Cornelia Goethe Centrum

Past Events

2022

Workshops

GRADE Center Gender Workshop “Domestic Ethicson 03.06.2022 at 13-16 o´clock.

Abstract:
The workshop adressess the contradictions that arise from our social organization of care work and the outsourcing of specific labours. Laura Schwartz has studied the relation between activists of the first women’s movement in Britain and their servants; she shows how militant maids and their mistresses allied in the feminist struggle, but also clashed over competing class interests. Dinah Hannaford’s ethnographic analysis examines the relation of expatriate aid workers in the so-called developing world to their maids, nannies, guards, gardeners, and chauffeurs, showing that the seemingly “giving” development industry can also be an extractive industry. Based on these compelling investigations, the workshop aims to discuss, from the transdisciplinary perspective of gender studies, contradictions of self-image(s) and practices, ambivalent feelings and interaction strategies, and feminist politics with regard to different social positionings in our reproductive order.

The workshop will take place on June 3rd at 13-16h at Campus Westend, Seminarhaus 5.107.

If you are interested in participating, please contact n.lorenz@em.uni-frankfurt.de by 30.05.2022.

Dr. Laura Schwartz (Department of History at The University of Warwick) is a historian of feminism and labour movements in Britain, across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She has examined the intellectual and political formations that drove successive feminist movements, but also how these ideas are ‘lived’ and taken up by women more widely. Laura Schwartz explores the political limitations and contradictions of British feminism, especially with regards to class and imperialism, as well as its achievements, and in considering these legacies for feminism today. She is the author of 3 mongraphs, the most recent of which is Feminism and the Servant Problem: Class and Domestic Labour in the British Women’s Suffrage Movement (Cambridge University Press, 2019). She has recently established a network entitled ‘Writing Labour History in Brexit Britain’ which brings together scholars whose work challenges contemporary invocations of ‘the British working class’ as white, male and socially conservative.

Dr. Dinah Hannaford (Department of International Studies at the Texas A&M University) is a cultural anthropologist specializing in transnational migration, international development, and the political economy of intimate life. She is the author of Marriage Without Borders: Transnational Spouses in Neoliberal Senegal (Penn Press, 2017), and the co-editor of Opting Out: Women Messing with Marriage Around the World (forthcoming, Rutgers University Press). Her research examines the nexus between the international development industry, care work and migration through an ethnographic study on expat aid workers and their domestic workers. In this summer semester she is a Research Fellow of the Alexander Humboldt Foundation at the Goethe University.

Gender Lunch Talks

Turning up the Noise: The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2021, #KillTheBill, and Crafting Feminist Futures” with Flick Adams and Fabienne Emmerich.

The purpose of our talk was to collectively explore concrete abolition feminist resistance practices from recent social movements and to co-share strategies to respond to oppressive mechanisms that aim to delimit our abilities to dissent. Ultimately, we recognise that “abolition feminism can get us there” (Levine and Meiners 2020: 185). The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 in England and Wales provides the background for our talk. It extends police powers to silence and break up peaceful protests as well as silencing individual protesters and follows the kidnap, rape, and murder of Sarah Everard by a police officer in England.

We approach this talk as a collaborative dialogue. First, we deconstruct the Act and the broader socio-political context, building on the growing body of abolition feminist scholarship and praxis. Then, we centre dialogue with participants to encourage the sharing of co-reflections on abolition feminism resistance practices across borders. Together, we reflect on recent examples of building nurturing feminist futures that disrupt and transcend logics of the “deserving” and the “undeserving” (Cradle 2021: 158; Olufemi 2020).

The talk takes place on July 20th, 2022, from 12-14h in room SH 1.107, Westend Campus, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.

Flick Adams is an Associate Lecturer at The Open University, Doctoral Researcher at Keele University and a Facilitator. Flick’s research interests include queer and feminist theories and approaches, trans studies with a specific focus on PIC abolition, and anti-carceral, community and transformative Justice theories and practices. Flick’s doctoral project examines, through a queer-feminist abolitionist critique, how the prison system in England and Wales constructs and recognises identities, redistributes resources, and locates trans women within the prison – in cultural, spatial, and material terms to abolish the prison structure. Flick’s project sits at the intersection of Gender, Sexuality and Law and Socio-Legal Approaches.

