SERIES: Gender War and Culture Continued
This is a continuation of the January 24th event.
About the Series: The interdisciplinary and transatlantic project and series on “Gender, War and Culture” will explore how gender, an amalgam of ideals and practices that gives meaning to and socially differentiates male and female, contributed to the shaping of warfare and the military and was at the same time transformed by them. The series will focus on themes such as the cultural representations of military and war, war mobilization and demobilization, war violence, experiences on the home and battle fronts, and the consequences of participation in war and the military for citizenship, and post-war cultures and the memories of war. We intend to cover the development of warfare since 1600 and have – as much as possible – a global scale, thus allowing for comparisons as well as an assessment of transnational influences on the relationship between gender, military and warfare. While its main subject will be the entangled histories of gender, war and military culture that focus on Europe and the Americas (including the Caribbean), this history has to include the long-term processes of colonization and empire-building originating from sixteenth-century Europe, and their aftermath in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Australia. Thus we aim for both, temporal comparisons that explore continuities and changes in a long-term perspective, and regional comparisons as well as an assessment of transnational influences on the entangled relationships between and among gender, warfare and military culture. The interdisciplinary and international research initiative consists of a research group and a seminar and workshop series will result in the Oxford Handbook Gender, War and the Western World since 1650.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Hyde Hall, UNC - Chapel Hill | 4:00pm- 6:00pm
"Masculinity, Sexual Violence and Ethnicity in the 1990s Wars on the Balkans and Beyond” | Dubravka Zarkov | Erasmus University Rotterdam, The International Institute of Social Studies
Location: UNC-CH; Duke University (Boyd Seminar Room, Carr Building, East Campus)
Conveners: Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies; UNC Center for European Studies; UNC Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense; UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of History; UNC Department of Women's and Gender Studies; UNC Center for Global Initiatives; Research Triangle Seminar Series on the History of Military, War and Society; Triangle Institute for Security Studies and West Triangle Chapter of the United Nations Association.