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Archive and Research Centre for Women's History

Archive and Research Centre for Women's History


Extended deadline (31/5) – CfP Silence is (not) an option: Re-Thinking Oral History post-MeToo

Silence occurs in every oral history interview and comes in many forms. This symposium will readdress these complexities. Papers may focus upon the strategies of historical actors, as well as on the potentially unexpected consequences of breaking silences. We also welcome proposals that reflect on interpreting silence or on the differences between what is said on and off the record. We especially encourage proposals that include subaltern voices and address the history of intimacy, consent and activism.

Conference “Re-thinking Historical Practice Post-MeToo” : 6/5/2022

The conference Consent, Ethics and Activism: Re-thinking Historical Practice Post-MeToo will take place in May 2022 in stead of December 2021 (exact date follows). It launches the 2021-2023 programme of the Forum for Belgian Research in the History of Women, Gender and Sexualities. The conference will reflect on consent and ethics in and as a historical practice, paying special attention to the ways in which historians approach their historical subjects and source material.

Liberating women, changing the world: feminism in Belgium in the 1970s

In the early 1970s, feminists took to the streets. Their militancy was young and dynamic: they wrote, talked and listened, demonstrated and campaigned. Their desire was for a society dedicated to solidarity, equality and self-determination for all. The exhibition “Liberating women, changing the world” (2020) explores their views and actions.

Poster are you in this?

Gender@war? Men, women and the First World War

This lecure pictures the many positions that women and men took on during the First World War. Mobilisation, the violence of war, work on the home front, the search for intimacy through a conflict that separated loved ones … affected both men and women (and children).

Gender@war 1914-1918: women and men to war

This exhibition shows visitors some of the many upheavals ordinary men and women faced during the First World War: its disruptive impact on work and family, the violence they both experienced, their joint contribution to the war effort, and more. It takes a comparative approach, looking at Belgium, France, Germany and Great Britain.

Affiche Exposition Garçon ou fille... un destin pour la vie?

Boys and girls… an (un)known destination? Belgium, 1830-2000

Abundantly illustrated, the exhibition questions the evolution of the concepts ‘masculinity’ and ‘femininity’ throughout Belgian history. Family, school and work offer familiar backgrounds to talk about ideals, representations, norms and daily life.

Exhibition on Women and the Right to Vote in Belgium 1789-1948

The traveling exhibition ‘A Woman, a Vote/Voice’ explores through thirty colorful panels how women’s political rights were discussed and obtained between 1789 – 1948. It shows how women took part in the debate and organised themselves and how political parties negotiated their political rights.