Convegno sulle donne soldato nel prossimo novembre 2008.
CFP: Women Soldiers. Conference, November 13-15, 2008, Jena (Germany)
Mi dispiace,la lista alla quale sono iscritta,me lo invia in inglese o tedesco,comunque partendo da un ritrovamento avvenuto in Cambogia,analizza il fenomeno delle donne soldato est/ovest dall'antichita' al 1945.
The annual conference of the Arbeitskreis Militaergeschichte (Military
History Study Group) will address the phenomena of (armed and fighting)
female soldiers from the ancient world to the present in a comparative perspective.
The conference will be held November 13-15, 2008 in the Castle of Dornburg
just outside Jena/Germany.
Social, cultural, gender, military, political and institutional history
Scope of the conference:
Far to the East, in Cambodia, a grave dating from the 5th century AD was recently discovered in which women with swords had been buried. Presumably,these women had belonged to a civilization in which female warriors played a central role. Western culture, to the contrary, was dominated by the image
of the weak female in need of (male) protection. Indeed, the perception of
the "soldier" as it emerged in context of the creation of standing armies
during the second half of the 17th century undoubtably carries a masculine
connotation. Recent military historiography has convincingly shown, however,
that the simple equation of military and masculinity is historically
incorrect. Not only those examples which are as geographically and
chronollogically remote as the women warriors in Cambodia herald new
historical realities, but also a closer look at the recent history in the Western hemisphere shows that women have come to cross the barriers to military violence ever more often and ever more clearly.
The conference will address the phenomena of (armed and fighting) female soldiers from the ancient world to the present in a comparative perspective.
One focus might be on traditions of the deployment of women soldiers since the early modern period, another on the so-called New Wars since 1945.