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Feminist Pedagogy: Museums, Memorials and Practices of Remembrance (18-20 October 2018)
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I. Asian and European women’s museums conference (21-22 October 2018)

Istanbul

The first part of the conference is a possibility of education for our members and the second part is a regional IAWM conference.

18-20 October 2018 – conference open for the public

Sunday 21.10.2018: IAWM internal sightseeing and informal exchange
Monday, 22.10.2018: IAWM internal meeting

The goal of the First Asian and European women’s museums conference is to enable meeting, exchange and synergies amongst women’s museums.

Please send your registration to info@iawm.international.

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Feminist Pedagogy: Museums, Memorials and Practices of Remembrance
18-20 October 2018
Istanbul

Women’s Museum Istanbul and Sabancı University Gender and Women’s Studies Excellence Center (SU Gender) invite

➢ women’s and gender museums, peace museums and memorials from all over the world working with feminist museum pedagogy and gender-sensible concepts;
➢ activists and institutions working on the history of human rights abuses in a gender-related context;
➢ museum administrators, educators, scholars dealing with the topic “visitor participation” and “creating dialogue among visitors”.

to discuss feminist pedagogical approaches developed to cultivate an alternative culture and alternative practices of remembrance.

Questions to be discussed in particular are:

• Which role does feminist pedagogy play in forming social memory?
• How can new memory practices be designed?
• How can theories, concepts and discussions developed by feminist research and the feminist movement be reflected in the field of social memory?
• What new concepts and debates can be found in this field?
• How do women and gender-oriented museums differ from other museums and places of memory? What is their contribution to cultures of remembrance?
• Which methods can be used to illustrate conflicts, collective and individual violence and war excesses in museums – especially in women’s and gender museums without reproducing images of violence?
• How is the potential of these institutions realized in practice, especially under the aspects of “visitor participation” and “creating dialogue among visitors”.
The conference languages are English and Turkish. Simultaneous translation is provided.

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Millicent Fawcett
In April 2018 history was made by a statue of a woman – suffragist Millicent Fawcett – being unveiled in London’s iconic Parliament Square, joining the oldest gentlemen’s club (11 men and no women) in the country.       
                 
The statue, by Gillian Wearing, marks the anniversary of 100 years of women’s suffrage, when the first women got the vote after years of campaigning by suffragists and suffragettes. Unlike her male colleagues Millicent’s plinth displays images of others who were active in the fight for votes for women – acknowledging the collaborative effort.  

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Soroptimist International (SI) is a global volunteer movement with a network of over 75,000 club members in 122 countries, who work at a local, national and international level to Educate, Empower and Enable opportunities for women and girls.

SI’s United Nations representatives advocate for human rights and gender equality at six United Nations Centres utilising evidence provided by grassroots Soroptimist projects, and direct action taken at the local level, to ensure that the voices of women and girls are heard worldwide.

 

 

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