Women and Transnational Citizenship: Teaching Empires

Invitation to lecture series - two-credit course
Date: on Monday evenings at 17.20
Place: Central European University, Budapest
First lecture: 13 Oct, 2008
is a part of the two-credit course offered with the support of ATHENA3 European Thematic Network of Women's Studies http://www.athena3.org/, Erasmus Mobility Scheme and the Erasmus Mundus – GEMMA Joint European Master in Women's and Gender Studies by the Department of Gender Studies

on Monday evenings at 17. 20 in 203 (1051, Budapest, Nádor utca 11.) followed by a reception.

The course is concerned with the theoretical and practical issues of how to teach about empires, how our knowledge on empires is constructed. It offers some set of imperial contexts extending, for instance, to the Russian, Soviet, Ottoman, Habsburg, Swedish, Spanish, German, Nazi, Fascist, Dutch, and British empires. Yet, despite equally wholesale scholarly attention to matters of empire, few enough studies consider the problematic place and effort of women. It is the uncharted territory of empire and so the core aim of this working group is to explore how empire constructs and is constructed by gendered cultural and political practices. The course will consider the theoretical dimension, particularly of teaching empires in a comparative context, and will examine objects of empire, including textiles, dress and colour and narratives and political discourses of empire.

For more information and for the key word contact Andrea Peto petoa@ceu.hu

For readings and for the films log in http://e-learning.ceu.hu/

Prof. Dr. habil. Andrea Peto

Associate Professor

Central European University

1051 Budapest Nador utca 9.