Centre d'Archives et de Recherches pour l'Histoire des Femmes

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Thinking Sex after the Great War
17-19 octobre 2018 (Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België)

During this conference historians will reflect on the impact of the Great War on gender from the specific angle of learned discourses. Intellectuals, philosophers, social scientists, physiologists, psychologists and scientists witnessed and experienced the war personally. Some of them were integrated in the military war machine (either as ‘common’ soldiers, officers or experts) and were relocated, while others stayed at home and continued their jobs, or registered themselves as ‘conscientious objectors’ and explicitly opposed the war. Like other citizens, they lost family members and friends, experienced love and desire, excitement and disillusionment, enthusiasm and indignation. These experiences inevitably impacted upon their view of society, human nature and the role of the sexes and sexuality. The conference will focus on how the war reinforced, challenged or changed research agendas, paradigms and knowledge about gender and sexuality and on the trajectories and experiences of intellectuals before, during and after the war.

The conference is organized by University of Antwerp, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ghent University, KU Leuven, UC Louvain-la-Neuve, and in partnership AVG-Carhif / Forum voor Belgisch onderzoek in gendergeschiedenis. It receives funding from Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS).

The programme of the conference is available online .
Registration fees are 45 Euro for full conference and 25 Euro for 1 day (lunch is included). It's free for students (lunch not incuded). You can register here .

17-19 october 2018
Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België
1000 Brussel