On 9-12 June will be held the
VIII Congress of the Società Italiana delle Storiche, the Italian Society of Historians
“Gender History: Paths, Intersections, Perspectives”, organised in
collaboration with the University of Verona. About 180 speakers from
various Italian, European and non-European universities and research institutes
will discuss themes and interpretative categories in women's and gender history
and debate new historiographic orientations from a multidisciplinary
The papers, organised in 44
parallel sessions, cover a chronological span that extends from antiquity to
the present day and refer to a multiplicity of geo-political and cultural
contexts (Europe, the Americas, the Middle and Far East, Africa) analysed with
approaches that focus on local, national, transnational and/or global contexts.
The topics range from the
analysis of bodies to women's voices and writings, from the critique of
binarism to the construction of gender models, from work in its various forms
to the sphere of the sacred, from urban spaces to mining, from migration and
mobility to colonial perspectives, from the various forms of individual agency
to those of collective actions, from citizenship to feminism and environmental movements,
from political language and propaganda to autobiographies and self-perceptions,
from emotions to representations of the feminine, to name but a few.
The Congress will be opened by
Professor Joanna De Groot, a well-known Iranist from the University of York
(UK), with a lectio magistralis
entitled The Space of Gender and the
Gender of Space: some Thoughts from a Historian of Nineteenth Century Iran.
This is a tribute by SIS to the memory of Anna Vanzan - Iranist, member of the
Society's board from 2014 to 2018, and of the editorial board of the journal
Genesis since 2018, who prematurely passed away in 2020.
The Congress will be a place,
albeit virtual, for intense exchange and discussion. The proceedings will be
held online on the Zoom platform. To follow the individual panels, all one
needs to do is register at the respective links published in the programme on
the SIS website (www.societadellestoriche.it) and on the
University of Verona website (www.univr.it).