Gendered expressions of resistance, movement, and transformative crisis across the Mediterranean
Workshop Programme Available Here: GenderMed Programme
Using an array of primary archives: narratives, chronicles, letters, films, figurative art, websites and other mediums of communication, this workshop analyzes different gendered expressions of resistance articulated during times of transformative crises (economic, social, political, health epidemics and pandemics, etc.) in the modern and contemporary Mediterranean.
In this context, the workshop will focus on trajectories and repercussions of movements
across and within the Mediterranean of women and men, girls and boys, during
times of crisis whether on the local, regional, national and international levels. Movement of people signifies movement of ideas from one place to another: it is often a situation of crisis which provides conditions for cultural transfer, translation and appropriation that have fashioned the
Mediterranean world and its real or imagined communities and geographies. As concerns the individual woman and man, living through a crisis may provoke a gendered reassessment of the self as well as challenges of one’s relation to religion and other structured societal paradigms regarding the self as well as one’s place within the community and the larger society. This is especially discernible within the field of cultural perceptions and the history of ideas.