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New Working Group 'Medialization and Empowerment'

A new research group on feminism and medialization has taken up its work at the German Historical Institute. It will explore the correlations between women’s emancipation movements and the rise of mass media during the long 20th century with a deliberately global and transnational approach. Different disciplines such as media studies, political and social history, gender studies and sociology will be brought into dialogue, focussing on examples from 20th century Britain, Germany, India and beyond. The International Standing Working Group (ISWG) will run until 2022 and is coordinated by historian of feminism Dr Jane Freeland. The first workshops, bringing together doctoral, postdoctoral and senior researchers, will take place at the GHIL on 21-23 November 2019 and 7-8 February 2020. Partners include the Max Weber foundation branch office in New Delhi, the GHIs in Washington, Rome and Beirut, and the London School of Economics. More information will be available on the GHIL website shortly.