A Century of Women’s Struggle: From the Franchise to #MeToo

How far have we have come in terms of political, economic, and social equality since German women gained the right to vote in 1918? Historians, economists, political scientists, sociologists, and cultural scholars will examine new milestones of women’s empowerment and measures of gender equality, alongside new flashpoints in gender relations arising from populist ideologies, new media, and changes in the organization of work.

Events in the “Century of Women’s Struggle” Series:

  • October 4, 2018: Panel: Gender & Sexuality, Anti-Authoritarian Activism in the USA and Europe from ’68 to Today Conference
  • October 22, 2018: Lecture with Sarah Wiliarty (Wesleyan University)
  • November 14, 2018: Panel: Women at Work in Politics, and the Academy, featuring:
    • Jutta Allmendinger (WZB Berlin Social Science Center)
    • Kimberly Morgan (George Washington University)
    • Kathrin Zippel (Northeastern University)
  • January 28, 2019: Panel: Work-Life Balance Matters in Europe and the USA, Jumpstart Events Program
  • January 29, 2019: Lecture with Myra Marx Ferree (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • February 27, 2019: Lecture with Hedwig Richter (Hamburg Institute of Social Research)
  • March 25, 2019: Panel: Author Meets Critic, featuring:
    • Barbara Mennel (University of Florida, Gainesville)
    • Peter Pfeiffer (Georgetown University)
    • Hester Baer (University of Maryland, College Park)
    • Monika Shafi (University of Delaware)
  • April 8, 2019: Lecture with Ulrike Bergermann (Braunschweig University of the Arts)