 

Fabienne Emmerich is a Law Lecturer at Keele University in the UK. She is Institutional Lead for the North West Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership and Lead for the Gender, Sexuality, and Law Research Cluster at Keele. Fabienne is holder of a Leverhulme Fellowship for her project “Swimming against the current: women, prison reform and resistance” (2019-2021). Her research interests include Punishment, Resistance and Gender; Transformative Justice and Abolition Feminism; and Queering legal studies.
In her current project she critically explores the struggle of women to reform the prison. She draws on feminist theories of solidarity to engage with the writings, speeches and reflections of Dr. Helga Einsele, governor of Frankfurt women’s prison in (West) Germany (1947-75).

 

In September 2020 Flick Adams and Fabienne Emmerich created Read and Resist! an abolitionist feminist multi-functional web platform bringing together a host of community, activist, and academic voices on all things concerning Transformative Justice. Read and Resist! is a platform that actively adopts an openly collaborative approach through a monthly open digital reading group, a blog open to contributions from diverse and marginalized voices, a podcast, and a YouTube Channel. Read and Resist! is developing a growing audience and a global reach with people attending reading groups from the UK, US, China, and other European countries regularly visiting the platform.

In March 2022 Flick Adams and Fabienne Emmerich together with colleagues from other universities were awarded a Socio-Legal Studies Association Seminar Grant to host an online workshop entitled “Abolition Feminism: Breaking Free from The Master’s Tools”. This workshop, taking place from September 15-16, 2022, provides space for organizers and the academic community across UK, US, Europe and beyond to engage with the full complexity of these questions and to bring us a step closer to the Abolition Feminism horizon. Please check the Call for Papers and schedule for the workshop and consider applying!

2021

Workshops

Lectures

Cornelia Goethe Colloquium: Intersectionality in a Crossfire?

Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 6-8 pm
Denise Bergold-Caldwell – Intersektionalität als Analytik in Subjektivierungs- und Bildungsprozessen von Schwarzen Frauen* und Women of Color
Language: German
Digital via Zoom & YouTube

Veranstalter*innen: Cornelia Goethe Centrum für Frauenstudien und die Erforschung der Geschlechterverhältnisse (CGC)

Konzeption: Bettina Kleinert, Helma Lutz, Marianne Schmidbaur
Koordination: Lucas Schucht

2020

Workshops

Intersectional Conversations: How to Use Intersectionality
Kathy Davis (VU University Amsterdam)
18.11.2020| 10 am – 2 pm

Practising Intersectional Research
Ann Phoenix (University College London)
06.07.2020| 10 am – 1:15 pm

Caring Masculinities neu denken – interdisziplinäre Perspektiven und methodische Zugänge
Sylka Scholz (Universität Jena) & Michael Tunç (Hochschule Darmstadt)
16.01.2020| 10 am – 2 pm

Wildness
Jack Halberstam (Columbia University, USA)
16.01.2020| 10 am – 2 pm

Lectures

Cornelia Goethe Colloquium: Intersectionality in a Crossfire?

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, asynchronous
Ann Phoenix – Interrogating Intersectional Contestations: Should the Privileged Speak?
Language: English
Digital via YouTube

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, asynchronous
Kathy Davis – Who owns Intersectionality? Some reflections on Feminist Debates on how Theories Travel.
Language: English
Digital via YouTube

Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 6-8 pm
Elisabeth Holzleithner – Intersektionalität im Recht – Genese, Krisen, Perspektiven
Language: German
Digital via Zoom & YouTube

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 6-8 pm
Vanessa E. Thompson – Intersektionale Kritik der Polizei. Racial Profiling und abolitionistische Alternativen.
Language: German
Digital via Zoom & YouTube

Veranstalter*innen: Cornelia Goethe Centrum für Frauenstudien und die Erforschung der Geschlechterverhältnisse (CGC)

Konzeption: Bettina Kleinert, Helma Lutz, Marianne Schmidbaur
Koordination: Lucas Schucht

