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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Zentrum für Transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien


Academic events are central to the research activities of the ZtG and a chance to make Gender research accessible to the broader public.

At ZtG events—such as conferences, colloquiums, workshops, working groups and guest-lecture series—scholars and students have the chance to exchange ideas with their HU-peers and our visitors.

Events scheduled for the Winterterm 2018/19


November 1-3, 2018

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, Senatssaal & Room 2070a

Conference Archiving Feminist Futures – Temporality & Gender in Cultural Analysis

The conference builds on current debates around "feminist futures" and "queer temporality", which analyze time from an intersectional perspective. Here, time is regarded as a gendered phenomenon thus also referring to the nexus of "Time and the Other". How are time and temporality being practiced, narrated, placed, and made tangible? Parameters of power and inequality that arise from these constellations are investigated in this conference. As the academic practices of ethnography and archiving include an anticipatory element, they always assume and imagine different futures. This is how the everyday, political, and methodological dimensions of time and temporality are approched.


Hosted by: Institut für Europäische Ethnologie (IfEE), HU Berlin & Kommission Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung der dgv. In cooperation with: Zentrum für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien (ZtG), HU Berlin

More information and registration https://hu.berlin/future_archives


November 30, 2018

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, Room 2249a

Doktorand_innentag des ZtG

There is still one open spot for a presentation. If you are interested, please write to until ztg-sekretariat@gender.hu-berlin.de October 8.


January 30 -February 1, 2019

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, Senatssaal / Rooms 2070 a / 2249 a / 1066 e

International Conference Care – Migration – Gender. Ambivalent Interdependencies

Care, migration, and gender are interwoven in obvious and not so obvious ways. Bridget Anderson shows how the ‘dirty work’ within care is delegated to marginalized subject positions. The concept of the care chain, developed by Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, highlights the fact that care workers themselves leave behind reproductive tasks, which in turn have to be carried out by others when they migrate. Queer theorist Martin F. Manalansan questions the implicitly assumed heterosexuality of care migrants. Furthermore, it is illustrated that care workers are not just victims of social structures but themselves actively make decisions – which opens up debates about agency. Following significant publications by Rajni Palriwala and Helma Lutz, questions have arisen about who has agency and the way care, migration, and gender regimes impact it. Additionally, care migration is an effect of global inequalities while simultaneously allowing for both exploitation and empowerment. The dominant narrative tells that care workers migrate from the Global South and post-socialist societies to the Global North. But this is not the whole story: Care migration also takes place within the Global South and among post-socialist societies themselves. Moreover, the relationship between care workers and care receivers is anything but straightforward. The structures (and hierarchies) of dependence and power hinge on the respective social positions as well as the access to rights and recognition. Additionally, while migrants can also be care receivers, some care receivers may need to migrate in order to get access to care.


Our conference »Care – Migration – Gender. Ambivalent Interdependencies« offers a space to collectively investigate these interdependencies in their complexities and aims to initiate a discussion of such ambivalences. In particular we will discuss the following:

  • What forms do the interdependencies of care-migration-gender take in different places, in different fields, and with different stakeholders?
  • How are the interdependencies of care-migration-gender shaped through different incentives, interests, and representations?
  • How are the interdependencies of care-migration-gender regulated politically, legally, and socially?
  • How and with which aims and effects have care workers organized?

We invite you to join in the discussion.


Organized by the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (ZtG) and the Institute for European Ethnology (IfEE) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Weitere Informationen und Anmeldung unter https://hu.berlin/caremigrationgender




… And much more in our Events Calendar!

You’ll find information about more events that have been planned by the ZtG and other Humboldt University-affiliated institutes in our Events Calendar. If you are a member of the HU community and would like us to publish your event’s information on the calendar, you can do that here.

If you are not a member of the HU community you are welcome to publish information about your upcoming event in our Blog.