Eirene Workshops

Women and Post-war Transitions: Istria in Focus

The ERC funded project EIRENE: Post-War Transitions in Gendered Perspective: the case of the North-Eastern Adriatic Region (https://project-eirene.eu/) focuses on exploring post-war transitions in light of gender across various geopolitical frameworks to the North of the Adriatic area. A comparative approach and a comparison of different chronologically and geographically different transitions are necessary for a better insight into specific and general lines of forces behind this subject matter. In tandem with the Center for Historical Research Rovinj/Rovigno, the workshop will primarily focus on Istria and neighbouring areas in the region.

Special attention would be paid to the female workforce (factory workers, teachers, intellectuals) and to their role in various national environments (Italy, Free Territory of Trieste, Yugoslavia, Slovenia, Croatia etc.) either in the setting of majority or minority. Attention would also be paid to the effects of the dynamic development of economic systems (capitalist and socialist) and to the link between work and political activity of women in the transition periods.

Another thematic scope of the conference will be dedicated to the evaluation of the past, considering the effects of violence and trauma. Both conditions greatly affected socio-political development in Istria, which was subjected to wars and manifold changing of political regimes throughout the 20th century.

Zoom link: https://uni-lj-si.zoom.us/j/93975462415?pwd=K29TT1BSbmQ4WVN5RktLdkF0VGRkUT09

Meeting ID: 939 7546 2415
Passcode: istria711

MONDAY, 7 November 2022

09:00 –  Zoom activation

09:20 Welcome speech

  • Raul Marsetič (Center for Historical Research Rovinj/Rovigno)

09:30–09:50 Introductory lecture

10:00–11:30 PANEL: AT WORK




  • Pamela Ballinger (University of Michigan) – Final discussant