Trento (Italy), Fondazione Bruno Kessler

December 1-4, 2010

The aim of this congress is to push the question about the epistemological function of the category “gender” further, in particular from the perspective of multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research. Since the “rupture epistemologique” of the late 18th century science has fabricated tools for sexualizing the objects of the world, while modern anthropology and biology have contributed to the universalization of gender cosmologies and the ontologization of binary gender codes. While gender studies have challenged this binary construction, they have also had a share in the naturalization of gender by using it as an independent variable. In recent years, however, the critique of gender studies has contributed to a self-critical reflection about methodologies and presumptions underlying research activities in different fields (including gender studies themselves), questioning the notion of knowledge itself.

We invite proposals for papers to be sent by email to gender2010

[at] fbk [dot] eu”>[email protected] by April 30, 2010.

Online registration for the conference opens on May 1, 2010, and is 50 Euros (30 Euros for students).

For further information please see the call for papers in the attachment and our homepage:

Please feel free to forward the call for papers to other institutions or persons interested in these topics.