Queerying Polska

Intervention in Humanities, Activism and Art since 1970 - Workshop Universität Siegen 26.-27.10.2017

Grafik: Maria Hauf © mit freundlicher Genehmigung

The workshop “Queerying Polska – Interventions in humanities, activism and art since 1970” is on the 26th and 27th of October, which is organised by the chairs of Media History/Visual Culture and Contemporary European History since 1945, at the University of Siegen.

Our main goal is to create a network for academic exchange and to get an overview of the current field of research. Research projects of all kind of disciplines concerning the history of gender and sexuality in Poland as well as queer interventions shall be presented and discussed.

Topic of the workshop is the history of gender and sexuality in Poland since 1970: Which roll played gay and lesbian activism in Poland during real socialism? Where are connections to the women’s movement? Which influence had the transformation and the access to the EU concerning the LGBT*-community in Poland? Alongside this we would like to discuss the role of pictures in the discourse about homosexuality in Poland. What meaning have and had pictures for processes of Othering in Poland? How important are and were artistic and amateur practices to question heteronormativity?

If you want to participate please register until the 1st of October 2017 via Mail to austermann@medienwissenschaft.uni-siegen.de and/or tim_veith@posteo.de

 

 

Programm

 

Thursday, 26th October 2017
3.00 – 3.30 pm: Welcome
Prof. Dr. Susanne Regener, Chair of Media History/Visual Culture
Prof. Dr. Claudia Kraft, Contemporary European History, University of Siegen

 

3.30 – 5 pm: Keynote
Global, Eastern and Polish Homosexuals in Times of Communism
Dr. Lukasz Szulc, LSE London

 

Friday, 27th October 2017
9:00 – 10.30 am: Panel I
9.00 – 9.45 am: Challenging and Transforming (Socialist) Gender Norms: Performance Art in Central Eastern Europe during the 1970s
Corinna Kühn, WWU Münster

 

9.45 – 10.30 am: Queer intervention in polish art and activism since 1980
Julia Austermann, University of Siegen

 

10:45 – 12.15 pm: Panel II
10.45 – 11.30 am: Gender Variance and the Sexual Transformation of Poland: the Case of Drag
Ludmila Janion, University of Warsaw

 

11.30 – 12.15 pm: Male Bodies in gay magazines (1980-2000) – Germany, Italy and Poland in comparison
Tim Veith, University of Siegen

 

lunch break

 

1:15 – 3:30 pm: Panel III
1.15 – 2 pm: Women’s and Gender Studies in Poland. Structural, local, political chances and pitfalls for feminist research
Katharina Kinga Kowalski, EUV Frankfurt/Oder

 

2 – 2.45 pm: Europeanization and Transnationalization processes – NGOs contributions in creating LGBT spheres in Poland
Magda Wlotowska, University of Leipzig

 

2.45 – 3.30 pm: The right wing takeover and discursive counter-strategies by feminists/LGBTQ*s in Poland
Jennifer Ramme, EUV Frankfurt/Oder

 

3:30 – 4:15 pm: Discussion

 

Organised by:
Julia Austermann M.A., Scientific Assistant/Doctoral Candidate
Chair of Media History/Visual Culture
Herrengarten 3, Room 116
University of SiegenPhone: + 49 271 – 740 2048
Mail: austermann@medienwissenschaft.uni-siegen.de

 

Tim Veith, Historian
Scholar, The Green Political Foundation (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung)
Contemporary European History
University of SiegenMail: tim_veith@posteo.de

 

Supported by:
Prof. Dr. Susanne Regener, Chair of Media History/Visual Culture
Prof. Dr. Claudia Kraft, Contemporary European History Equal Opportunity Commissioner
Centre of Gender Studies
University of Siegen

 

Queerying Polska – Intervention in Humanities, Activism and Art since 1970, 26.10.2017 – 27.10.2017 Siegen, in: H-Soz-Kult

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