ERC Advanced Grant project EIRENE is hosting its third workshop, titled “Women and Post-War Transitions: Work“. We offer you a wide range of presentations covering the periods after both World Wars and the transitional years in the 1990s.

CHECK PROGRAM HERE: https://project-eirene.eu/woman-and-post-war-transitions-work/

About the topic:

The destruction and devastation caused by the ravages of war left a deep mark in post-war periods, in which an abrupt ending of the wartime economy did not always result in an immediate shift to the peacetime economy. The uncertainty of geopolitical and administrative frameworks upon the introduction of the new political regimes dictated the tempo of the post-war reconstruction and new economic directions. The latter were subject to research, the labour market in post-war transitions less so, particularly in terms of questions addressing the female population’s labour.

The symposium will highlight the dynamic of work processes in a gendered perspective in different post-war periods of the 20th century. Different groups of working women (employees of tobacco and textile factories, office workers, port employees, housemaids, social workers, police officers, teachers, and members of the intelligentsia) will be subject to a comparative analysis in order to establish similarities and differences between respective regions and spot differences between global tendencies and local realities. The EIRENE project focuses primarily on research of the multicultural area of the north-eastern Adriatic, where women’s labour, particularly in the post-war periods, experienced a significant impact of the geopolitical changes. The symposium’s primary aim is to improve the understanding of the post-war social and economic conditions that shaped the labour market. By highlighting specific fields of work, it will also facilitate a discussion of individual aspects of discrimination as empowerment of women in the labour market.