Recent News & Highlights
The aim of the 11th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education, held online during September 15-17, 2021, is to promote a gender-sensitive culture in our academic and R&I systems in light of the global challenges ahead of us. The contributions received will strengthen the well-established debates on gender equality in higher education and research as well as encourage mainstreaming the gender perspective in new domains such as national and regional funding agencies and the innovation sector. EKfG Managing Director Dr. Maren A. Jochimsen, EKfG Board members Eva Wegrzyn and Lara Altenstädter, as well as EKfG member Judith Hendricks will be among the contributers.
Bringing together sociologists and historians, the joint Workshop of the Humboldt Foundation Anneliese Maier Award and the German Historical Institute London (GHIL), explores the relations between gender regimes and gendered violence in different settings. It looks at Britain and Germany in the 20th and 21st centuries in a global context and encourages comparative studies of gender violence, especially outside of armed conflict. Applicants are asked to submit papers by 1 October, 2021. The conference, organized by Christina von Hodenberg and Jane Freeland (GHIL), Sylvia Walby (Violence & Society Centre, City University of London) and EKfG Scientific Director Karen Shire (Essen College for Gender Research, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany), will be held from 14-16 July, 2022, at the GHIL.
A webinar on 29 October 2020 will highlight key findings from a new report on the Cost of Trafficking in Human Beings led by the Violence and Society Centre, City, University of London just published by the European Commission. The event will make the case for why a gender disaggregated approach that takes account of longer term harms is key to understanding the full costs associated with trafficking.
Although Japanese women face similar workplace challenges as women everywhere, they have to find different ways to change their work settings and remove obstacles of social expectations and subconscious bias. In a Zoominar, sheduled on Wednesday 01:30 a.m. CET, Karen Shire, Director of the Center for Gender Research at UDE in Germany, and Saki Tomita, Manager at TEPCO Ventures in Tokyo will discuss what is changing, how Japan compares, and what working women in Japan do to “lean in” and change their work environments.
15.10.2020 | Recording of Webinar now online Varieties of Gender Regimes edited by Anneliese Maier Research Prize Awardee Sylvia Walby, and Karen Shire
The seven open access contributions, published in Social Politics, Volume 27, Issue 3, Fall 2020, advance theorizing of gender-based inequalities in macro-historical and world-regional
The authors discussed their contributions
in a Webinar on September 24, 2020.
Past News & Highlights
Essen College of Gender Research works primarily in German language. Below you can find a selection of events of EKfG or its partner universities (in the framework of University Alliance Ruhr) that are held in English or are bilingual. In order to see all events of the EKfG, turn to the German version of the page.
Within the interdisciplinary, german-english EKfG Research Seminars, the Essen College for Gender Studies invites the current holder* of the Marie Jahoda Guest Professorship for International Gender Studies at the Ruhr-University-Bochum as well as international cooperation partners of the members of the EKfG in a small circle.