Gender and Sexuality in Bosnian History
Focusing on the issues of gender, body, and sexuality is a particularly intriguing and fruitful
way for approaching Bosnian history. This working group will make use of an interdisciplinary
approach (history, sociology, cultural, and visual study) in order to examine the following his-
–– How did the public discourses about sex and sexuality change in Bosnia at the turn of the
–– Which role did the Habsburg and Ottoman imperial experiences / legacies play?
–– How was the woman issue declined in the post-Ottoman Bosnia, particularly with regard
to Muslim women?
–– How did the issues of gender, religion, and nation intertwine in the first Yugoslavia?
–– Which were the prostitution policies in the late-Habsburg period, and how did they change
during the course of the 20th century?
The participants will read and discuss excerpts from academic texts, in order to contextualize
the Bosnian case in a broader academic and historical context. Many visual sources will also
be provided: they will offer an opportunity to apply and test the theoretical and methodologi-
cal inputs derived from the texts. Finally, we shall visit museums and cultural institutions, so
as to gain a better understanding of this – quite under-researched – side of Bosnian history
and of its public memory nowadays.
Dr. Stefano Petrungaro
Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung, Regensburg
Dr. Fabio Giomi
Centre d’Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques, École des
Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris / Frankreich
Studierende der Geisteswissenschaften, der Rechts-, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwis-
senschaften, der Humanmedizin und Gesundheitswissenschaften sowie der Kunst-
wissenschaften und Kunst
ab dem 5. Semester und Doktoranden
19. bis 28. September 2017