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Revolutions, Reforms, and Gender: Narratives of Democratization

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The BMW Center for German and European Studies

invites you to:

Revolutions, Reforms, and Gender: Narratives of Democratization

a lecture by:

Dr. Hedwig Richter
Hamburg Institute for Social Research

Why is democracy so closely linked to masculinity and why are women so often excluded from the history of democracy? The lecture explores the gendered consequences of revising the narratives of democracy as a bottom-up struggle, as revolutionary history, and as national history. It proposes to expand the history of democracy along three lines, namely as an elites-driven, reformist, and international or transnational project.

Professor Hedwig Richter is a historian at the Institute for Social Research at Hamburg University. Her research focuses on 19th and 20th-century European and US history, including the histories of democracy and dictatorships, migration, gender, and the church. She is the author of several books, among them Modern Elections: A History of Democracy in 19th century Prussia and the USA (2017), which was awarded the Democracy Prize of Cologne University.

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February 27
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm