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070050 UE Guided Reading Women's and Gender History - Women Peacemakers before and after WWI (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Attention: No-show on the first session will lead to deregistration. For the first session, students have to read an introductory text which will be provided on Moodle.

This course will be held online. Cameras need to be switched on at all times. Face-to-face sessions might be possible in January.

Donnerstag 07.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Donnerstag 14.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Donnerstag 21.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Donnerstag 28.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Donnerstag 04.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Donnerstag 11.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Donnerstag 18.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Donnerstag 25.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Donnerstag 02.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Donnerstag 09.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Donnerstag 16.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Donnerstag 13.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Donnerstag 20.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Donnerstag 27.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course deals with women’s role in peace movements before and after the Great War. We will learn how the women's pacifist movement was an essential part of the international women's movement and students will be able to understand the intersections of pacifism and feminism, nationalism, patriotism and internationalism. In this guided reading, students will learn how women pacifists understood their peace philosophy as inherently connected with women’s and human rights’ issues. Furthermore, we shall evaluate the concept "gendered peace", especiall with regard to the discourse of motherhood prevalent in feminist pacifism. The focus is on the women’s peace movements in the United States, Great Britain and Austria/Germany.

After completion, students will understand the role of pacifism in the international women’s movement, will be able to connect feminism and pacifism and will have an overview of women’s peace activism in the US, United Kingdom and Austria.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Participants will have to prepare one text prior to our first session. The texts will be made available on the moodle platform.

Course requirements:

-Students will have to read all the texts and hand in reading protocols on Moodle
-Each student has to do a 10-minute spoken input on one of the readings and provide the group with 3 discussion questions
-Students have to hand in a written reflection on the course topic at the end of the semester
-Students have to actively engage in the group discussions to succesfully complete this course

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

This Guided Readed will be held in English only. Thus, good command of English is necessary for succesful completion.

Minimum requirements:
-attendance (max. 2 unexcused sessions)
-reading of all the texts provided
-timely upload of all the written assignments
-active participation in class


Grading scale:

Statement + In-class participation - 50%
Final reflection - 30%
Reading protocols - 20%


Alonso, Harriet Hyman. Peace as a Women's Issue: A History of the U.S. Movement for World Peace and Women's Rights. 1st ed. Syracuse studies on peace and conflict resolution. New York, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1999.Ashworth, Lucian M. "Feminism, War and the Prospects for Peace: HELENA SWANWICK (1864-1939) AND the LOST FEMINISTS of INTER-WAR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS." International Feminist Journal of Politics 13, no. 1 (2011): 25-43. Accessed November 26, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616742.2011.534660.Confortini, Catia Cecilia. Intelligent Compassion: Feminist Critical Methodology in the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Oxford studies in gender and international relations. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.Cooper, Sandi E. "Peace as a Human Right: The Invasion of Women into the World of High International Politics." Journal of women's history 14, no. 2 (2002): 9-25. https://doi.org/10.1353/jowh.2002.0039.Forcey, Linda Rennie. "WOMEN as PEACEMAKERS." Peace & Change 16, no. 4 (1991): 331-54. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0130.1991.tb00674.x.Ludbrook, Bianchi, Ludbrook, Bianchi, and Geraldine Ludbrook. Living War, Thinking Peace (1914-1924): Women's Experiences, Feminist Thought, and International Relations. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.Melman, Billie, ed. Borderlines: Genders and Identities in War and Peace 1870-1930. New York, London: Routledge, 1998. http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0651/97012078-d.html.Sharp, Ingrid. "Feminist Peace Activism 1915 and 2010: Are We Nearly There yet?" Peace & Change 38, no. 2 (2013): 155-80. https://doi.org/10.1111/pech.12010.Sharp, Ingrid, and Matthew Stibbe, eds. Women Activists Between War and Peace: Europe, 1918-1923. London, New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.Wiltsher, Anne. Most Dangerous Women: Feminist Peace Campaigners of the Great War. London, Boston: Pandora Press, 1985.WOMEN and PEACE: Theoretical, Historical and Practical Perspectives. Routledge library editions. Women and politics. [Place of publication not identified]: Routledge, 2020.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

AER: Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte, Globalgeschichte, Zeitgeschichte.
BA Geschichte (Version 2012): PM Vertiefung, Guided Reading (4 ECTS).
BA Geschichte (Version 2019): M5 Vertiefung, UE Guided Reading (5 ECTS).
BEd UF GSP (Version 2014): UF GSP 03 Aspekte und Räume 1, Guided Reading zu einem Fach (4 ECTS).
EC Geschichte (Version 2021): M1b, Guided Reading zu einem Aspekt/Raum (5 ECTS).

Letzte Änderung: Mo 22.11.2021 14:48