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Speaker Series | 4 June, 16:15 | Jennifer Ramme (Berlin) | Intersectionality and Social Movement Memory: Methodological Approaches and Problems Using the Example of Feminist and LGBTQ Movements in Poland

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When? Tuesday, 4 June, 16:15–17:45

Where? H 24 (Vielberth Building), University of Regensburg


We are delighted to welcome Jeniffer Ramme to the kick-off session of the LSC speaker series Intersectionality and Area Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. She will talk on Intersectionality and Social Movement Memory: Methodological Approaches and Problems Using the Example of Feminist and LGBTQ Movements in Poland.

 

Abstract:

Social movements that strive for socio-political change, always negotiate both a present and a past, which they affirm, reject or conceal. They actively participate in the generation and cultivation of knowledge, in the production of historical narratives, in the practice of memory cultures and in the preservation of a heritage that is perceived as common and relevant. In the context of socio-political conflicts and fields of power, movements themselves become the object of the aforementioned practices and memory politics. The lecture deals with the memory of contemporary feminist and LGBTQ* movements in Poland through the prism of intersectionality. After outlining a methodological approach to intersectionality research, the question of how intersectional dimensions shape the memory and legacy of movements and influence which stories are heard, archived and remembered and which are archived and remembered and which are forgotten.

 

Jennifer Ramme:

Dr Jennifer Ramme is a research associate at the Chair of German-Polish Cultural and Literary Relations at the Faculty of Cultural Studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). Her research focuses on social movements, NGOs and protests as well as the politics of aesthetics and form. Currently, she is working on contested gender orders in Poland and related spatial-aesthetic strategies of social movements.


 

This series is organised by Natali Stegmann, Professor of East and Central European History at UR and Birgit Hebel-Bauridl, Managing Director of the Regensburg European American Forum (REAF) at UR, both coordinators of the ScienceCampus Research Module Towards Multi-Polar and Multi-Scalar Area Studies. The series also features a talk organised by Dagmar Schmelzer, Professor at the Institute for Romance Studies (UR).

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