereotypes, and how notions of men and masculinity are being linked with speed and mobility; by contrast women and femininity are seen as synonymous with immobility and aligned with home and domesticity. Nordic research has shown that planning processes are vital and that inequalities in family and workplace can be best addressed in the early stages of planning which includes in the transport planning process. Furthermore, awareness has grown that transport planning and research should extend their focus to domains or (sub)systems that interact with transport, directly or indirectly e.g. the demographic and household formation process, changing lifestyles, work conditions, consumptions and leisure patterns – which largely determine the demand for transport.

We welcome contributions from a range of experts; research, policy makers and planning practice, on gender and intersectionality in transport mobility and models and activity-based methods to map and analyse mobility trajectories.

Confirmed keynote speakers
Joachim Scheiner, Professor, Faculty of Spatial Planning, Department of Transport Planning,
Technische Universität, Dortmund, Germany.
Ulf Mellström, Professor, Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University, Sweden.
Daniel Svanfelt, Strategy officer, City of Malmö, Sweden.

Deadline for abstracts (max 200 words): August 1st, 2018
Send abstract to:
Reply from the work shop committee: August 20th , 2018

Link to full CfP
Download the CfP as PDF

Best regards
On behalf of the Gendering Smart Mobilities partners, Tanu Uteng, Lena Levin and Hilda Rømer Christensen

Koordinationen for Kønsforskning
Københavns Universitet
Øster Farimagsgade 5, bygning 16.2.18
1353 København K.


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CFP: Sibeal Network Conference: Voices and Choices: Intersecting Global Feminisms, Belfast 16-17 November 2018

Dear All,


On behalf of the board members of Sibeal Network, I am thrilled to share with you the Call for Papers for this year’s Sibeal Network Conference to be held on 16-17 November at Ulster University, Belfast.

We invite you to participate in the conference, and share the call as widely as possible!

Voices and Choices: Intersecting Global Feminisms

In a year which marks the centenary of partial women’s suffrage, the 20 year anniversary of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement, and our historic stride towards reproductive justice across the island of Ireland ‘Voices and Choices; intersecting global feminisms’ asks how can feminist and gender studies academics explore the positions of marginalised groups in relation to representation and autonomy not only locally but globally?

This conference seeks to make space for the discussion of the local, the global, and the intersecting layers. Themes spanning from low levels of representation of women and marginalised groups in decision-making positions to the restriction of reproductive justice, to the many forgotten feminist Herstories, experienced in Ireland North and South and paralleled in countless localities the world over will be considered through various feminist lenses.

Taking an intersectional approach this Sibéal 2018 conference invites proposals on a range of themes pertaining to the intersections of activism, academia, and identities around the world.

Suggested themes include:

  • #representationmatters: women in politics
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Forgotten Feminist Herstories
  • Feminist Herstories of Ireland
  • Gender and the media
  • Feminist theories and Literature
  • Exploring masculinities
  • Global South Feminisms
  • Indigenous and Decolonial Feminisms
  • Transfeminisms
  • Feminist law and judgments
  • Beyond cis-heteronormativity:; queer feminist theory
  • Intersectional Feminisms and Sex Work
  • Postcolonial Feminisms
  • Art as Intersectional Feminist Practice

We particularly invite abstracts from those identifying as from marginalised groups including but not limited to, people of colour, LGB and queer individuals, trans and non-binary people, refugees and asylum seekers, and members of the Traveller Community. Please submit an author biography of 100 words maximum and an abstract of not more than 250 words, paper title, and suggested keywords, for a 20 minutes paper presentation to by 15 July 2018.

Warm regards,

Arpita Chakraborty
Ireland India Institute,
Dublin City University

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