Göttingen Centre for Genderstudies (GCG)

Göttingen Centre for Genderstudies (GCG)

Welcome to the Goettingen Centre for Gender Studies (GCG)!

The GCG is an interdisciplinary institution of the University of Göttingen which aims at advancing research activities in the field of Gender Studies at the Göttingen Campus.
On these pages you will find more information on our activities, goals and function.


Contested Kinship | Call till 1st October

International Conference, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 14-16 March 2019

Keynote Speakers: Professor Margaret Homans (Yale University) and Professor Elisabeth Peel (Loughborough University)

Throughout Western history and legal traditions, kinship has been firmly rooted within the bounds of blood relations. This naturalisation of kinship continues in modern technologies: genetic research projects such as the Human Genome Project and technologies such as DNA kinship analysis extend the concept of blood relations from the unit of the family to that of ethnic groups. Legal regimes equally tend to the privileging of genetic relations, even today.

This conference aims at following this premise, and seeks to further research in the field of critical kinship studies by bringing together different disciplinary perspectives into a cultural hermeneutic approach. It invites contributions from a variety of academic fields, including anthropology, history, law, literary studies and others.

You can find further information in the call.

10th European Feminist Research Conference, 12. - 15. September 2018 in Göttingen
Photo from Kristina Schneider

"Difference, Diversity, Diffraction: Confronting Hegemonies and Dispossessions". The 10th Conference invites scholars, students, policy makers, information specialists and activists to gather and discuss and reflect upon these themes. Further information can be found on the homepage. The conference schedule is currently being prepared. ATGENDER has started a crowdfunding campaign to help fund the conference costs of students and scholars, working in precarious conditions.