Conference : “Consent, Ethics and Activism: Re-thinking Historical Practice Post-MeToo”

6/5/2022 | 12.30h – 17h (drink afterwards) | Amazone (Room A017)

AVG-Carhif & Forum voor Belgisch onderzoek in vrouwen-, gender- en seksualiteitsgeschiedenis

The Forum for Belgian Research in the History of Women, Gender and Sexualities and AVG-Carhif invite you to the plenary activity that launches their new 2022-2023 programme titled ‘Consent, Ethics and Activism: Re-thinking Historical Practice Post-MeToo’.

In the wake of the MeToo movement, a growing number of survivors has publicly spoken out against perpetuators of sexual violence, which has drawn attention to the structural and persistent character of past silences. Taking these social developments as a starting point, the Forum’s plenary activity will reflect on consent and ethics in and as a historical practice, paying special attention to the ways in which historians approach their historical subjects and source material.

Amy Stanley (Northwestern University) will start the afternoon with a video-conference entitled “Rewriting the History of Sexual Assault After #MeToo”. Her conference will be followed by two round tables with research presentations around the topics ‘consent in historical perspective’ and ‘consent in historical practice’.

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