UPD: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Summer School will be held online!!

In the states of what is usually called Eastern Europe, by which in this case we mean the countries of the former “Eastern bloc”, an unprecedented social experiment was carried out throughout the 20th century, which included an obvious gender component. The so called “women's issue” (zhenskiy vopros) was resolved differently in different localities of Eastern Europe, whether it were different republics of USSR, East Germany or socialist Czechoslovakia, and these policies had different effects on public relations in these countries. After the collapse of socialist regimes and in the transformation to the capitalist system on the territory of these states, elements of the previous gender policy and gender order underwent rapid and not always predictable changes, many of which are still awaiting to be researched. Within the framework of the summer school “Gender History of Eastern Europe: Methods and Prospects”, we hope to begin a new round of discussion on the gender order in the countries of the “Eastern Bloc” under socialism and after the fall of socialist regimes.

The summer school was created specifically to support people who makes their steps in academia and are investigating gender issues in historical studies of Eastern Europe (MA students and PhD students). School participants will take part in lectures and seminars led by experts in gender history from different countries. In addition, they will be able to present their own research projects, discuss them and receive expert's feedback. 



Below you can find the list of the lectures, which will be streamed online on our channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnT_AxLYPRHz9YdPed9j3Tg ) at the time as indicated. Videos will remain online after the premiere, however, during the indicated time, there will be a possibility of discussion in the Youtube chat. 

July, 1st, 15:00-16:00 (Natalia Jarska, IH PAN Warsaw): “Women and wage work: experiences from state socialist Poland”: https://youtu.be/gJvqjTVcW10 

July, 2nd, 15:15-16:30 (Galina Orlova, NRU HSE):  “Mobilized intonation or Soviet ideology for a female voice?”  (Russian with English subtitles): https://youtu.be/0skk6NiPq5s

July, 3rd, 11:00-12:00 (Frank Karioris, University of Pittsburgh) “The Unbearable Heaviness of Being: Critical Studies of Men & Masculinities”: https://youtu.be/z6srKi7hWio

School languages: Russian and English.

School experts

Frank Karioris

Pittsburg University

Olga G. Isupova

Associate Professor:Institute of Demography / Department of Demography

Valeriya Utkina

Senior Lecturer:Faculty of Social Sciences / School of Politics and Governance / Department of Public and Local Service

Oksana Zaporozhets

Laboratory Head:Faculty of Urban and Regional Development / Laboratory of Urban Sociology

Ira Roldugina

University of Oxford

Vladimir Volodin

European University Institute

Natalia Jarska

Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences

Galina Orlova

The International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and its Consequences

Anna Krylova

Duke University

Ekaterina Lapina-Kratasyuk

Доцент Департамента медиа

Vadim Kvachev

Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics

Alexandr Fokin

University of Tyumen

Yulia Gradskova

Södertörn University

School curators

Jan Jakub Surman

Research Fellow:Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities

Ella Rossman

Research Assistant:The International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences

Alexandra Talaver

Visiting Scholar:Faculty of Humanities / School of Cultural Studies


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