Cornelia Goethe Colloquium: Trans*Formations

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6 pm – 8 pm.
Jack Halberstam – Exit Routes: On Dereliction and Destitution

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6 pm – 8 pm.
Yv Nay – Zugehörigkeit(en) im Trans*-Aktivismus

Wednesday, February 05, 2020, 6 pm – 8 pm.
Panel Discussion

Conception: Bettina Kleinert, Marianne Schmidbaur, Franziska Vaessen, Tina Breidenich
Coordination: Lucas Schucht

Fireside Chats

2019

Workshops

Poster Design and Presentation
Imke Lode (ProSciencia, Lübeck)
06.12.2019 | 9 am – 5 pm

Diffracting AI and Robotics: Decolonial and Feminist Perspectives
Josef Barla (Goethe University Frankfurt), Pat Treusch (TU Berlin) and Christoph Hubatschke (University of Vienna)
12.10.2019 | 10 am – 2 pm

The Crisis of Masculinity and the Rise of Anti-Liberal Politics in the US and EU
Myra Marx Ferree (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
28.06.2019 | 10 am – 4 pm

Get-Together Workshop
Helma Lutz  & Marianne Schmidbaur (Frankfurt am Main)
05.06.2019 | 09:30 am – 13:30 pm

The Populist Challenge to Gender Equality – Resistance to Rightwing Populism in Europe
Birte Siim (Aalborg)
22.05.2019 | 10 am – 4 pm

Exploring Femonationalism
Sara Farris (London)
17.05.2019 | 11 am – 5 pm

Geschlecht und Dekolonialisierung
Patricia Purtschert (Bern)
14.05.2019 | 10 am – 4 pm

Doing / Age / Gender – Synergien der Alter(n)sforschung und der Gender Studies (in cooperation with GRADE-Aging)
Grit Höppner (Münster) & Helma Lutz (Frankfurt)
06.05.2019 | 2:15 am – 5:45 pm

Research Workshop Qualitative Methods (organized by GRADE Initiative Gender Studies)
Lena Inowlocki (Frankfurt)
18.01.2019 | 10 am- 4 pm

Multidimensional Intersectional Analysis (organized by GRADE Methods)
Kathrin Ganz (Hamburg) & Jette Hausotter (Berlin)
10. & 11.01.2019 | 10 am – 5 pm

Lectures

Cornelia Goethe Colloquium: Trans*Formations

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 6 pm – 8 pm.
Veronika Magyar-Haas – Zur Vulnerabilität des Selbst im Transformationsprozess

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6 pm – 8 pm.
Chris Quinan – Theorizing Gender at the Border: Biometric Technologies
and Trans and Non-Binary Subjectivities

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 6 pm – 8 pm.
Lann Hornscheidt – Exit Gender

Wednesday, December 04, 2019, 6 pm – 8 pm.
Joris A. Gregor – Wenn der rote Faden Knoten schlägt.
Queering Biographicity als method(olog)ische Antwort
auf die spätmoderne ‚Komplexitätsoxidation‘

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6 pm – 8 pm.
Tamás Jules Fütty – Wenn der rote Faden Knoten schlägt.
Transformationen biopolitischer Grenzen: am Beispiel
intersektionaler Lebens- und Todespraktiken zu Trans*

Cornelia Goethe Colloquium: Gender under Pressure. Gender Politics in Europe.

Wednesday, April 24 2019, 6-8 pm
Sabine Hark – Wer hat Angst vor Gender Studies? Über Feminismus, Gender und die Zukunft der Geschlechterforschung in neo-reaktionären Zeiten

Wednesday, May 8 2019, 6-8 pm
Andrea Petö – Hungary: An Exceptional Backlash or A Laboratory for a New Form of Governance

Thursday, May 23 2019, 6-8 pm
Roundtable – Die radikale Rechte im Europaparlament

Mittwoch, 05. Juni 2019, 6-8pm
Birgit Sauer – Anti-Genderismus als männliche Identitätspolitik?

