Queerying Polska - Intervention in Humanities, Activism and Art since 1970

Queerying Polska - Intervention in Humanities, Activism and Art since 1970

Julia Austermann (Mediengeschichte und Visuelle Kultur; Tim Veith (Europäische Zeitgeschichte nach 1945); Universität Siegen
Universität Siegen, Herrengarten 3 AH-H 110 57072 Siegen
Vom - Bis
26.10.2017 - 27.10.2017
Tim Veith

The workshop “Queerying Polska – Interventions in humanities, activism
and art since 1980” is on the 26th and 27th of October, which is
organised by the chairs of Media History/Visual Culture and Contemporary
European History since 1945, at the University of Siegen.

Our main goal is to create a network for academic exchange and to get an
overview of the current field of research. Research projects of all kind
of disciplines concerning the history of gender and sexuality in Poland
as well as queer interventions shall be presented and discussed.

Topic of the workshop is the history of gender and sexuality in Poland
since 1970: Which roll played gay and lesbian activism in Poland during
real socialism? Where are connections to the women’s movement? Which
influence had the transformation and the access to the EU concerning the
LGBT*-community in Poland? Alongside this we would like to discuss the
role of pictures in the discourse about homosexuality in Poland. What
meaning have and had pictures for processes of Othering in Poland? How
important are and were artistic and amateur practices to question

If you want to participate please register until the 1st of October 2017
via Mail to austermann@medienwissenschaft.uni-siegen.de and/or


Queerying Polska
Intervention in Humanities, Activism and Art since 1970
Ph.D. Workshop

Seminar of Media Studies/Contemporary European History
Herrengarten 3, Room AH-A 110
University of Siegen

Thursday, 26th October 2017

3.00 - 3.30 pm: Welcome
Prof. Dr. Susanne Regener, Chair of Media History/Visual Culture,
University of Siegen
Prof. Dr. Claudia Kraft, Contemporary European History, University of

3.30 - 5 pm: Keynote
Global, Eastern and Polish Homosexuals in Times of Communism
Dr. Lukasz Szulc, LSE London

Friday, 27th October 2017

9:00 – 10.30 am: Panel I

9.00 – 9.45 am
Challenging and Transforming (Socialist) Gender Norms: Performance Art
in Central Eastern Europe during the 1970s
Corinna Kühn, WWU Münster

9.45 – 10.30 am
Queer intervention in polish art and activism since 1980
Julia Austermann, University of Siegen

- 15 min. break -

10:45 – 12.15 pm: Panel II

10.45 – 11.30 pm:
Gender Variance and the Sexual Transformation of Poland: the Case of
Ludmila Janion, University of Warsaw

11.30 – 12.15 pm:
Male Bodies in gay magazines (1980-2000) – Germany, Italy and Poland in
Tim Veith, University of Siegen

- 1 hour lunch break -

1:15 – 3:30 pm: Panel III

1.15 – 2 pm:
Women’s and Gender Studies in Poland. Structural, local, political
chances and pitfalls for feminist research
Katharina Kinga Kowalski, EUV Frankfurt/Oder

2 - 2.45 pm:
Europeanization and Transnationalization processes – NGOs contributions
in creating LGBT spheres in Poland
Magda Wlotowska, University of Leipzig

2.45 – 3.30 pm:
The right wing takeover and discursive counter-strategies by feminists/
LGBTQ*s in Poland
Jennifer Ramme, EUV Frankfurt/Oder

3:30 – 4:15 pm: Discussion
Organised by:

Julia Austermann M.A.
Scientific Assistant/Doctoral Candidate
Chair of Media History/Visual Culture
Herrengarten 3, Room 116
University of Siegen

Phone: + 49 271 - 740 2048
Mail: austermann@medienwissenschaft.uni-siegen.de
Web: http://www.mediengeschichte.uni-siegen.de/

Tim Veith, Historian
Scholar, The Green Political Foundation (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung)
Contemporary European History
University of Siegen

Mail: tim_veith@posteo.de

Supported by:

Prof. Dr. Susanne Regener
Chair of Media History/Visual Culture

Prof. Dr. Claudia Kraft
Contemporary European History

Equal Opportunity Commissioner
Centre of Gender Studies
University of Siegen


Tim Veith

Universität Siegen Philosophische Fakultät Europäische Zeitgeschichte seit 1945 Adolf-Reichwein-S