Mittwoch, 27. Juni 2018, 18:30 - 20:00 iCal

Geschichte am Mittwoch

In Kooperation mit dem Forschungsschwerpunkt Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte


Celia Donert (Liverpool; Gastprofessorin am IfG): Spectacle and Solidarity: Communism, Internationalism, and Women's Rights in Postwar Europe

Hörsaal 30 (HS) im Hauptgebäude der Universität Wien
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien


Forty-five years after the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the 1993 UN World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna belatedly recognised that ‘women’s rights are human rights’. This breakthrough is typically associated with the success of US-led liberal feminist advocacy networks at a moment when the end of the Cold War seemed to promise a new era of global democracy based on universal human rights. However, that is only part of the story. By exploring the neglected history of transnational networks of communist women who struggled to universalize women’s rights as part of a broader commitment to socialist internationalism, this lecture argues for a new interpretation of the diverse voices shaping universal women's rights during the twentieth century.

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Institut für Geschichte


Mag. Dr. Martina Fuchs
Institut für Geschichte
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