Mittwoch, 12. Juni 2019, 6-8pm
Birgit Riegraf – Gender Mainstreaming und Diversity Politics – eine kritische Diskussion der Politik der Gleichstellung in der EU

Mittwoch, 26. Juni 2019, 6-8pm
Annette Henninger – Antifeminismus in Deutschland im Kontext europäischer Entwicklungen

Mittwoch, 10. Juli 2019, 6-8pm
Nikita Dhawan – Europe: What can it teach us?

Cornelia Goethe Colloquium: “Feminist Cultures of Rememberance. 100 Years of Women’s Vote – 50 Years of Autonomous Women’s Movement.

Wednesday, January 16 2019, 6-8pm
Ilse Lenz Intersektionalität in den Neuen Frauenbewegungen: Ambivalenzen und Konsequenzen

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 6-8pm
Angelika Schaser Ein Wunder wird Wirklichkeit: Zur Einführung des Frauenwahlrechts 1918/1919.

Fireside Chats

Helen Longino
28.05.2019 | 1 pm

Other Events

CGC & GRADE Gender Semester Closing Ceremony
Helma Lutz & Marianne Schmidbaur (Goethe University Frankfurt)
12.02.2020 | 6 – 8 pm

2018

Special Events

Friday, July 6

Get Together with Amina Mama.

 

Lectures

Cornelia Goethe Lectures: “Feminist Cultures of Rememberance. 100 Years of Women’s Vote – 50 Years of Autonomous Women’s Movement.

Wednesday, October 24 2018, 6-8pm
Dorothee Linnemann und Ausstellungsteam Was Objekte erzählen. Die Ausstellung „Damenwahl! 100 Jahre Frauenwahlrecht“ im Historischen Museum Frankfurt
Language: German
Location: Vortragssaal Historisches Museum

Mittwoch, 14. November 2018, 6-8pm
Christiane Leidinger Feministisch bewegte Geschichte, Debatten und Politik von Lesben
Language: German
Location: Vortragssaal Historisches Museum

Donnerstag, 22.  November 2018, 6-10pm
Auftaktveranstaltung zur Tagung Feministische Generationendialoge
Language: German
Location: Vortragssaal Historisches Museum

Mittwoch, 5.  Dezember 2018, 6-8pm
Ute Gerhard Zwischen Recht und Gewalt – die Internationale Frauenstimmrechtsbewegung nach 1900 und wie wir sie erinnern,
Language: German
Location: Vortragssaal Historisches Museum

Mittwoch, 12.  Dezember 2018, 6-8pm
Dagmar Herzog Feminismen und Sexualpolitik. Die #metoo-Bewegung und ihre Kritiker*innen
Language: German
Location: Campus Westend, Casino, Raum 1.801

Cornelia Goethe Lectures: “Feminisms from the Global South

Wednesdays | 6-8pm

Wednesday, April 25 2018
Sumi Madhok (London School of Economics, London):
On doing feminist theory from the ‚global south‘: The double-edged swords of agency and rights.
Language: English
Campus Westend, Hörsaalzentrum HZ 11

Wednesday, May 2 2018
Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel/Uta Ruppert (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt):
Süd-Süd-Feminismen fordern Narrative der Weltpolitik des 21.Jahrhunderts heraus!?
South-South Feminisms as a Challenge to Solidarity Narratives in the 21st Century
Language: German and English
Campus Westend, Hörsaalzentrum HZ 11

Wednesday, May 16 2018
Islah Jad (Birzeit University, Bir Zait):
Universal conventions on women’s rights meeting besieged feminism: the case of Palestine
Language: English
Campus Westend, Hörsaalzentrum HZ 11

Wednesday, June 6 2018
Ayşe Gül Altınay (Sabanci University, Istanbul):
Doing Feminism and Gender Studies in Dark Times
Language: English
Campus Westend, Hörsaalzentrum HZ 11

Wednesday, June 20 2018
Djamila Ribeiro (São Paulo State University, São Paulo):
Postcolonial Black and Native Brazilian Women Movements in Brazil between Amefricanism and Feminism: What are they about?
Language: English
Campus Westend, Hörsaalzentrum HZ 11

