Researchers of the Department for Political and Social Science (SPS) at the EUI criticize the gender imbalance at their department. In an open letter to the President of the EUI, the head of the SPS department and the members of the SPS facult, they write “Currently the SPS department has 1 female professor and 12 […]
Video registration of the seminar “Paid domestic work: contemporary forms and past legacies,” organised by the Gender, Race & Sexuality Working Group at the European University Institute on 16 April 2014. Video and editing: Elena Borghi. Speakers: Swapna Banerjee, Vera Pavlou and Raffaella Sarti.
In the context of the workshop organized on the 12th of March by our group in order to celebrate the International Women’s Day, we have launched a short anonymous survey on gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment. This survey did not aim to be a ‘scientific’ representation of what happens inside the institute, but rather a starting point to raise awareness and discuss about concrete proposals for improvement. […]
[CFP] From Sodomy Laws to Same-Sex Marriage: Coupling, Questions of ‘Nature’, and the State, 1786-2015
The idea that certain sexual acts were ‘unnatural’ goes back to Antiquity and by the Middle Ages had been formalised in the European world through Christian doctrine and canon law. It was absorbed into the laws of a number of modern European states, and exported legislatively to much of the world through colonial expansion. Looking back from 2014, the shift from severe punitive measures for sex ‘against nature’ to the recent introduction of same-sex marriage laws in close to twenty nations across five continents must rank as one of the fullest revolutions of official attitudes in modern history. It is a revolution that begs many broad questions. This conference seeks to develop fresh, historically-informed, international perspectives on coupling – broadly understood – as a phenomenon poised between ‘nature’ and state regulation, from the late eighteenth century to the present. […]