The 2nd Global Conference on Women's Studies
Women’s studies is an academic field that draws on associative methods in order to place women’s lives and experiences at the center of study while researching historical constructs of gender; status of oppression and privilege; and the relationships between power and gender. Usually, women’s studies include feminist theory, transnational feminism, social justice, embodiment, multiculturalism, standpoint theory, or similar. Furthermore, it questions and researches different norms and practices of sexuality, social class, and inequality, nation-building, globalization, and race which are shaped by broader structural forces in historical and current contexts with an emphasis on women’s lives and perspectives.
Women’s studies as an academic field had its roots in second-wave feminism and originated as a contraposition to a male-dominated, male-centered, and defined world. At an early stage, female academics started to question – “Why are women not included in the heart of science? Where are the women?” The more women became active in higher education the stronger they questioned the male-centric nature of most courses and curricula. Obviously, men were representing the whole of society – and primarily white western men. Women featured only briefly – in most of the disciplines. As a consequence, female researchers started to offer courses with a focus on women, firstly in traditional departments, for example, history. Stage by stage, academic courses began to develop around sexual politics, women’s roles in society, and the ways in which women’s personal lives reflect larger power structures where primary men had an ability to produce and maintain power structures within society. At the core of new theories was founded the notion that gender, sex, and sexuality are not intrinsic, but are socially constructed. This led to the term “social justice” because the core of the problem was not on the individual level, but for the whole of society. This emergence of feminism changed the picture of academic sciences and as an effect today Women’s studies courses are offered globally in more than forty countries.
Feminism has changed academia and had an impact on a variety of academic disciplines. Furthermore, feminism includes and encourages activism outside of the classroom setting as well. Some women’s studies programs offer work practices that are community-based allowing students the ability to experience how institutional structures of privilege and status directly affect women’s lives. Broadly speaking, women’s studies could be incorporated into a variety of topics, including public service, popular culture, practices of advertising, journalism, women in the economy, reproductive and environmental justice, women’s and social health.
Our conference aim is to encourage research and discussions about Women’s studies. Our event will highlight women’s contribution to culture and history alongside critical analysis and theorization of the meanings assigned to the category ‘woman’ in philosophical, social, cultural, and historical thought.
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- Activist Art
- Challenging Male Dominance
- Climate crisis and Environmental activism
- Cyber Feminisms—Blogs, Zines, and Reproductive Rights
- Disabled women
- Economic developments and the legal system
- Equity and equality
- Family history
- Family policies
- Feminism and decolonial praxis
- Feminism and Nationalism
- Feminist pedagogy and writing
- Feminist theory
- Gender and communication
- Gender and Intersectionality
- Gender and Migration
- Gender and Sexual Diversity
- Gender Equality and Educational Systems
- Gender equality policies
- Gendered and Sexual Diversities
- Gendering the Covid-19 Pandemic
- Humanities relating to women and to gender
- Implementation of gender equality
- Implementing law
- Inheritance rights
- Law and accountability
- Laws and Policies
- Legal remedies
- Men as allies in the struggle
- Motherhood and Work-Life Balance
- Popular and Folk cultures
- Resocialization of Men
- Social justice
- Socialization of boys
- Standpoint theory
- Toxic Masculinity
- Trafficking and Prostitution
- Transgender Rights and Sexual Diversity
- Transnational feminist theory
- Women and Islamic Sharia
- Women and Religion
- Women Empowerment and Social Change
- Women in Politics and Public Administration
- Women, Climate Change and Inequality
- Women, Media and Technology
- Women’s history
- Women’s Human rights
- Women’s human rights
- Women’s Spirituality and Religion
- Women’s Success Stories
- Women’s vulnerabilities
Women’s Studies Conference Peer-reviewed Journal Publication
Gender & Society
Online ISSN: 1552-3977
Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
The Journal of International Women’s Studies
FIRST VISIT BERLIN?
One-day city tour free of charge
Berlin is not only the capital of Germany, but also in many ways the capital of Europe, sitting at the crossroads of the East and West. Germany serves as the continent’s largest economy and the world’s fourth-largest overall. It’s a major player in the industry, engineering, science, and renewable energy, and Berlin has recently been dubbed the start-up capital of Europe.
It’s a country known for its rich culture, world-famous festivals, beautiful landscape, and war-torn history. By occupying such an important place in the political, economic, and cultural worlds, Germany – Berlin in particular – makes for a compelling study abroad destination.
We would also like to offer the participants a one-day city tour free of charge. Great chance for participants to mingle around as well as appreciate the city of Berlin famous for its vibrant culture, architecture, art scenes, and excellent cuisines. the organizing committee will offer the participants a city tour free of charge.
We look forward to seeing you all on June 10 to12, 2021 in lively Berlin.