Wednesday, July 4 2018
Amina Mama (University of California, Davis):
In the Pursuit of Freedom: Feminist intellectuals in African contexts
Language: English
Campus Westend, Casino 1.801

Cornelia Goethe Lectures: “The Others of Reproductive Medicine. Feminist Perspectives on Labor, Family, and Racism”

Wednesdays | 6-8pm | Campus Westend, PEG 1.G191

17.01.2018    Sarah Dionisius, Politikwissenschaft, Goethe Universität Frankfurt/Rubicon Köln,
Heteronormativität, Reproduktion und Praktiken der Aneignung: Zur Familienbildung lesbischer und queerer Frauen*paare in Deutschland

31.01.2018    Anne Hendrixson, Politikwissenschaft, Hampshire College, Amherst, (Ostküste, USA),
The Rebirth of Targets and Coercion in Anti-Natal Population Policies

07.02.2018    Round Table, u.a. mit Susanne Schultz, Politikwissenschaft, Eva Sänger, Soziologie und weiteren Diskutant*innen der Goethe-Universität sowie zivilgesellschaftlichen Initiativen aus dem Raum Frankfurt, z.B. Care AK

Workshops

Feminist Research Ethics (organized by GRADE Initiative Gender Studies)
Julia Verse (Berlin)
14.12.2018 | 9am – 5pm

Dialogical epistemology and transversal feminism
Nira Yuval-Davis (London)
30.10.2018 | 10am – 4pm

Go Public – Medienarbeit für Promovierende und PostDocs
Olaf Kaltenborn & Dirk Frank (Frankfurt a.M.)
19.10.2018 | 9am – 1pm

Feminist and LGBTI Movements in Turkey
Ayse Gül Altinay (Istanbul)
07.06.2018 | 10am – 3pm

Intersectionality Workshop
Gabriele Dietze (Berlin)
19.03.2018 | 10am – 3pm

Feministische Forschungstraditionen und Forschungsmethoden
Mechthild Bereswill (Kassel)
02.02.2018 | 10am – 4pm

Fireside Chats

Wednesday, September 26 2018 Marianne Marchand (Universidad de las Américas – Puebla)

2:30 – 3:30 pm Campus Westend Normative Orders Building / Lounge on the 6th floor

Tuesday, December 11th 2018 Dagmar Herzog (City University New York)

6 – 8 pm Campus Westend PA-Building P22

 2017

Special Events

GRADE Center Gender – Grand Opening
21.06.2017 | 17-20 h Goethe University Frankfurt a.M.
Frauenlobstraße 1, 60487 Frankfurt a.M.

Workshops

Biologische Theorien zu Geschlecht – Intersektional eingeordnet
Heinz Jürgen Voß (Merseburg)
15.12.2017 | 10-16 h

Globalization and the Intimate
Amrita Pande (Cape Town)
27.10.2017 | 10-16 h

Geschlechterkonflikte und Geschlechterbewegungen in transnationaler Perspektive
Dr. Ilse Lenz
18.05.2017 | 9-16 h

Get-together – Gender Studies Early Career Researchers Networking Workshop
03.05.2017 | 16-19 h

Sexual and Racial Politics
Prof. Dr. Éric Fassin, Université Paris 8
19.1.2017 | 9 bis 16 Uhr | Campus Westend, PEG-Gebäude, Raum 3.G 170

Summer School

Title: Gendering (In)formal Social Protection: Gender, Migration and Resistance
Time: 18.-23.6.2017
Organization: Prof. Anna Amelina, Prof. Helma Lutz, Dr. Ewa Palenga-Möllenbeck

Cornelia Goethe Lectures: “The Others of Reproductive Medicine. Feminist Perspectives on Labor, Family, and Racism”

Wednesdays | 18-20h | Campus Westend, PEG 1.G191

26.10.2017    Amrita Pande, Sociology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town,
Wombs in Labour and the Paradox of Surrogacy in India
(attention! exceptionally, this lecture will take place on Thursday, SH Building, room 5.101)

08.11.2017    Michal Nahman, Anthropology, University of the West of England, Bristol,
Global Migrant Egg Providers: Reproductive Others in a Changing Europe

22.11.2017    Sabine Könninger, Politikwissenschaft, Institut Mensch, Ethik und Wissenschaft (IMEW), Berlin,
(Un)Möglichkeiten der Kritik? Zur Entwicklung und Etablierung des nicht-invasiven Pränataltests in Deutschland

13.12.2017    Gisela Notz, Geschichte, Berlin,
Kritik des Familismus. Geschichte, Theorie und Realität eines ideologischen Gemäldes

Cornelia Goethe Lectures: “Wer hat Angst vor Gender? Who’s Afraid of Gender?”

