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Gender, War, and Empire in a Global Perspective (Public Workshop)
February 20, 2014 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
This workshop is devoted to an exploration of the centrality of empire to the involvement of Europe and the Americas in wars during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It will discuss wars over the creation and extension of imperial domains and their impact on colonized peoples as well as the colonizers, the involvement of imperial subjects and colonized people in primarily European wars, and the armed struggles for self-determination that followed in the wake of those wars. It will explore the role of gender in distinguishing the rulers from the ruled as well as in the gendered politics involved in the militarization of civil society in pre-war as well as war-time society. It will also consider the consequences of imperial wars and wars of decolonization for gender relations among both colonized and colonizers.
Marilyn Lake (University of Melbourne) and Angela Woollacott (Australian National University)