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Online Workshop #4GenderStudies: Building Transnational Feminist Solidarities in Academia

As part of the fourth edition of the Science Day #4GenderStudies, the Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies is planning an online workshop on October 20th, 2020. The idea started in 2017 with the intention to show Gender Studies in all its diversity and to portray its scientific value. This year the workshop is set to strengthen the international networks of Gender Studies, as well as solidarity and agency as a scientific community.

Book Release „Intersektionale Sozialforschung“


„Intersektionale Sozialforschung“ (transcript, 2020)
– also as Open Access
Kathrin Ganz / Jette Hausotter

Time & Place
15.12.2020 | 4:00 - 5:30 pm (CET)
Cisco Webex Meeting

Three books "Intersektionale Sozialforschung" will be raffled off among the participants!

Transnational Feminist Dialogues in Times of Corona Crisis

In the second issue of Transnational Feminist Dialogues, the Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies invites this summer term 2020, scholars and activists to an online discussion about perspectives and challenges that the current Corona crisis brings along from a feminist and transnational point of view.

Contemporary Challenges to Gender Studies in Germany and Turkey

Since winter term 2019/20, a cooperation with Prof. Dr. Hülya Adak from Sabancı University of Istanbul, who was visiting professor of Turkic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin in winter term 2019/20, has been established. The aim is a long-term cooperation between the Gender Research Center SU Gender of Sabancı University and the MvBZ. A first joint meeting took place on 14 February 2020. The meeting included two internal workshops on Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Violence as well as Gender and Diversity Awareness trainings and a major public event entitled "Contemporary Challenges to Gender Studies in Germany and Turkey".

Day of Action against sexualised harassment, discrimination and violence at the university 2020

On February 7, 2020, the "Action Day against Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Violence at the University" took place on the Dahlem campus. Within the framework of this action day, a poster exhibition was shown, which students had developed on the topic in the context of the ABV seminar "#MeToo and the University" in winter semester 2019/20.

Gender Studies in Critical Times: Transnational Feminist

The MvBZ cooperates with the Academy in Exile and the Academics for Peace Germany in the formulation and implementation of the event series "Gender Studies in Critical Times: Transnational Feminist Dialogues". The kick-off event for the series took place on 2 December 2019. Prof. Dr. Gülay Toksöz, Fellow of the "Critical Thinking" program at Freie Universität Berlin, was invited to give the lecture. The series of events was scheduled to take place in SuSe 2020, but has been postponed until further notice. Instead, the online event series "Transnational Feminist Dialogues in Times of Corona Crisis" will take place this summer.

Workshop #4genderstudies: nachhaltige Strategien?!“ am 28.06.2019

Das Margherita-von-Brentano-Zentrum lädt ein, am 28. Juni 2019 eine Bilanz des Wissenschaftstages 2018 zu ziehen und über nachhaltige Strategien für die Zukunft nachzudenken und zu diskutieren. Dabei soll insbesondere der Frage nachgegangen werden, wie Wissenschaftskommunikation in der Geschlechterforschung bzw. zu feministischen Themen insbesondere in Social Media gelingen kann.

Research Poster Session on “Doing Gender/Intersectional Research in International Contexts”

During the International Week 2019, the Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies organized a Research Poster Session on the Topic “Doing Gender/Intersectional Research in International Contexts”

Workshop #PR4GENDER: Öffentlichkeitsarbeit für die Gender Studies am 16.11.2018

Unter dem Motto #PR4Gender veranstaltete das Margherita-von-Brentano-Zentrum unter Leitung von Dr. Miriam Stehling einen Workshop, um Maßnahmen und Taktiken der Öffentlichkeitsarbeit für den Aktionstag #4genderstudies am 18.12.2018 zu erarbeiten und übergreifend abzustimmen.

International Conference “Perspectives and Discourses on Sexual Harassment in International Higher Education Contexts”, 13.–15.06.2018

In cooperation with the Institute for Latin American Studies, the Margherita von Brentano Center organized the international conference “Perspectives and Discourses on Sexual Harassment in International Higher Education Contexts”, June 13th to 15th 2018. It welcomed speakers and guests from the following countries: Brasil, Costa Rica, India, Colombia, Japan, Mexico, Peru, and South Korea.

Workshop #4genderstudies … und jetzt weiter: Positionierung und Forschungsentwicklung (in) der Geschlechterforschung am 13.04.2018

Das Margherita-von-Brentano-Zentrum veranstaltete in Kooperation mit der Fachgesellschaft Geschlechterstudien am 13.4.2018 einen Workshop, bei dem die im Vorfeld des Wissenschaftstages #4genderstudies am 18.12.2018 geführte Diskussion um die Positionierung der Geschlechterforschung innerhalb einer digitalisierten medialen Öffentlichkeit unter den aktuellen politischen Bedingungen fortgesetzt wurde.

Verleihung des Margherita-von-Brentano-Preises 2017

Am 4. Juli 2017 wurde der Margherita-von-Brentano-Preis feierlich verliehen. Der Preis, der vom Präsidium der Freien Universität Berlin seit 1995 für besondere Leistungen in der Geschlechterforschung bzw. Gleichstellung vergeben wird, wurde in diesem Jahr hälftig geteilt. Preisträger_innen sind: Prof. Dr. Beate Rudolf sowie das Forschungskollektiv „Frauen und Flucht“ unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger und Kristina Dohrn.

Workshop: The Future(s) of Feminist Philosophy, 2017

What are the future(s) of feminist philosophy, and how can the multiple traditions and branches of feminist philosophy contribute to a livable world? On June 16-17, 2017 the workshop ‘The Future(s) of Feminist Philosophy. Challenges, Paradoxes and Utopias in a Fragmented World’, organized by the Margherita von Brentano Centre in cooperation with the International Association of Women Philosophers, was held at Freie Universität Berlin.

Girl’s Day on 27.4.2017

The MvBZ offered a workshop on the occasion of the annual Girl’s Day. This year's Girl's Day focused on the concept of Diversity and its implications at Universities. 18 girls aged between 14 and 16 years took part in the event.

Commemorating Colloquium for Gertraude Krell

On the occasion of the rememberance of Gertraude Krell (18.4.1952 – 5.1.2016), a colloquium was held at Freie Universität Berlin.

Video Competition “Diversity at FU” 2016

The short film “Diversity and its perception at Freie Universität Berlin”, emerged from the Genereal Professional Skills Course “Diversity Managment” (30342), won the award of the video competition of Freie Universität Berlin in December 2016.

Presentation of th “Handbook on Equal Opportunities in the Egyptian Higher Education System“ in Cairo

The “Handbook on Equal Opportunities in the Egyptian Higher Education System” was presented in Cairo on September 28, 2016. The Handbook was published in English/Arabic.

Festliche Eröffnung des Margherita-von-Brentano-Zentrums

The Margherita von Brentano Center celebrated its inauguration on 9th of July of 2016 at "Harnack-Haus. The Conference Venue of the Max Planck Society". Please find the documentation (in German) as well as a photo gallery here.