Conference 24 November 2011: Gender, Subjectivity and Oral History
Thursday 24 November 2011, 9.30am - 5.30pm
Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) Seminar room, Millburn House
Organized by Angela Davis and Andrea Hajek. Funded by Roberts' Fund for Researchers and the IAS.
Podcasts available here
Conference report (and feedback)
This one-day conference will focus on questions related to oral history and gender, the current status of the field, and perspectives on the future. Themes that will be addressed include:
- the role of gender in the composure of subjective identities;
- the gendered inter-subjectivities of the narrator and listener;
- the influence of sexuality, class and ethnicity on the formation of subjectivities;
- inter- and trans-generational memory.
Prof. Penny Summerfield (University of Manchester)
Gender, Subjectivity and Oral History: some reflections on theory and practice
Panel themes & speakers:
1 - Family, Generation and Memory (moderator: Katrin Wehling-Giorgi)
Defining female identity in Italy: gender, matrimony and motherhood in the memories of the 1970s generation
Andrea Hajek, University of London
‘Like a separate family’: memories of two generations of child care in an upper-middle class family from 1914 to the 1960s
Kath Holden, University of the West of England
Changing fathers, changing men? Fatherhood, social change and generations in Britain before, during and after the Second World War
Laura King, University of Warwick
2 - Gender, Migration and Identity (moderator: Gülçin Lelandais)
Women’s Work and Identity Construction in the Turkish Ethnic Economy in London
Saniye Dedeoglu, University of Mugla / University of Warwick
The Ethiopian Buna (coffee) ceremony: exploring the impact of exile and the construction of identity through narratives with Ethiopian forced migrants in London
David Palmer, University of Kent
Negotiating identities: women in rural-urban migration in contemporary China
Nana Zhang, University of Warwick
3 - Gendered Subjectivities and Social Movements (moderator: Celia Hughes)
Female participation in leftist political violence in Germany since 1970 (title TBC)
Katharina Karcher, University of Warwick
Personal and political: childcare, work, and home in the accounts of members of Oxford Women’s Liberation
Angela Davis, University of Warwick
|9.30-10.15am||Registration (IAS lounge)|
Introduction & Keynote lecture
|11.20-11.40am||Tea & coffee (IAS lounge)|
|11.40am-1.10pm||Panel 1: Family, Generation and Memory|
|1.10-2pm||Lunch (IAS lounge)|
|2-3.30pm||Panel 2: Gender, Migration and Identity|
|3.30-3.50||Tea & coffee (IAS lounge)|
|3.50-4.50pm||Panel 3: Gendered Subjectivities and Social Movements|
All welcome but registration is required!
For email contacts go to the Oral History Network webpage
Getting to the IAS:
take bus no. 12 from COVENTRY (not Warwick!) railway station bridge. Direction: Uni of Warwick or Leamington Spa (return ticket £3,40 - no change given). To get to the railway bridge, turn left when you reach the station hall, follow the path alongside the building and the rails, then go up the stairs.
Get off at Kirby Corner Road/Westwood Site (±25 minutes ride). Look out for a blue/white university sign with Millburn House written on it, on the left. Walk through the gate and around the building (left side).
A taxi fare is about £10 one way.
For more details & maps click here or just email one of us.