Workshop report: Left Feminist Theory and Historiography. Between the Legacy of State-Socialist Emancipation and Today’s Crises
September 19, 2019 - September 20, 2019
Author: Jan Mervart
The workshop “Left Feminist Theory and Historiography: Between the Legacy of State-Socialist Emancipation and Today’s Crises” took place in Prague on 19–20 September 2019.
The workshop was organized as the initiative of the NEP4DISSENT COST Action’s WG2 in association with the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Department of Gender Studies at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University in Prague, and Contradictions: A Journal for Critical Thought. The workshop “Left Feminist Theory and Historiography: Between the Legacy of State-Socialist Emancipation and Today’s Crises” examined two broad issues: the current crisis of capitalism and liberal democracy and the legacies of state-socialist emancipation. By connecting feminist political thought, theory, and philosophy with the history of Eastern and Central Europe, the event aimed to facilitate an intellectual and political exchange of ideas between theoretical approaches and historical-analytical reassessments of one of the most ambitious projects of women’s emancipation in the past.
Speakers: Una Blagojević (Budapest), Selin Çağatay (Gothenburg), Ankica Čakardić (Zagreb), Nina Fárová (Prague), Ľubica Kobová (Prague), Kateřina Kolářová (Prague), Zuzana Maďarová (Bratislava), Ewa Majewska (Warsaw), Jan Matonoha (Prague), Agnieszka Mrozik (Warsaw), Blanka Nyklová (Prague), Libora Oates-Indruchová (Graz), Almira Ousmanova (Vilnius), Katarzyna Stanćzak-Wiślicz (Warsaw), Tereza Stejskalová (Prague), Veronika Valkovičová (Bratislava).
Keynote: Zsófia Lóránd (author of The Feminist Challenge to the Socialist State in Yugoslavia, Palgrave 2018).
- September 19, 2019
- September 20, 2019