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Femmes et hommes en guerre, 1914-1918

Women and men to war, 1914-1918

This book focusses on the many upheavals ordinary men and women faced during the First World War and the tensions between old and new ideals. Themes as mobilisation, violence, work and the care for the wounded, intimacy and family life, charity and resistance are approached in an innovatory way.

An encyclopaedia of women’s history in Belgium

In 165 thematic entries, this encyclopaedia offers a clear and accessible overview of the many aspects of political, social, professional, cultural, family and associative history that have marked the daily lives of Belgian women.

Mères et pères : le défi de l'égalité

Mothers and fathers: the challenge of equality

Two centuries of parental roles are covered in this book. From the 19th century family model that referred women to marriage, motherhood and domestic life, to a model that incorporates equality and diversity nowadays.

Marijke Van Hemeldonck : Socialiste et féministe

Marijke Van Hemeldonck : socialist & feminist

The book traces the militant track of Marijke Van Hemeldonck, reveals which strategies the women’s movement used to achieve change and how international organisations intervened in the process.

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

The richly illustrated book ‘Boys and girls… an (un)known destination?’ shows how the ideas about masculinity and femininity evolved in Belgium in the last two centuries. And together with these ideas the real life of men and women changed: the meaning of fatherhood and motherhood, toys and clothes, visions on education and work.

Eliane Vogel-Polsky, a woman of conviction

Prof. Eliane Gubin, with the assistance Catherine Jacques (ULB), wrote an inspired biography on Eliane Vogel-Polsky, based on the above-mentioned interviews. She brings a clear picture of the bigger stages on Vogel-Polsky’s track, and of her judicial line of thought.