MATILDA Intensive Programme Summer School
St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia
11 – 23 July 2011
Transnational Approaches to European Women’s and Gender History : Institutions and Movements, 19th and 20th centuries III
- “Demography and Family Policies in European perspectives”
Text 1: The World Historical Transformation of Marriage
Text 2: The Origins of Modern Divorce
- “Women in professions and movements: Southeast European perspectives”
Text 1 Daskalova
Text 2 Daskalova
Text 1 Scott
Text 2 Scott
- “The role of the Women’s International Democratic Federation and some of its National Branches in Developing Women’s Movements and Feminisms Globally”
“Continuing Cold War Paradigms in Western Historiography of Transnational Women’s Organizations: The Case of the Women’s International Democratic Federation (WIDF).”
Women’s History Review vol. 19, no. 4 (September 2010): 547-573.
Cheryl Johnson-Odim, “‘For Their Freedoms’: The Anti-Imperialist and International Feminist Activity of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti of Nigeria ,” Women’s Studies International Forum vol. 32 (2009): 51-59.
- “History and Analysis of First Person Writings” (19th and 20th century)
Text: Guide to Read Primary Sources – Diaries
Text: Roper: The secret battle
- “Women´s education 19-20th century: Southeast European examples”
Compulsory are the following two articles:
1. Varikas, E. (1993) ‘Gender and National Identity in fin de siècle Greece’. Gender & History 5/2 (1993), p. 269–283.
2. Avdela, E. (2005) ‘Between Duties and Rights: Gender and Citizenship in Greece, 1864–1952’. In Citizenship and the Nation-State in Greece and Turkey, edited by F. Birtek and Th. Dragonas. London – New York: Routledge, p. 117–143.
For additional reading:
1. Varikas, E. (1991) ‘Subjectivité et identité de genre. L’univers de l’éducation féminine dans la Grèce du XIXe siècle’, Genèse 6 (Décembre 1991) : Dossier « Femmes, Genre, Histoire »), p. 29-51.
2. Dalakoura, A. (2000) ‘The Nationalistic Dimension in the Upbringing and Education of Young Greek Women in the Territories of the Ottoman Empire during the 19th Century’, in: Nikos P. Terzis (ed), Education in the Balkans: From the Enlightenment to the Founding of the Nation-States. Thessaloniki: Balkan Society for Pedagogy and Education, Kyriakidis, p. 315-332.
Given the absence of historical publications in English regarding the history of female education in Greece, the compulsory articles proposed by E. Fournaraki bare more generally on women’s collective action, education and nationalism in Greece of late 19th century and the first half of 20th century. More specifically, these articles help the students to place Greek women’s education within the broader context of the so called ‘woman’s question’ in the modern Greek state, that is, within the question of women’s rights and, as we would put it nowadays, within the historical character of citizenship as a gendered issue.
- “Women Artists in the Modern Art of the Balkans”
Information on the lecture
Text Scott Brown
for additional reading:
Women in Architecture – Great Names and Forgotten Women in Architecture and Design
(Excerpts of the topic from internet http://architecture.about.com/cs/architectsmasters/a/womenarchitects.htm)
Teaching materials of Irina Genova and Ljubinka Stoilova: http://revuesshs.u-bourgogne.fr/texte&imag (Collection Textes & Images. Revue électronique, Volume N 1: Les femmes parlent d’art)
- “Organized women in Axis Europe:nationalism, fascism and collaboration during the Second World War”
Information on the lecture and bibliography
- “Women´s history and women´s biographies”
1. Reading: Liz Stanley, The Autobiographical I, Manchester University Press, 1992, pp. 59-87
2. Source: Adela’s life story, from: Voices of Their Own, ed. By Krassimira Daskalova, Sofia: Polis, 2004, pp. 17-30
- “Women’s education and professions 19-20th century: West European examples”
Text: Nelleke Bakker and Mineke van Essen
Text: James C. Albisetti
- “Women, popular culture and transitions”
The „Matilda Effect“, named for the suffragist, feminist critic, and early sociologist of knowledge Matilda J. Gage, who in the late 19th century both experienced and articulated the following phenomenon: the under-recognition accorded to those who have little to start with (complementing the “Matthew Effect”, made famous by Robert K. Merton in 1968, describing the phenomenon that who have will be given) (cf. Rossiter, Margaret W.: The Matthew Matilda Effect in Science. In: Social Studies of Science, 1993, 23, 325-341).
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