Topic 3
Where are the women?
Sources, methods and approach of the foreign women involved in the Spanish Civil War

 

ESPACE NIEMEYER (Paris)

 

Thursday, October the 25th 9 :00 a.m. to noon

 

This session will focus on how the history of foreign women’s involvement in the Spanish Civil War is formerly exanimated. Finding documenting sources is the first difficulty faced by those who have attempted to examine the subject. We will ask to what extent this classic observation of women’s history – the difficulty of making them appear in the archives – is further increased in the case of engagement in this warlike conflict. Between the biographical approaches, especially important in in this historiography and the approach by the organizations that were able to frame or organize this commitment, we will examine the possibility of analyzing the social trajectories of the women involved, from a perspective of gender history.

 

 

 

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9 :00 a.m. to noon

Espace Niemeyer

Discussion led by :

  • Charlotte VORMS (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne- CHS) 
  • Élodie RICHARD (CNRS, CRH-GEI)

Speakers :

  • Paul BOULLAND (France, CHS) : Les femmes dans le corpus des volontaires en Espagne républicaine du Maitron : bilan et perspectives
  • Morgan POGGIOLI (France, Centre Georges Chevrier) : Les syndicalistes confédérées et la Guerre d’Espagne
  • Robert COALE (France, Université de Rouen-Normandie) : Le fonds Fredericka Martin déposé à l’ALBA de New York
  • Seran DE LEED (Hollande, chercheuse associée à l’ICCT) : Dutch volunteers in the Spanish Civil War – A focus on women.
  • Erica GROSSI and Lorenzo  DE SABBATA (Italie, EHESS CRH) : Une militance invisible. Les enjeux des représentation des antifranquistes italiennes en Espagne à partir de la base de données biographique Oggi in Spagna, domani in Italia