Wednesdays | 18-20 h | Campus Westend, PEG 1.G 191

26.04.2017
Nadine Hornig (University of Kiel)
Understanding Gender – vom Einfluss von Genen und Hormonen auf unser physisches und psychisches Geschlecht
10.05.2017
Regina Ammicht Quinn (University of Tübingen)
Hat Religion ein Geschlecht? Eine umstrittene Analysekategorie und ihre Auswirkungen
17.05.2017
Ilse Lenz (Bochum/Frankfurt)
Gender als Skandal? Zum neuen Antigenderismus: Diskurse und Akteure
14.06.2017
Stefan Timmermanns
(Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences)
Sexualpädagogik im Kreuzfeuer einer reaktionären Medienkampagne
28.06.2017
Kathrin Peters (Universität der Künste Berlin)
Gender und Medien: Zum Zwischenstand einer Debatte
05.07.2017 | 18-20 h | Campus Westend, Aula
Closing Speech: Carolin Emcke, Berlin (Philosopher)
Gegen den Hass oder: Die Ordnung der Reinheit

Organization: Prof. Vinzenz Hediger, Prof. Helma Lutz, Dr. Marc Siegel

Cornelia Goethe Lectures: „Flucht und Geschlechterverhältnisse: Zur Dialektik von Handlungsräumen in einer spezifischen Krise“

Prof. Dr. Éric Fassin, Université Paris 8
„Sexual Democracy and the “Clash of Civilizations” – One Year After the Cologne Attacks”
18.01.2017 | 18 bis 20 Uhr  c.t. | Campus Westend, PEG-Gebäude, Raum 1.G 191

2016

Workshops

Prof. Dr. Phil C. Langer, International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin
„Partizipative Perspektiven in der qualitativen Geschlechterforschung“
27.10.2016 | 9 bis 16 Uhr | Campus Westend, Seminarhaus, Raum SH 0.106

Cornelia Goethe Lectures: „Flucht und Geschlechterverhältnisse: Zur Dialektik von Handlungsräumen in einer spezifischen Krise“

Prof. Dr. Phil C. Langer, International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin
„Hat Trauma ein Geschlecht? Aktuelle Forschungsbefunde zur Flüchtlingssituation in der Region Syrien“
26.10.2016 | 18 bis 20 Uhr c.t. | Campus Westend, PEG-Gebäude, Raum 1.G 191

Juniorprofessorin Anna Amelina, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
„Regulation of Borders and Migration as a Regime of Intersection: European Perspectives”
09.11.2016 | 18 bis 20 Uhr c.t. | Campus Westend, PEG-Gebäude, Raum 1.G 191

Professor Thomas Spijkerboer, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
„Gender and Sexuality in Refugee Law”
23.11.2016 | 18 bis 20 Uhr c.t. | Campus Westend, PEG-Gebäude, Raum 1.G 191

Selay Ghaffar, Geschäftsführerin der Humanitarian Assistance for Women and Children in Afghanistan
„Women and Children are the first Victims of Forced Emigration from Afghanistan”
30.11.2016 | 18 bis 20 Uhr c.t. | Campus Westend, PEG-Gebäude, Raum 1.G 191

Dr. Michael Tunç, Technische Hochschule, Köln
„Kann der Subalterne sprechen? Männlichkeiten und Geflüchtete zwischen Männlichkeitskritik und Empowerment“
14.12.2016 | 18 bis 20 Uhr c.t. | Campus Westend, PEG-Gebäude, Raum 1.G 191

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