HDR Workshop : Working with Historical Sources on Gender and Sexuality

Women In Prague, 1956 Photo: FORTEPAN / Nagy Gyula / Wikimedia Commons. CCY BY-SA 3.0

ANU School of Literature, Languages & Linguistics presents a 1.5-hour HDR workshop on “Working with Historical Sources on Gender and Sexuality” with visiting scholar Associate Professor Katerina Liskova from Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. Associate Professor Liskova is at ANU for two weeks as a visiting fellow with the Research School of Humanities and the Arts; her research focuses on gender, sexuality and expertise under state socialism. This workshop will be particularly well suited to HDR scholars working in History, Sociology, and Gender Studies on themes broadly related to gender and sexuality. It will give participants an opportunity to discuss their work in relation to a small selection of theoretical readings with other scholars working across several disciplines in CASS. Please register your intention to attend via Eventbrite in order to be sent the required readings for this workshop.


Kateřina Lišková, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in gender studies and sociology at Masaryk University, Czech Republic. Her research focuses on gender, sexuality, and the social organization of intimacy, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe. As a Marie Curie fellow, she was affiliated with Columbia University and Technische Universität in Berlin. Previously, she was at the New School for Social Research as a Fulbright Scholar, as a Visiting Scholar with New York University and as a Fellow with the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena, Germany. Her research on gender, sexuality, and expertise under state socialism was published by Cambridge University Press in a monograph titled Sexual Liberation, Socialist Style: Communist Czechoslovakia and the Science of Desire, 1945–89, which won the 2019 Barbara Heldt Prize for Best Book and received an honorable mention for the 2019 Adele E. Clarke Book Award.

More at http://sexocom.fss.muni.cz https://muni.academia.edu/KaterinaLiskova

Date & time

Wed 13 Nov 2019, 10.30am


Milgate Room, AD Hope Building, ANU


Associate Professor Katerina Liskova


Katie Sutton


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